is the minimum degree by which per capita gross regional product (GRP) should increase by 2020 compared with 2012 in the Murmansk, Belgorod and Sverdlovsk regions as well as in the Chuvash Republic. This is the largest increase among the Russian regions.
At the same time, the smallest, practically nonexistent growth is expected to happen in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug and the Kurgan Region.
These data are reported by scientists from the HSE Institute of Regional Studies and Urban Planning who analyzed the socio-economic development strategies of Russian regions. For their study, they used primary documents that defined the regions’ long-term development prospects and ensured coordination with the budgetary priorities of long-term opportunities and program activities. More details on the survey can be found on the OPEC.ru website (in Russian).
The social mobility system created under President Vladimir Putin’s initiative begins with a search for talented children and ends with training and selection of the best top executives. On April 10, the participants of a plenary session on ‘The New System of Social Mobility in Russia as a Way to Renew the Elite’ at theXX April International Academic Conference discussed the details of this system, as well as its future outlook.
Even a business climate that is not very favourable is not an obstacle for investors if the country is developing fast in general. Business leaders who invest in countries with underdeveloped institutions choose politically stable regions with high demand, qualified workforce and developed infrastructure, said Ksenia Gonchar, leading research fellow at the HSE Institute for Industrial and Market Studies (IIMS), in a paper.
Michael Rochlitz is a research fellow at the Center for the Study of Institutions and Development. Before joining HSE he finished a PhD in economics at IMT Lucca in Italy. He described the project he had been working on in the HSE and benefits of living in Moscow.
HSE Professor, Yevgeny Gontmakher explains exactly how the results of the last elections are reflected in the new 'Putin doctrine' – isolationism, a rejection of European values and resetting the relationship with society. 'In the near future', he says, 'we can expect a purge of the elite and the introduction of full-scale censorship.'