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Q&A: The Hardest Job in Russia Ц Being NATO's Envoy (Video)

Q&A: The Hardest Job in Russia Ц Being NATO's Envoy (Video)

In 2010, Robert Pszczel arrived in Moscow to head up NATO's Information Office with the charge of promoting the 28-member transatlantic military alliance as a peaceful partner in global security.

Q&A: Ruben Vardanyan, Russia's Armenian Financier Turned Philanthropist

Q&A: Ruben Vardanyan, Russia's Armenian Financier Turned Philanthropist

On one side of Ruben Vardanyan's open-plan office hangs a wall-size photograph of an Armenian mountain panorama. If you look closer you can see Ч in the center of the photo Ч a tiny figure of a man in a yellow sweater, with his back to the photographer, staring toward the distant peaks.

Q&A: 'Barriers Are Going Up' Ц Moscow Times Founder Derk Sauer on Russian Media

Q&A: 'Barriers Are Going Up' Ц Moscow Times Founder Derk Sauer on Russian Media

In the 1990s, Russia was "probably the freest place in the world" to be a foreign media entrepreneur, said Derk Sauer, the Dutchman who built a Russian media empire.  

Q&A: Staying Positive in Construction Market Meltdown

Q&A: Staying Positive in Construction Market Meltdown

French building materials company Saint-Gobain is braced for a tough two years, but still sees Russia as a rapidly developing market.

Q&A: Learning How to Advertise in Russia

Q&A: Learning How to Advertise in Russia

The Kaluga region, an hour's drive southwest of Moscow, has become a haven for investors.John Rose was among the first Americans to come and do business in the former Soviet Union, launching an office of his U.S.-based company in Moscow in 1989 as Russia's first independent advertising and public relations agency.

Q&A: How to Make Foreign Business Love Russia

Q&A: How to Make Foreign Business Love Russia

The Kaluga region, an hour's drive southwest of Moscow, has become a haven for investors.

Q&A: Europe Will Always Need Russia, Says French Trade Chamber Chief

Emmanuel Quidet, president of the French-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a partner at auditing firm Ernst & Young, has been working in Russia since 1994. Quidet is a firsthand witness of the colossal transformations Russia has undergone in the last two decades, a period he says has been marked by a "complete revolution."

Q&A: Are Top Executives Fleeing Russia, And Does it Matter?

Q&A: Are Top Executives Fleeing Russia, And Does it Matter?

As Russia's economy pays the price of Western sanctions and cheap oil, its top executives and entrepreneurs are looking to greener pastures.

Q&A: Could Sochi Become Russia's Ski Mecca?

Q&A: Could Sochi Become Russia's Ski Mecca?

Many observers saw the Sochi Olympic Games as a colossal white elephant and assumed that the city's vast new tourism and sport facilities would idle as soon the Olympic teams cleared out. Horst Schulze thinks differently.

Q&A: WWF, Greenpeace: A Tale of Two Environmental Giants

Q&A: WWF, Greenpeace: A Tale of Two Environmental Giants

The heads of the WWF and Greenpeace in Russia talk to The Moscow Times about their aims, frustrations and contrasting approaches.

Q&A: How to Disappear in the Internet Age

Q&A: How to Disappear in the Internet Age

Ever wanted to just vanish, to abandon everything and start your life from scratch? Well, there is a man who can make that happen Ч though he charges eight times the average annual salary in Russia.

Q&A With Russia's Realty Tycoon-Turned-Helicopter King

Q&A With Russia's Realty Tycoon-Turned-Helicopter King

A year ago, Russia's private helicopter market was virtually non-existent.

Opinion

Wrapping It Up: Russian Style

By Michele A. Berdy One of†the tricky places in†Russian is t

How Russia Helped NATO Rediscover Itself (Op-Ed)

By John Lough The Kremlin will be struggling to reconc