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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.
26 march 2014 Kommersant
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

There is a matter of choice between exploiting the shelf area and reserves that are difficult to recover
Despite the widely spread opinions, the Arctic shelf will not play a significant role in the Russian hydrocarbons production in the nearest future. According to the Energy Strategy of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2035, its share in the oil production could reach no more than 5%, and gas – up to 10%.
25 march 2014 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Alla Salmina

Alla Salmina Department for Social Research Programs

Teachers in Russia have a salary no less than the regional average, but their workload is one and a half time bigger
The statistics show that the promised salary increase for teachers up to “average” was accomplished. The Analytical Center conducted a survey among school principals to find out how this increase affected in reality the welfare of the teachers.

11 march 2014
Dmitry Khomchenko

Dmitry Khomchenko Department for Sectors of Economy

Progress is being made, but not all proposals were taken into consideration
The Analytical Center hosted the expert discussion of state program “Energy efficiency and energy development”. The experts who attended this event noted the increased fairness and efficiency of the new version of the state program.
4 march 2014 Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Inna Dudykina

Inna Dudykina Directorate for WTO Policies

A great number of goods, mainly from chemical and metallurgical industries, fell into disgrace with the foreign trade partners.
Joining the WTO didn’t help Russian Federation to increase export volume (in 2013 it decreased by 1,2%) and did not remove limitations regarding domestic goods.
3 march 2014 Expert
Evgeny Gasho

Evgeny Gasho Department for Expert Analytics

In order to solve the problem of energy efficiency, it is imperative to create a system of actions regarding the chain of power generation-transportation-consumption, taking into account regional needs.
Concerns in society caused by the current situation in the public utilities sector are continuously increasing. The government estimated the sector investments needs at 9 USD billion. Furthermore, no one believes that utility rates will stay within specified limits; new social rate of electricity consumption is introduced, such rates for heating consumption are coming as well.
27 february 2014 Nezavisimaya Gazeta
Anton Melnichuk

Anton Melnichuk Directorate for WTO Policies

Descending dynamic of sales of raw materials is caused by the difficulties that economies of developed counties are faced with
The issues of trade barriers, imposed to the Russian exporters on the external markets were discussed on February 26, 2014, at the Analytical Center. This problem has never lost its significance, but it has acquired a particular importance now. Experts noted that the domestic economy is coming to a stagnation.
26 february 2014 Finmarket
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Competition in investments becomes an increasingly important factor and states have to compete with each other to attract them.
On February 25, 2014, the multi-authored monograph “World Economy in the Early XXI Century” was presented at the Analytical Center. This monograph was written by the group of employees and experts of the Analytical Center together with specialists from the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of the National Research University – Higher School of Economics, and the Council for Foreign and Defense Policies.
The information agency “Finmarket” quoted Mr. Alexander Kurdin, Head of the Directorate for Strategic Studies in Energy at the Analytical Center, who mentioned while presenting his part of edition: “If in the past, states had the monopoly on use of force and collection of taxes, etc., now the competition in investments becomes an increasingly important factor and states have to compete with each other to attract them”.
According to the expert, on the one hand, competition is a key element of the market mechanism, and, in theory, globalization must have a positive effect to competition development. However, on the other hand, competition in global markets is not always perfect. “Trade barriers, competitive barriers are removed, but a global protection of competition doesn’t exist”, - Mr. Kurdin said.