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NEW VISION, NEW FOCUS

Published: April 8, 2014 (Issue # 1804)




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Developing economies demand developing business strategies. New on the market in Russia is Western Vision Business Trainings, a company that has introduced a unique approach toward training and developing businesses in Russia.

Founded by an American who has been doing business in Russia since 2006, Western Vision has experienced first hand how miscommunication and misunderstandings due to differences in business culture and national mentality have caused missed opportunities in the development of successful business ventures and relationships.

We provide trainings in Western business practices for your team in the Russian context that are proven to show results. Along with effectively enhancing your communication skills among your staff and with potential and existing Western partners, we offer training in an entire array of business skills and methodologies that have been directly adapted from Western standards. Whether you're an ex-pat having difficulty adapting to business in Russia, or a Russian intent on breaking into the international market, we can equip you with the necessary skills to achieve success.

To kick things off, we are pleased to announce our first open seminar, to be held at 19:30 on 23 April, 2014 at the Hotel Oktyabrskaya located at Ligovsky Prospekt 10: “Psychology, History and Business: Russia and America at the Crossroads of Evolution.” The seminar is a study on the historical and psychological factors that have delegated the means in which business has developed in Russia and in the West, and offers strategies on how to effectively bridge the gap there in. More details at westernvision, or westernvision.timepad.





 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Friday, Nov. 28


Join table-top game aficionados at the British Book Center’s Board Game Evening. Held every Friday at 5 p.m., aficionados and amateurs alike can come take part in a variety of different games that test one’s intellect and cunning.



Saturday, Nov. 29


Cats, dogs, birds, rodents and reptiles are just some of the things that will walk and crawl at Lenexpo convention center this weekend as part of Zooshow, a two-day exhibition featuring not only man’s best friends but a four-legged fashion show, as well as a food fair that will help pet owners find out more about which kibbles are best for their hungry pets.



Sunday, Nov. 30


Remember the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Russo-Finnish war in 1939 during today’s reenactment titled “Winter War: How it Was.” More than 200 people will take part in recreating the opening salvoes of the battle for the north in Kamenka, a small village situated between Vyborg and St. Petersburg, using authentic equipment and vintage vehicles from the era. The faux battle begins at 2 p.m.



Monday, Dec. 1


Serbia filmmaker Emir Kusturica is the featured guest this evening at the Lensovet Palace of Culture the Petrograd Side. Fans of the director will get the chance to watch his movie “Black Cat, White Cat,” as well as ask questions about his award-winning filmography. Tickets for the event, which starts at 7 p.m., start at 2,000 rubles ($42.50).



Tuesday, Dec. 2


Today is the final day of “Takoy Festival,” a three-week program of plays based on the works of Dostoevsky, Remarque and other famed European writers, whose work is transcribed for theatrical performances. Tonight’s festival finale is “Fathers and Sons,” a two-act drama staged by the Novosibirsk Academic Drama Theater based on Turgenev’s classic about familial relations.



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