Business Russian

This series of interviews with American, Russian and Ukrainian business professionals, economists, and journalists has been prepared by Dr. Maria Shardakova for an advanced Russian language course SLAV-R472 “Business Russian. 

The project has been sponsored by the IU Ostrom Grant (2013). First and foremost, we would like to thank all interviewees who participated in the project for sharing their insights and expertize. The completion of this project could not have been accomplished without the help of Mila Nazyrova (OSU), Natasha Branch (IU), Valentina Filimonova (IU), Blake Hamilton (IU), Ala Simonchyk (IU), and Jill Neuendorf (Georgetown U)

Michael V. Alexeev

Topic: Russian Economy Today

Speaker: Michael V. Alexeev

Professor of Economics, IU US

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Anna A. Shargradskaia

Factors affecting American investments in Russia

Director, Institute of Regional Press Russia

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Organizing a privately owned media agency

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Natalia Shilova

Topic: Credit cards in Russia and US

 Consultant, HSBC Bank US 

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Eric Creamer

Organizing private language school in Moscow, Russia

CEO, English Language School Russia

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Eugene Sokolinsky

Topic: Small business in Ukraine

No Picture/Video of the narrator. He is a small business owner in Ukraine

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Alexander Leonidovich

Topic: High-end furniture business in Russia

CEO, Luxury furniture retail Russia

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Sergei Kuznetsov

Topic: Tech business in Russia

Director, Digital agency SKCG Russia

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Alexandra Vasiluk

Topic: Organic juice manufacturer in Russia and Azerbaijan

CEO, Grante Russia

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