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31 july 2018 IA REGNUM
Alexander Amiragyan

Alexander Amiragyan Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Completion of the tax manoeuvre in the oil industry will increase the price of oil in the domestic market
This week, the State Duma has passed the bill on the tax manoeuvre in the oil industry in its final reading. Seeing how the Belorussian oil industry is tightly linked with Russia, Belorussian experts started debating about how the Russian bill is going to impact Belarus. Alexander Amiragyan, Deputy Head of the Department of the Fuel and Energy Sector of the Analytical Center, answered some of the most pertinent questions in a comment for REGNUM.
31 july 2018 TASS
Irina Nikitina

Irina Nikitina Project Management Office for Implementing the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation Program

A special tax regime for "traveling" skilled professionals will increase the personal income tax base
"Passing the bill introducing a special tax regime for "traveling" professionals can boost budget revenue from personal income tax," Irina Nikitina, the coordinator for Statutory Regulation of the project management office for the implementation of the Digital Economy program at the Analytical Center, told a TASS correspondent.
26 july 2018 Finmarket
Vladimir Mesropyan

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

It has been suggested that stores should be forced to offer at least 3 cashless payment methods to customers by 2023
The Statutory Regulation work group of the Autonomous Non-Profit Organization Digital Economy is suggesting that all stores be forced by 2023 to offer customers at least three options for cashless electronic payment for goods and services, one of which must be through the National System of Payment Cards. This follows from the draft amendments to the consumer protection law drafted by members of the work group, according to Finmarket.
23 july 2018 INA Rossiya Segodnya
Elena Razumova

Elena Razumova Department for Expert Analytics

The problem of fluctuations in crop yields and prices for agricultural products is manageable
According to Rossiya Segodnya international news agency, unfavorable weather conditions in a number of Russian regions may adversely affect the bulk harvest of agricultural crops. The experts interviewed by journalists noted that the influence of weather factors on crop yields in the country remained high, but modern technologies could reduce it.

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).