Russia - Germany 2014


Goodwill is the Key to Restoring Confidence

  • October 01, 2014
The German Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Rüdiger Freiherr von Fritsch, writes that the current political situation is a challenge for both countries.

Retailers Drive Change in Delivery Sector

  • October 01, 2014
Logistics companies are adding high quality, additional services as retail and industrial markets evolve, says Anatoly Gvozdev, Managing Director at DB Schenker Russia (ZAO Schenker).

Business Will Overcome Economic and Political Obstacles

  • October 01, 2014
Russian industry has allies who understand the long-term importance of trade, says Michael Harms, Chairman of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce, AHK. But he is concerned that business is being politicized. He told Mark Gay that long-term trust in the Russian market must be repaired.

Europe Will Trump BRICS as the Natural Trading Partner

  • October 01, 2014
The German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations (Ost-Ausschuss der Deutschen Wirtschaft) was founded in 1952, and promotes ties with Russia on behalf of business. Prof Dr Rainer Lindner, its Managing Director, spoke to Mark Gay.

Germany Plays Key Role in Ukraine Crisis

  • October 01, 2014
Germany has played an active role as an intermediary during the Ukraine crisis. The country's feelings towards Russia are intricate and complex, as independent analyst Alexander Sambuk explains.

Sowing and Reaping the Benefits of Technology

  • October 01, 2014
A century-old family business is helping to modernize Russian agriculture and industry. Regional President Eastern Europe of CLAAS Group and General Director of CLAAS Vostok Bernd Ludewig told Mark Gay how its factory in the black earth region of Krasnodar sources a growing proportion of parts from local suppliers.

Nowhere Too Remote for Online Fashion

  • October 01, 2014
With consultant stylists and changing fashion lines, Lamoda is an eCommerce phenomenon. customer-friendly policies like "try before you buy" and right to return are a revolution in Russian retailing, as co-founder and CEO Nilsen Togzen told Marina Marshenkulova.

Legal Changes Offer Business Savings

  • October 01, 2014
Changes to the RUssian civil code could save companies money, says Helge Masannek, Director Taxes & Legal, at Russia Consulting. But impending tax rises could boost costs. He spoke to Mark Gay.

Coaching German Style Opportunities Squared

  • October 01, 2014
For more than 10 years FBK-Coaching has integrated the best German practices into Russia's business environment. Eleonora Sandulenko, General Director, FBK-Coaching, spoke to Marina Marshenkulova.

Unique View of Moscow's Historic Skyline

  • October 01, 2014
After four years in Berlin, Oliver Eller has returned to Moscow as General Manager of the Hotel Baltschug Kempinski and Kempinski Area Director of Russia. Back In 2007 he launched another luxury hotel in Moscow. He told Mark Gay about his feelings upon his return.

Young Muscovites Welcome Year of German Language

  • October 01, 2014
A twist on the word, zdravstvuy, greeted visitors to the hermitage garden for the launch of events to celebrate two tongues, in print, study and play.

Chemicals Company Aims to Boost Self Sufficiency

  • October 01, 2014
From animal feeds to fertilizers, "green" tires to sound insulation, Evonik makes products that help make Russia less reliant on imports. Julio Vrbanic, General Manager, Evonik Chimia, spoke to Vladislav Shayman.

From Metal to Modern: Bands Find Common Chord

  • October 01, 2014
German music has proved a successful export, largely in the pop and rock segment. Now russian performers are Beginning to repay the compliment.
Russia - Germany 2014
Russia - Germany 2014
Its a challenging time for German and Russian businesses, especially smaller and mid-sized companies. Some had recently localized production in Russia, making long-term commitments to the country. Large investment funds had been looking for prospects in the real estate market. Now some of these investors have put their plans on hold. Its a challenging time for German and Russian businesses, especially smaller and mid-sized companies. Some had recently localized production in Russia, making long-term commitments to the country. Large investment funds had been looking for prospects in the real estate market. Now some of these investors have put their plans on hold.
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