Daily deal site Groupon has been operating in Russia since 2011. German national Tobias Schubert has been COO of Groupon Russia since August 2012. In this interview, he speaks about the challenges and opportunities that await expat businessmen in Moscow and how his industry has adapted to the market.
Germany's unique historical and cultural connections to Russia have made it a gateway to the rest of the world for Russian contemporary fiction. However, this relationship is largely one-sided, as distribution issues and large Russian publishers' focus on classics are preventing most contemporary German fiction from reaching the Russian market.
Welcome to the second edition of the Russia-Germany special country supplement, published by the Moscow Times. Each year this publication is a chance to examine the close ties between Russia and Germany and to remember that, despite the complicated history of their bilateral relations, today the countries are vital trading partners and important allies on the international stage.