Ease of Doing Business in

Russian Federation

Russian Federation Download Profile (1981.1KB, pdf)
Region Europe & Central Asia
Income Category Upper middle income
Population 144,096,812
GNI Per Capita (US$) 11,400
City covered Moscow, Saint Petersburg



DB 2017 Rank



DB 2017 DTF (% points)

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Topics DB 2017 Rank DB 2016 Rank info_outline Change in Rank DB 2017 DTF (% points) info_outline DB 2016 DTF (% points) info_outline Change in DTF (% points) info_outline
Overall 40 36 down
73.19 73.20 down
Starting a Business 26 37 up
93.57 92.35 up
Dealing with Construction Permits 115 117 up
65.86 64.67 up
Getting Electricity 30 26 down
84.37 84.22 up
Registering Property 9 8 down
90.55 90.51 up
Getting Credit 44 42 down
65.00 65.00
Protecting Minority Investors 53 51 down
60.00 60.00
Paying Taxes 45 40 down
82.96 83.09 down
Trading across Borders 140 138 down
57.96 57.96
Enforcing Contracts 12 8 down
74.96 75.78 down
Resolving Insolvency 51 49 down
56.69 58.39 down

Positive= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business.Negative= Change making it more difficult to do business.

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Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 9.7
Name of utility MOESK
City Moscow
Indicator Moscow Europe & Central Asia OECD high income
Procedures (number) info_outline 3 5.6 4.8
Time (days) info_outline 150 112.3 76.2
Cost (% of income per capita) info_outline 37.2 375.5 62.5
Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8) info_outline 8 5.2 7.5
  • Measure of efficiency
    No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs

    Submit application to MOESK, await technical conditions and sign connection contract

    Agency: MOESK

    The application is submitted electronically through the “Personal cabinet” internet portal on technological connection on the MOESK website http://utp.moesk.ru/my/ without visiting the client services office, along with doing a preliminary calculation of the connection cost online. The application should be supported by the documents required by the utility, including internal wiring and equipment location plan, justification of the requested capacity, copy of the license of the firm which prepared the plan, documents certifying the legal status of the customer.
    Within 7 days after receiving the connection application MOESK provides the customer with technical conditions for connection along with signed connection and supply contracts. All the documents are available online in the “Personal cabinet”, where those can be signed electronically, if the customer has a digital signature. Alternatively those can be sent to the customer via free courier service for signing.
    On every stage of the application processing, the applicant receives a text-message notification to the cellular phone indicated on the application form. It is also possible to track the status of the application by visiting the online “Personal cabinet”.
    Upon signing the connection contract the customer makes the payment of the connection cost. Since September 1, 2015 MOESK offers the customers an option of paying the connection cost by installments over up to 3 years without charging any interest on the amount.

    15 calendar days RUB 200,000

    Await completion of external works by MOESK

    Agency: MOESK

    Upon having the connection contract signed by the customer, the utility prepares project design for building a network for connection and obtain all approvals for construction work (such as, a permit required for the laying of underground or overhead lines), and carry out all the external works according to the contract and the technical conditions.
    Before energizing, utility checks the readiness of the internal network and equipment of the customer, including the meter and sealing it, to receive electric energy. If there are no any issues on the customer side, the utility energizes the object and provided the customer with the final set of documents, including the technological connection act, the balance inventory act and attachments to the supply contract.

    Utility performs all work up to the land boundaries of the applicant and assumes the responsibility of the performed work, and the customer is responsible for the performance of work within the boundaries of their plot.

    The customer is responsible for having the internal network ready with all the necessary equipment installed, including the metering equipment. The customers have a right to design and build the internal network with their own resources, or can outsource that to a specialized electric company/utility under a separate contract.

    114 calendar days RUB 0

    Sign supply contract with Mosenergosbyt

    Agency: Mosenergosbyt

    Customer visits Mosenergosbyt to conclude a supply contract.

    From February, 2014 it became possible to select a preferred supplier in the application form for a technological connection.

    21 calendar days RUB 0

  • Measure of quality
    Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index (0-8)
    Total duration and frequency of outages per customer a year (0-3)
    System average interruption duration index (SAIDI) 0.01
    System average interruption frequency index (SAIFI) 0.01
    Mechanisms for monitoring outages (0-1)
    Does the distribution utility use automated tools to monitor outages? Yes
    Mechanisms for restoring service (0-1)
    Does the distribution utility use automated tools to restore service? Yes
    Regulatory monitoring (0-1)
    Does a regulator—that is, an entity separate from the utility—monitor the utility’s performance on reliability of supply? Yes
    Financial deterrents aimed at limiting outages (0-1)
    Does the utility either pay compensation to customers or face fines by the regulator (or both) if outages exceed a certain cap? Yes
    Communication of tariffs and tariff changes (0-1)
    Are effective tariffs available online? Yes
    Link to the website, if available online http://www.mosenergosbyt.ru/website/faces/legals/tariffs-n-prices?_adf.ctrl...
    Are customers notified of a change in tariff ahead of the billing cycle? Yes
    Price of electricity (US cents per kWh) 9.7


    If the duration and frequency of outages is 100 or less, the economy is eligible to score on the Reliability of supply and transparency of tariff index.

    If the duration and frequency of outages is not available, or is over 100, the economy is not eligible to score on the index.