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On 24th of June 2016 in Moscow an International science and practice conference "Increasing of the openness of national statistics" took place. It was dedicated to professional holiday "Day of statistics worker". Organizers of the conference are Plekhanov Russian University of Economics and Federal State Statistics Service.
In 2016, the professional holiday "Day of statistics worker" was celebrated for the second time, however, professional statistics in Russia celebrates 205 years this year. According to the imperial manifesto of Alexander I on June 25, 1811 the Ministry of Police was established, which included Statistics office.
With a welcoming word from PRUE presented Vitaliy Minashkin, vice-rector for scientific activity. In his speech Mr. Minashkin stopped at key stages of the development of national statistics and outlined the importance of statistics and statisticians for the development of the national economy, and congratulated everyone on the upcoming professional holiday.
In the plenary part of the conference speakers were: A. Surinov, head of the Federal State Statistics Service; E. Yasin, chairman of the Public Council under the Rosstat; V. Sokolin, head of Statcomittee CIS; E. Zarova, head of Central-Eurasian representation of International statistical institution, director of statistics and mathematics educational and research center of PRUE; A. Ponomarenko, chairman of the All-Russian public organization "Russian Association of Statisticians"; M. Belkindas, managing director of «Open Data Watch»; Konotopov P., head of the Open Government project of the Analytical Center "Forum"; Kiseleva P., director of X5 Retail Group Marketing.; Pushkin V., deputy head of the Analytical Centre under the Government of Russian Federation.
At meetings of the conference the issues related to the new challenges faced by the statistics in the modern world, the answers to which require collaborative solutions experts from different countries, were discussed. Particular attention was paid to new approaches to the dissemination of data, respecting and development of the principles of openness, access to statistical information in open data format, exploring the possibilities of application of "big data" in the statistics. In the reports the results of the latest research were reflected, presented best practices, as well as actual problems of long-term development of statistics.
At the conference Federal State Statistics Service has awarded the departmental award-winning staff of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. Thanking letters were given to: Olga Makhova, Ph.D, associate professor department of industry and business statistics, Nikita Epstein, Ph.D, leading researcher of Research Laboratory of Quantitative research methods of regional development; awarded by the Honorary certificate: Elena Klochkova, Ph.D, associate professor department of industry and business statistics; Marina Skorik, Ph.D, associate professor of department of mathematical statistics and econometrics.
The highest award of Federal State Statistics Service - badge "For contribution to the development of state statistics" got: Elena Zarova, doctor of economics, professor, director of statistics and mathematics educational and research center; Elena Egorova, Ph.D, leading researcher of statistics and mathematics educational and research center; Pavel Smelov, Ph.D, associate professor, head of Research Laboratory of Quantitative methods of regional development research.
On the results of International science and practice conference "Increasing of the openness of national statistics" the publishing house of PRUE released the collector of conference materials.