The reception held in celebration of the publication’s anniversary was attended by officials from the Moscow government, heads of foreign companies, and ambassadors
The Golden Ring Hotel in Moscow hosted an evening dedicated to the 5-year anniversary of Capital Ideas. The journal is published with assistance from the Department of External Economic and International Relations of the Moscow government. By telling readers about the capital and foreign companies working in the city, the publication seeks to convey to foreign audiences the political, economic, and social changes that are taking place in Moscow, as well as to inform them about the steps the government is taking to improve the investment climate.
The event gathered many people who have appeared on the pages of Capital Ideas at different times, such as heads of foreign industrial unions and associations that work with Russia, CEOs of foreign enterprises operating in the Russian Federation, and ambassadors from a number of countries accredited to Moscow.
Sergo Kukhianidze, the Editor-in-Chief at Capital Ideas, said that the publication was able to accomplish the most important goal over the past five years – building trust. The articles published on the pages of Capital Ideas confirm this to be the case. “In the past five years, we published exclusive interviews with almost all members of the Moscow government, including Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin, the heads of some of the biggest companies that work in the capital, directors of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and Ambassadors from leading countries,” he said.
Minister of the Moscow Government and Head of the Department of External Economic and International Relations Sergey Cheremin talked about the professionalism of the editorial staff working on the publication. He expressed hope that Capital Ideas will continue to thrive, and will go on to celebrate 10 and 15-year anniversaries in the future. “You’re creating a unique journal. There is nothing like it on the Russian media market. Capital Ideas sheds light on real life in the capital in a competent and impartial manner,” Sergey Cheremin said.