Questions & Answers

Q&A With Dean of Top Russian Business School

Q&A With Dean of Top Russian Business School

A Western business education is a new thing for Russia: A "Soviet MBA" is as much of an oxymoron as a "capitalist commissar."

Q&A: Why Russians Haven't Bought Paris, and Other Real Estate Insights

Q&A: Why Russians Haven't Bought Paris, and Other Real Estate Insights

Over recent decades, the transforming face of Moscow has become a vivid symbol of Russia's topsy-turvy economic growth. Booming and at times unruly, the Moscow real estate market was once opaque and insular, but has increasingly opened up to investors from all over the world.

Q&A: AEB Chief Says Put Business First, Ukraine 2nd (Video)

Q&A: AEB Chief Says Put Business First, Ukraine 2nd (Video)

Philippe Pegorier describes himself as a "bridge" between Russia and the West, and in speaking with him it doesn't take long to see why.

Q&A: Moscow's Hipster Culture Minister Defies Russia's Isolation (Video)

Q&A: Moscow's Hipster Culture Minister Defies Russia's Isolation (Video)

To anyone wandering around Moscow's giant Manezh exhibition hall during the city's first International Culture Forum this month, it was obvious where the center of gravity lay.

Q&A: Russian Nobel Laureate on Fun, God and the 'Ideal Physicist'

Q&A: Russian Nobel Laureate on Fun, God and the 'Ideal Physicist'

Russia missed out on the Nobel Prize in Physics this week, despite some solid contenders. But two Russian-born scientists won as recently as 2010, bringing the nation its third Nobel Prize in its post-Soviet history.

Q&A: Cosmo Emancipates Russians Through Sex Tips and Fun

Q&A: Cosmo Emancipates Russians Through Sex Tips and Fun

When Cosmopolitan magazine came to Russia in 1994, it had its work cut out for it.

Q&A: Moscow City Vies for Investors, Despite Ukraine Tensions

Q&A: Moscow City Vies for Investors, Despite Ukraine Tensions

Geopolitical turbulence or not, Moscow's City Hall will plod ahead with plans to double the share of private competitive investments into the city by 2025 to 30 percent of the total capital investments, from the current 15 percent.

Q&A: Sunday Defense Watchers 'Outgun' Think Tanks

Q&A: Sunday Defense Watchers 'Outgun' Think Tanks

After the neglect and decay of the turbulent 1990s, Russia's defense industry has become a hive of activity.

Q&A: Russia's Investment Climate Improving, Says Bosch CEO

Q&A: Russia's Investment Climate Improving, Says Bosch CEO

Russia and Germany have had close ties since tsarist times, says Gerhard Pfeifer, president and CEO of Bosch Group's operations in Russia, Georgia and CIS countries.

Q&A: Yakunin Sees Bismarck Plot in Ukraine Unrest

Q&A: Yakunin Sees Bismarck Plot in Ukraine Unrest

Vladimir Yakunin is convinced that Ukraine's forced amputation from Russia is a triumph for Otto von Bismarck, who plotted the whole thing in the 19th century.

Q&A: The Key to Business Success in Russia? Karaoke

Q&A: The Key to Business Success in Russia? Karaoke

Martin Graham's wealth management fund owns a karaoke club in London. Karaoke enjoys little popularity among the British, but Oracle Capital Group is focused on Eastern Europe's new rich, and Graham's Russian clients love it.

Q&A: Head of Boehringer Ingelheim Says Kiev Stint Prepared Him For Russia

Q&A: Head of Boehringer Ingelheim Says Kiev Stint Prepared Him For Russia

The Carpathian Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean have excited admiration for nature in Ivan Blanarik.

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