Photo of crowdfunding innovator Max Lakmus.
thinkRUSSIA explores the growing popularity of crowdfunding in Russia and whether the phenomenon is a flash in the pan or has long-term potential. Slowly but surely Crowdfunding does not have a long history. The idea properly took off in the United States five...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Photo of central square in Chita.
As we crossed Lake Baikal on the Trans-Siberian Railway, we are now entering the Russian Far East. Although they are located in different federal districts, Ulan-Ude and Chita share a common history and culture and are both definitely worth a visit if you wish to...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Photo of a Nashi Movement bumper sticker.
More and more eye-catching cars on Russian roads bear stickers featuring humoristic comments, cheering slogans and even brand ads. thinkRUSSIA explores what’s behind this recent boom. From distinguishing signs to funny hints Far from being new, stickers...
Friday, September 12, 2014
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Photo of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The State Hermitage is a museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and one of the largest and oldest museums in the world. The Hermitage collections are comprised of over three million items, including the largest collection of paintings in the world. Here are some current...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
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Photo of the Sochi Recycling Plant.
In line with the global movement to be more environmentally conscious, eco-friendly practices are spreading across Russia in a variety of ways. Both through grassroots initiatives and by way of corporate programs, green practices are gaining in popularity, helping to...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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Photo of crowdfunding innovator Max Lakmus.
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June 13, 2014
thinkRUSSIA meets Fabrice Disdier, director of CREF-R Moscow (center for Language learning) and president of the entrepreneurship committee at the French-Russian Chamber of...

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Russia has one of the world’s 10 most important fishery industries with an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of 7.6 million km² that provides access to one of the...

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thinkRUSSIA explores the growing popularity of crowdfunding in Russia and whether the phenomenon is a flash in the pan or has long-term potential. Slowly but surely...

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