The article provides an analysis of BRICS countries’ participation in the international ICT services trade. An estimation of revealed comparative advantage indicators allowed us to determine the dynamics in comparative advantage for ICT service trade in BRICS. The authors consider current trends and challenges in the development of national markets for these services in each member-country and highlight future directions for the development. It is argued that the policies aimed at promoting investment and enhancing conditions for trade in ICT services contributed significantly to services exports expansion in BRICS. The authors also outline the conditions for cooperation across BRICS and suggest ways of promoting cooperation in the sphere of ICT services.
The round table is devoted to the 160th anniversary of the birth of the Cuban poet and philosopher Jose Marti. The authors of the papers analyze the different sides of his work and political activities in the Latin American and Russian cultures, and the impact of his work on the literature of these countries.
The regular XIV Spanish-Russian symposium took place on the 21st and 22th of June at the Cajasol Foundation in the central square of Seville. The title of the meeting “Modern challenges for economic and social policies in Spain and Russia” included several issues to discuss: the socioeconomic development of two countries in the context of global changes, the dynamics of the Spanish-Russian cooperation, the impact of sanctions on the bilateral relations, decentralization and its influence on national and subregional development, the comparison of business activities in two countries, tourism development, etc.