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NATALIA KORNIENKO: “A MORE IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS RATHER THAN SOCIOLOGICAL SURVEY IS NEEDED BEFORE TAKING A DECISION ON INCREASING TAXES”

03 june 2021

In an interview to the Komsomolskaya Pravda Radio Station, Natalia Kornienko, Head of the Fiscal System Development Department, Gaidar Institute commented on the news that more than 50% of the Russians approved the idea of increasing taxes for the sake of the poor. In Natalia Kornienko’s view, more in-depth analysis, rather than a sociological survey is needed before taking a decision on increasing taxes.

NATALIA SHAGAIDA: “FARMERS NEED SUPPORT TO BE MOTIVATED TO PRODUCE FOOD PRODUCTS”

02 june 2021

Natalia Shagaida, Head of the Agrarian Policy Department, Gaidar Institute told the Rossiiskaya Gazeta daily about the role of exports in the development of the Russian food market.

SERGEI TSUKHLO: “INDUSTRIAL GROWTH HAS DEMONSTRATED UNSWERVING OPTIMISM SINCE THE START OF 2021”

01 june 2021

Sergei Tsukhlo, Head of the Business Surveys Department, Gaidar Institute told the Kommersant daily that in May the industry retained output growth at the level of April. Output forecasts have demonstrated unswerving optimism since the start of 2021.

NATALIA SHAGAIDA: “IT IS BETTER TO PROMOTE THE EFFICIENCY OF PRODUCTION THAN BRING NEW ACREAGES TO AGRICULTURAL USE”

31 may 2021

Bio-Ton, Russia’s largest sunflower producer is planning to bring under cultivation nearly 10,000 ha of disused land this year. Throughout the entire period of its operation, the agricultural holding returned 126,000 ha of land to agricultural use which is equal to nearly 30% of its land bank, the Agroinvestor reports. In view of Natalia Shagaida, Head of the Agrarian Policy Department, Gaidar Institute, it makes sense to bring disused land to agricultural use only in case of economic advantage or if social issues can be solved through it.

NATALIA KORNIENKO: “WHAT DOES THE GOVERNMENT SET UP A WORKING GROUP FOR IN THE OIL INDUSTRY”

31 may 2021

In her interview to the Sputnik Radio Station, Natalia Kornienko, Head of the Tax System Development Department, Gaidar Institute, spoke about what producers and consumers of petrochemicals should be ready for after the working group on taxation of the oil industry was established.

OLGA IZRAYDNOVA: “BUSINESS NEEDS RISK REDUCTION AND STATE GUARANTEES”

30 may 2021

Olga Izraydnova, Head of the Structural Policy Department, Gaidar Institute commented to the Izvestia daily on the inflation situation and the outlook for further tightening of the monetary policy.

ALEXEI VEDEV: “ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR JUNE 2021”

29 may 2021

The Kommersant daily provides an economic forecast for a month. Alexei Vedev, Head of the Financial Studies Department, Gaidar Institute answered the questions about the Ruble/US Dollar exchange rate, global prices of oil, the inflation rate and behavior of the US Dollar and euro on the global forex market.

STEPAN ZEMTZOV ON TRENDS IN SME DEVELOPMENT IN RUSSIAN REGIONS DURING THE CORONACRISIS

27 may 2021

The“Russia’s Economic Development”magazine has published an article by Stepan Zemtzov, Senior Researcher of the Innovation-Driven Economy Department, Gaidar Institute, dealing with the trends and factors of SME development in Russian regions during the pandemic.

OLGA IZRAYDNOVA: “WHAT RUSSIAN GDP GROWTH IS LIKELY TO BE IN 2021”

26 may 2021

In 2021, Russian GDP growth should be assessed cautiously because consumer market dynamics remained negative, Olga Izraydnova, Head of the Structural Policy Department, Gaidar Institute said to the IA REGNUM News Agency. This is the way Olga Izraydnova commented on the forecast by Alexei Kudrin, Head of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation that GDP growth in the Russian Federation would be short of 3%.


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.