Nomad December 2007 : "Russia - Large, stable and rapidly growing"

A prosperous economic network is currently being established, financed by local investors and stimulated by the demand of the domestic market. Those, like Mazars, who took a gamble when they established themselves in Russia in the 1990s, are now reaping the rewards. In a country where interpersonal relations and confidence are of paramount importance, a long standing presence guarantees success.

Russia's large surface is easily found on a world map. It is difficult to believe that since the dissolution of the USSR, the areas under governmental control have diminished by a factor 10 times the surface area of the UK. Nowadays Russia spans 17 million square kilometres, of which two thirds are in Asia. Despite having lost a large part of the Empire originally constructed by the Tsars, Russia still remains the largest country in the world.