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10 march 2017 PC Week
Tatiana Eferina

Tatiana Eferina Department for Monitoring

Digital technologies are an important factor in boosting efficiency
The Head of the Department for Monitoring of the Analytical Center Tatiana Eferina answered the questions of PC Week Magazine about the National Technology Initiative, whose implementation is to be allocated almost RUB 8.5 billion in 2017 under the Government's February Resolution No 255-R. Ms. Eferina pointed to the fact that the road maps of the National Technology Initiative rely not only on various technologies but also on state programs, such as the Strategy of the Science and Technology Development of Russia, the Strategy for the Development of Information Technologies in Russia in 2014-2020 and until 2025, the Strategy for the Development of an Information Community in Russia in 2017-2030 and others.
10 march 2017 RBC
Gleb Pokatovich

Gleb Pokatovich Deputy Head

Government officials use statistics to describe the situation in the economy
RBC journalists have found out why government and law enforcement officials are more optimistic about the economy than people employed in other sectors. The question was raised after the publication of the findings of the monitoring of the economic situation carried out by experts of the Presidential Academy of National Economic and Public Administration, Russian Foreign Trade Academy, and the Gaidar Institute, on a regular basis. Military personnel, interior ministry and federal security service employees as well as federal and municipal level government officials tend to talk about stability in Russia's economy more than others, the study found.
9 march 2017 IA REGNUM
Irina Pominova

Irina Pominova Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

The talk of China abandoning traditional energy is premature
“Reducing the excess coal production capacity in China poses a social challenge. However, the Chinese authorities are doing everything they can to minimize the negative social impacts resulting from changes in the energy sector,” the Deputy Head of the Department for the Fuel and Energy Sector of the Analytical Center Irina Pominova told an IA REGNUM correspondent.
7 march 2017 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Alexander Amiragyan

Alexander Amiragyan Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Offshore oil production in Russia to grow in the Far East and in the Caspian Sea
Over the next five years offshore oil production in Russia may grow by as much as 29 % from 19.4 million tonnes recorded last year to 25 million, Analytical Centre experts write in their new energy bulletin titled Access to Energy Infrastructure.
6 march 2017 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Daniil Nametkin

Daniil Nametkin Department for Expert Analytics

Grave state of Tatfondbank was discovered much too late
Friday saw the revocation of the banking operations license of one of the backbone banks in the republic of Tatarstan, Tatfondbank. The bank was rated among the top-50 financial institutions in the Russian banking sector in terms of the amount of assets and managed RUB 75 billion worth personal deposits and RUB 44 billion worth funds belonging to companies and organizations.
28 february 2017 Ekho Moskvy
Leonid Grigoriev

Leonid Grigoriev Chief Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

Ministry of Finance wants to revive people's faith in government securities
The federal loan bonds (OFZ) which the Ministry of Finance plans to issue in April will not suffer the same fate as the short-term bonds (GKO), Leonid Grigoriev, Chief Advisor to Head of the Analytical Center, is sure. "The probability of a second collapse of domestic government securities within the nearest 25 years is extremely low," the expert declared in an interview for the "Echo of Moscow" radio station.
21 february 2017 OTR
Dmitry Khomchenko

Dmitry Khomchenko Department for Sectors of Economy

Non-payments increase and tariffs growth in response
Average heating costs for people in the Russian regions are estimated at RUB 3,174 in January 2017. However, they are lower in big cities than in urban-type villages. What are the factors that define heating costs? Mr. Dmitry Khomchenko, an expert for the Analytical Center, answered questions of OTR-TV channel’s journalists.
21 february 2017 RBC-TV
Gleb Pokatovich

Gleb Pokatovich Deputy Head

We learned to count better
The Federal Statistics Service transformed the industry downturn into its growth: the industrial production decreased by less than 1% in 2015 and increased by 1.3% in 2016, according to updated information of the agency. Mr. Gleb Pokatovich, Deputy Head of the Analytical Center, tells where this updated information comes from and how the new calculation methodology works in a broadcast of RBC-TV channel.
20 february 2017 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Irina Pominova

Irina Pominova Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Ukraine needs to negotiate with Russia to resume gas supplies
The Ukraine faces shortage of energy raw materials and another round of social tension. “The main energy sources in the Ukraine are coal, gas and nuclear power plants. The gas situation is rather bleak, and the only choice is to negotiate with Russia to resume gas supplies. Otherwise, there may be risks for gas transit to Europe that will create problems for the Ukraine," said Irina Pominova, Deputy Head of Department for Fuel and Energy Sector of the Analytical Centre.
17 february 2017 Kommersant
Grigoriy Mikryukov

Grigoriy Mikryukov Department for Sectors of Economy

Government’s export development project to start with China as pilot route
In March Russia plans to dispatch its first ever container train with food export traveling from the European part of Russia to China. This is seen as an attempt to both expand the export of Russian agricultural products and to find a solution for the problem of container load on their return from China where they travel empty.