Why you should be doing business in Russia

The world’s 9th largest economy, Russia presents great opportunities for UK businesses, but it’s important to know the local business etiquette, and to work with a professional translation provider to ensure you can overcome any language barriers.

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Steeped in history and culture, Russian is also one of the official languages of the United Nations, and is becoming more popular to study in the west. But what can UK companies gain from extending their business to the largest country on earth?

Economic growth

Russia is part of the BRICS group, also made up of Brazil, India, China and South Africa, a cluster of emerging economic markets, challenging the traditional FIGS group (French, Italian, German, Spanish). Increased spending power and more involvement in international affairs makes Russia one to watch.

Industries thriving in Russia

Popular industries in Russia for exporters include engineering, retail and e-Learning.

What’s more, Moscow is currently developing an International Financial Centre, a great opportunity for those in the legal or financial sectors, especially when looking at cross-border mergers & acquisitions.


Doing business in Russia infographic

The below infographic summarises some of the key facts and figures about doing business in Russia.
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As well as being a self-confessed language geek and baking fanatic, Fiona is the Digital Marketing Manager at Capita Translation and Interpreting. When she's not writing blogs, she often dreams of touring France one patisserie at a time.

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