Questions & Answers

Q&A: Igor Butman's Tune Mixes Loyalty and Service

Q&A: Igor Butman's Tune Mixes Loyalty and Service

The homegrown jazz legend has played with some of the greatest stars, and knows his fame allows him to speak his mind.

Q&A: Venture Fund Chief Investing in Human Capital

Q&A: Venture Fund Chief Investing in Human Capital

He has had long discussions with Microsoft founder Bill Gates, sits on the Skolkovo Foundations board of trustees with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and presidential aide Elvira Nabiullina and heads a company investing $1 billion of federal money into next-generation technology startups.

Q&A: Nostalgia and Need Bring Entrepreneur Home

Q&A: Nostalgia and Need Bring Entrepreneur Home

Success in the hospitality industry and bucolic joy are the rewards for a resourceful lady who brought her foreign experience back home.

Q&A: Nenad Pavletic Follows A Very Long Term Plan

Q&A: Nenad Pavletic Follows A Very Long Term Plan

Hit by a severe heat wave in the summer of 2010, Russia did not seem very welcoming to Nenad Pavletic, who had come to Moscow to take a new position in his company.

Q&A: Bo Andersson Joined GAZ to Flee Detroit Stardom

Q&A: Bo Andersson Joined GAZ to Flee Detroit Stardom

Bo Andersson had to cross an ocean to make a career change and flee his fame as the man in charge of an annual $105 billion purchasing budget at General Motors in Detroit.

Q&A: Meat-Maker Dymov Prefers People to Sausage

Q&A: Meat-Maker Dymov Prefers People to Sausage

Come New Years Eve, Vadim Dymovs dacha in Suzdal will be bustling with more guests than on most weekends. The house in the Golden Ring town is an escape for the eclectic entrepreneur, who  founded one of Russias most successful meat brands, a bookstore and a line of folk pottery.

Q&A: How a British Banker's Wife Beat Culture Shock

Q&A: How a British Banker's Wife Beat Culture Shock

Henrietta Challinor suffered overwhelming culture shock when she left her home in an upscale British village and found herself snorting like a pig in a Moscow supermarket in a desperate attempt to explain the items on her shopping list to the meat-counter attendant.

Q&A: 25 Years On, Gorbachev Recalls Nuclear Milestone

Q&A: 25 Years On, Gorbachev Recalls Nuclear Milestone

Mikhail Gorbachev regrets the Soviet Union's deployment of hundreds of SS-20 intermediate-range nuclear missiles at bases in Eastern Europe and Western Russia beginning in the late 1970s.

Q&A: Economist Wermuth Keeps Shepherding Progress

Q&A: Economist Wermuth Keeps Shepherding Progress

After nearly two decades in and out of Russia, Jochen Wermuth no longer pretends to be a disinterested observer.

Q&A: Rosinter Chief Turns Deficit Into Opportunity

Q&A: Rosinter Chief Turns Deficit Into Opportunity

The call in 1984 from a Soviet commercial attache to a White Russian family came as a surprise, but the ambitious 25-year-old Venezuelan entrepreneur of Russian descent packed his suitcase and went on his first trip to the Soviet Union.

Q&A: Economic Expert Mau Thrives in Crises

Q&A: Economic Expert Mau Thrives in Crises

Nestled between stacks of books and a pair of elaborate paperweights, something stands out on Vladimir Mau's desk: a set of old-fashioned, rotary telephones.

Q&A: Hyundai's Petrunin Continues Family Tradition

Q&A: Hyundai's Petrunin Continues Family Tradition

When speaking about business, Denis Petrunin lards his speech with sailing terms: An economic crisis is like a storm, and companies are ships braving the wind and waves.

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By John Lough The Kremlin will be struggling to reconc