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Talented Russian youth to get economic lifts to a better future via Putins ASI

The new state agency was specially created to stimulate the realization and commercialization of innovative projects by young Russian geniuses...

Highlights of St. Petersburgs major events in figures and photographs

The forum was attended by 5,000 delegates, including five heads of states, over 220 CEOs of foreign companies and 500 local firms CEOs...

Issue: July 2011, Vol. 6, No. 6     Author: Alex Freedmann
Tags: SPIEF
 

Kremlin seeking for the best dividends payment formula for state companies

Kremlins proposed measures to impose civilized dividend policies on state companies are expected to radically change the current negative practice of dismal dividend payments...

Issue: August 2012, Vol. 7, No. 7     Author: Irina Petrova
Tags: Putin

Elites consumerism cult to fall first victim of luxury goods taxation in Russia

The governments readiness to take actions against luxury goods became clear in February when Putin called the issue of imposing a luxury tax a politically done deal...

 

Industrys records setters and breakers: The search for the Best Player on the local real estate market

The Real Estate Market Records-2013, an annual international event that honors the best achievements by key players, celebrated the industry's top performers and records breakers in a huge gala show in Moscow...

Investors brainstorm over the potential and attractiveness of the Russian economy

Experts highlight Russia's key economic potential and major problems, notably, bad reputation and other negative stereotypes, blocking foreign investments into the country...

 

Record investment contracts at St. Pets forum indicates global economy recovery

Organizers put the number of investment contracts penned during the forum at over 50, while their total amount, in monetary terms, at 15bln euros, a new record for the forum...

Oleg Tinkov, founder and Chairman of Tinkoff Bank: Paving the way for digital banking in Russia

Oleg Tinkov, the founder and chairman of the board of directors of Tinkoff Bank, shares his experience in pioneering new practices on the Russian financial services market, offering his visions for the future development of internet banking and the new goals of Tinkoff Bank in this space......

Issue: January 2016, Vol. 11, No. 1     Author:
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Public and private support outlined for Mikhalkov-Konchalovskys culinary project

Konchalovsky has recently given a detailed interview about the Eat at Home initiative, noting that the idea of creating a traditional Russian eatery network was born long ago...

Issue: May 2015, Vol. 3, No. 5     Author: Irina Kozlova
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The corporate portrait of a typical independent director in Russian corporations BoDs

A typical Russian independent director is certainly a man, probably about 60 years old, with 14 years of working experience as a member of a Board of Directors...

 

Tatneft is fully ready for new challenges in the oil industry

In 2012, the republic produced about 32.7mln tons of "black gold," the highest volume since 1992, while since 1998, the annual output had increased by 2mln tons...

Issue: October 2013, Vol. 10     Author: Bashir Alimov
Tags: Tatneft

World Superbike debut in Russia sports novelty, cost, return on the project and engine roars

Russia enters into a motorbike history by hosting the famous World Superbike Racing Championship at the suburban Moscow racetracks attended by over 30,000 visitors...

 

Growing cybercrimes pose global threats to individuals and corporations

Today, cybercrime has become a separate, high-yielding business, comparable with other modern evils, such as human trafficking, including for prostitution and organ theft purposes, as well as illegal drug and arms trade...

Leading healthy nutrition experts focus on dietary supplements standardization in Russia

Experts say adoption of clearer standards will help introduce uniform and transparent rules for all players on the rapidly growing Russian food additives market...

Issue: August 2012, Vol. 7, No. 7     Author: Irina Kozlova
Tags: BAAs
 

AmCham expresses support for U.S. Senate's decision to grant Russia a PNTR status

AmCham has led high level delegations to Washington and also hosted roundtables for U.S. delegates in Moscow to highlight U.S. firms' gains from PNTR with Russia...

An experts view on Chinese equities: is it time to step back in

Experts see the Chinese equities as an attractive opportunity and say that the time may have come to go for them, but at the same time call for closely monitoring the downside risks on both the inflation and economic fronts...

Issue: June 2012, Vol.7, No.6     Author: Irina Kozlova
Tags: Equities
 

Khodorkovsky and Putin share a common view on legalization of privatization deals

The fact that Putin has added his voice to this idea, unpopular among the Russian business titans, means Kremlin has decided to review 1990s' questionable privatization deals...

Issue: March 2012, Vol. 7, No.3     Author: Alex Freedmann
Tags: Yukos

The Active Home concept, the newest trend in global architecture, reaches Russia

An Active House, the new European concept in world architecture, envisages the construction of houses via modern technologies and most advanced innovations...

 

Yandex IPO marks full internationalization of Russias search engine market

While Yandex was not the first Russian Internet company to float its stocks on international exchanges, it was its IPO that drew the largest global attention...

State secret services mull banning leading global Internet portals in Russia

If the FSB gets its way, Russia will find itself among exotic dictatorship regimes, which have banned modern Internet-based communication gadgets on security grounds...

Issue: May 2011, Vol.6, No. 4     Author:
Tags: FSB
 

Russian tycoons deep-rooted investophobia harmful to businesses and innovations

The imprisonment and forced exile some of the nation's most influential CEOs have only aggravated the complicated relations between the Russian authorities and businesses...

Russia for the first time places ruble Eurobonds at the London Exchange

By this step, Russia has opened a new page in the history of its ruble-denominated bond placements, thus meeting one of the major attributes as a global reserve currency...

 

Nanotechnologies - a panacea for modern civilization woes or threat to humanity?

In this article, the author has made an attempt to find answers to this question and other issues relating to the fruits of researches in nanotechnology to mankind as a whole...

Crisis and Russian economy: road to accelerated recovery and growth

Andrew Cranston, a senior partner at KPMG Russia and CIS, talked about his companys anti-crisis strategy and the effects of the global economic meltdown in Russia...

 

A fairy-tale like journey to self-made millionaire in less than a decade

A true-life success story that highlights unlimitedness of human possibilities and business opportunities available in Russia for hardworking and result-oriented foreigners...

Putins Mechel criticism and commendation

A case study of key issues influencing business owners, CEOs and their companies fates in Russia...

 

Presentation of new company NIKAs brand logotype

According to NIKA's management, the idea behind the changes in the companys trademark reflects the maturity of the company, which celebrates its seventh foundation anniversary this year...

Issue: October 2010, Vol. 5, No. 9     Author:
Tags: NIKA

Authorities set more humane legal rules for private businesses in Russia

Such official efforts have led to the adoption of several more business friendly laws designed to make life much easier for companies and their owners...

 

The past, present and the future of the Russian tourism industry

Speaking at the opening of the meeting, the minister noted that tourism has been declared a priority sector of the Russian economy, and consequently, its condition and development have become subjects of keen attention from the state...

Global ad gurus gather in Moscow to resuscitate their crisis-battered industry

The unprecedented importance of the event for the Russia was underscored by the presence of a galaxy of top officials from the federal, Moscow city and regional governments across the nation...

 

Foreign businesses ally with the Kremlin in its war against corruption in Russia

Commenting on the initiative's importance for businesses, the RGFTC chairman noted that the measure is not just a symbolic act, but a real intent to combat corruption in Russia...

Key development banks step up fight against corruption across the globe

The new landmark agreement signed by major global multilateral development banks envisions more stringent sanctions against corruption and other illegal business practices across the globe...

Issue: May 2010, Vol. 5, No. 4     Author: Allan Goldsmith
Tags: EBRD
 

Confidence in business future gradually returning to global CEOs

PwC pollsters, in a reflection of looming economic recovery, say confidence in economic growth is returning to global business leaders...

CEE and Central Asian countries fates brighter, but overall recovery remains fragile

The upward revision, according to the EBRD, was driven by stronger than expected performance in four large economies in the region - Poland, Turkey, Russia, and Kazakhstan...

Issue: March 2010, Vol. 5, No. 2     Author: James B. Adams
Tags: CEE
 

The year 2009 and its results: Version of the OPORA Russia

Natalya Ushakova, OPORA Russia Vice President and Intermedservice Co. CEO, gives her assessments of Russias overall economic performance in 2009 and shares her future business plans and forecasts for 2010...

Issue: Vol. 4, No. 11     Author: Natalya Ushakova
Tags: OPORA ROSSII

Expert View on 2010: MIBA CEO's version

Alexander Borisov, CEO of MIBA and RCCIs Consumer Market Development Committee chairman, analyses the impacts of the global financial crisis on Russia and its economy in 2009 and their probable implications for the country, its citizenss and their businesses in 2010...

Issue: Vol. 4, No. 11     Author: Alexander Borisov
Tags: MIBA
 

SADC ambassadors sell the alliances business opportunities to Russian investors

Specifically, the envoys call on Russian strategic investors to complement their governments rising interest and influence in the SADC region, and indeed, on the African continent...

Can Moscow really become a financial center in the new post-crisis world?

The answer is an emphatic yes, based on Moscow's historical experience as the former capital of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, which had controlled half of the world at their zeniths, and the recent positive changes in the city...

 

A private view on the global crisis and the measures being taken to combat it in Russia

Vladimir Pershin, the CEO of Trinity Charter Project, reviews the anticrisis measures adopted in Russia and abroad to fight the ongoing global economic recession and their individual and collective implications for the Russian and global markets...

Avalanches of mega deals at MAKS-09 as companies defy global crisis on unparalleled shopping spree

Record deals were signed at MAKS-09 as several public and private companies went on a spending spree that did not only defy the current crisis, but also raised the salon into the top elite multibillion dollar aviation exhibitions league...