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20 july 2018 NTV
Leonid Grigoryev

Leonid Grigoryev Chief Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

Russia and China actively develop energy cooperation
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.
19 july 2018 Kommersant
Evgeniy Kislyakov

Evgeniy Kislyakov Deputy Head

We aim to get the regions involved with the Digital Economy program as much as possible
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.
18 july 2018 Izvestia
Elena Razumova

Elena Razumova Department for Expert Analytics

The minimal price of alcohol will be calculated annually
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.
18 july 2018 Forbes
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

A glut of oil is bound to drive down the prices
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.
12 july 2018 Kommersant
Vladimir Mesropyan

Vladimir Mesropyan Project Management Office for Implementing the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation Program

No radical changes to the goals and tasks of the “Digital Economy” 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.
11 july 2018 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Alexander Amiragyan

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).
10 july 2018 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Irina Pominova

Irina Pominova Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Russian manufacturers cannot ignore fuel efficiency standards
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.
6 july 2018 PC Week
Igor Ivanov

Igor Ivanov Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

The third generation fare collection concept solves quality of service issues
"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.
3 july 2018 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Grigoriy Mikryukov

Grigoriy Mikryukov Department for Sectors of Economy

There is a large potential for energy efficiency improvement in the utilities sector
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.
3 july 2018 RIA Novosti
Evgeniy Kislyakov

Evgeniy Kislyakov Deputy Head

Remote identification should simplify interaction between citizens and the state
The Russian government is drafting new laws to introduce a remote identification system for citizens and organizations based on phone numbers, special codes or even images, writes RIA Novosti. "It is expected that this should simplify interactions with state and local authorities," a RIA Novosti correspondent was told by the deputy head of the Analytical Center and head of the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation project management office Evgeny Kislyakov.