The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 was awarded to World Food Programme


TIARCENTER congratulates the World Food Programme on the high award and hopes that this will draw attention to the problem of hunger, food loss and waste all around the world.



TIARCENTER, with the support of RAEC, launched the 1 MLN TONS project, the purpose of which is to develop food sharing in Russia and increase the volume of saved food with an expiring shelf life of up to 1 million tons per year.

RAEC and TIARCENTER Release Annual Report on Sharing Economy in Russia


The Russian Association of Electronic Communications (RAEC) and TIARCENTER have prepared the annual report on the state of collaborative consumtion, “Sharing Economy in Russia 2019”. According to RAEC and TIARCENTER, in 2019, the total transaction volume of sharing services in Russia amounted to about 769.5 billion rubles (about $11 bn), an increase of 50% compared to 2018.

Russia and digital sustainability


With support from Microsoft, the Russian Association of Electronic Communications (RAEC) and TIARCENTER prepared an overview of the issues pertaining to the sustainability of the digital transformation.

Carpooling Bill to be Completed by October


The Ministry of Economic Development has released a regulatory impact assessment for the bill on carpooling, which was drafted by the Ministry of Transport. Although conceptually in support of the draft, the Ministry of Economic Development has formulated several criticisms.

The 1M Tons Project Presentation at AEB & Yandex


TIARCENTER CEO Anton Gubnitsyn spoke about the opportunities for FMCG companies to join food-sharing projects at the AEB & Yandex event.

TIARCENTER Releases Report on Foodsharing in Russia


TIARCENTER and the Russian Association of Electronic Communications (RAEC) released a study on foodsharing in Russia. During 2018, in Russia, thanks to foodsharing, approximately 7,000 tonnes of food was saved. According to RAEC and TIARCENTER, the amount of saved food can increase up to 1m tonnes by 2024.

Open Innovations Forum 2019: Sharing is Caring


TIARCENTER’s CEO Anton Gubnitsyn took part in the panel discussion “Sharing is Caring. The Age of Sharing Economy and Digital Platforms” of the Open Innovations Forum (Skolkovo).

TIARCENTER Signs the Paris Call for Trust & Security in Cyberspace


TIARCENTER has joined the Paris Call for Trust & Security in Cyberspace, launched by the President of France during the Internet Governance Forum 2018

RAEC Sharing Economy Cluster Assembles


TIARCENTER CEO Anton Gubnitsyn chaired another meeting of the RAEC / Sharing Economy Cluster. Members and experts of the Cluster – representatives of C2C marketplaces, carsharing operators, P2P rental platforms and other tech companies – discussed regulatory news from the summer. A plan for research activities was outlined: besides preparing an annual sector overview, which will be released at the Russian Internet Week in December, TIARCENTER will publish a paper on the potential of food-sharing in terms of sustainable development goals. See the article on the RAEC site.

Platforms once again blamed for service providers’ violations: now on the bus market


This year, in Bashkorsatn, the local road traffic regulator has uncovered 159 violations committed by bus operators who use Yandex.Buses and Atlas. It is fundamentally wrong to shift carriers’ responsibility to marketplaces, information intermediaries. Each carrier is free to connect to any platform, just like every carrier can publish ads in newspapers. The platforms themselves are not interested in working with offenders, says Anton Gubnitsyn, chair of the RAEC Sharing Economy Cluster. Source: Kommersant

Sustainability leads to advancement of the industry


The Association of European Businesses’ open event “Environment National Project: Opportunities for Modernization of Russian Industry” was held in Moscow on June 18. The participants were univocal: the environmental trend opens up strong opportunities for the advancement of the industry, along with a great potential for making the growth more sustainable. The event was attended by representatives of the Russia’s Industry & Trade Ministry, Technological Development Agency, Sberbank, Tikkurila and other companies and European embassies in Moscow, with Bashir Chalabi being a host. Read more