Labor migrants set a record // Monitoring of the labor market

In the second quarter of 2022, a record number of labor migrants entered Russia, according to a review by the consulting company FinExpertiza, based on migration statistics from the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In April-June of this year, their number reached 3.12 million people, which exceeds the figures for the same period over the past … Read more

Small business calls for cooperation // Sanctions fuel interest in what SMEs are capable of

The sanctions and the resulting gap in supply and demand in the economy have restored the state’s interest in the SME sector and its activities. If earlier the authorities conveyed to small businesses a universal approach, according to which the state took upon itself the provision in the sector of the general rules of the … Read more

“I really hope that the current situation will have a sobering effect” // Denis Manturov on the peculiarities of Russian industrial policy

The gap in industrial demand and supply due to international sanctions and the disruption of trade ties due to the military operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine has sharply increased the influence of the industry regulator – the Ministry of Industry and Trade, which needs to adapt Russia’s industrial policy to new conditions. About … Read more

If there was money, there would be gas // Yuri Barsukov on the TotalEnergies deal with Qatar

Less than two months after the introduction of EU sanctions against Russian LNG projects, the French TotalEnergies, once the largest foreign investor in the Russian Federation, found a replacement for Russian resources. The company on June 12 signed an agreement with Qatar, according to which it will receive 6.25% in the Severnoye LNG project with … Read more

Cyber ​​risk managers // Companies urgently train information security top management

Demand for information security (IS) courses for executives has skyrocketed in companies, organizations providing such services say. In their opinion, this is due to the presidential decree signed on May 1, according to which the responsibility for cybersecurity lies with the deputy heads of enterprises. Usually managers of this level are responsible for several different … Read more

Tor got a second chance in Russia // The court sent the decision to block the browser for review

The Saratov Regional Court overturned the decision, according to which, since 2021, the site of the anonymous Tor browser and elements of the network it uses have been blocked in Russia. He agreed with the arguments of representatives of The Tor Project Inc, who stated that the case was considered without involving the company itself. … Read more

Which sectors are expected to be affected by external administration mechanisms

A superficial analysis of the field to which such regulation can be applied suggests that “external control” in this form can mainly threaten energy and infrastructure companies, large processors of agricultural raw materials, individual manufacturers of components for mechanical engineering, pharmaceutical companies with production in the Russian Federation, perhaps the largest network retailers with foreign … Read more

Britain will provide legal assistance to the media // Authorities rush to resolve long-resolved dispute with Facebook and Google

The UK government has prepared a bill according to which IT corporations that host content from the media on their platforms will have to share their revenue with them. The initiative affects, first of all, Google and Facebook and practically repeats the law adopted earlier in Australia. Meanwhile, US corporations have long signed payout agreements … Read more