Moscow and Helsinki sign a cooperation program

Moscow and Helsinki sign a cooperation program The Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin and the Mayor of Helsinki Jan Vapaavuori signed a cooperation program between the two cities for 2018-2021. The cities will exchange experience in various services used in the winter, stimulating the emergence of new start-ups and technology parks, improvements in the quality…

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Moscow develops cooperation with Latin American countries

Moscow develops cooperation with Latin American countries On April 23-28, Latin America hosted Days of Moscow for the first time.   This is an important historical event for the Russian capital, Minister of the Moscow Government and Head of the Moscow Department of External Economic and International Relations (MDEEIR) Sergey Cheremin said during the event’s…

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French companies have adapted to new economic realities

French companies have adapted to new economic realities The conference “Economic Potential Opportunities of Marseilles and Provence,” organized with support from the Moscow Department of External Economic and International Relations (MDEEIR), took place in the Russian capital.   A French delegation headed by Jean Roatta, Deputy Mayor of Marseilles in charge of International Relations and…

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Developing tourism in the capital

Developing tourism in the capital For Moscow, tourism is one of the key spheres for the export and import of services, Moscow Minister and Head of the Moscow Department of Foreign Economic and International Relations (MDEEIR) Sergey Cheremin said during his speech at the “Tourism Cash Flows: Exporting Tourism” business session during the Saint Petersburg…

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We’ll follow Moscow’s example

We’ll follow Moscow’s example Meeting of the Connected Cities 2020 urban leaders’ international club held in Moscow   The participants discussed the prospects of the fifth generation wireless networks, the implementation of smart lighting, and the transition from the Internet of Things to the Internet of Everything. Between 22 and 24 May, leaders and experts in the sphere…

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How to teach a city to think

How to teach a city to think Moscow has many epithets. The city is called beautiful, golden-domed, immense, both ancient and modern… But more recently, Moscow is often called a smart city. And this is no accident! Last year, Moscow made it on the list of top 5 largest cities and agglomerations in the world ready…

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Ambassador Jean-Arthur Regibeau: I love walking along Kuznetsky Most

Ambassador Jean-Arthur Regibeau: I love walking along Kuznetsky Most Unlike the heads of other diplomatic missions in Moscow, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belgium Jean-Arthur Regibeau doesn’t spend his free time painting, playing the violin, or collecting stamps. He studies Russian and travels around the country. The diplomat also likes to give speeches at different…

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Ambassador Markides: I do not feel like a stranger in Moscow

Ambassador Markides: I do not feel like a stranger in Moscow Mr. Leonidas Markides, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cyprus to the Russian Federation, is 64 years old. According to him, his life and diplomatic career have been very rewarding. A year ago, Leonidas came to Moscow as head of the Cyprus diplomatic mission.…

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What’s new #23

Medical cluster at Skolkovo The construction of the first building of the Moscow International Medical Cluster has been completed at Skolkovo. “The first clinical and diagnostic building, equipped with the most modern technology, has been completed in Skolkovo’s medical cluster. Plus, the most modern control center in Russia has been established here. One of the…

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Moscow in the TOP 5

Moscow in the TOP 5 The capital of Russia made it into the top 5 European cities most attractive to investors   Moscow placed fifth in the rating of European cities most attractive for investment, ahead of Helsinki, Warsaw, Berlin, and Stockholm. According to the official portal of the Moscow Mayor and Moscow Government, Moscow moved…

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Moscow is a smart city. Which technologies make it smart?

Moscow is a smart city. Which technologies make it smart? “For a rapidly growing metropolis like Moscow, the concept of a Smart City is becoming a necessity. Considering their incredibly complicated infrastructure, managing giant cities like these with traditional approaches is extremely difficult, if not altogether impossible,” said Dmitry Shepelyavy, Deputy CEO of SAP CIS,…

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Dmitry Fonarev: I was a bodyguard for Bill Gates

Dmitry Fonarev: I was a bodyguard for Bill Gates Safety is a key factor in determining the social climate in any country. Russia is no exception. Quite often, heads of major international companies make decisions on whether or not to open an office in Russia based on how safe and comfortable they feel in the…

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Here, anybodycan outplay you…

Here, anybody can outplay you…   Ivana: Do you know how we keep warm in Russia? Austin: I can guess, baby. Ivana: We play chess. Austin: I guessed wrong. (From Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me)   Like just about everywhere else in the world, Russian people love football. But nobody loves chess the way Russians do. Almost…

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