- BIGRUSSIA 11.2011
Knowledge of foreign languages has always been considered a very valuable asset in Russia. Here today, it is not only prestigious, it is essential. To apply for a job, it is now required to know not only English, but at least one other foreign language. And who better to teach it than a foreigner? This is what Fabrice Disdier, Director of the CREF Foreign Languages Study Center in Moscow, thinks.
The “R.L. Bryansk” agricultural enterprise is located in the Sevsk district of the Bryansk region. It is noteworthy for having been created by Germans and German management has convincingly shown its worth in the Russian grain fields. We met Christian Kowaltschik in mid-autumn in a field where the sowing of winter crops had just ended. After checking the depth of sowing, Christian replied to questions from BIGRussia.
Thirteen years ago, he emigrated from Uzbekistan to Israel. In recent years he worked in a book-selling company and took an active part in community activities: Georgi BERENZON-CHARIEV is the director of the Russian Language Centre of Information and Culture in Israel. After quitting the book-selling company, he set up his own business, a travel agency called Joyful Journey. In autumn of 2011 he came to Moscow in search of business partners.
For foreigners, as for Russians themselves, business in Russia begins with company registration which follows the choice of the form of business activity. There are no problems with this, if the company is only founded by a foreign national. In that case, specific permissions and concurrences are not needed. Once registered by a foreign national, the company enjoys all the rights of a fully-fledged Russian resident. Advice on this to foreign businessmen is given by Lev Korchagin, lawyer, The Moscow Region Chamber of Lawyers.