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The authorities and businesses can trust Russian statistics. Maxim Reshetnikov introduced the new head of Rosstat to their colleagues

On May 12, 2022, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Maxim Reshetnikov introduced Sergey Galkin, the new head of Rosstat, to the employees of the Federal State Statistics Service and heads of its territorial bodies.

Sergey Galkin was appointed head of Rosstat by the government edict of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin.

Maxim Reshetnikov noted that "the new head of Rosstat, in general, has extensive experience working with data, indicators and statistics. Sergey Galkin knows the specifics of the regional work, all the weak and strong points, like nobody else. It is important that he understands how the data and forecasts affect the management decision-making and its implementation in the real economy".

The Minister of Economic Development pays special attention to the fact that the more timeliness and high-quality statistics are, the "more effective and accurate the decisions made at all levels are, and thus there will be more tangible changes in business and the lives of people".

"Much has been done over the recent period. Large-scale projects have been implemented, one of the most significant is the All-Russia Population Census," noted Maxim Reshetnikov. – "We are all waiting for its results and understand its importance for the future of the country. Sergey Sergeevich will make every effort to strengthen and increase the results achieved by Rosstat in recent years".

According to the Minister, Rosstat will have to strengthen its role as the main methodological center of state statistics, to follow the basic principles - openness, strictly scientific approaches to the formation of methodology and comparability of data. It is important to improve the content and quality of information through the involvement of new sources, especially administrative data.

At the same time, Rosstat needs to respond flexibly to user requests, quickly form new indicators, and act faster and more swiftly. An important direction of Rosstat's development should be the development of regional statistics.

All new tasks, according to the Minister, should be accompanied by a reduction of the administrative burden on the respondents.

To keep the balance between respondent burden and achieving the goals set for Rosstat, it is important to continue the process of digitalization of the Service.

Achieving the goals will increase the credibility of statistics among all its users, said Maxim Reshetnikov.

Sergey Galkin in his speech to the employees of Rosstat pays special attention to the importance of digitalization, which will increase the reliability of data, and maintain the high standards of work with information. In his opinion, it will ensure the quality of calculated indicators and the uniqueness of interpretation of published data.

The new head of Rosstat considers it important to work further on the already launched projects in key areas of development and is ready to support breakthrough initiatives. 

"Rosstat should become a reliable and fast guide to information for all consumers," noted Sergey Galkin.


Sergey Sergeevich Galkin was born on January 2, 1984, in Moscow.

In 2005, he graduated from the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation.

From 2005 to 2010, he was engaged in analytical work in large investment and consulting companies.

From 2010 to 2016, he was Analyst at VTB Capital.

In 2017, he was invited to the position of Counsellor of the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

On November 3, 2018, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

On May 11, 2022, by government edict of the Government of the Russian Federation, he was appointed Head of the Federal State Statistics Service.


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