The current investment climate in Russia may be assessed as "good" according to the fifth-mark scale, which cannot be left unnoticed by the U.S. investors. Such an assessment of the current dynamics of the Russian investment market was given by Alexander Braverman, first deputy minister of property relations, who took part in the Fifth Annual Russian Investment Symposium in Boston (Massachusetts). "I've been at such a symposium for the fourth time and must admit that its participants react to the changes in the Russian political, social and economic spheres very sensitively," he said. "In the course of this meeting very specific directions are being discussed - taxation and investment in regions." According to the deputy minister, as a result of the meetings between representatives of local authorities in Russia and their American partners practical issues are being solved. The other no less important point, according to the Russian expert, is the growth in the share of small and medium-sized businesses in the volume of investments in Russia. Along with their financial participation "the mentality of civilised entrepreneurship and its standards come to Russia," the economist believes.
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