German business isn’t giving up

German business isn’t giving up The business climate in Russia is getting worse as the volatile ruble and sanctions take a toll on the country’s economy, but this hasn’t discouraged German businessmen.   This was the conclusion drawn from the survey of German companies operating in Russia regarding prospects in 2019, conducted by the German Committee…

Blue elephants in Russia

Blue elephants in Russia Every year, about 7,000 – 8,000 million tons of cargo are transported by road vehicles in Russia. The German company Schmitz Cargobull AG makes a significant contribution to this volume. The company’s logo, which features a blue elephant, started appearing on Russian roads a long time ago. Although judging by the name of this leading…

What’s new #26

Mercedes dealership has opened its doors in Moscow A Mercedes dealership has opened at the former ZIL industrial zone. Sergey Sobyanin stopped in to look at the company’s new office. “This is a new center of attraction for Muscovites and a new point that gives additional income to the city. All this together enlivens an old place…

S.M.Saiful Hoque: Our relations have enormous potential

S.M.Saiful Hoque: Our relations have enormous potential Among all the ambassadors accredited in Russia, it’s difficult to find someone who knows our country better than 64-year-old Dr. S.M.Saiful Hoque, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bangladesh. And it’s not just because he speaks great Russian and loves Russian blini and pelmeni. Dr. S.M.Saiful Hoque knows a lot about…

Oksana Pushkina: Russian women need a revolution of the mind

Oksana Pushkina: Russian women need a revolution of the mind Oksana Pushkina – a television and radio journalist, a State Duma deputy, and one of the founders of Zhenskyi vzglyad, a women’s empowerment foundation (translates as “Woman’s view”) – talked to Capital Ideas about the real situation on the Russian labor market, explaining why it’s necessary to create a strategy to support…

Moscow – Geneva: urban management – modern challenges and current solutions

Moscow – Geneva: urban management – modern challenges and current solutions A conference on city management and international cooperation took place in the Swiss capital.   At the “Moscow – Geneva. Urban Management: modern challenges and current solutions” conference, organized by the Moscow Department for External Economic and International Relations, participants discussed relevant issues regarding urban management and…