Об Арктической зоне Российской Федерации
The development of the Arctic zone of Russia has been declared one of the priority directions of Russia's development in the coming years. To discuss the problems of development and search for a modern model of state administration in the Arctic territories, forums are regularly held where all parties interested in the development of the Arctic come together. At the end of 2018, two forums were traditionally held in St. Petersburg: the VI International Arctic Legal Forum "Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Arctic: Legal Aspects" initiated by the administration of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District and the VIII International Forum "The Arctic: Present and Future" held by the Interregional Public Organization "Association of polar explorers". The most discussed issues were the legislative regulation of the development of the Arctic, since the lack of full-fledged legislation has become a brake on the development of the Arctic zone. Considerable attention was paid to the development of the Northern Sea Route, the creation of conditions for the population in the Arctic zone, the development of technology and the digital economy, the preservation of the traditional way of life and economic activities of the indigenous peoples of the North. The article presents the most significant conclusions and recommendations on the issues discussed.
The book celebrates the life and legacy, academic, public, and personal, of Lyudmila S. Bogoslovskaya (1937-2015), Russian biologist and specialist in Native cultures and seascapes of Chukotka. Yer academic colleagues, friends, and partners in nothern communities joined forces for a commemorative publication.
The Russian Far North is immensely rich in resources, both energy and other resources, and is also one of the least developed regions of Russia. This book presents a comprehensive overview of the region. It examines resource issues and the related environmental problems, considers the Arctic and the problems of sea routes, maritime boundaries and military build-up, assesses economic development, and considers the ethnic peoples of the region and also cultural and artistic subjects. Overall, the book provides a rich appraisal of how the region is likely to develop in future.
The book celebrates the life and legacy, academic, public, and personal of Lyudmila S. Bogoslovskaya (1937-2015), Russian biologist and specialist in Naitive cultures and seascapes of Chukotka. Her academic colleagues, friends, and partners in northern communities joined forces for a commemorative publication.
The importance of the Northern Sea Route is not in trying to make it a new Suez Canal, but in giving a boost to the development of service industries (mainly high-tech industries) and adjacent regions, as well as in opening one more window of opportunity for Russia’s integration into the global world.
The paper examines the structure, governance, and balance sheets of state-controlled banks in Russia, which accounted for over 55 percent of the total assets in the country's banking system in early 2012. The author offers a credible estimate of the size of the country's state banking sector by including banks that are indirectly owned by public organizations. Contrary to some predictions based on the theoretical literature on economic transition, he explains the relatively high profitability and efficiency of Russian state-controlled banks by pointing to their competitive position in such functions as acquisition and disposal of assets on behalf of the government. Also suggested in the paper is a different way of looking at market concentration in Russia (by consolidating the market shares of core state-controlled banks), which produces a picture of a more concentrated market than officially reported. Lastly, one of the author's interesting conclusions is that China provides a better benchmark than the formerly centrally planned economies of Central and Eastern Europe by which to assess the viability of state ownership of banks in Russia and to evaluate the country's banking sector.
The paper examines the principles for the supervision of financial conglomerates proposed by BCBS in the consultative document published in December 2011. Moreover, the article proposes a number of suggestions worked out by the authors within the HSE research team.