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Svetlana Smetanina Photo credit: SPIEF - 2021 What needs to be done to reduce the talent outflow from Russia, as well as to attract professionals from abroad? This year, the International Track appeared on the Leaders of Russia platform for the first time. Thus, foreign participants could send their CVs. The winners can get Russian citizenship and a generous education grant of 1 mln. rubles (about $14 thousand). There are surprisingly many applicants wishing to take part in the competition. This system works The Leaders of Russia Competition was established in 2018 and ever since it has proven its...

14.06.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Economics

Editor’s office of the Russkiy Mir Portal Photo credit: pixabay.com According to a recent study by the Oxford Internet Institute of Oxford University, 750,000 Russian companies sold software to the UK alone in 2018. According to a recent report by the Center for Economic and Business Research, one of the UK's leading economics consultancies, Russia's economic performance has been evaluated as better than the Western one by many indicators. Having reviewed the report, a Japanese expert wrote that the “IT Kingdom" had been formed in Russia. On December 26, another report by the Center for...

22.01.2021
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Economics

In the 21st century, despite the advent of the 10-ruble coin, we use the term “chernovets” ever more rarely. Let’s recall the history of this monetary unit. The Soviet government’s first monetary reform was held in 1922-1924. Two redenominations were simultaneously conducted to appreciate the face value of Soviet bills – the paper currency unit issued by Narkomfin to cover the budgetary deficit.Then there appeared the famous “chernovets” – a banknote which was secured by gold and the assets of the Russian State Bank. Beginning from November 27, 1922, there entered into circulation banknotes...

27.11.2012
Rubric: Commentary
Subject: Economics

Why should a foreigner travel to Russia? You cannot help thinking about it every time you leave the precincts of the capital city and drive by poor villages, plough lands that have turned into wastelands over bad roads with litter scattered over the roadsides. Why indeed? Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Gold Ring, Volga cruises are traditional destinations established back in Soviet times. Nothing new has appeared and even in the “traditional” places everything is not so smooth: few quality hotels, almost no entertainments while monuments as “the main asset” are far from being in a perfect condition. Substandard living...

27.10.2011
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Economics

There are certain days which everyone remembers down to the smallest details. I very well remember the toy I was playing with in the courtyard when my father swung open the window and shouted: “Slava, come home quickly! We’ve flown into space!” Across the screen of our black-and-white television set – a Temp 6 – scrolled the TASS announcement, and they were showing and telling the biography of the man who instantaneously became not only a hero but dear comrade. I remember how people ran through the streets past our house yelling “Hurrah!” on the way to Red Square toward the center of Moscow to meet...

12.04.2011
Rubric: Articles
Subject: Economics

Susan George, a Franco-American economist and political activist, President of the Observatory on Globalization in Paris, has come to Moscow to convince Russia not enter the World Trade Organization. Or at least to delay the country’s entry. She explained her position in an exclusive interview for the Russkiy Mir portal. – You are an ardent opponent of the WTO. Why? – I am not against economic order, but I am against the entrenched economic order in which transnational corporation in cohort dictate the rules of the game to the world. Russia still hasn’t signed up and theoretically could oppose these rules or at least...

22.03.2011
Rubric: Interview
Subject: Economics

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