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Luxury Phone Provider Vertu Takes Hold of Russian Market (Video)

Luxury Phone Provider Vertu Takes Hold of Russian Market (Video)

Confident in the promise of Russia's appetite for opulence, luxury mobile phone producer Vertu is seizing direct control of its local boutiques in a drive to buttress that most treasured asset of high-end products: its brand image.

Q&A: Irina Prokhorova's Faith Drives Ethical Evolution (Video)

Q&A: Irina Prokhorova's Faith Drives Ethical Evolution (Video)

In 1992, as the remnants of Soviet society disintegrated around her, a woman with no business experience decided that the time was ripe to found the new nation's first independent literary journal.

Q&A: Farming Pioneer Babayev Milks at 520 Cows Per Hour

Q&A: Farming Pioneer Babayev Milks at 520 Cows Per Hour

Naum Babayev remembers when canned meat was more sought after than money. During the financial convulsion of 1998, Babayev realized that food was a good thing to have in a crisis. The meat was real, while money was a cruel joke.

Q&A: Horses, History Bind AmCham Chief to Russia (Video)

Q&A: Horses, History Bind AmCham Chief to Russia (Video)

A descendant of tsarist Russia's highest elected official, U.S.-born banker Alexis Rodzianko began speaking Russian before English. His mastery of Russian and curiosity about the family's former homeland eventually brought him to Moscow, where he built a stellar career over the following 18 years.

Q&A: Ozon Chief Changing Perceptions of Russia (Video)

Q&A: Ozon Chief Changing Perceptions of Russia (Video)

From the time Maelle Gavet first came to Russia from her native France to do volunteer work at a dingy Kostroma region orphanage in 1994, she has been battling perceptions — first her own, and now those of potential investors.

Q&A: Romanoff Descendant Getting to Know Russia

Q&A: Romanoff Descendant Getting to Know Russia

Grand Duke George Romanoff is likely the first member of the Romanov dynasty of Russian monarchs to work at a major Russian company.

Q&A: Fate Intertwines Attorney Andrey Goltsblat and Russia's Rule of Law

Q&A: Fate Intertwines Attorney Andrey Goltsblat and Russia's Rule of Law

Andrey Goltsblat had no burning desire to make history. "I never dreamed of becoming a lawyer, a doctor or a musician. It all happened by accident," said the 51-year-old attorney, who is also one of the legal experts who helped pen the Russian Constitution 20 years ago.

Q&A: Discipline Brings Healthy Success to MDMG Head

Q&A: Discipline Brings Healthy Success to MDMG Head

As any woman and some men know, giving birth is a traumatic experience. Which is why patients checking into one of MD Medical Group's 14 clinics for prenatal care or to actually give birth appreciate the sense of order and calm that pervades.

Q&A: Oriflame CEO Says Conquer Fear and Take Risk

Q&A: Oriflame CEO Says Conquer Fear and Take Risk

When Magnus Brännström was 12, he and his family, suppressing their fear, crossed the Iron Curtain for a vacation in the Soviet Union, their friends' warnings still ringing in their ears.

Q&A: Matlock, Reagan's Soviet Teacher, Never Stops Learning

Q&A: Matlock, Reagan's Soviet Teacher, Never Stops Learning

Career diplomat Jack Matlock has befriended many world leaders, but perhaps none taught him a more important lesson than U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

Q&A: Tele2's Jere Calmes Matures Along With the Market

Q&A: Tele2's Jere Calmes Matures Along With the Market

The adage about success being the fruit of hard work and good luck, attributed to the likes of Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Goldwyn and a host of sporting personalities, has a strong adherent in Jere Calmes.

Q&A: Billionaire Fetisov Believes Russia's Future Is Green

Q&A: Billionaire Fetisov Believes Russia's Future Is Green

The fine chairs in billionaire Gleb Fetisov's office all feature green leather upholstery. It is no wonder: Fetisov is chairman of Green Alliance-People's Party, the most prominent, albeit nascent force in the field of green politics.

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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