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During these times of sluggish demand, rising energy prices, and fierce competition, companies are looking farther afield for growth. In fact, the smart money is on investments abroad. Companies that seek growth now and well into the future are investing in the biggest and fastest growing emerging markets, such as Brazil, Russia, India and China, which are commonly referred to as the BRIC countries.

10 Things You Absolutely Need to Know on Doing Successful Business with Russians (Part 2)

So your company is planning to pursue the high growth potential of doing business in Russia, but you’re apprehensive about the culture clash. Knowing the basic business etiquette in Russia will help you to deal effectively with your Russian partners. You’ve already read our first five tips last week. Here are the rest of our top ten tips for doing business successfully in Russia:

10 Things You Absolutely Need to Know on Doing Successful Business with Russians (Part 1)

In business, it might be said that money is the universal language. This is as true for an executive in Canada as it is for an executive in Russia. A business relationship is fundamentally about profit, value, and markets. But people make those relationships happen, and being familiar with the proper business etiquette can mean the difference between closing the deal and going home empty-handed.

If you’re looking to do business with Russians, you can’t miss the following tips about business etiquette in Russia.

Russian Language in 2050

With approximately 144 million first-language speakers, Russian is ranked the 8th most spoken language in the world, behind Chinese (1.2 billion), Spanish (329 million), English (328 million), Arabic (221 million), Hindi (182 million), Bengali (181 million), and Portuguese (178 million). The Russian Federation is home to the Russian language, where it is also the language of the government. Russian is also an officially recognized language of 4 other countries: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.

Internet in Russia

In 2009, Russia counted some 40.9 million internet users. Within two years Russia had added more than 10 million more, bringing the total to 53 million and surpassing Germany to become the largest internet market in Europe. Growth in the past year alone has been a strong 14%. Broadband penetration in Russia is estimated at 60 million this year, and will reach 93 million by next year. Despite these impressive figures, there is still considerable room for growth, particularly outside of the metropolitan centers of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Ukrainian Translations for Euro 2012

The excitement is growing as the kick-off of the UEFA Euro 2012 approaches. In only 6 days, teams from 16 countries and fans from all over the world will converge in Ukraine and Poland for 24 glorious days of soccer. The 31 matches will take place in Kiev, Lviv, Kharkiv, Donetsk (Ukraine) and in Warsaw, Gdansk, Poznan and Wroclaw (Poland) but will certainly be followed by avid fans in countless other cities. The staging of final competitions in Ukraine and Poland are a first for Central and Eastern Europe, and the historic nature of the event is reflected in the competition slogan: Creating History Together – translated into Ukrainian as Творимо історію разом, and translated into Polish as Razem tworzymy przyszłość.

Slavic Translations

It can be immensely frustrating when a lack of knowledge about a language becomes a major hindrance to verbal and written communication. Slavic languages like Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech, Polish, Bulgarian, Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian, to name a few, need to be translated to English or some other language for the non-Slavic populace to understand it. An interpreter or translator may not always be at hand and online translation services are the most effective and useful way to bridge the knowledge gap.

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