Questions & Answers

Q&A: Clear Messages Crucial to Nestle Chief's Success

Q&A: Clear Messages Crucial to Nestle Chief's Success

Anyone plowing through a Moscow restaurant guide will notice the predominance of Italian options over other European cuisines. Nestle Russia's chief executive, Maurizio Patarnello, explains why Russians have developed such a penchant for his home country's food.

Q&A: Bachurin and 'Stalingrad' Galvanize Russian Film

Q&A: Bachurin and 'Stalingrad' Galvanize Russian Film

It takes Ilya Bachurin mere seconds to choose his favorite movie. But when asked to choose his favorite Russian movie, to say that it takes him a long time would be an understatement.

Q&A: Stefan Dürr Rises From Pig Insemination to Big Farming Business

Q&A: Stefan Dürr Rises From Pig Insemination to Big Farming Business

In part, it was thanks to Stefan Dürr that Russia trod so cautiously for so long on the issue of private ownership of its farmland.

Q&A: Akimov Provides Good Food While Building Trust

Q&A: Akimov Provides Good Food While Building Trust

The return of the artichoke to Russia was a personal triumph for Boris Akimov, a former journalist who serendipitously turned his passion for eating well into a miniature food revolution and a business.

Q&A: Transgender Lawyer Comes Out in Protest

Q&A: Transgender Lawyer Comes Out in Protest

Masha Bast is used to facing formidable tasks. As the chairwoman for the Association of Russian Lawyers for Human Rights, Bast has worked on some of the most high-profile and politically sensitive cases.

Q&A: Cold Water Builds Warm Relations for Nick Vince

Q&A: Cold Water Builds Warm Relations for Nick Vince

It is probably safe to say that very few expat top executives subject their bodies to the bone-chilling custom of dipping in ice holes. Nick Vince is a member of the hardy bunch.

Q&A: A Sicilian Adventurer Lives the Moscow Moment

Q&A: A Sicilian Adventurer Lives the Moscow Moment

Many expats come to Russia because their company sends them here. But there is a minority who come to flee boredom and conventionality they have found stifling back home.

Q&A: Chrysler's New Russia Chief Puts Down Roots

Q&A: Chrysler's New Russia Chief Puts Down Roots

MOSCOW RACEWAY, Moscow Region — Whenever Giorgio Gorelli gets a posting to another country, he takes advantage of advice that he received as a rookie.

Q&A: Lord Coe, London 2012 Organizer, Denounces Idea of Sochi Boycott

Q&A: Lord Coe, London 2012 Organizer, Denounces Idea of Sochi Boycott

When film director Danny Boyle came up with the idea of having James Bond parachute Queen Elizabeth II down to the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, Lord Coe knew how to seal the deal with Buckingham Palace.

Q&A: Frenchman von Polier Betting on Russian Pride

Q&A: Frenchman von Polier Betting on Russian Pride

An avid traveler who once took a wild trip to the civil war-ravaged Afghanistan talks about his life.

Q&A: Governor Vorobyov Feels the Power of Fatherhood

Q&A: Governor Vorobyov Feels the Power of Fatherhood

Andrei Vorobyov has more experience at fatherhood than most 43 year olds.

Q&A: What Moscow Wants Foreign Investors to Know

Q&A: What Moscow Wants Foreign Investors to Know

Deputy Mayor Andrei Sharonov shares what City Hall is doing to attract investment and what investors need to do to succeed.

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