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5 september 2018 Pult Upravleniya
Dmitry Chernenok

Dmitry Chernenok Department for State-Run Programs and Budgeting

Passengers are increasingly choosing land travel
Analytical Center expert Dmitri Chernenok told a Control Panel Magazine journalist about the effect that the construction of high speed rail lines is going to have on the country's economy.
4 september 2018 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Irina Pominova

Irina Pominova Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

As the global climate continues to deteriorate, more and more pressure will be put on countries with a large-scale coal-fired generation capacity
Environmental protection organizations expect that closing of coal-fired generation capacity should exceed the new coal fired generation capacity going into operation by 2022, thus marking the start of a global decline. For the time being, it is only countries that have very little or no coal fired power generation at all that have publicly announced that they will soon drastically cut the use of coal in power generation or drop coal completely. Countries dependent on coal need very serious economic or climate-change -related reasons to start phasing out coal, writes Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
27 august 2018 TASS
Vladimir Mesropyan

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

A law on online notary services is to be passed in 2019
Notary services are to be expanded through digital economy, allowing Russians to remotely get a number of notary services, TASS reports. A special federal bill has already been approved by the experts of the work group on the standards and regulations of the digital economy of the Russian Federation program.
23 august 2018 Govorit Moskva
Aleksey Safronov

Aleksey Safronov Department for State-Run Programs and Budgeting

Before regulating carpooling, drivers should be offered a choice
A draft law regulating carpooling is widely discussed. If it is adopted in its current form, drivers can be imposed fines for the service payments in cash, they will be obliged to meet numerous requirements, equip their vehicles with special devices, etc. Journalists of the Govorit Moskva (Moscow Speaking) radio station asked the Analytical Center expert, Alexey Safronov, what in this case would be the difference between the service and taxis, and how to solve the arising problems.
23 august 2018 Kommersant
Vladislav Onishchenko

Vladislav Onishchenko

The plan for the development of transport infrastructure will include projects with the biggest socio-economic effect
The Analytical Center has developed a procedure for selecting projects for the comprehensive development plan for the country's transport infrastructure outlined in a May Presidential Decree, writes Kommersant. As per the presidential decree the plan must be approved by October 1. It calls for the development by 2024 of transport corridors to connect the west and east of the country as well as the north and south as well as to improve the "economic relatedness" of the country's territory.
20 august 2018 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Daniil Nametkin

Daniil Nametkin Department for Expert Analytics

Anticipation of New Sanctions Adds Up to Global Trend
A ban on U.S. investors buying the Russian sovereign debt will reduce demand for the government bonds and lead to a long-term growth in the cost of ruble borrowing for the state, as reported by Rossiyskaya Gazeta with reference to the Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA) study.
16 august 2018 Izvestia
Elena Razumova

Elena Razumova Department for Expert Analytics

Vodka and cognac consumer price dynamics affect alcohol sales statistics
The Izvestia journalists took an interest in statistics of alcohol consumption in Russia, according to which the sales of imported alcoholic beverages increased, but consumption of domestic spirits did not go down, however.
16 august 2018 RBC
Elena Kovaleva

Elena Kovaleva Department for Competition Policy

SSNIP test may reveal a hidden monopoly in the Russian Internet
RBC journalists turned their attention to the FAS proposal about considering digital platforms that occupy at least 35% of substitutable services market as monopolies. This is a one of the points of the institution's 5th Antimonopoly Package.
14 august 2018 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Arbitration panel ruled in favor of the European gas market model established by the Third Energy Package
The World Trade Organization arbitration panel ruled on the Third Energy Package suit that Russia had filed against the EU in April 2014. The WTO arbitrators partially sided with the Russia's claims but upheld ownership unbundling (separation of supply and production activities from transportation and distribution) which is in core of the integrated EU gas market.
14 august 2018 Trud
Victoria Pavliushina

Victoria Pavliushina Department for Research Studies

Important Positive Trends in Construction of Owner-Occupied Low-Rise Housing
As reported by Trud, in the past six months, individuals have built more square meters of their own houses than the powerful Russian construction industry has commissioned during the same period. According to Rosstat, the share of private housing construction made up 52.8%. Individuals can afford this thanks to their own initiative, finances, and organizational talents.