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Here are five more companies from the Forbes rating of Top 10 Russian enterprises that thrive in the global electronic market.

The import substitution strategy undertaken by the Russian authorities in the sphere of electronics in the last two years has had limited effect so far. However, it does not mean that Russia has little to show in the global market. The Forbes has made a list of ten Russian companies that are a success abroad.

Russia with 170 mln population has a big potential for social nets expansion. Peoples desire to keep in touch, share and get information about friends, family members, class-mates, play games and just to be trendy has let social nets to grow in quality and quantity. Now it is Russian social nets, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, Moy Mir, Moy Krug which are most popular among Russians.

Investing in Russias fast emerging economy often seems a good idea for foreign businessmen, who beckoned by high profits put money in steel works, oil-processing plants and other fields. Here is the list of leading Russian finance companies, which can make investing process in Russia easier.

When coming to Russia many would like to know a lot about the country and music, the locals regularly listen to, which is a significant part of everyday life. You would probably like to turn on your walkman and check the most popular Russian radio stations. Here are some of them.

After a construction boom in the mid-2000s, the industry took a dive during the 2008 financial crisis, losing some of the key players. It rebounded a couple of years ago, but the volumes are still lagging behind, stifled by high mortgage rates.

The Russian machine-building industry has struggled through the time of the desperate 1990s, when the vast majority of enterprises had to close down or went bankrupt without the governmental support. Some plants stopped manufacturing military goods and turned to civil production, but others survived and here is a short list of them.

Recent survey has showed the Russians are big beer lovers and prefer this hopped drink to wine. Such foreign brands as Holsten, Miller, Guinness, Velkopopovický Kozel and Tuborg have to compete with the most popular Russian beer trade marks. Some of them are exported and available abroad. Here they are.

Vodka is one of the words strongly associated with Russia. Being a national alcoholic drink, Russian vodka numbers over 100 brands produced all over the country. No common family celebration is possible without drinking vodka; unless you are under 18 or simply dont take strong alcohol. Below you will find the information on the biggest Russian producers of most popular vodka brands.

Watching TV has become an obsession for millions of people in Russia, who spend from 5 to 14 hours a day with a television switched on. New entertaining TV channels, home-made series, funny shows and quiz programs have completely changed our life and TV preferences for the past 15 years. Nevertheless, the majority of Russian people still doesnt have an access to satellite TV and are almost forced to watching three or four federal channels covering the whole territory of Russia and therefore influencing the peoples opinions.

2012 saw 230.49 million mobile subscribers in Russia, up from 229.82 million three months earlier, according to research by AC&M. Penetration rose to 161.3 percent from 160.9 percent over the same period. MTS took just over half the net subscriber additions in the 4Q, while Tele2 Russia accounted for 38 percent. MTS strengthened its lead to 31 percent of the overall market, with 71.23 million customers at year-end. Beeline's base contracted by around 70,000 in the quarter to 56.11 million customers, and Megafon lost 236,000 subscribers to finish the year at 62.57 million. Tele2 Russia had 11 percent of the market, with 22.72 million customers, and Rostelecom ended 2012 with 13.56 million mobile customers.

Long distances, remote cities and relatives living so far away that is true about Russia. No wonder, that planes are very often the only possible transport able to take you to your destination point on time. Today lots of air carriers can fly you from one Russian city to another or abroad. Here are some notes about the biggest Russian airlines for you to choose from.

A study by KPMG shows that Russia is one of the most promising emerging markets for chocolate manufacturers. According to the research, the Russian chocolate market currently worth more than $8 billion is in for rapid growth, estimated at 45 percent over the next three years, especially against the global trend of 2 percent annually. Experts agree that Russians tend to appreciate quality and increasingly buy handmade chocolates, while chocolatiers appear to be unprepared for such explosive growth.

For many years the Russians had access to the only bank existent in the banking sector of the Soviet Union the Sberbank, or the savings bank, while now they are free to choose among some 900 lenders. Here the list of the biggest banks operating in Russia today.

About 30 years ago Soviet citizens could only dream about a car, which was never regarded as just a vehicle. To enjoy driving their own car people had to register for a waiting list and only then they had a right to purchase a private auto. Today city citizens prefer foreign cars to domestic ones, but there was the time when having a car was a special privilege placing the lucky person above all others. Here are some notes about the key Russian car manufacturers fighting for Russian consumers.

Nowadays Russia is not sufficiently represented at the world aviation market, since the key roles are played by foreign aircraft manufacturers. However, it doesnt mean Russians have nothing to be proud of in the field of aircraft construction. Here you can find the information about Russian leading aircraft builders and design bureaus.

The metallurgical industry of Russia is one of most rapidly developing sectors. Here is a list of Russian metallurgical companies occupying key positions on the market.

Much is told today about oil invasion of Russia to the world markets, therefore it can be useful to learn more about the leading oil and gaz companies, locomotives of the Russian economy and business.


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