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9 april 2014 Nezavisimaya Gazeta
Tatiana Radchenko

Tatiana Radchenko Deputy Head

The Krasnodar region, the Belgorod region, the Republic of Tatarstan, the Kaluga and the Novosibirsk regions are at the top of the rating of competitive environment development
In 2012 the Russian President ordered the FAS Russia and the Russian Ministry of Economic Development to make an assessment of the competitive environment in Russia, subsequently ranking the subjects of the Russian Federation by level of competition development. The results of such ratings are to be made public annually by the 1st of May.
9 april 2014 KP
Konstantin Shishka

Konstantin Shishka Directorate for Housing and Communal Services

Housing cooperatives have no supervisory body
A new tendency has been signaled in the public utilities sector: Russians are dissatisfied with management companies and take active measures to struggle against them.
8 april 2014 Nezavisimaya Gazeta
Elena Razumova

Elena Razumova Department for Expert Analytics

Russia’s national food resources cover 80% of the internal demand
Russia has banned the import of Ukrainian cheese as a response to Kiev’s actions of removing from the market of a number of confectionery products, cheeses and fish originated from Russia. This situation can only be called a trade war.
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.