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22 september 2014 Kommersant
Ivan Kudryashov

Ivan Kudryashov Directorate for Information Technologies

Russian software must become competitive
Import substitution program in the field of information technology – are not just empty words anymore, because things may go further than just creating unnecessary national operating systems and search engines. Domestic software developers will be treated with preference in public procurements, and now they play an increasingly important role amid the general decline in the Russian IT market.
12 september 2014 Expert
Tatiana Radchenko

Tatiana Radchenko Deputy Head

New retaliatory sanctions against Russia are more likely to hit the Belarusian economy, than the European
New retaliatory sanctions against Russia can relate to a ban on EU imports of cars, especially second-hand cars. It is obviously that our domestic industry won’t benefit from this situation, since the vast majority of European cars are already produced in Russia.
10 september 2014 Moscow. Doverie
Maria Shilina

Maria Shilina Directorate for Housing and Communal Services

The situation with the heating system is difficult, because we cannot regulate the supplied heat volume
During the next three years a quarter of total amount of apartment buildings in Moscow will be switched to an energy-saving scheme of service. Head of Directorate for Housing and Communal Services at the Analytical Center Maria Shilina told to the TV channel “Moskva.Doverie” about ways to save money not only on electricity costs, but also on other communal services.
8 september 2014 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

In September a new business cycle will start, and the demand for gasoline will increase
During the first 8 months of 2014 the price of gasoline increased by 6.8 percent, ahead of inflation rate. At the same time over the past few years, the growth of gasoline prices did not exceed inflation. Experts say that the price is pulled upwards by several factors, both short-term and long-term.
8 september 2014 STOLITSA FM
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

I do not see any incentive that would cause oil prices to begin to fall sharply
Head of the Department for Strategic Studies in Energy of the Analytical Center Alexander Kurdin told about the reasons for reducing the oil costs and how this price cut will affect the Russian economy.
5 september 2014 IA REGNUM
Vladislav Onischenko

Vladislav Onischenko First Deputy Head

Only diplomatic steps aimed at handling crisis in the East of Ukraine can stop “sanctions war”
The European Union is to decide on the new sanctions against Russia these days. The United States have been preparing a new package of sanctions as well. The new restrictive measures are an effort to change Russia’s attitude to the situation in the South-East of Ukraine. But business refuses to play political games. Experts assume that measures aimed at handling the crisis will have a chilling effect on the West and prevent new sanctions.
3 september 2014 Slon.ru
Yuri Ammosov

Yuri Ammosov Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

MOOC is not learned by own resources, but by means of global scientific community
Adviser to the Director General of the Analytical Center Yuri Ammosov told the Slon.ru about the mobile future of education.
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.