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Foreign Direct Investments in the Russian Federation in 2017

Yury Zaitsev – Senior Research fellow of the Foreign Trade Department, Institute for Applied Economic Studies, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; Senior Research fellow of the Institute of International Economics and Finance, Russian Foreign Trade Academy, Candidate of Economic Sciences. Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An increase in the incoming foreign direct investments (FDI) in the Russian Federation in 2016 and the first three quarters of 2017 gave way to a decrease in the capital inflow in Q4 2017. This reflects change for the worse in foreign investors’ sentiments due to negative expectations of new sanctions to be introduced by the US, as well as a drop in demand on Russian state bonds.

Key words: foreign direct investments, incoming foreign direct investments, outgoing foreign direct investments and anti-Russian sanctions.