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the Most important thing - ourselves should be effective

Disputes on, whether crisis in Russia has ended, gradually abate. Today on the foreground there is a requirement to analyse that became result of shocks in national economy, at what stage of development there is Russia and what place occupies in world economy. The extremely important indicator of the country actually moves to what party, possibilities of development of private business in it are. About that, how much comfortably now it is worked to businessmen that actually has helped the companies to survive in hard times and as accents in their business relations have been corrected, the president of association " has told in interview ; Versivo Alexey Dolmatov.
- not so long ago you have returned from the international economic forum in Petersburg. How impressions?

- the forum Main objective has been declared in Medvedev`s performance, in brief is a desire to show to world business that Russia is an integral part of global economy, we have changed and are opened to effective cooperation in all directions. It is necessary to notice that organisation level corresponded to scale: the same person who conducted preparation of the world economic forum in Davos was engaged in it.

- you there were present with any definite purpose?

- the Purpose was, first of all, fact-finding: the structure of participants and a theme which were supposed to be lifted in working sessions is interesting to me. Besides, I wanted to feel mood of economic community, its atmosphere. Concentration on one platform of a considerable quantity of people which define business all over the world, gave the chance to generate understanding where we actually are that for us waits further: Stagnation of economy or development.

- expectations have justified?

- I communicated with other participants of a forum much, some arrangements on long-term cooperation with the companies working in area developmenta, with financial institutions have been concluded. Many colleagues marked, how much it actually a convenient platform for negotiation, including with representatives of authorities. For example, governors of Krasnodar territory and the Ulyanovsk region and if business had to them questions participated in a forum, there was a possibility there and then to receive the answer, directly firsthand to hear, what development of relations between the companies and bodies of subjects of federation, the profile ministries sees.

- here you mark the positive moments of a forum, but, on responses of some businessmen, not everything which have sounded in St.-Petersburg, has a real basis. It is how much comfortably worked to business in Russia today?

- On the section devoted to discussion of the innovative policy, it was said that at all risks which exist in Russia, conditions for business at us interesting enough much. However our country is on a joint of two cultures - east and western. And serious enough question, on what way will go our development: Asian, with existence of clans, or European. The president of France in the performance has underlined that there should be a uniform economic space between Europe and Russia, free movement of the capital and the personnel is necessary. I think, it will be unconditional to influence development of the business environment favorably.

- and how what in our country to business normally administrative, corruption barriers seriously prevent to develop, and a situation year from a year only goes deep? To you unless it was not necessary to face such moments?

- In due course there is a transformation of sights. For example, now say about existence almost ideologies of recoils that they - a structural element of the Russian economy. And if them to forbid, stimulus for economy development does not remain, people will be not interested something to do. Also can be, really, if business incomes allow why not to share the means? Another matter, as here there should be a system. One business, when Mercedes as a bonus offers ours officials the cars that those have bought them subsequently in large quantities. And there are absolutely other cases when take credits in banks on the fictitious companies and do not return. It leaves a serious mark on economy. Certainly, the state machinery should be more effective. True simple enough, but it is not clear, why so does not occur: shots should be a little, but - highly skilled and highly paid. However frequently, in particular it concerns the judicial device and militia, the return sees: employees becomes more and more, and salaries small, therefore they start to gather additionally that, in their opinion, underpay to them. Thus the size underpays everyone considers on the of manners, defining own cultural level. That the device worked effectively, the accurate rules equal for all participants of the market are necessary. Besides, very many projects cannot be carried out without support of potential consumers, users of services - for example, the infrastructures of entertainments connected with development. It would be desirable, that the population let did not support, at least showed that it is necessary for it.

- And unless the state should not participate in business life? It seems to me, today the enterprise environment counts first of all on it.

- it is valid, in strategic branches active support of the state is necessary. There are such projects which will give return through 20 - 30 - 50 years, - private business never can do such investments, today plan even for a year forward very much and very difficultly. In Petersburg I communicated with the minister of economic development of the Samara region Gabibulloj Hasaevym, and he has told that it has a dream - to write strategy of development of region for 50 years. It was interesting to hear it as recently I read about the Swiss village which all inhabitants live on strategic 20 - to summer coherent plans in which it is accurately defined, how many children should be born for this period who will go to study in economy and who becomes the teacher. Today owing to corruption many simply are not assured of Russia of tomorrow. Some break the law, perfectly understanding that thereby they bring a damage to all state, but they are assured that in Russia on - it is impossible for another: not they so someone another will do the same. And then they move to the West and wait that will be further. It is necessary, that the policy of the state was long-term that the population, business and government officials had a trust to programs and the government purposes. That all those who connects the life and life of the grandsons with Russia, understood that in long-term prospect without corruption will win all community. Within the limits of it it will be possible to try to build such mutual relations which would remove a corruption component.

- think, it is real?

- If to look at that situation which actually is round us, during logic reflexions it is possible to come to opinion that it is impossible also for all the end. However life much more richly in the displays. It seems to me, a state priority - to create confidence among all other members of a society that there are such purposes which will be co-ordinated with the purposes of the basic part of inhabitants of Russia. And when there will be such trust, it will be already possible to spend structural changes. And at us as usual happens: any good undertaking is considered under a sight of that money again will steal also it will turn out nothing. It is not excluded, such position has the right to life and at times reflects a real situation. But when too many are adjusted that badly and constantly speak all about it and when this negative is counterbalanced by nothing, the mechanism works.

- in your opinion, whether Russia will change how it was declared at a forum?

- How much I have understood by its results while there are many questions, but chances at us are. It is difficult to me to speak about macroeconomic: it cannot be laid in frameworks of formulas and rules, the situation depends on many factors. There are many external processes which are created is artificial, and if any forces are interested in undermining stability in Russia, they can create serious problems in the Russian economy. But the most important thing - ourselves should be effective. We have many advantages which distinguish us from other countries, and first of all neizbalovannost our people. In the same America there is a great risk of that if the standard of living will decrease, it becomes the reason of the big social protest. Our people are capable to accept such cataclysms with firmness more.

- and if to speak particularly about the Samara region - many businessmen complain that last years in area the business microclimate has worsened. Some deduce the enterprises in other regions or simply sell. You for yourselves marked these things? Than, in your opinion, such situation can be caused?

- At an investment forum which was spent recently in Samara, it was repeatedly underlined that our regional legislation is directed on creation of favorable conditions for business development: the maximum quantity of laws and podzakonnyh certificates is accepted to stimulate this process. Our company could win the competitions spent by the regional government and providing, for example, reduction of taxes to property or indemnification of a part of the interest rate under investment credits involved with us - and these are serious enough sums. And in previous years everything that was promised to us, was executed. Unfortunately, assignment for similar programs goes by a residual principle and it is the most probable at budgetary proficiency. As to a situation as a whole I do not exclude that at the heart of existing questions with business the problems arising in the course of redistribution of elite which, in turn, can become aggravated with arrival of a new command can lie. But we are engaged in real business, real economy and we do not feel any pressure upon our enterprise with change of the governor or a command of officials.

- that is in consider, what in our area tools of support of business are also they still effectively work?

- By and large - yes. However, necessity to raise performing discipline of enforcement authorities nevertheless exists. At us, happens, orders of the first persons of the state are not executed... So it is necessary to be engaged in a problem of increase of efficiency of enforcement authorities, it is necessary to raise qualification of the personnel in variety of questions - and information technology, and in the field of operation of business. I am very glad that at last - that is closed criminal case on ToAzu. Because personally for me such people as Vladimir Mahlaj, are reference points in business, their investments into the Russian economy are enormous. I consider that they can count on the loyal relation and if I see that their state supports, this certificate of enough accurate position in relation to business. For example, we had good mutual relations with the head of the Volga area Alexander Adamovym. At the moment we participate in realisation of the civil-engineering design of a rope-way, difficult enough, but very important for area.

- the theme of building of your company is closest? Stagnation of this market was strongly reflected in you?

- the crisis beginning - became 2008 the difficult period. However in our business absolutely other risks were realised, than what we expected, and the personnel skill level became them. Crisis has given to the Russian enterprises possibility to increase volumes of output, and we could sell the production in great volumes, however on this background a number of lacks in the field of technologies and professionalism of employees became obvious. It became clear, over what to work to create production, even more demanded in the market.

- that is you have not felt commodity market narrowing in connection with a stop of the overwhelming majority of buildings?

- Actually before crisis of buildings was too much - more than industrial enterprises. Actually manufacture of modern materials in Russia is not enough even for a consumption level in the conditions of crisis.

- a number of the new projects connected with development of an infrastructure, logistics, you planned to start literally on the eve of crisis. What their destiny?

- heavy enough. Meanwhile we are compelled to freeze them. Projects were ambitious, zatratnye, and was initially planned to involve in their realisation soinvestorov. We conducted exploratory talk with the western funds, already have enclosed many means in preparation of projects, but it has then appeared that potential investors have occupied a waiting attitude.

- at the moment you conduct an active advertising campaign of dry building mixes. With what it is connected?

- Development of our industrial enterprises goes stable rates, crisis did not become a hindrance and even in something has played plus because cost of services has fallen to some kinds of works. Now we leave on 4 - a replaceable operating schedule and thus we see that still we do not cover requirement for production even in the Samara region. Recently we have won the tender for reception of the licence for open-cast mine working out in Kinelsky area of the Samara region so, we can raise profitability by extraction of own stone. It also corresponds to development of philosophy of the enterprise in which we are guided by the European principle - an arrangement of similar manufactures with frequency not less than in diameter of 100 km for decrease in a transport component which occupies an essential share in cost of production for the final buyer. Necessity of carrying out of an advertising campaign has been connected with some problems in distribution. Melkooptovye and wholesale networks began to render counteraction in production distribution, explaining it neraskruchennostju marks. The developed system of realisation of manufacturers from other regions - Volgograd, Moscow suburbs, the Ulyanovsk region at the same time is available. As a matter of fact, we can start to co-operate directly with retail, and networks will lose a part of the income of distribution of this product. However we would like to co-operate with all.

- year was difficult for everything but though positive you for yourselves marked something?

- Year was heavy therefore bright events it was typed a little. The contract conclusion on logistics with the company of very large brand became the big good luck, it became a new direction of business for us. Good result - we have fulfilled all promises and obligations to collective and financial institutions, at the same time have checked up on a fortress the partner relations. Happens so that one of banks has set for us a rigid problem - to return money in conditions when it was extremely difficult for making, but we have coped with a problem. Certainly, in the future it would not be desirable to co-operate with such banks. However our strategic partner - the Savings Bank - has gone on meaningful dialogue, having made us prolongation on return of a body of the credit that has helped us to avoid delays. So the most important result of last year - people to whom I trusted, have confirmed my trust, and, in turn, they have shown the trust to us.