Fuel and Energy Complex and Economy of Russia: Yesterday,
Today, Tomorrow (1990-2010-2030)
Under the editorship of Yu.K. Shafranik
Moscow, ENERGY Publishing Centre, 2012. 462
с., 130 figures.
This publication contains
a comprehensive analysis of the situation in the energy industry
of post-Soviet Russia starting from 1990, as well as the forecast
of its strategic development for 2011-2030. It is for the
first time that such a retrospective (for 20 years in the
past) and forward-looking (for 20 years in the future) analysis
of the energy sector interconnected with macroeconomic processes
is published in Russia.
Such an analysis makes it possible to reveal more deeply objective
and subjective trends of the Russian fuel and energy complex
development. The energy industry is considered in the context
of macroeconomic and political processes in Russia, as well
as in comparison with energy trends in the world markets during
the same periods.
It should be emphasised that authors do take a detached view
of these processes, but act as active participants of the
fuel and energy complex reforming in the past and strategic
foresight of its development in the future. Though not all
the reforms were implemented in the way they had been conceived,
the analysis of the authors' experience represents a great
interest since today the fuel and energy complex again needs
The book contains a lot of factual materials. The authors'
estimations built upon them, though being inevitably subjective,
give an integral picture of the Russian economy and energy
The book is intended both for professionals in the field of
energy and economy, and a wide range of readers who are concerned
with the destinies of the Russian energy industry and the
country as a whole.