"The idea of livable cities is spreading very fast to all regions in the world. [Livable cities] with light rails, bicycles, wide sidewalks, trees – we can hardly wait to go there".
“We have a strong desire to seriously reboot the IT sector.”
“The more you [the government] invest in the right manpower, the more we [foreign investors] will have opportunities to develop our businesses here.”
“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.”
"There are three key principles which we have found to be very important globally: shared responsibility, or fair allocation, control by authorities and quality standards for recycling".
“Open data is a market option and it’s much better to use it as a business model, especially in the information sector.”
“Fostering small business is a key driver of economic development.”
"To answer the question of who is faster, business or the government, I believe that if the government fails to create favourable conditions, we won’t be able to achieve our goals no matter how efficient business is'.
“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 next 1.5 to 2 years will determine whether the National Business Initiative is effective or not. Every company or individual business person should have a chance to give us feedback [on this project].”