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23 april 2014 Russia Beyond the Headlines
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Strategic Studies in Energy

One important, perhaps primary, objective for Russia of developing Arctic reserves is to ensure the country’s energy security
Head of the Department for Strategic Studies in Energy was interviewed by "Russia Beyond the Headlines".
22 april 2014 PC Week
Ivan Kudryashov

Ivan Kudryashov Directorate for Information Technologies

When evaluating the product compatibility with the existing IT-infrastructure, the contracting authorities do not often opt for open-source software, because historically the state sector was Windows-oriented.
According to Ivan Kudryashov, contracting authorities formally determine the optimal correlation between the price, time and quality, when purchasing software. At the same time, the current state information policy and the strategy of a certain institution or authority are considered. Consequently, the choice can fall on an open-source or a proprietary software – it depends on the case.
18 april 2014 TV Channel OTV
Evgeny Gasho

Evgeny Gasho Department for Expert Analytics

Only the citizens’ initiative can encourage energy supplying companies to cooperate
“After the Great War the USSR has build the most effective energy system in the world for such a cold country. The energy system withstood the 10-fold construction development. Industry supplied cities with heating, and the price was always low”, - reported the expert of the Analytical Center Evgeny Gasho in an interview given to the regional TV Channel OTV.
16 april 2014
Maria Shilina

Maria Shilina Directorate for Housing and Communal Services

The six-month work with energy service companies conducted by the Analytical Center uncovered two key barriers for their operation in apartment buildings
“The two key barriers are absence of trustworthy information on potential facilities for energy conservation (that is in apartment buildings themselves) as well as a difficult procedure for running general residents’ meetings. Energy service agreements are utterly impossible without these meetings though”, Maria Shilina reported at the All-Russian Forum titled «Energy Efficiency Technologies-2014» that was launched today in Yekaterinburg.
9 april 2014 Nezavisimaya Gazeta
Tatiana Radchenko

Tatiana Radchenko Deputy Head

The Krasnodar region, the Belgorod region, the Republic of Tatarstan, the Kaluga and the Novosibirsk regions are at the top of the rating of competitive environment development
In 2012 the Russian President ordered the FAS Russia and the Russian Ministry of Economic Development to make an assessment of the competitive environment in Russia, subsequently ranking the subjects of the Russian Federation by level of competition development. The results of such ratings are to be made public annually by the 1st of May.
9 april 2014 KP
Konstantin Shishka

Konstantin Shishka Directorate for Housing and Communal Services

Housing cooperatives have no supervisory body
A new tendency has been signaled in the public utilities sector: Russians are dissatisfied with management companies and take active measures to struggle against them.
8 april 2014 Nezavisimaya Gazeta
Elena Razumova

Elena Razumova Department for Expert Analytics

Russia’s national food resources cover 80% of the internal demand
Russia has banned the import of Ukrainian cheese as a response to Kiev’s actions of removing from the market of a number of confectionery products, cheeses and fish originated from Russia. This situation can only be called a trade war.
4 april 2014 Nezavisimaya Gazeta
Vladislav Onischenko

Vladislav Onischenko First Deputy Head

Big expenses with coal transportation from mining areas to external markets will require costs reduction and an increase in sector’s efficiency
On the 3rd April, the Government of the Russian Federation discussed the draft of the state program for long-term development of coal mining industry in the Russian Federation for the period up to 2030. The main priority is to increase solid fuel production. The state program aims at increasing the coal supply for both domestic and external markets.
1 april 2014 Yamal-Region
Leonid Azimov

Leonid Azimov Directorate for Transport Economics

Experts are looking for ways to increase competition in the air transportation market
Recently representatives of the Government of the Russian Federation, civil society and business community discussed the options and possible motivation factors to increase the demand and the number of participants in the air transportation market. Experts suggested to make some corrections to the “road map” of competition improvement in the market.
27 march 2014 Vestnik Kavkaza
Evgeny Gasho

Evgeny Gasho Department for Expert Analytics

Energy situation in Sochi, where new power generators were installed, becomes substantially better.
Expert of the Analytical Center Evgeny Gasho spoke about a problem of energy efficiency in the North Caucasian Federal District. According to the expert, situation in the North Caucasian Federal District has changed for the better over the last few years.