Leonid Grigoryev Chief Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center
Exports from Russia to China from 2015 to 2017 amounted to USD 29, 27 and 39 bln, two-thirds of which account for oil and oil products. At the same time, the industrialized East of the country requires more and more energy resources every year.
Evgeniy Kislyakov Deputy Head
Earlier representatives of the government, regional authorities and experts met in Nizhny Novgorod to discuss the implementation of the presidential decree to introduce a digital economy in Russia.
Elena Razumova Department for Expert Analytics
The minimal retail price of alcohol in Russia will be set once a year; by July 1, the Ministry of Finance must finish work on its resolution on the minimal retail prices on alcohol. This follows from the draft methodology for the calculation of the minimal retail price for alcoholic beverages developed by the Analytical Center.
Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector
Analytical Center expert Alexander Kurdin wrote an editorial for Forbes in which he talks about whether we are going to see another hike in oil prices.
Vladimir Mesropyan Project Management Office for Implementing the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation Program
A draft national program "Digital Economy" has been submitted to the government, which includes stricter information security requirements: the share of domestic Russian internet traffic routed through foreign servers must not exceed 5% by 2024, writes the Kommersant.
Alexander Amiragyan Department for Fuel and Energy Sector
The prices of liquefied petroleum gas will depend on the international prices and the ruble exchange rate
The Rossiyskaya Gazeta writes that the price of natural gas motor fuel has soured, citing Federal Statistics Service data: in the last month alone the price of natural gas motor fuel in Russia jumped by 7.1%, with the price per liter being close to 23 rubles. Under natural gas motor fuel the Federal Statistics Service means all types of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
Irina Pominova Department for Fuel and Energy Sector
The falling global oil prices, the persisting consumer preference for large cars and the Trump factor may slow down the improvement in the fuel efficiency of motor vehicles around the world and impact the reduction in fuel consumption in transport, writes the Rossiyskaya Gazeta, citing a new bulletin from the Analytical Center.
Igor Ivanov Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center
"The third generation public transport fare collection system developed by the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation will take the Russian public transport operators to the global level of automation," writes IT Week.
Grigoriy Mikryukov Department for Sectors of Economy
Streetlights and new buildings will consume less energy. The amount of energy needed for heating in new apartment buildings will be lower while stricter requirements for lighting equipment manufacturers (including those supplying lamps for street lights) will reduce the share of poor quality products in the market. These are the changes stipulated in RF Government Decree No. 1356 and the Ministry of Construction Order No. 1550/pr, writes the Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
Evgeniy Kislyakov Deputy Head