In this paper we undertake an assessment of the rapidly growing body of research on financial literacy by Russian authors, published in the period from 2008 to 2018. The articles are systematized for journals and professional status of authors. Systematic an overview of theoretical and empirical research on financial literacy is presents. The thematic analysis of articles with the highest citation indexes trends helped to identify the general directions for future research on financial literacy in Russia.
What hide and what can tell changeable municipal budgets? Subject of this research is variability of budgets of large 26 Russian capital cities of regions of Russia from seven federal districts in 2010-2012. Variability of the budget is understood as a divergence in the volume and structure of the expenses recorded in the report on budget performance and originally voted budget. For an assessment of variability the general and structural coefficients of variability are calculated. Items of expenditure which are more and often more than others are revealed grow in the course of budget performance are analyzed. The expenses occupying the greatest specific weight in total amount of the actual and planned costs are revealed. The criterion of "real budgetary priorities" in the studied cities is defined.
The idea of ligalization of bribe giving for certain types of bribes was expressed by K. Basu in 2011 and got a name Basu proposal. In this paper we discuss effects that can be caused by the direct implementation of this proposal. Our game-theoretic model shows that while legalisation of certain bribe-giving occurances can lead to some positive consequences, it is not always a good idea to return bribe to the bribe-giver as suggested by Basu. The chance to get the paid bribe back increases the amount of bribes that end up in corrupt officials' pockets.