The three pillars of anti-corruption

The three pillars of anti-corruption Corruption interferes with the country’s development as a whole and is bad for business. Serious investors won’t come to a country that ranks low on international anti-corruption indices. Anatoly VYBORNY, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma’s security and anti-corruption committee, talked to Capital Ideas about why not all indices are…

How to teach children financial literacy

How to teach children financial literacy “The important thing is to have money. We can always figure out how to spend it.” The vast majority of people adhere to this simple principle. But finances shouldn’t be taken lightly, judging by the increasing volumes of overdue loans, unpaid debts, deceived depositors, and personal dramas related to…

Shopping: Moscow style

Shopping: Moscow style The Russian consumer market is the largest in Europe, which makes it particularly appealing for investors. Growing purchasing power and the Russian appreciation of internationally popular brands means that more customers gravitate toward the best shopping centers in the country. Rapidly changing lifestyles make Russian consumers more demanding in terms of service…

The supermarket challenge

The supermarket challenge Political analysts, sociologists, and economists have spent countless hours arguing about what caused the collapse of the Soviet Union. But if we had to sum things up in one word, it would definitely be “deficit.” This isn’t a reference to an abstract concept like freedom, but about empty shelves in the country’s…

Moscow playbill: Hot ice and rainbow flames

Moscow playbill: Hot ice and rainbow flames From ice shows to the mystical “Queen of Spades” opera and the fiery Ritchie Blackmore – that’s the rich cultural kaleidoscope that awaits Moscow guests and residents in the winter and spring of 2018.   One of the most anticipated events of this winter seasons is the world…