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12 december 2018 Agroinvestor
Elena Razumova

Elena Razumova Department for Expert Analytics

It is too early to talk about increasing of the purchasing power yet
In 2018, the economy has kept growing at an extremely slow rate and discussions about development drivers have continued apace. Despite minimal inflation, the household income and consumer demand are not growing.
12 december 2018 Kommersant
Leonid Grigoryev

Leonid Grigoryev Chief Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

Reforms aimed at reducing inequality are the most complicated ones
Leonid Grigoriev, Chief Advisor to Head of the Analytical Center, gave a detailed interview for the Ogonyek magazine in which he explained why the increase in fuel prices is causing such a backlash in a variety of countries around the world.
11 december 2018 TVC
Leonid Grigoryev

Leonid Grigoryev Chief Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

Surplus budget is a safety cushion and protection against external shocks
The federal surplus budget is a safety cushion and protection against external shocks. That's according to Leonid Grigoriev, Chief Advisor to Head of the Analytical Center, who has recently participated in the 25th Hour program on TVC.
4 december 2018 RZHD TV
Yuri Elizariev

Yuri Elizariev Department for State-Run Programs and Budgeting

The state will use a systems-based approach to manage passenger transport
What legislative acts and regulations govern passenger transport standards in Russia? Why isn't there a nation-wide system for rendering transportation services? How to assess the amount of funding needed for road, water and air transport? These were some of the questions Analytical Center expert Yuri Elizariev tried to answer on RZD-TV (Russia Railways TV).
4 december 2018 Argumenty i Fakty
Leonid Grigoryev

Leonid Grigoryev Chief Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

The Europeans cooperated with Russia even in more difficult times
The toughest version of the sanctions being discussed in the USA envisions complete break off in trade between the USA and Russia. What would happen then? Which countries would we then be able to grow our economy with? These are the questions that Leonid Grigoriev, principal advisor to Head of the Analytical Center, answered for the Arguments and Facts newspaper.
30 november 2018 Pult Upravleniya
Dmitry Chernenok

Dmitry Chernenok Department for State-Run Programs and Budgeting

The Comprehensive Plan for the Development of the Transport Infrastructure will hugely contribute to the economic development of the country
By its very nature the transport industry is a kind of procuring system: without a solid rail, road, port etc. infrastructure, economic development is pretty much impossible, according to Analytical Center expert Dmitry Chernenok.
23 november 2018 Izvestia
Anastasiya Sysoeva

Anastasiya Sysoeva Department for Expert Analytics

Prices for socially significant products will grow by 4-11%
The Analytical Center calculated that bread, eggs, pork, milk and sugar would rise in price by 4-11% in 2019, and informed Izvestiya thereon. This refers to socially significant products with 10% discounted VAT. However, the cost of production will increase due to the increase in tax, and this will affect the price of products.
16 november 2018 Federal News Agency
Leonid Grigoryev

Leonid Grigoryev Chief Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

The Global Economy returns to equilibrium
The global economy is returning to the kind of equilibrium it had early in the year, Chief Adviser to the Head of the Analytical Center Leonid Grigoriev said in an interview for RIA FAN. The expert talked about the impact of the oil prices on the Russian economy and noted the absurdity of the US sanctions that actually resulted in an increase in budget revenue in Russia and higher gasoline prices in the US.
12 november 2018 Vedomosti
Tatiana Gorovaya

Tatiana Gorovaya Department for State-Run Programs and Budgeting

Projects of the comprehensive infrastructure development plan are based on the principle of maximum efficiency
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gave instructions to include the Chelyabinsk-Yekaterinburg high speed railway in the comprehensive infrastructure development plan, meaning that now the project can get federal funding, the Vedomosti writes.

8 november 2018 Neft Rossii
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Import substitution in the oil and gas sector runs into problems
Why is this happening? What do we need: technologies, investments, competent state governance or private business initiatives? Alexander Kurdin, Head of the Research at the Department for Fuel and Energy Sector of the Analytical Center, talked about the issues with Oil of Russia magazine.