Increasing numbers of Moscow's "office plankton" are swimming out to sea and working remotely. That's the trend pointed to by recruiting agencies and recent research. Meanwhile, legislation being considered in the State Duma would officially recognize remote work for the first time.
Although there are MBA programs running at a handful of universities in Russia, few of them attract globally renowned teachers, and most are taught in Russian; classes at Skolkovo are conducted in English, the business worldТs lingua franca.
The state-backed school, organized by Troika Dialog and sponsored by Sberbank, seems to be on track toward attracting future and current entrepreneurs who want that key combination of Russian connections and Western-style business training.
Following in the footsteps of Renaissance CapitalТs ordinary employees, executives at the investment bank can expect to be receive their precrisis salaries beginning in October, a move expected to cost $15 million to $20 million.