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20 june 2018 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Victoria Gimadi

Victoria Gimadi Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Russian Petroleum Refineries to Be Made More Competitive through Improved Quality and Lower Costs
Over the past 3 years our country has seen a slight decline in primary petroleum refining having to do with the large scale industry modernization program, writes the Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
19 june 2018 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Oleg Kolobov

Oleg Kolobov Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

The efforts to reduce the dependence of Russia's fuel and energy sector on imported technologies and equipment are in full swing
Despite fostering the import substitution program in the fuel and energy sector, the situation in many areas of the industry can not be clearly and unambiguously defined, writes the Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
18 june 2018 Expert
Oleg Kolobov

Oleg Kolobov Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Oil Price is Just One of Several Factors of Motor Fuel Trade Price Assessment
Why was such pricing formed that it became unprofitable to produce fuel in Russia? Oleg Kolobov, Senior Adviser for the Department of Fuel and Energy Complex of the Analytical Center, answered this question to the Expert magazine.
14 june 2018 Izvestia
Elena Razumova

Elena Razumova Department for Expert Analytics

The vodka and cognac production decrease can be connected with the growth of shipments in the previous periods
According to January-April 2018 results, Russia saw a decrease in the production of all basic types of alcohol beverages, which was not observed in the previous years, Izvestiya writes. The overall production shrank by 3%: The vodka industry lost 5% of its production volume, the cognac industry — 8%, the champagne segment — 12%. In a conversation with the newspaper's reporter, Elena Razumova, an expert at the Analytical Center, pointed out that the production decrease in the vodka and cognac segments could be related to the growth of shipments in the previous periods.
30 may 2018 Gudok
Dmitry Chernenok

Dmitry Chernenok Department for State-Run Programs and Budgeting

The Digitization of Rail Delivery Management Brings about Significant Savings
It is generally believed that the use of digital technologies at the very least minimizes time expenditures, as well as costs. "However, for some market players the development of information technologies does not necessarily optimize their operations," Dmitry Chernenok, Advisor with the Department for State-Run Programs and Budgeting of the Analytical Center, told the Gudok newspaper.
30 may 2018 Gudok
Ksenia Sukhorukova

Ksenia Sukhorukova Department for Foreign Economic Activity

The Most Important Markets are Shifting towards Asia
Seeing how the US and the EU have been imposing sanctions on Russia it would be natural to expect that Russian exports to those countries would have declined in recent years. However, foreign trade statistics shows that this hasn't exactly been the case. Ksenia Sukhorukova, Head of the Department for Foreign Economic Activity of the Analytical Center, told a Gudok correspondent about the recent changes in trends and directions of Russian exports.
25 may 2018 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Grigoriy Mikryukov

Grigoriy Mikryukov Department for Sectors of Economy

Electric Transport Will be Developed Locally
"Given the right conditions the fleet of electric vehicles in the country may have increased to 50-60 thousand by 2025," the Head of the Department for Sectors of the Economy of the Analytical Center Grigori Mikrukov told the Rossiyskaya Gazeta correspondent.
24 may 2018 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Oleg Kolobov

Oleg Kolobov Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Prices May Fall if the Ruble Strengthens
The government is looking for ways to stop the growth of gasoline and diesel fuel prices, writes the Rossiyskaya Gazeta. The reduction of the excise on automotive gasoline and diesel fuel planned for the 2nd half of the year will most likely slow down the rate at which the prices are rising at the pump but the newspaper does not believe that it would cause them to fall. And while the decision has not been taken yet, efforts are underway to keep the growth in check in the wholesale market, i.e. in the commodity exchanges seeing that whenever the price goes up there it inevitably causes the price at the pump to go up too.
21 may 2018 Izvestia
Vladislav Onishchenko

Vladislav Onishchenko Deputy Head

Introduction of patents for self-employed individuals seems to be reasonable
The Ministry of Justice has agreed with the departments a bill on self-employed individuals, writes the Izvestiya newspaper. Self-employed individuals are to be required to pay contributions to the Pension Fund and the Federal Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund.
18 may 2018 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Gleb Pokatovich

Gleb Pokatovich Deputy Head

People Need Opportunities to Earn Money
In Q1 2018 the real wages increased by 9.5% and experts believe this is a very optimistic figure. Deputy Head of the Analytical Center Gleb Pokatovich told RBC-TV about the factors that contributed to this increase, whether it is still going and what workers should do in this situation.