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STEPAN ZEMTSOV: “ON HOW RETAIL CHAINS AND RF MARKETS WERE HIT BY PANDEMIC”

10 february 2021

Stepan Zemtsov, Senior Researcher of the Innovation-Driven Economy Department, Gaidar Institute commented to the REGNUM News Agency on the RF Government’s calls to support small-scale trade in regions.

STEPAN ZEMTZOV: “IT IS IMPORTANT TO FIND BALANCE BETWEEN RETAIL CHAINS AND LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS

10 february 2021

Stepan Zemtsov, Senior Researcher of the Innovation-Driven Economy Department, Gaidar Institute has commented to the REGNUM News Agency on the information that the RF Government urged Russian regions to underpin the development of local retail markets.

SERGEI BELEV: “IN 2020 VAT REVENUES DYNAMIC WAS LARGELY AFFECTED BY PANDEMIC”

09 february 2021

Sergei Belev, Head of the Budget Policy Department, Gaidar Institute commented to the Nezavisimaya Gazeta daily on the RF Accounts Chamber’s data which showed a decrease of Rb300 bn in VAT revenues to the federal budget.

NATALIA SHAGAIDA: “TARGETED AID FOR THE NEEDED HAS MORE ADVANTAGES FOR AIC THAN ARTIFICIAL REGULATION OF PRICES”

04 february 2021

Natalia Shagaida, Head of Agrarian Department of the Gaidar Institute, noted in a discussion organized by the Center for Strategic Research (CSR) that instead of an artificial regulation, targeted food assistance to the most vulnerable groups of the population could be much more beneficial for the domestic agro-industrial complex (AIC). The expert's opinion is quoted by Kommersant.

ALEXEY VEDEV: “CASH DISTRIBUTION CAN EXPEDITE INFLATION”

03 february 2021

Alexey Vedev, Head of Financial Studies Department of the Gaidar Institute, told RIA Novosti commenting on the report dedicated to the overcoming of the current crisis that cash "distribution" to households by way of increased benefits and salaries can result in the acceleration of inflation in Russia, however, the proposal to abolish taxes on low incomes is reasonable.

ALEXANDER KNOBEL: “GREAT BRITAIN WILL DEVELOP ITS OWN SANCTIONS POLICY TOWARDS THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION”

02 february 2021

It will be more expensive for Russian entrepreneurs to do business through British jurisdiction. The reason for this is the Brexit, “Izvestia” reports. According to Alexander Knobel, Head of the International Trade Department of the Gaidar Institute, the UK is highly likely to develop its own sanctions policy following Brexit towards the Russian Federation, different from the EU and the US.

SERGEY TSUKHLO: “INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES DEMONSTRATED RECORD GROWTH IN PRICES SINCE JANUARY 2011”

01 february 2021

In January 2021, the Russian industry reported such an intensive growth in its prices compared to previous month which the polls had not recorded for 10 years since January 2011. This was told to EADaily by Sergey Tsukhlo, Head of Business Surveys Department of the Gaidar Institute.

NATALIA SHAGAIDA: “RUSSIAN MARKET OF ALTERNATIVE MEAT CAN GROW IN FUTURE, HOWEVER, IT WILL BE INSIGNIFICANT RELATIVE TO THE COMMON MARKET”

01 february 2021

Natalia Shagaida, Head of Agrarian Department of the Gaidar Institute, commented to IA REGNUM on the news that the market of alternative vegetable meat constituted less than 1% compared to the European one.

ALEXEY VEDEV: “BY THE END OF FEBRUARY THE RUBLE - DOLLAR RATE WILL REACH 72–73 RUBLES PER US DOLLA

30 january 2021

Alexey Vedev, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Head of Financial Studies Department of the Gaidar Institute, broached his economic forecast for February 2021 with “Kommersant”.

VLADIMIR NAZAROV: “WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO RUBLE, DOLLAR AND EURO IN H1?”

25 january 2021

Vladimir Nazarov, Deputy Head of International Research Department of Health Care Economics and Health Care Reform of the Gaidar Institute, told AIF.ru what awaits the ruble in H1 2021, what factors will support the national currency and what month can be the most difficult for the ruble.

EXPERTS’ OPINION ABOUT POSSIBLE INCREASING CRIMINAL LIABILITY FOR INDIVIDUALS’ TAX EVASION

20 january 2021

In an interview to “Izvestia”, Elena Leonenko, Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee, Colonel-General of Justice, expressed a proposal to toughen criminal liability for tax evasion of individuals including individual entrepreneurs, especially in large amounts. Namely, she focused on the need to equate the sanction under this article with the sanction established for evasion of taxes payable by the organization.

STEPAN ZEMTSOV: “DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY IN YAROSLAVL REGION BASED ON PUBLIC OPINION IS A SMART GOVERNMENT SOLUTION”

12 january 2021

Stepan Zemtsov, Senior researcher, Innovation Economics Department at the Gaidar Institute, supported the idea to involve general public towards articulation of a regional development strategy for the Yaroslavl region. This was told by the "Club of Regions". Stepan Zemzov highlighted that this activity is a part of any smart strategy.

KONSTANTIN KAZENIN: “I DO NOT SEE THE REASON TO ACTUALIZE THE TOPIC OF THE NORTH OSSETIA AND INGUSHETIA BOUNDARIES

22 december 2020

Konstantin Kazenin, Senior researcher, Center for Political Economy and Regional Development at the Gaidar Institute, shared his opinion with the “Club of regions” on amendments of administrative boundaries between the North Ossetia and Ingushetia.

KONSTANTIN KAZENIN: “DEBTS OF DAGESTAN HOUSING AND UTILITIES ENTERPRISES TO “ROSSETI NORTH CAUCASUS” REACHED RUB 4.5 BILLION”

20 december 2020

Konstantin Kazenin, Senior researcher at the Gaidar Institute, believes that non-payment of housing and utilities enterprises in Dagestan can be solved only through the transfer of energy facilities to a single owner and enhanced explanatory campaign among households. Thus, he commented to “RIA Dagestan” on the news about growing debt for consumed electricity of housing and utilities enterprises.

NATALIA SHAGAIDA: “MARKET PLAYERS FACED DIFFICULTIES WHEN EXPORTING GRAIN”

20 december 2020

Natalia Shagaida, Head of Agrarian Department at the Gaidar Institute, commented to “News.ru” on the growing panic among traders due to emerged difficulties associated with grain export.

NATALIA SHAGAIDA: “CITIZENS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION ARE LESS DEPENDANT ON THEIR SUBSIDIARY FARMING”

25 november 2020

Natalia Shagaida, Head of Agrarian Department at the Gaidar Institute, commented to IA“REGNUM” on the news that every year fewer and fewer people in Russia make food preserves for the winter. In her opinion, the pandemic stimulates Russian citizens to expand their production.
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