Oleg Pankratov on Russian Infrastructure | VTB Capital

World Finance interviews Oleg Pankratov, Head of Infrastructure Capital and Project Finance for VTB Capital, on the public-private partnerships currently improving Russia's underinvested infrastructure

November 23, 2012

Shackled by budget deficits, governments are increasingly seeking direct investment from the private sector. However, Russia’s infrastructure is also challenged by a historic lack of capital investment, with some estimating that $1trn is required in the next 10 years to bring it up to par. VTB Capital’s Oleg Pankratov describes the steps which have been taken to attract private investment both locally and from overseas, and outlines some of the key PPP projects currently in development.