21 November 2010

Corruption Perceptions Index 2010

The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranks countries according to the perception of corruption in the public sector. The CPI is an aggregate indicator that combines different sources of information about corruption, making it possible to compare countries.

The CPI measures the degree to which public sector corruption is perceived to exist in 178 countries around the world. It scores countries on a scale from 10 (very clean) to 0 (highly corrupt).

22 August 2010

A short story about social media in Russia

Rose, is a public relations agency and has prepared a short film about the place of social media in Russian society. 4 minutes with social media in Russia: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. Odnoklassniki and Vkontakte.

04 July 2010

The X-Files

A Reuters poll conducted by Ipsos shows that 21% of Russians believe that alien beings have come down to earth and now walk amongst us in our communities disguised as "us".

The research was conducted in 22 countries and the average is 20% of alien-believers in each country, so Russia is placed in the middle of the responses.

As FBI agent Fox Mulder said "The Truth Is Out There,"…on the map

01 February 2010

The investment climate in the Russian regions

The investment map of Russia shows the business potential of each region and the risk connected with possible investment. The fourteen investment rankings of the Russian regions for 2008/2009 has been prepared by Expert RA Rating Agency. You can also compare the results with a previous ranking.

The investment map and preferences of investors has radically changed. The economic crisis has forced investors to rethink priorities from both sides; potential and risk. Nowadays the most competitive are those regions with the lowest “human” risks; criminal, administrative and social. The potential of the consumer, that held the leading position in previous rankings, is less important for investors that in the past. The importance of infrastructure potential remains stable.