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20 january 2015 Izvestia
Konstantin Shishka

Konstantin Shishka Directorate for Housing and Communal Services

Sanctions against persistent non-payers include legal actions followed by debts' enforcement up to housing deprivation
Last year apartment buildings' residents in many regions of Russia, regardless of the houses'age, had to pay mandatory payments for capital repairs. The Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector reported that currently 20% of apartment owners refuse to pay for capital repairs and that housing inspections, which are subordinate to the Ministry, are ready to charge them by all means. A default of payment may cause water, electricity, sewage blocking, and in the future even housing deprivation.
19 january 2015 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Even though there is a significant reduction in global oil prices in rubles, the calculated domestic price of oil may increase leading to a rise in the fuel cost in the country
It is expected that in 2015, the petrol price will rise by 10%, despite the decline in oil prices. This forecast was confirmed by the Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich. However, not all experts agree that price increase will be limited to 10%.
19 january 2015 Energyland
Evgeny Gasho

Evgeny Gasho Department for Expert Analytics

Only southern Russia can use individual boilers without communication’s freeze-up risk
Recently a transition to individual sources of thermal generation as a way to save on energy resources is discussed increasingly. A question of whether it is possible to improve energy efficiency through the use of boilers all around the country remains open.
15 january 2015 RBC-TV
Leonid Grigoryev

Leonid Grigoryev Chief Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

With $50 p/b many Arctic projects become unprofitable. We will save nature but will be low in pocket.
Major oil companies give up projects which are worth billions due to the oil price fall. British "Premier Oil" stopped the project on oil extraction on Falkland Islands, Norwegian "Statoil" gives back license on mine fields’ study in Greenland. BP announced a staff reduction by 300 people in their North Sea Division. Russia will have to put on hold the Arctic development, according to government analysts.
15 january 2015 Competition and Law
Tatiana Radchenko

Tatiana Radchenko Deputy Head

Principles of pricing practices’ economic studies do not always meet requirements of standard economic studies and economic mindset
The Head of the Directorate for Competition Policy of the Analytical Center Tatyana Radchenko et al. Svetlana Avdasheva (Professor of School of Applied Economics, Faculty of Economics, Higher School of Economics) and Andrey Shastitko (Head of Department of Competition and Industrial Policy, Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University) analyze monopoly high price determination principles in the journal "Competition and Law".
15 january 2015 IA REGNUM
Leonid Grigoryev

Leonid Grigoryev Chief Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

In 2015 world will have to live in conditions of unusually cheap oil
The Chief Adviser to the Head of the Analytical Center Leonid Grigoriev spoke at the Gaidar Forum.
14 january 2015 TVC
Maria Shilina

Maria Shilina Directorate for Housing and Communal Services

Managing companies will start to use licensing tool to reject old houses
The Act on the licensing of managing companies in the housing and communal services sector came into force. Testing will sift unscrupulous companies. New rules will improve public services quality, according to The Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation.
14 january 2015 Nezavisimaya Gazeta
Tatyana Yuzhakova

Tatyana Yuzhakova Department for Expert Analytics

Price of one tuition student's training may change with allowance for inflation rate – 5.5%
The rising cost of education in many universities in 2015 will significantly exceed the average inflation rate. Some universities openly set their services' price in dollars and euros. Others focus on currency equivalent. In the nearest future Russian universities will announce the tuition cost for the 2015-2016 academic year. For many students new prices can be intimidating.
13 january 2015 PRO Business
Pavel Shestopalov

Pavel Shestopalov Directorate for project management in the public sector

Matrix conflict in government agencies is very complex: it is difficult to change a concept in state officials’ minds that it is necessary to follow instructions of not only the head but also the officials’ of nearby department
How authorities should organize their activities with the help of the project management, how to become a leader in the project management implementation in the public sector and how to motivate people to participate in projects and avoid the "matrix conflict" - these questions were discussed in the program "Nauka Upravleniya" (Management Science) by the Head of the Directorate for Project Management in the Public Sector of the Analytical Center Pavel Shestopalov.
13 january 2015 Russian Business Newspaper
Victoria Gimadi

Victoria Gimadi Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

There should be no crisis in fueling
Since the beginning of this year the release of motor fuels of emission standard Euro 3 into circulation is banned in Russia. This refers to the civil turnover (some lower grade fuel will be available for special equipment). Will there be enough Euro 4 standard gasoline?