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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Brush Up On Trade

There has been a dramatic improvement recently in the quantity and quality of books about business available in Russian. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the majority of the business books on the market were poorly translated, often pirated, editions of American books. But all that has changed. In January alone, nearly 100 business books were published.

Although a third of these books are translations, they tend to be good quality versions of perennial international bestsellers such as Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People" or books by L. Ron Hubbard, who is particularly popular at the moment.

But the majority of the new business books are now homegrown products. They are generally written by Russian specialists, be they high-ranking government officials, successful businessmen or professors from the numerous new business schools which have sprung up.

Many of these books will also be extremely useful for foreigners doing business in Russia who read Russian.

?"Russian Statistics Yearbook" (Rossiisky Statistichesky Yezhegodnik) published by Goskomstat.

?"The Tax Payer, Tax Inspectorate and Civil Law" (Nalogovye Organy, Nalogoplatelschik & Grazhdansky Kodeks), by Konsultant.

?"Moscow's Trade Regulations" (Torgovy Kodeks Stolitsy), by Torgovaya Moskva.

?"Hard Currency Regulations in Russia" (Valyutnoye Regulirovaniye v Rossii), by Unity.

?"The Banking System of Russia" (Bankovskaya Sistema Rossii), by Deka.

?"The Economics of Russia's Foreign Relations" (Ekonomika vneshnikh svyazey Rossii), by Bek.

?"How to Avoid Business Fraud" (Kak uberechsya ot moshenichestva v sfere biznesa), by Yurist.