Questions & Answers

Q&A: Siemens Executive Leverages Loyalty and Flexibility

Q&A: Siemens Executive Leverages Loyalty and Flexibility

His company's investment strategy and 160 years experience here have helped Dietrich Möller close deals and get ready for more.

Q&A: Vologda Governor Leverages the Hockey Puck

Q&A: Vologda Governor Leverages the Hockey Puck

Oleg Kuvshinnikov knows how to send the hockey puck towards the goal, and uses the same energy and drive to try to make the region he governs a winner.

Q&A: Deere Executive Rejoices in Plethora of Paperwork

Q&A: Deere Executive Rejoices in Plethora of Paperwork

At least one foreign manager sees the country's stunning infatuation with paperwork as a quirk that actually helps him fulfill his sales quota.

Q&A: Anti-Drug Crusader Roizman Wears Many Hats

Q&A: Anti-Drug Crusader Roizman Wears Many Hats

Dressed in a beat-up denim jacket and with three days worth of stubble on his cheeks, Yevgeny Roizman, 50, looked like an 80s rocker being interviewed after a concert. But the charismatic Yekaterinburg native, with eyes red from a lack of sleep, is a man who wears many hats.

Q&A: Baltika Boss Isaac Sheps Likes to Be Challenged

Q&A: Baltika Boss Isaac Sheps Likes to Be Challenged

Isaac Sheps, CEO of Russia's largest brewer Baltika, says that his job is "selling fun." The fun materializes when a waiter brings several pints of an amber-colored liquid.

Q&A: Sharapova's First Business Aims for the Sweet Spot

Q&A: Sharapova's First Business Aims for the Sweet Spot

For her first truly independent venture outside of a tennis court, Maria Sharapova is relying on familiar tools: high heels, her cover-girl lips, and neon green tennis balls.

Q&A: Skoda Chief Lubomir Najman Longs for Criticism

Q&A: Skoda Chief Lubomir Najman Longs for Criticism

Lubomir Najman is suffering from a lack of criticism. He has been at the helm of the Russian division of Czech carmaker Skoda for more than a year and dreams of getting more feedback from his customers and employees.

Q&A: Ritz General Manager Allan Federer Enjoys Moscow Reception

Q&A: Ritz General Manager Allan Federer Enjoys Moscow Reception

Sitting in a quiet restaurant at his hotel a stone's throw from the Kremlin, Allan Federer pours himself green tea from a snow-white ceramic teapot.

Q&A: Pozner Is the Venerable Visage of Russia in the West

Q&A: Pozner Is the Venerable Visage of Russia in the West

For many Americans over 40, legendary television journalist Vladimir Pozner was the face of the Soviet Union.

Q&A: Maria Yeliseyeva's Children Don't Feel Like Orphans

Q&A: Maria Yeliseyeva's Children Don't Feel Like Orphans

Maria Yeliseyeva has always been surrounded by children. In addition to the five she gave birth to, she has fostered another five from Russian orphanages.

Q&A: Ambassador McDonagh Well-Versed in Trade and Spirit

Q&A: Ambassador McDonagh Well-Versed in Trade and Spirit

While Irishmen around the world are looking forward to the St. Patrick's Day bash on Sunday, Philip McDonagh is preparing for a busy weekend in Moscow.

Q&A: Developer Anton Viner Balancing Quality and Affordability

Q&A: Developer Anton Viner Balancing Quality and Affordability

Anton Viner has a taste for things that one doesnТt encounter too often in Russia: reasonably priced modern architecture and Borjomi, the famous mineral water from Georgia that is under an import ban.

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