The Editorial Board of the BIGRUSSIA Multi-Lingual Internet Magazine (short for Business Investment Guide to RUSSIA) on the eve of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2017 will kick off on June 1) conducted a survey among the heads of foreign Chambers of Trade and Commerce, Associations and Unions of foreign entrepreneurs, as well as consulting agencies that conduct business in Russia.
Answering the question about the regions of Russia, "which cause the greatest interest of businessmen from your country," representatives of Italy, Great Britain, Canada, India, Germany built the TOP-5 in this order:
1. Moscow and the Moscow Region
2. The Republic of Tatarstan
3. St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region
4. The Sverdlovsk Region (Ekaterinburg)
5. The Kaluga Region
Among the most investment-attractive regions there are also the Samara Region (Togliatti), Krasnodar and Krasnoyarsk Territories, the Chukotka Autonomous District, the Lipetsk Region, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Primorsky Krai (Vladivostok), the Kaliningrad and Smolensk Regions. The Ulyanovsk Region closes this TOP 15.
As Editor-in-Chief of the BIGRUSSIA multilingual magazine Nayil Gafutulin noted: "The overwhelming majority of respondents (more than 90%) also believe that this year the number of SPIEF 2017 participants from their countries will increase."
The respondents also named the sectors in which they advised to invest in Russia to their compatriots: agriculture and food processing, petrochemicals, machine tools, pharmaceuticals and IT.
The BIGRUSSIA Magazine (short for Business Investment Guide to RUSSIA) is published in Russian, English, German and partly in Chinese. At the core of its publishing there are success stories of foreign business in Russia, as well as ideas for business and investments in Russia.
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