Questions & Answers

Q&A: Malykhina Earned First $1M After Year in U.S.

Q&A: Malykhina Earned First $1M After Year in U.S.

Even by the standards of today's young entrepreneurs, Marina Malykhina was precocious, earning her first $1 million by age 19.

Q&A: Alexeyeva Lives Golden Years and the Golden Rule

Q&A: Alexeyeva Lives Golden Years and the Golden Rule

Moscow Helsinki Group head Lyudmila Alexeyeva shares why she got involved in human rights — and why she stays active at 85.

Q&A: Media Mogul Peter Gerwe Keeps Earning and Learning

Q&A: Media Mogul Peter Gerwe Keeps Earning and Learning

Gerwe, currently head of Sistema's media empire, built one of Russia's first FM radio stations and first private TV network using out-of-the-box thinking he learned from his early mentor and boss, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Q&A: City Leader Seeks Teammates Stronger Than He Is

Q&A: City Leader Seeks Teammates Stronger Than He Is

Deputy Mayor Andrei Sharonov, slight and soft-spoken, shifted in his chair as he confided that Moscow had tanked in a World Bank survey on the ease of doing business.

Q&A: Esther Dyson Matches Her Expectations to Russia's Opportunities

Q&A: Esther Dyson Matches Her Expectations to Russia's Opportunities

Investor Esther Dyson got in on the ground floor of giants like Yandex and IBS Group and helped other local technology leaders find their role models and partners in the West.

Q&A: Ice Cream and Socialism Inspire French Russophile

Q&A: Ice Cream and Socialism Inspire French Russophile

As Wladimir Matchabelli walked through barricades in May 1968 in Paris, he never dreamed that he would witness events in Moscow that were comparable to those he was participating in then.

Q&A: Tina Kandelaki Wants Russia to Have Style

Q&A: Tina Kandelaki Wants Russia to Have Style

During his marathon televised question-and-answer session last year, then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was asked whether he intended to make media celebrity Tina Kandelaki education minister.

Q&A: The Glass Is Always Half Full for Citi Chief Turek

Q&A: The Glass Is Always Half Full for Citi Chief Turek

It took a three-year stint in Africa for Zdenek Turek, the Czech-born head of Citi in Russia, to see his glass as half full.

Q&A: Initiative Brings Khamatova Joy and Frustration

Q&A: Initiative Brings Khamatova Joy and Frustration

The Soviet maxim "initiative is punishable" is only half true for actress Chulpan Khamatova.

Q&A: Republican Entrepreneur Touts Obama's Reset

Q&A: Republican Entrepreneur Touts Obama's Reset

Listing just a few of his current jobs, including a board seat at steelmaker MMK and a post at a Moscow restaurant, takes Bernard Sucher about a quarter of an hour.

Q&A: Kremlinologist's Russian Skills, Preserved in Alcohol

Q&A: Kremlinologist's Russian Skills, Preserved in Alcohol

Every April for the past 17 years, former U.S. soldier Igor Belousovitch has gone to Arlington National Cemetery at the invitation of the Russian Embassy in Washington.

Q&A: After Cracking the Code, IKEA Follows Tradition

Q&A: After Cracking the Code, IKEA Follows Tradition

Felines pawed their way across the thresholds of two new IKEA stores last year in a breakthrough for Per Wendschlag, who had been country manager here for less than a year.

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