Russia - France 2014


Food Binds Russia And France at the Human Level

  • May 19, 2014
In late May, Moscow will host the first festival of French gastronomy. Visitors will get an in-depth introduction to the ways of the French kitchen. The festival's organizer, the general director of the franco-russian chamber of commerce and industry, Pavel Chinsky, believes the "culture of life" can become a bridge — whatever the state of international politics.

High-Tech Prêt-à-Porter

  • May 19, 2014
Pavel Chinsky is back with his pick of French high technology. The number of startups and new projects continues to amaze. The country has become a centrifuge, spinning out ideas and companies at an impressive rate, from biotechnologies to electronics.

Interview With The French Ambassador To Russia

  • May 19, 2014
Jean-Maurice RIPERT, French Ambassador to Russia speaks about Russian-French relations.

Investors Plan to Be in Russia for The Long Term

  • May 19, 2014
Interview with Emmanuel QUIDET, President of the French-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

International Staff Create Local Brands

  • May 19, 2014
Car brands will be tailored to local markets even as the motor business consolidates, says the head of Renault group and the Renault-Nissan alliance.

Hollande's Pro-business Reforms Change the Political Landscape

  • May 19, 2014
The French president François Hollande is trying to attract the business community to his side, in order to boost growth and overcome the economic crisis. He was elected in 2012 on a platform to limit austerity. His new stance is turning away many of his party members. Arnaud Dubien, director of the French-Russian observatory or, by its French name, L'observatoire  franco-russe, examines the shifts in the political landscape.

Saved Energy Can Be a New Natural Resource For Russia

  • May 19, 2014
The Russian government estimates the country's per capita consumption of energy at more than three times EU levels and twice that of the US. Russia has committed to reducing energy consumption by 40 per cent by 2020. Vincent Pringault, director of the association of French companies in Russia for energy efficiency, explains what has yet to be done and why industrial companies should "not try to do everything by themselves". He sees energy efficiency and ecology as the path to new jobs in Russia.

The Principal Advantage of PPP Is Better Maintenance

  • May 19, 2014
Private contractors can help governments to specify who benefits from new infrastructure — and decide how to pay for it, says Vincent Piron, president of Piron Consulting and the head of CCIFR committee on PPP.

Taking the Long View on Military Sales

  • May 19, 2014
International tensions have raised questions over military deals but all sides expect gains from cooperation.

Medical Devices Are Leading the Pack of French Innovators

  • May 19, 2014
France ranks at the top of European surveys of the most innovative countries. Two thirds of French exports to Russia are high-tech products.

Clusters Help Firms Grow into Global Champions

  • May 19, 2014
France is a pioneer of the cluster policy. From the start it favored leading exporters but it now gives a growing role to startups.

Recent Changes in French Law Stimulate Rapid Business Decisions

  • May 19, 2014
There have been several innovations in French law, says Pierre Kopp, economist, professor at the university Panthéon-Sorbonne, lawyer at the Paris bar and a member of the scientific council of the Observatoire  franco-russe. He explains the most interesting recent changes.

French Port Cities: Their Role in the Economy

  • May 19, 2014
France is one of the leading maritime powers. The volume of freight transported through Marseilles is more than 90 million tons per year and the port association of Paris, the seine and Normandy handle another 130 million tons.

Logistics Blurs Transport Borders

  • May 19, 2014
French logistics companies are making their mark in Russia, bringing international best practice and innovation.

Fun and Roots Create Profitable Theme Park Business

  • May 19, 2014
The theme park Puy du Fou is a role model — and an adviser — for several Russian operators. Nicolas de Villiers, president of the association Puy du Fou, explains the origins of this park situated in the Vendée.

Gourmets Promote a Love Of Fine Food

  • May 19, 2014
French gastronomy plays a key role in promoting French culture abroad. It has been recognized in UNESCO's list of 'intangible heritage' since 2010. French food is making an entrée in Russia, not only at the restaurant table but also as part of daily life.
Russia - France 2014
Russia - France 2014
Welcome to Russia-France business supplement, published by The Moscow Times in collaboration with the French-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (СCIFR). This publication is devoted to strengthening bilateral relations between Russia and France and demonstrates the significant potential of French-Russian strategic partnership.
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