Russia has proven itself to be an essential diplomatic power playing a vital role in responding many global issues and threats and leading in the multilateral projects with its partners in establishing balance in economic, social and political affairs specifically through BRICS and the Eurasian Union. While becoming extremely challenging amid geopolitical turbulence and overall economic unrest, Russia remains a key investment destination for multinational companies. This investment will only continue as many investors see Russia under-exploited and its markets being far from saturated. It is ranked 35th (out of 190 countries) of the 2018 Doing Business ranking established by the World Bank, a five-point increase compared to the previous year.
APCO’s operations in Russia were founded in 1989 in Moscow. Our core team on the ground supported by strategic partners and external consultants manages ongoing work for major Russian and international clients in Russia and CIS countries. Our clients benefit from tailored ‘glocal’ approach augmented by deep knowledge of political landscape, business and policy issues, and operating environment in combination with APCO’s vision, decades of experience, global expertise and access to the international resources and best practices.