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Doing Business in Russia offers a general overview of the conditions for doing business in Russia today. It includes sections covering Russian social and business cultures, marketing distribution and sales channels in Russia, and supply chain management, as well as information on the costs of doing business in Russia and issues currently facing the country. This module also includes a case study on Russia’s Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure.

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Executive Briefing: Brazil, Russia, India, and China form the so-called BRIC countries. This article summarizes the basics of the BRIC countries, including the impact on the BRIC’s by the world economy, organizing by the BRIC countries, economic and population changes in the BRIC countries, key strengths and weaknesses of the BRIC countries, and key issues for countries and firms to consider when doing business with the BRIC countries. Opens in PDF.

Government Resources

Main Government Page
Central Banks
Stock Exchanges

Trade Shows

The Expocentre is one of the largest exposition centers in Russia, providing exhibition services in Russia and Eastern Europe. The site provides a calendar of events, news, a list of exhibitions, congress events, and shows and concerts. A number of services are provided for visitors and participants.

News Sites

Russia Briefing is a monthly magazine and daily news service about doing business in Russia. It covers topics relating to the Russian economy, industry-specific markets in Russia, foreign direct investment, and Russian legal and tax codes. The reports are written in-house by foreign investment professionals at Dezan Shira & Associates. All published materials are in English and are available for purchase on the site.

The business page of Sputnik International provides business articles related to Russia and current events in the global economy. The site also provides specific news content related to various regions around the world. Users can also access radio broadcasts that discuss Russia-specific events and recent global events.

Regulatory Agency Sites

The United Rocket and Space Corporation of Russia is responsible for the administration of space assets, which includes preserving the Roscomos space agency which manages joint space projects and programs. The goal of the organization is to renationalize the Russian space sector and develop complex technology to support the activities of rocket and space industry entities.

Other Resources

Alliance Media is a Russian business portal with information, articles, and resources designed to support Russian entrepreneurs and business opportunities. Articles are provided on a variety of major categories including finance, industry, and business in Russia. Information on taxes and investment in Russia is also provided. This site is only available in Russian.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (RF CCI) represents the interests of Russian entrepreneurs and enterprises in relation to government bodies and their commercial activity at home and abroad. The site provides information such as investment facts and the government contacts for doing business in Russia, and news and events for the chamber. 

The Emerging Market Global Players (EMGP) project, a collaborative effort led by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, ranks multinational enterprises in emerging markets according to the level of foreign assets held. The project also works to strengthen international investment by providing educational services, policy analysis, as well as tools and resources through extensive research. Reports are listed by country and can be downloaded in PDF.

Doing Business in Russia offers a general overview of the conditions for doing business in Russia today. It includes sections covering Russian social and business cultures, marketing distribution and sales channels in Russia, and supply chain management, as well as information on the costs of doing business in Russia and issues currently facing the country. This module also includes a case study on Russia’s Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure.

This is the website of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington DC, United States. The site provides comprehensive information on Russian-American relations, travel between the countries, and other responsibilities of the embassy.

RusBusinessNews was created to be an information resource promoting Russian regions with high industry potential that are attractive for international partners. The site has information on investment projects, profiles for each of the participating regions, contact information for trade commissions, and the latest business news.

The U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce (USRCC) was created in 2009 to promote trade between the United States and Russia. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the chamber hopes to build business relationships and opportunities between the two countries. Membership applications are available on the website, and membership benefits include access to the USRCC database, along with services such as trade and marketing assistance.