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Gazizullin Nail F.
Chair of Economic Theory and History of Economic Thought, St. Petersburg State Economic University, PhD (Economics), Professor, Honored Scholar of the Republic of Tatarstan

Chief editor's column
Pages: 2 - 2

Dear readers and colleagues!
We hereby present to you the current issue of our Journal [2(58) 2016]; its 19 thematic sections present 85 articles, addresses, analytic and bibliographic materials written by authors from 30 regions of Russia, EEC and CIS countries (Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan), as well as the countries of “Greate Eurasia” (China, India, Iran, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Cambodia, Thailand).
The issue is opened by the section “On the way to great Eurasia” that publishes the key materials of the one of the most significant political and economic events of the international level, the First meeting of the Parliamentary speakers of the Eurasian countries “Inter-parliamentary cooperation in the interests of common wellbeing of the countries of the Eurasian region in the XXI c.” The meeting was organized in Moscow, on April 19, 2016, by the joint initiative of the Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation S.E. Naryshkin and the Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Korea Chung Ui-hwa.
President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin and Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon sent their greetings to the participants of the First meeting of the speakers of Eurasian countries, which gathered leaders of the highest legislative organs of 19 states.
The meeting discussed principles, forms, methods and mechanisms of interaction of the Eurasian countries, as well as ways of joint progress and integration development in a wide range of directions. A unanimous consent was expressed about the necessity of active participation of Eurasian countries in the formation of the new polycentric international system, within which the centers of power would be able “not to oppose each other, but on the contrary, actively interact and cooperate.” This is precisely the new global formative role of Eurasia and the Eurasian community in the XXI c.
Eurasian continent, with its almost ¾ of the global population, possesses a tremendous human, intellectual, territorial and resource potential to build a new model of inter-state economic relations. Apart from this, such inter-state union on the Eurasian territory such as Eurasian Economic Community, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Commonwealth of Independent States together composing nearly 1/3 of the global economy, are already capable of and prepared for the creation of the unified economic space as the basis of all-encompassing scholarly, technological, industrial, transportation and logistical cooperation, as well as intensive cooperation in the educational and humanitarian spheres.
The meeting adopted a Summary statement containing the key ideas expressed by the speakers of Eurasian Parliaments and focusing on the consolidation of the Eurasian states.
The section “Eurasian economic integration: Problems and decisions” publishes scholarly articles focusing on the intensification of integration in the Eurasian Economic Community, such as the article by S.S. Shukhno on the contemporary direction of cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and EEC, the article by S.A. Diatlov on the introduction of the integrate ruble of the EEC, the article by S.L. Orlov on the significance of the advanced development territories for the strengthening the Eurasian integration, and the article by A.M. Musaeva on the perspective of parallel import legalization in Russia and EEC.
It has been a year since a discussion titled “Is there an economic crisis in Russia?” was launched by our journal. The current issue also contains this rubric containing profound non-standard approaches to the analysis of the situation, as well as consequential suggestions on the real possibilities of structural changes in the Russian economy. This discussion attracted attention not only of Russian scholars, but also of the scholars from partner countries. The issue contains articles by M.V. Miasnikovich, a corresponding member of the National Academy of Science of the Republic of Belarus, on the structural reforms and the systemic crisis, as well as articles focusing on the still unused reserves of the Russian economy and society. These articles address the institutional methods of business activity stimulation on the micro-level (the article by A.V. Sorochinsky), the relation between the strengthening of public health-care and the sustainable economic development (the article by I.P. Katkova and V.I. Katkov), and the search of the optimal forms of state expenses in the post-crisis period (the article by O.I. Kuchits).
These topics are followed by the issues of modernization and transition to innovative economy – the articles by A.K. Rassadina on reindustrialization based on high technologies in Europe, USA, and Russia and the article by S.Yu. Rumiantseva on the conjuncture map of the global economics in the context of neo-industrialization.
With regards to the Eurasian orientation of our journal and the politico-economic significance associated with the overcoming of crisis on the basis of coordination of theoretical economics and the advanced methods of practical economic activity, the editorial board welcomes the development of Eurasian problematics, as well as the discussion focusing on the strategically justified way of sustainable development of economics in Russia, EEC and CIS.
It is clear that this task may be tackled only through joint efforts of specialists in various scholarly spheres and economic knowledge. This task necessarily integrates general economic theory, specific industry-based economic research, as well as applied and functional spheres of economy; this is precisely the task that our journal has always been aiming at presenting in all its thematic sections.
The “Current bibliography” section is prepared by the bibliographers of the National library of Russia E.A. Urusova and T.E. Shumilova presents publications over the period between 2013 and 2016 dedicated to pension system in Russia, as well as new book reviews.
The Journal invites everyone to engage in further creative cooperation.

With respect,
N.F. Gazizullin.

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