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International Road-Show “Invest inUkraine2013"

Fast growing Ukrainian Companies from agricultural, energy, IT and other economic sectors will be presenting their business projects to international investors.

On 21 February 2013 the Ukrainian Business Centre in London and the investment company Pro Capital Group hold the international investment road-show “Invest in Ukraine 2013”.

The event is designed exclusively for international investors, targeting economically attractive investment opportunities in the Ukraine and willing to establish direct business relationships with Ukrainian entrepreneurs. The road-show is expected to inspire further cooperation between Europe and the Ukraine.

The key features of the road-show “Invest in Ukraine 2013” are:

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Russia & CIS Express: A look at key issues and trends

By Nick Page

Following a challenging past year, when drought and heat-wave slowed down economic activity, Russia’s growth trajectory is firmly back on track. And with inflation predicted to recede in the second half of 2011, the climate for investment looks increasingly attractive.

This macro backdrop aligns favourably with government plans to privatise several state-owned enterprises through to 2013. And with a raft of business-friendly reforms scheduled – including the abolition of capital gains tax on long-term investments from 2011 – there are real causes for optimism.

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Understanding Russia: British Politicians Visit State Duma

Last month I joined a delegation of young political activists to the Russian Federation, where we met with politicians, journalists, cultural figures and opposition activists. The trip was organised by Rossotrudnichestvo, the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation – an organisation aimed at fostering friendly ties between Russia and other countries and promoting a more positive image of the country abroad.

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19th Russian Banking Forum in London

The leading event for Russian and International Bankers

This year Adam Smith Conferences’ Russian Banking Forum will surprise you with its cutting-edge programme and elite Speaker Faculty, featuring the most influential Russian and International Bankers and Financiers! The Forum is taking place in London on 26-29 November.

Alexey Ulyukaev, First Deputy Chairman of the CENTRAL BANK OF RUSSIA, has confirmed that he will give a presentation at the Forum! 

Other new confirmations include more leading players in Russia’s banking sector:

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The Conservative Friends of Russia: “The UK and Russia have a lot in Common”

Being a Friend of Russia is not the same as being a Friend of the Russian government believe Conservative Friends of Russia (CFoR), a group for those with an interest in Russian politics, history, business and culture. The organisation was launched two years ago by the UK Conservative Party, aiming to improve relations between the two countries, provide a forum for open debate and help to inform decision making in business and politics. It has since grown to gain significant popularity and involvement with a wide range of people from differing backgrounds.

In an interview with RussianMind Richard Royal, the Chairman of CFoR told us why it is important to strengthen Russia-UK relations:

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It’s Chow Time: Hits Russian App Store

Zhanna had worked for Procter&Gamble for 5 years, launching new products in the EMEA region. In 2011 she gave up her expat package to launch her own startup – After 7 months of development, it instantly hit the top of the Russian App Store in the Travel category. helps to find the best dishes in any restaurant, combining friends’ recommendations, pictures and general ratings. Zhanna shared with RussianMind her business experience and thoughts about the Russian start up market:

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Russian Silicon Valley “Skolkovo”: Yes, We Did It!

Russian Innovation Centre Skolkovo was created to concentrate international intellectual capital, thereby stimulating the development of break-through projects and technologies. Since its announcement in November 2009 it has been working in five areas, each one developing innovative projects in IT, space, biomed, energy efficiency and nuclear technologies.

This year Skolkovo held road shows in London announcing itself on the international scene. RussianMind talked to the Head of Skolkovo Foundation’s International Projects, Dmitry Politov about the future of Russia’s Silicon Valley:

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Denis Terekhov: All about the Russian Social Media Market

Denis Terekhov is a managing partner of the Social Networks Agency in Russia, which specialises in planning and executing complex strategies for the positioning and promotion of brands, personas, products, services, topics and meanings within social networks, the blogosphere and internet media. The agency was the first in Russia to provide a service for Social Networks Relations. In 2011 it was ranked third in overall media activity ratings for communications according to the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Russia) and in 2012 Denis won the ‘Media Manager 2012’ for the ‘Innovations in PR’ nomination.

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Financial Five O’Clock: Russia’s Investment Projects Analysis

On June 26, 2012, Gradient Alpha held a financial Five O’Clock about Investments in Russia 2012: performance in the first half year and future forecasts in Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy.