The article considers some problems, relating to the becoming of modern system of state-public support of small and medium-sized business in Russia. The basic attention is paid to the creation of advisory and consulting bodies on small business, and also to their role in the orientation of state policy of small business promoting to the priorities of the national economy development. On the basis of questionnaire data the paper underlines basic problems of advisory and consulting bodies' activity and the ways towards the solution of the given problems.
Polish model of system transformation and its flexible approach to privatization of state-owned enterprises appeared to be successful. While the vast majority of East European countries as well as Russia suffered a GDP contraction, Poland goes on ahead, though at a slower pace. The article analyses concepts and mechanisms of privatization in Poland, reveals its strong points and opportunities which may provide Russian decision-makers with a necessary insight to develop strategies under Russian reality.