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20 january 2014 Expert Ural
Maria Shilina

Maria Shilina Directorate for Housing and Communal Services

The demand from management companies will grow up and will be as from commercial organizations, which they are not in fact
In December, the State Duma adopted a bill in the first reading on the creation of conditions for public association activity in the housing and communal services. People will be able to send the information about violations of consumer rights to the supervisory authorities to conduct inspections and take measures. There have been no such regulations in the Housing code so far.
17 january 2014 Nezavisimaya Gazeta
Irina Pominova

Irina Pominova Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

Russia holds the world’s largest technically recoverable shale oil resources
The British company BP has lately presented a report entitled ‘World Energy Outlook” forecasting development of global energy markets until 2035. According to the report, Russia will remain the world’s leader in terms of energy export volumes.
13 january 2014 Russian Forest News
Natalia Zhavoronkova

Natalia Zhavoronkova Directorate for Legal Groundwork for Land and Property Regulations

The current Forest code of the Russian Federation has led to utter degradation of the country’s forestry and made Russia less competitive at the global forestry market.
This is the opinion of Natalia Zhavoronkova, Head of the Directorate for legal groundwork for land and property regulations, environmental protection, management of natural resources and energy sector of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation, cited in the “Russian Forest News” newspaper.
13 december 2013 RBC daily
Vladislav Onischenko

Vladislav Onischenko First Deputy Head

The State can encourage investment into potentially important technological solutions; the main issues involved are choosing successful projects and shaping the right demand.
If we are to extend our understanding of high technologies well beyond the Internet – to include engineering, biotechnologies, healthcare and transport etc, it appears realistic to fund high technologies by means of state enterprise investment programs.
18 november 2013 KP
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

The shelf of Eastern seas is one of the critical hydrocarbon deposits
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation says the UN Outer Continental Shelf Subcommittee recommends assigning the 52 thousand square kilometers enclave to our country, with the Russian legislation applicable on-site. The final UN resolution is to be adopted in early 2014.

31 october 2013 Izvestia
Irina Larionova

Irina Larionova Directorate for Financial Markets and Banking

Foreigners are interested in placing their funds into high profitability companies with rapid turnover and securities traded on the exchange market, because they are interested in getting speedy returns on their investments.
The ban on the opening of subsidiary foreign banks in Russia has become one of the steps aimed at limiting the financial activities of the “strangers”. The hidden reason for this step is the fear of domestic capital being marginalized in the domestic banking sector and its absorption by foreigners. Generally speaking, this could lead to the loss of financial independence.

30 october 2013 Voice of Russia
Leonid Grigoryev

Leonid Grigoryev Chief Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

We are living through an era of transformation in the world energy system.
How is the structure of world energy consumption changing? Will there be a “shale revolution”? How safe are modern nuclear power plants? These and other questions were answered in the studios of Voice of Russia by Leonid Grigoriev, Chief Adviser to Director General of the Analytical Center.
29 october 2013 Russian Business Newspaper
Yuri Ammosov

Yuri Ammosov Adviser to Head of the Analytical Center

The main task of electronic form of public services is to meet the needs of citizens in the most efficient manner.
Alexey Kozyrev, Deputy Minister of Telecommunications of Russia, said that at a meeting of the Government Commission on November 7, which will be chaired by Dmitry Medvedev, the concept of public services in electronic form is scheduled for approval.

29 october 2013 Finam FM
Alexander Kurdin

Alexander Kurdin Department for Fuel and Energy Sector

The trend to breakup of gas relations between Russia and Ukraine will continue.
Alexey Miller, Head of Gazprom, said that because of a breach in contract, Russia is looking at continuing to supply gas to Ukraine on a prepaid basis. Ukraine had to pay for the gas it received in August no later than on October 1, but the debt has not been paid.

28 october 2013 IA REGNUM
Dmitry Khomchenko

Dmitry Khomchenko Department for Sectors of Economy

The introduction of temporary reductions in the supply of electricity to the facilities of military units of the Russian Defense Ministry does not affect the defense and security of the country.
On October 28, RAO ES East had imposed restrictions on the supply of electricity to some minor objects of Oboronenergosbyt OJSC in Primorsky Krai. The company owed more than 136 million rubles just in Primorsky Krai. Together with Khabarovsk Krai, the Jewish and Amur Oblasts, it owes about 224 million rubles.