Do some "desk research" via these links.
- Yes folks, it is your tax dollars at work! The US Dept of Commerce's
"Business Information Service for the Newly Independent States" is a
comprehensive starting point for a strange array of information - some helpful, some
marginal (you want to know about energy efficient windows - great!).
- Moscow based web site offering a mini-yellow pages in English and a business yellow
pages in Russian.
Business & Trade Connections
- Monthly magazine with some business articles and market analysis. Not much
content, but a nice archive of back issues.
- PACIFIC Exchange Rate Data
- This is the one of the best exchange rate data service that we've found yet on the
Internet, handicapped only by not giving realtime rates (they are usually a day old).
Not only does it give daily rates but it also has excellent charting for historical
and cross-currency rates. Now, if only it could predict the future! Note that
there is no such thing as an absolute exact exchange rate, but this gives a consistent
base from which to observe relative movements and trends.
- Traveller's Yellow Pages Online
- Very comprehensive listings of Moscow and St Petersburg businesses.
- The St Petersburg Times
- Our favorite English-language Russian newspaper, published in our favorite Russian city.
Nicely presented, weekly updates.
- The Moscow Times
- A sister publication to the St
Petersburg Times. Another good English language source of current
- Russian-American Chamber of Commerce
- A comprehensive source of info from a
valuable organisation. Go have a look if you think it might be of value to
your operation. Includes excerpts from their magazine.
- RIS Publications
- The best source for books, maps, videos, etc on Russia. An essential source of
stuff prior to any journey to Russia. Also publish Russian Life
magazine - glossy and non substantive, but good background reading.
- An interesting site maintained by a
gentleman that has had lengthy and occasionally challenging, complex
involvement with Russia at many levels for a long time. His email
newsletter gives an opinionated commentary on some of Russia's very real
- Provide a useful service for people
visiting Russia and wanting Internet access. Click on the Services
button and follow the obvious choices from there for more details.
- Immigration Attorneys
Siskind, Susser, Haas & Devine
- Helpful general information about
obtaining visas to the US
- Another Good
- More helpful information about
obtaining US visas and official maintainers of the Visa FAQ
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