Scare to health // HSE confirms the efficiency of strict quarantine rhetoric in Russia

As theory predicts, the government’s emphasis on the dire impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened popular support for restrictive measures in 2020. At the same time, it was not possible to confirm the presence of the expected greater effect of emphasis on the risks of other people in comparison with personal risks in a … Read more

Voting is dismissed to their homes // Meetings of homeowners are converted to electronic form

Due to the existing administrative barriers, it is only in 10% of cases that it is possible to conduct meetings of homeowners electronically. Although the authorities promised that in nine years, up to 80% of the meetings should be held in this way. To achieve this goal, the “Institute for Urban Economics” fund proposes to … Read more

The liquid part of the NWF rushed to a new threshold // Monitoring of public finance

The volume of the National Wealth Fund (NWF) as of December 1, 2021 amounted to RUB 13.886 trillion, or $ 185.2 billion, the Finance Ministry said yesterday. This is 12% of the projected Russian GDP in 2021. Over the month, the size of the fund decreased by 58.7 billion rubles. Of this total amount, € … Read more

The army will be sent to the virtual world // Artificial intelligence for the military was offered to be taught on computer games

Subordinate to Roskomnadzor, the Main Radio Frequency Center (GRCHTs) wants to adopt foreign experience in the use of game artificial intelligence (AI) for the needs of the armed forces, including in the construction of real combat strategies and the creation of simulators. In Russia, such technologies are already being developed by Rostec. But experts were … Read more

Industrial Growth Limits the Deficit of Human Resources and Investments // Market Research

The Gaidar Institute’s November Industry Survey Newsletter published the results of a quarterly study of sector growth constraints in 2021. According to enterprises, the main constraint on output growth in 2021 was and remains insufficient domestic demand, but its constraining influence has decreased from 54% to 46% of mentions. In 2020, the growth of the … Read more