Doing Business in Russia 2015


Better Times Are Ahead

  • December 03, 2015
In these difficult times, it is more important than ever to recognize the achievements of those working on the Russian market and the challenges they face.

'When It Comes to Business, Everyone Is a Competitor'

  • December 03, 2015
The nascent hotel market in Russia has bright prospects, but still poses huge challenges for businesses. These challenges include the country's strict visa regime.

There's Light at the End of the Tunnel for Russia's Economy

  • December 03, 2015
Since early last year, Russia's economy has been hit by Western sanctions and slumping oil prices. The economy has contracted and the national currency, the ruble, has undergone a sharp devaluation. However, after many difficult months, there might finally be some light at the end of the tunnel.

A Love for Russia Brings Great Rewards

  • December 03, 2015
Antonio Linares, general director of Roca Group in Russia and the CIS, spoke to The Moscow Times about the importance of understanding realities, making the right decisions, falling in love with Russia and collaboration with the Bolshoi Theater.

Crisis Slowing Russia's Internet Market Growth, but Giving Impetus

  • December 03, 2015
It is unlikely that the Russian segment of the Internet, often referred to as the Runet, will escape the ongoing economic crisis and its market growth may halve in 2015, experts say. Officials, however, point to initiatives of companies in fighting difficulties and the high potential of the industry, which is expected to recover by 2018.

Building Russia's Future

  • December 03, 2015
Raymond Fadel is AECOM regional director for Russia and has worked with developers and architects for over 25 years. We talked to him about AECOM's recent projects and the construction market in general.

Just Come and Work!

  • December 03, 2015
A crisis time is always a good moment to start a business, especially if you are a big company, believes Olga Bantsekina, the chief representative for Coleman Services UK and first deputy chair of the board of the Association of European Businesses. She talks about the HR-services most in demand at the moment and investors' mistakes in doing business in Russia.

Representing Foreign Investors in Russia

  • December 03, 2015
Andrey Pushkin, managing partner of Tenzor Consulting Group, talks about the peculiarities of  Russian legislation that cause the most difficulty for foreign investors.

Banks Must Adapt to Survive the Crisis

  • December 03, 2015
Andrey Kuznetsov, chairman of the board of J&T Bank, told us about the challenges his bank and Russia's entire banking industry have been facing this year and about the prospects for 2016.

Yandex vs Google: Clash of the Cybertitans

  • December 03, 2015
The Internet search engine market in Russia is turning into a battle between domestic giant Yandex and American behemoth Google. When one attacks, the other steps back momentarily and then resumes the game, loudly crying "en garde."

Making Homes Smarter With MTS

  • December 03, 2015
MTS has signed a partnership agreement with Redmond, the producer of household appliances, aimed at developing and promoting services in the field of the "Internet of things" (IoT) to consumers. This unique strategic initiative reinforces the status of MTS as a leading innovator among telecommunications companies.

The Best of Moscow from Business to Culture

  • December 03, 2015
The Moscow Times Awards is here again — the time when we come together to acknowledge those who make a positive contribution to city life and work hard to change Moscow for the better.
Doing Business in Russia 2015
Doing Business in Russia 2015
The business community in Russia has reasons to be optimistic, as there really does seem to be light at the end of the tunnel.
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