The article presents an analysis of foreign studies on bilateral markets and review of works dedicated to research of the optimal pricing principles and assessment of the influence of the agents’ features on the intermediary firm behaviour. The core article, “Platforms Competition in the Bilateral Market”, written by Jean-Charles Roche and Jean Tirol, was published in 2003. Basic models were dedicated to analyzing the influence of the demand elasticity and the magnitude of the network external effect on the optimal pricing of an intermediary firm. In process of enriching scientific understanding of the fundamentals of bilateral markets functioning, attention was focused on analyzing the influence exerted by various types of agents’ expectations or by the presence of loyal agents in the group. In addition, in the course of work, it was concluded that the main decision, in terms of the pricing structure, that the intermediary company needs to take, is the division of agents into a subsidized group and an exploited group
The "Economic Strategies" journal
In the works [1–3] it was shown that the ultimate goal of the post-industrial war is to establish (by violent means) exclusive control over evolution direction and speed of a local or global human population. But all such impacts can only be of clandestine nature, eliminating or impeding as much as possible identification of such war waging and its source. In other words, the key component of the post-industrial war management is creation of robust cryptological protection for the fighting parties. The article is dedicated to this problem, being the fourth in a series of publications on the topic “The purpose and nature of post-industrial war” [1, 2, 4, 5]. It is significant that since all the topics of the above series are based on the concept of a post-digital society , the stable cryptological protection, which will be discussed below, should also be non-digital, or rather non-informational, as the basis of a non-digital image of the future is analogue synchronization of states with application of the media wave properties. This generally does not require the creation of a management system based on the information parcels exchange 
The article continues the cycle of works studying the “crisis of crises” of the human population, caused by the “re-quantization of reality” — transition from obsolete forms of zoopopulation to the new psychosocial formation. The first part of the paper  has analyzed objective and subjective factors that prevent humanity from perceiving the image of a bright future at the moment of “reality re-quantization” — the quantum transition from outdated forms of zoopopulation to the new psychosocial formation: a sharp increase in the complexity level of all systemic constructions, including society, as well as attempts to preserve the obsolete global world order and stagnation of the mankind development through various methods of social destruction. As an answer to specific Russian question “what to do?” the authors suggest obvious things: revival and transition to the dominance of higher forms of motivation, development of moral and ethical qualities as respective anti-entropic factors and closing technologies as the highest form of the population livelihood — all the above on the social state platform
In August 2019, we will celebrate the 85th anniversary from the birth of one of the Soviet science titans, academician Yury Anatolyevich Ovchinnikov, who played a decisive role in development of Russian bioorganic chemistry, physical and chemical biology and biotechnology. And in February, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry named after M.M. Shemyakin and Y.A. Ovchinnikov, which had been headed by Yury Anatolyevich for 18 years, celebrated its 60th anniversary. These anniversary dates are the reason to look back and to pay tribute to the memory of an amazing person whose deeds and accomplishments were future-oriented.
In 2019, Russia is undergoing a global transformation of the procedure for challenging the cadastral value used by property owners to reduce taxes. As of mid-April, the pre-trial challenge procedure does not work de facto in the country
Irina Komar, Managing Partner of Professional Assessment Group LLC, Vice President of the Union “Federation of Specialists Appraisers”
SRO, member of the Council for Appraisal Activities at the RF Ministry for Economic Development, MRICS, in her interview with the ES magazine told about the most important legislative changes in appraisal activities.
The importance of the formation and development of the life cycle cost assessment methodology in the Russian economy is determined by the need to supplement the practice of valuation activity with its new variety — assessment of the life cycles of goods, works, services or systems of a technical or production-economic nature. The analysis showed that in the valuation activity it is necessary to use not only traditional types of values, such as market, liquidation, investment and cadastral, but also a new type of value — life cycle assessment for total costs, estimation of cost of ownership, as well as assessment of the value of contracts for life cycles. The actualization of the life cycle value assessment as a special type of valuation activity is associated with the development of the global economic trend of managing goods based on their presentation as life cycles. Summing up the value of the goods in exchange with their value in use, it is possible at a certain period of ownership to obtain the integral value of the cost of the life cycle or cost of ownership. The aim of the study is to summarize the domestic experience and features of its development in relation to the use of the methodology for assessing the cost of life cycles as a special direction of valuation activity in the Russian economy, taking into account the review of foreign analysis in this area. The research methods were used in the form of a set of interrelated methodological approaches based on expert assessments, retrospective analysis, forecasting, comparative, cost and income assessment methodologies, economic and mathematical modeling, as well as logical, technical, economic and situational analysis. The article summarizes the results in the field of the genesis of valuation activity in the domestic economy regarding the cost modeling of life cycles, highlighting the main stages of their development. A review of the main existing methods for estimating total costs is given and their characteristics are given. Shown excursion assessment in a foreign economy. Debatable questions of the methodical modeling of the valuation of life cycles and life cycle contracts have been disassembled and highlighted
On March 12, 2019, the State Duma rejected in its first reading the draft federal law № 438588-7 “On Amendment to Article 3 of the Federal Law “On State Cadastral Valuation” in connection with adopting the Federal Law “On Amendments to the Tax Code of the Russian Federation regarding the exclusion of the fiscal base identification in respect of objects under taxation on property tax of individuals and tax on property of organizations on the basis of their cadastral value”. A little earlier, the Just Russia party initiated amendments to the Tax Code in order to exclude the concept of cadastral value from the tax base. In an interview to Valentina Nikolskaya, a special correspondent for the ES magazine, Valery Karlovich Hartung, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship, Deputy Head of the Just Russia faction, told about the essence of these bills.