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Why Russia?

"We have acquired a very large industrial complex in Samara. This is Schneider Electric’s largest production site in the world. We have also acquired an enterprise in Yekaterinburg. We have already built several plants from the ground up and recently began construction on a transformer plant in Samara. The company’s strategy is to manufacture all the equipment in Russia that is sold here."

Jean-Pascal Tricoire

Schneider Electric CEO


Why Russia?

"Russia is a very important market. And for us it is a market that is very promising. We look at markets around the world, we look at areas and countries where we can invest sustainably in the long-run. Today we have a focus on Russia."

Khaldoon Khalifa Al-Mubarak

CEO and Managing Director of Mubadala Development Company


Why Russia?

"Our investment reflects very clearly our great confidence in Russia and our long-term commitment to this very important market."


PepsiCo's chairman and chief executive

Why Russia?

"GE is proud to collaborate with Russia, the one of the world’s biggest economy, and help continue efforts to modernize its industrial infrastructure."


GE Chairman and CEO

Why Russia?

"I believe it is now a suitable, good time [to invest in Russia]. Late in 2014, we had a certain slump in our Russian business because of the drop in the value of the rouble. But this is normal. Every business has its ups and downs. When you are down, you need to work very hard, and when business is good, you can reap benefits. I am quite optimistic."

Jack Ma

Founder of Alibaba Group


Why Russia?

"The launch of our new factory in Noginsk is an important milestone for Oriflame, as the Russian market is, and will continue to be, essential for the company."

Magnus Brännström

Oriflame CEO and President


Why Russia?

"We reaffirm our commitment to the projects being implemented in Russia, and the $100 million in investment that we are making in the project to produce the Ford Transit is proof of this. Even in difficult economic times, Russia remains one of the largest European automobile markets."

Ted Cannis

Ford Sollers President


Why Russia?

"We will develop our production in this country because we have a great interest in the Russian market. We are going to produce different kinds of home appliances and we hope that we will be able to develop our production and promote our products in Europe on the basis of this industrial complex. "

Liang Haishan

Haier Corporation President


Why Russia?

"Russia is one of the largest countries in Zone Europe, Middle East, North Africa and a big contributor to its results. We believe in Russia’s long-term potential and will continue to develop business here, the country, where we first came more than 140 years ago."

Luis Cantarell

Executive Vice President Nestlé S.A
Head of Zone Europe, Middle East, North Africa


Why Russia?

"I’m extremely happy to be in Russia. We have 22 factories around the world and employ 13,000 people. Now we will produce 1000 machine tools in Ulyanovsk. We would also like to develop a new machine tool in the region. Crises come and go. Despite the current economic difficulties, our management has said: ‘we are moving full steam ahead."

Christian Thönes

Member of the Executive Board at DMG Mori Seiki


Why Russia?

"Russia is an important partner for Valio. We have been present there for over 100 years and will be excited to continue our development in the Russian market. "

Mika Koskinen

Member of Valio Board of Directors


Why Russia?

"Russia is set to become one of the world's leading automotive nations and the Volkswagen Group will be involved in shaping this successful future as a reliable partner."


Chairman of the Board of Management
of Volkswagen AG

Why Russia?

"Commissioning of the plant was the next step in the history of our investment in clinical research and scientific cooperation in this important country for us, it also strengthens our long-standing commitment to work in Russia."

Pascal Sorio

CEO of AstraZeneca


Why Russia?

"Russia is one of the priority markets for IPSEN. We pay great attention to the development of our business in the country."

Marc de Garidel

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, IPSEN


Why Russia?

"We have strong confidence in the Russian market and believe that there is immense potential for further growth in the years ahead."


President of AB Volvo and
Chief Executive Officer of the Volvo Group

Why Russia?

"Sika views Russia as one of the most important markets and constantly invests in the construction of new facilities, the localisation of the raw materials base and the development of a scientific research centre."

Jan Jenisch

President of Sika AG


Why Russia?

"We have been working in Russia for a long time. We have always been committed to this market and still intend to remain players on it and meet the demands of our consumers."

Victoria Mars

Mars Inc CEO


Why Russia?

"We contribute a lot to the Russian business sector. Our client base in Russia is very loyal. The Russians are fond of sports and have always been good at athletic competitions. That is why this market is extremely important for us and we will invest in it."

Herbert Hainer



Why Russia?

"We came to the Russian market more than 20 years ago, and hope our business here will continue for many years to come. "

Emmanuel Faber

Danone CEO


Why Russia?

"Russia is a very attractive market for Bosch. We entered this market 110 years ago. Today we have over 3 000 employees here. We produce and sell a wide range of products in Russia. We plan to invest more."


Member of the Board of Management
of Robert Bosch GmbH (Chief executive for Europe, Middle East, Africa)

Why Russia?

"We continue to support your country in modernisation, which is another aspect of maintaining trust and partnership between our company and Russia. This is proceeding in consideration of the current economic situation. But our relations are already 160 years old, and the political situation has changed many times during this period. Let the politicians conduct their own business."

Siegfried Russwurm

Member of the Management Board of Siemens AG


Why Russia?

"We have a long-term strategy in Russia, and it has always been that way. This year marks 25 years of working in Russia. Our investments have been successful, although we have encountered difficulties at times. However, as a whole it has been good for the company. Russia is a tough but good place to do business. I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of additional investment in Russia by BP."

Robert Dudley



Why Russia?

"We are firmly convinced that this key market will develop positively and now we are able to serve this market even better."

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ZF Chief Executive Officer Stefan Sommer


Why Russia?

"Russia has enormous agribusiness potential; there are lots of fertile lands and the climate is favourable for cultivating cereals. We are observing excellent growth prospects in the Russian agricultural sector and we will consider new projects in your country."

Thomas Fuertes

President and co-owner of Grupo Fuertes


Did you know?

Russia is the 6th largest economy in the world.
GDP purchasing power parity, $trillion

Public debt. % of GDP

7th largest domestic market.

number of
number of
% vs.2013
4 13 +225
8 16 +100
9 16 +77
5 7 +40
6 8 +30

Telecommunications industry

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Transportation industry

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Agriculture and food industry

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Gas industry

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Hotels & Entertainment Services

Pharmaceutical and medical industry

Russia is 8-th largest pharmaceutical market in the world, where almost 80% of products are imported.

Real Estate

Russia is seen as an attractive real estate investment market in 2014, especially compared to other European countries.

Innovations and Technology

Nowadays the development of innovations and technology in Russia has steadily became a strategic area for both the Russian government and private business.


Infrastructure is one of the great challenges of the 21st century for Russia, with a huge impact on long-term business growth and economic competitiveness.

Aluminium industry

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Iron and steel industry

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Lead industry

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Platinum-group metals industry

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Precious metals industry

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Nickel industry

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Copper industry

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Zinc industry

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Coal industry

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