RS Oh, how spacious is my native country

Oh, how spacious is my native country

In the land of magnolias, where the waves roll in…

September 2013

sochi On September 26-29, the XII International Investment Forum will take place in Sochi. During the forum, a whole range of topical issues will be discussed: how countries with troubled investment climates can attract foreign investment, the standards for attracting investment in the Russian regions, the prospects for growth in Siberia and the Far Eastern Region, and, of course, with the Winter Olympics of 2014 just around the corner, issues related to sport and tourism.

Russia’s domestic tourism waits for customers and really needs investors

June 2013

moscow Russia has lost its importance in the eyes of foreign tourists. According to the statements by Dmitry Medvedev, the Head of the Russian Government, Russia has sunk in the global ranking of tourist destinations from the 59th place to the 63rd. But, at the same time, the number of Russians annually going abroad to take sunbaths under the foreign sun and spend their money at the hospitable resorts has been growing.

Krasnoyarsk. The Grand City on a Grand River

March 2013

Krasnoyarskr The 10th annual Krasnoyarsk economic forum were held from February 14th through the 16th. The forum is one of the top three most effective events intended for discussing relevant solutions for the economy, development and innovations.
During this event strategic proposals for Russia’s socio-economic development up through 2018 were discussed along with new economic growth models. Analysis of regions’ contribution to modernising the national economy together with development prospects in Siberia and the Far East headlined the discussion. Also, the possibility of including Russia into the world global ‘digital economy’ chain was evaluated

“Vladivostok, Vladivostok, the steep ledge on the corner of the motherland”

September 2012

vladivostok From the very first days of the city’s existence, back in distant 1639 when Russia expanded its influence all the way to the shores of the Pacific Ocean, the main task before the settlers was the necessity of finding a suitable place for a port. At first, Okhotsk, founded by Russian pioneers in 1665, was the port. The great Vitus Bering with his famous expedition set off to search for America from this very settlement.
Navigationally-speaking Okhotsk was situated in quite an unfortunate place; therefore eventually Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy replaced it as the main functioning port city.

“Oh act of Peter, I’m in love”

June 2012

On May 16th (27th using the old Church calendar) 1703 the Russian Tsar Peter the Great laid the foundation for the fortress Sankt-Piter-Burkh (this eventually became the city’s name) on the land (formerly called Ingermanland) he captured from the Swedes. The name was chosen by Peter the Great and was in honour of the saint apostle Peter. In 1712 the city was proclaimed the capital city of the whole Russian empire. All official government institutions and the tsar’s court were moved to the city from Moscow. In 1720 Sankt-Piter-Burkh changed its name to Saint Petersburg.