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Russo-British Chamber of Commerce Advises Expats on Life in Russia
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On March 16 the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce held a half-day seminar at the Marriott Grand Hotel on Tverskaya entitled “Survival Guide for Expats in Russia.” The RBCC’s Moscow office head, Neil Cooper, chaired the event, and British journalist Helen Womack, who has lived in Moscow since 1985, was moderator. (See Passport’s interview with Helen here)

Speakers included Inna Kachalova of Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & Partners, who explained visa regulations and migration law for foreign employees; Karina Khudenko, director of PricewaterhouseCoopers, on expatriate benefits in Russia; and Angela Baxter, Berlitz’s local business development director, who gave a witty talk about cross-cultural issues and the problem of stereotypes in international business practice. Also on the program were Mila Trukhmanova of IKEA Russia, Mikhail Balev of MIG Security Services, and Anastasia Simonova of Ace-International Moving, as well as representatives of Penny Lane’s personnel and elite real estate departments, Ingosstrakh Insurance Company, World Class Fitness, and the British Women’s Club.

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