Russia - France 2011


The French Are Coming

  • June 07, 2011
Construction material makers Saint-Gobain and Onduline pin hopes on production in the Nizhny Novgorod region.

When Inefficiency Pays Off

  • June 07, 2011
Russia's infrastructure wastes energy on a scale that is practically unrivaled. But it offers Energy-efficiency firms a business opportunity with government backing.

Farm Equipment Maker Plows Up Opportunity

  • June 07, 2011
France's Kuhn Group wants to replenish russia's outdated fleet with its agricultural machines. The task isn't easy: Kuhn faces protectionist state policies, falling production and competition from other foreign brands.

French Retail Spreads Out in St. Petersburg

  • June 07, 2011
The ranks of Auchan and Decathlon stores are expanding in Russia, but St. Petersburg is a tough market.

Online Exclusive: Tatarstan's Bid for Business

  • June 07, 2011
Tatarstan Minister of Industry and Trade Ravil Zaripov discusses how the Volga republic can attract further French investment — through its investment in a special economic zone, its fight against corruption and the potential of its capital, Kazan, to host games for the 2018 World Cup.

MAP: French Investments in Russia's Regions

  • June 02, 2011
In our specially designed map, see the extent of French business in each of Russia's federal districts. Plus, view a list of French companies and affiliate offices by district.

'Excellent Dynamic' Touted By French Ambassador to Russia

  • June 02, 2011
Jean De Gliniasty discusses Franco-Russian efforts, business diplomacy and regional development in an interview with Moscow Times editor Rachel Nielsen.

French Connection: Petersburg Gets Real Estate, Road Business

  • June 02, 2011
In St. Petersburg, French firms are few in number but are building major hotel, infrastructure and retail projects.

Winning the Gallic Car Wars in Russia

  • June 01, 2011
Peugeot and Citroen trail Renault in Russian sales, but all three brands plan to increase production and revenue in Russia through partnerships.

L'Oreal Adds a French Face To Kaluga's Business Hub

  • May 31, 2011
The cosmetics giant cites pretty tax rates and handsome help from officials for its decision to open in the region.

Letter From the Editors

  • January 01, 1970
Close to 400 French businesses have offices or factories in Russia. Even more notable, however, is the breadth of investment: French companies across a wide variety of sectors have opened offices throughout the country.

Letter From the French-Russian Chamber of Trade and Industry

  • January 01, 1970
From the Black Sea to the Ural Mountains (or even to Lake Baikal or to the Pacific seaside), the number of French investment projects keeps increasing.
Russia - France 2011
Russia - France 2011
Companies from France make up a sizable part of Russia’s business fabric, and French firms' strategies are covered in-depth in this supplement. What's more, for the first time in our country supplement magazines, you can view the extent of French business activity by federal district in a specially designed map.
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