13 April 2017

Presentation of the 3rd edition of the guide to doing business in Russia, titled:“Why Russians Don’t Smile”

The presentation of the 3rd edition of the book "Why Russians Don’t Smile" by Antal Russia’ Partner & Commercial Director, Luс Jones was held in the evening of 11th of April in the Radisson Royal ‘Ukraina’ Hotel in Moscow and on 17th of April in the Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Pushkin Hotel in Saint-Petersburg.

  • Presentation of the 3rd  edition of "Why Russians Don’t Smile" in Moscow
    Presentation of the 3rd edition of "Why Russians Don’t Smile" in Moscow

"Why Russians don’t Smile" is a short and easy-to-read guide to living and doing business in Russia and the CIS countries for expatriates who have recently relocated to Russia/CIS (or are considering doing so in the nearest future) and foreigners who don’t visit Russia, and whose main source of information about this part of the world is still international media.

The book was written by Luc Jones who has been working in Russia for almost two decades, speaks Russian fluently and travelled extensively throughout the Former Soviet Union.

He put together this publication to help dispel some of the usual myths and stereotypes, and provide a practical account of travelling to, getting in and navigating your way around some of the peculiarities that foreigners face when doing business in Russia. Focusing primarily on Moscow, the guide also explains how to get around the rest of the country and also covers the other 11 CIS countries, helping visitors to make the most of their trip, avoid the typical pitfalls and hopefully having a little fun thrown in.

After the publication, the book has become very popular not only among expats but also among Russians.

In the third edition of the book, Luc Jones has added new chapters, for example about social networks, and extended information on St Petersburg and Kazakhstan. Additionally, several experts contributed articles to the book with useful tips and information.

To receive a FREE copy of the book (PDF version) please send us an e-mail.

The latest edition of the book was supported by: Alinga Consulting Group, Cambridge International School, Dormakaba, English Play School, Eurowine, In2matrix, Intermark Relocation, US Dental Care and Visa Delight.

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