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29 august 2014
Tatiana Radchenko

Tatiana Radchenko Deputy Head

Legalization of parallel imports will influence the competitive environment, but this influence can be controversial
The Head of the Department for Competition Policy of the Analytical Center Tatyana Radchenko told about the legalization of parallel imports in her interview to Zakon Journal.

27 august 2014 Pravda.Ru
Yuri Ammosov

Yuri Ammosov Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

The situation in which Russia ended up due to the sanctions, may lead to the formation of technological equipment production as a part of both domestic industry and international
After the introduction by the U.S. government of the restrictions on supply of Russian so-called dual-use technologies, the American corporation Applied Materials refused to supply to “Rusnano” the necessary equipment for the construction of the factory for MRAM-chip memories production. But the refusal of Americans to cooperate has not led to the disruption of factory start-up. The agreement with suppliers from China on supply of necessary equipment was reached.
22 august 2014 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Next year country’s income in oil industry will drop by 3% on 2013 result
Prices on petrol will probably rise in Russia next year despite a 3% decrease of tax burden. It will grow for oil extracting companies while exporters of crude oil and fuel will gain from the reform.

19 august 2014 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Europe needs the “South Stream” and is not interested in freezing the project
Bulgaria has suspended all actions regarding the implementation of the project “South Stream”. Such order was signed by the Minister for Economy and Energy of the Technical Government Vasil Shtonov. According to him, the project will remain frozen until it meets the requirements of the European Commission.
19 august 2014 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Mikhail Nizov

Mikhail Nizov Department for Sectors of Economy

Russia will remain a bottle-neck of Europe-China transport corridor
The draft law on transit has been reworked in the State Duma. It is strange to say but the country which is actually a link between Europe and Asia has neither consistent state policy on transit nor mechanism coordinating work among ministries and agencies involved in regulating transportation with carriers.
13 august 2014 Expert
Tatiana Radchenko

Tatiana Radchenko Deputy Head

Benefits from legalization of parallel imports are obvious
Importers, manufacturers, experts and authorities still cannot agree on what the economy will get from the legalization of parallel imports in Russia. Import of fashion brand clothes without permission of the manufacturer can flood consumer market with cheap goods. At the same time there is a risk that leading global investors who have placed their production in Russia will withdraw from the market.

13 august 2014 Altapress
Aleksey Khromov

Aleksey Khromov Directorate for Information Technologies

The main trend of the informatization process in Russia is the creation of e-government
During the international conference in the Altai territory titled “Information technologies in management: predictable risks and results” were discussed the use of information technologies in different areas of life: education, government services, health care and information security issues.
12 august 2014 Dorinfo.ru
Mikhail Nizov

Mikhail Nizov Department for Sectors of Economy

Use of the geographically advantageous position of Russia should promote the expansion of transport services export
During the roundtable, that was held at the Analytical Center, experts discussed the compliance of infrastructure and technologies with contemporary international requirements, providing high speed and low cost for a safe delivery of cargos and passengers through the international transport corridors.
12 august 2014 RIA AMI
Gleb Pokatovich

Gleb Pokatovich Deputy Head

Russia’s expenditures on pharmaceutical products ranked first among the CIS-countries
The countries of the Eurasian Economic Union are planning to create common markets for goods and services. One of the first will be the market of pharmaceutical products, that should become operational in 1 January, 2016.
7 august 2014 RBC
Anton Melnichuk

Anton Melnichuk Directorate for WTO Policies

Counter measures taken by Russia are justified
Head of Directorate for WTO Policies Anton Melnichuk commented on the compliance of counter measures taken by Russia to the WTO rules.