Article of A. Moskovskaya “When is poverty more important than inequality? The difference of interpretations and the situation in Russia”
This article is a response to recent interview of new minister of Economics of Russia Maxim Oreshkin to Kommersant daily, in which the minister associated lowering barriers for the economic growth in Russia with overcoming poverty and lack of human resources. Alongside, he claimed that the problem of poverty is more relevant to the Russian economy than that of inequality.In her article, Moskovskaya A. offers five variants of response to the question what is more relevant – poverty or inequality, depending on socio-economic and political context of a certain country, the relevance of the Russian situation to each variant is discussed..
One of the most important factors in developing social entrepreneurship in Russia is the introduction of the concept into the legal framework. In October 2014 a bill was presented for discussion in the State Duma with amendments formalizing the definition of social entrepreneurship in law. Alexandra Moskovskaya, Director of the HSE Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Studies, spoke to the Novy Biznes - New Business website about the importance of this initiative and the points that should be included in the law on social entrepreneurship.