Service state awaiting customers

The first international economic forum, which ended in St. Petersburg in two years, left an unclear impression – there was practically no discussion of investments by big business, while the key discussions boiled down to an attempt to define the role of the state and business in the economic structure. SPIEF 2021 participants unconditionally recognized … Read more

The first string of Nord Stream 2 has finished winding

Gazprom has completed the laying of the first string of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Vladimir Putin said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). According to him, the laying of the second string will be completed within two months. Thus, in the near future, work should begin on hydraulic testing of the … Read more

Benefits are brought to restaurants

Facing a large-scale crisis due to restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurateurs may receive additional support measures. In 2022, companies with revenues of no more than 2 billion rubles. per year it is planned to exempt from VAT, and structures with a staff of 1.5 thousand people will be allowed to pay a reduced … Read more

Results of SPIEF-2021

The 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2021) is being held from 2 to 5 June. The main deals and statements of the participants are in the compilation of Kommersant. Transactions NOVATEK and Chinese Zhejiang Energy signed the basic terms of an agreement on the supply to China of up to 1 million tons of … Read more

“Whose oil is actually cleaner?”

Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin spoke at the energy session on the final day of SPIEF about his vision of the future of the oil market. He warned the participants of the session against underinvesting in the oil industry, warning about the future shortage of energy resources, criticized the lobbyists for the imminent energy transition, and … Read more

Disposition defines creation

According to Kommersant’s information, Gazprom Energoholding may acquire the main electricity supplier for Russian Railways, Rusenergosbyt, owned by Grigory Berezkin’s ESN and Enel of Italy. According to analysts’ estimates, as a result, Gazprom Energoholding will become the second largest energy sales company in Russia. Gazprom Energoholding (GEH, manages the monopoly’s energy assets) is negotiating with … Read more

Speech by Vladimir Putin at SPIEF-2021. the main thing

The Russian economy and labor market “are already approaching pre-crisis levels,” although “unemployment has increased and real incomes have fallen.” The laying of the first string of Nord Stream 2 has been completed: “Work on the second string continues. The whole line work, including the offshore section, is over. “ The preferential mortgage program has … Read more

Russian Platinum found money for the Arctic

Musa Bazhaev’s Russian Platinum has agreed with VEB.RF and VTB to finance a project for the development of the Chernogorskoye field worth 570 billion rubles. However, the issue of interaction with Norilsk Nickel and the conditions for using its infrastructure remain unclear. Although negotiations between them have not yet been completed, preparations for the industrial … Read more

Green piano in the bushes

The International Economic Forum (SPIEF) that opened in St. Petersburg in 2021 looks fundamentally different than two years ago, when the SPIEF was last held in person. The form returned, but the main topic of discussion for both the state and business was the upcoming exit of the economy from the pandemic into the world … Read more