“Space activity, space business, space cooperation is above a short-term crisis that can arise in the world. (…) Even during what we call the Cold War, the US and Russia were to continue to cooperate.”
“Russia should enjoy benefits from climate change that could lead to increases in production over time”.
“The combination of engineering skills and digital skills will change over time, and it will increase the efficiency of business. “
"There needs to be a major educational effort before we can move to a cashless system".
“We’ve got to actively instil a spirit of entrepreneurship among the population, especially the younger generation.”
"Trust is an economic category. The greater your trust – the lower your costs".
"We can offer them [our Asian partners] resources and infrastructure, as well as significant intellectual capital. In turn, they can offer us such practical things as technology, capital with no political strings attached, and their support".
“Our countries complement each other quite well. On one hand, we have China’s strong and ambitious economy, which could very well likely gain global supremacy, and, on the other hand, there’s Russia, with its technologies and market.”
“The main reason that private equity is such a small sector in Russia and occupies such a relatively insignificant place in the Russian economy is the fact that Russia’s financial markets are underdeveloped. There’s no “long” money in Russia’s financial markets that is available to a fund like ours.”
"Brand is about the trust placed in it from employees to customers, consumers and business partners. It is all about quality, confidence, belief and leadership".
“One key trend that is impacting the shape of the oil and gas industry is the continuing consolidation among oil and gas industry players, oil service companies and technology companies both in Russia and abroad.”
“The greater the share of high-quality housing on the market, the more popular the governor becomes. And it’s the governors, of course, who inspire confidence in the investors”.
“Trust is the be-all and end-all of doing business. One clear indicator of trust is the record inflow of direct foreign investments into the Russian Federation in 2013, which totalled $80 billion.”
“For us [in the Moscow City Government], bringing in foreign investment remains one of our top priorities when developing the city’s economic policies.”
“It’s entirely possible to make settlements with our main trading and economic partners in their national currency; there are no insurmountable barriers to this”.
"St. Petersburg has a chance to skip the period of trial and error and move directly to models that have proven to work".
“Smart grids are the only far-reaching format which all players in this industry see as an objective. They are also a way of consolidating integration processes”.
“Today multilateral cooperation can have even more of an impact than mere bilateral cooperation! This is especially true for infrastructure projects and projects in energy.”
“Russia needs a new economic model if income levels are to keep rising. This means less state, more private enterprise, less hydrocarbon dependency, more diverse production. Crucially, a workforce which is already acting almost at full capacity needs to be redeployed in order to add additional value across the Russian economy.”
“Competition in itself should be allowed by increasing players in these local domestic markets because any time new players enter a market, innovation will take place”.