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RUSSIA
Country Basics
o Facts About Russia
o Russia In-depth
o US State Department Travel Advisory for Russia
o Library of Congress Country Studies
A search engine and in-depth information on Russia's profile, history, physical environment and population, ethnic and religious groups, society, education, health, housing, government and politics, foreign relations, armed forces, internal security (compiled in 1996)
Major Cities
o Moscow
Moscow Business Telephone Guide. City map and tour. Art and culture tour.
o Saint-Petersburg
City guides, maps, government, mass media and news, art and culture, entertainment, computers and networking, business and services, science and education, society.
o Vladivostok
Russian engine to search everything about Vladivostok.
o Novosibirsk
o Irkutsk
Government Links
o The President of Russia
Constitutional status, biography, work schedule, speeches and presentations, electronic answer-and-question section, press-service.
Russian only
o The official government website
The official site of the Russian Government comprises three sections: "Office of the Prime Minister", "Federal Government Agencies and Departments" and "The Press Center". The site reference sections provide biographies of the Prime Minister, Cabinet Members and federal executive leaders. The Ministries' pages contain statutes of federal executive bodies, provide contact details and links to Web-sites of Ministries and Departmentsi.
Russian only
o The Ministry of Finance
Official information, structure, macroeconomics, fiscal sector, federal budget, Tax Codex, normative and legislative information.
English and Russian
o The Ministry of Economy
Official documents, structure, macroeconomic data and forecast, newsline.
English and Russian
o The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Information on Russian Embassies and Consulate offices abroad, Representations of the International Organizations and Embassies in Moscow.
English and Russian
o Foreign Embassies in Moscow
English and Russian
o The Tax Ministry
Structure, history, news, educational materials, tax declaration, humor.
Russian only
o The Federal Security Service
History, contacts, documents and video films, press service, normative acts, persons in federal search.
Russian only
Political Parties
o Unity
The pro-government party
o Yabloko
News, press-service, program documents, activities, elections, hot issues, publications, people, forums, guest book
English and Russian
o Union of Right Forces (SPS)
Russian only
o Fatherland
Russian only
o Communist Party
Russian only
o LDPR
Russian only
Newspapers
o Arguments and Facts
The most popular and independent Russian newspaper
o The Moscow Times
The English language newspaper published in Moscow
o The St.Petersburg Times
The English language newspaper
o Izvestia
The Russian language newspaper
o ISI Emerging Markets Russia News
The site includes links to many local newspapers online.
Russian and English
o Lenta.ru
Good general political news coverage in Russian and English
o Russian Story, Inc.
Has major Russian newspapers on-line. Russian Periodicals Online is a unique source for current and archived issues of famous Russian daily and weekly newspapers in full image and in full text. Among the available publications are Argumenty i Fakty, Pravda, Kommersant Daily, Moscow News, Novye Izvestiya and many others.
In-Country Search Engines
o Yandex
The popular search engine of the ru-Net company.
o Rambler
Russian only
o Aport
Russian search system in English and Russian
o Russia on the Net
The original Russian web directory in English and Russian
Consultants
o Pacific Creek L.L.C. (Legal Services & Consulting)
Legal Services, Accounting Services, Audit, Incorporation, Arbitration etc.
o KPMG
One of the world's largest professional advisory firms, has offices in Moscow, St.Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod with over 750 professionals
o Ernst & Young
Reports on Russian business and investment climate
o Andersen Consulting
o American Chamber of Commerce in Russia
Banks
o Central Bank of Russia
Features a searchable collection of the Central Bank's documents, The Federal Commission for Securities Market.
o Sberbank
The savings bank of Russia
o Bank of Moscow
Majority-owned by the Moscow city government, the Bank of Moscow is one of Russia's fastest-growing commercial banks.
o Russian Regional Bank
o Alfa Bank
Investment Banking
o Euroalliance
o Aton Capital Group
Independent and pure stockbroker.
o Troika Dialog
A leader in the development of electronic trading for the benefit of individual investors. Troika Dialog has long been the leading market maker in domestic Russian shares and is a key provider of liquidity for institutional business in ADRs.
o Russian Trading System
The Russian Trading System (RTS) is an inter-regional over-the-counter automated trading system on the Russian trading market. RTS is the only Trading system which offers the users a choice of one or several trading sites. RTS participants can announce quotes, get efficient information about the situation on the stock market and to strike deals and conclude the trade in an on-line system. Russian Trading System makes provision for the possibility of the unification between the Depository, Registrar and Depository-Clearing Companies.
Law Firms
o Pacific Creek L.L.C.
Legal Services, Accounting Services, Audit, Incorporation, Arbitration etc.
o LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae
LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, L.L.P., headquartered in New York City, is one of the world's leading law firms. The site provides Russian Law resources.
o Ackermann Bellmer
Legal services in Russia
o Baker & McKenzie
o Chadbourne & Parke
o Allen & Overy
Oil and Gas Exploration
o Lukoil
Lukoil, the leader in Russian energy market, is active in 40 Russian regions and 25 foreign countries. Employs 120,000 workers and accounts for 24% of Russian oil exploration.
o Tyumen Oil Company
TNK is the third largest oil company in Russia, in terms of proven reserves. TNK is ranked fifth in terms of volume of production among Russian oil companies based on the Company's H1 1999 operating reports.
o Occidental Petroleum Corporation
In Russia, Occidental owns a 50 percent interest in a joint venture company, Vanyoganneft, operating in the western Siberian oil basin. Occidental's partner in the joint venture is Chernogorneft. Future investment projects are dependent on stabilization of Russian legal structures and financial systems.
Internet Companies
o ru-Net
Controls leading online book store Ozon and search engine Yandex.
o NetBridge
Internet investment fund and 24x7 online book, CD, video, toys and games store. Launched in November, 1999, netBridge aims to become a leading internet player in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. NetBridge is an internet incubator and internet fund, providing strategic flexibility in the dynamic internet environment. The firm has strong bicultural management resources and the expertise to develop both start-ups and invest in existing companies.
o Actis
E-business solution provider
Software Companies
o Oracle
Oracle has a joint Internet project with PWC to initiate e-business on ru-Net; PWC is to attract investors, Oracle is to provide software.
o Robertson & Blums Corporation
Sunsystems financial management software. Business and accounting software market share in the region is 38,7%. Supports GAAP /IAS /SSAP /FASB /ASRB accounting international standards.
o Scala
Scala is an ERP market leader with 500 completed installations in the CIS.
o Platinum
Platinum ERA is a comprehensive enterprise resource planning system, a distributor of Epicor Software Corporation (formerly Platinum Software Corporation) named among the world's seven largest ERP vendors.
Real Estate
o Noble Gibbons
A large real-estate in Moscow
o Hines
Hines is an international developer and manager of office, retail, industrial and residential properties.
Insurance Companies
o Rosno
Public Insurance Company of Russia.
o AIG Russia
English and Russian

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