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GDP:$1.29 trillion

GDP Growth Rate:8.1% (2008)

Russia, once the seat of the Soviet Union, is a major international power and the largest country in the world. Since 1998, Russia’s economy has been rapidly growing, powered by exports of oil, gas, and other natural resources. The emerging middle class has spurred the growth or the retail, automotive, and IT industries. Global Travel Seminars to Russia may investigate major economic centers such as Moscow and St. Petersburg, and will have the opportunity to learn first-hand how Russia made the abrupt switch from the Soviet centrally planned economy it featured for 70 years to the market based economy it has today. Culturally, groups will have the opportunity to visit Red Square in Moscow, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, and be immersed in Russian daily life and cuisine.

Featured Itinerary

Many seminars focus on "Doing Business in Russia." These seminars survey Russia's diverse business sectors by visiting a variety of companies focusing on Moscow and St. Petersburg. As with all GLC Travel Seminars, the itinerary is fully customizable.

Moscow: Days 1-5

Moscow, the capital of Russia, boasts the biggest city by populous in Europe. It is home to the second largest number of billionaires in the world. Moscow is a bustling city noted for its grand mix of culture, politics, scientific research as well as its international business hub. Moscow is an excellent candidate for a travel seminar designed to explore its varied business sectors.

Business Highlights: Potential Company visits include Gazprom, Sberbank of Russia, Mitsubishi Corp., Ifc International Finance Corporation, Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange, Symantec, J.P. Morgan, Hewlett-Packard, Bristol-Myers Squibb Products, Panasonic, Honeywell, Nestle, BNY Mellon, UCMS Group, Tyco Electronics and many more.

Cultural Highlights: Moscow Kremlin, Bolshoi Theatre, Red Square, Tretyakov Gallery, Saint Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum, All-Russia Exhibition Centre, Gorky Park, Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Pushkin Museum, Kremlin Armory, Novodevichy Convent, Kolomenskoye, Moscow Manege, Moscow House of Photography, Polytechnical Museum, State Kremlin Palace, Moscow International House of Music, Memorial Museum of Astronautics, Ivan the Great Bell Tower.

St. Petersburg: Days 6-10

St. Petersburg, after Moscow, is the second largest city in Russia. It is often referred to as the cultural capital of Russia. St. Petersburg is noted for its large number of international corporations, banks and foreign consulates. Its strategic location makes it an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea.

Business Highlights: Potential Company visits include Heineken Brewery, Nissan Global - Europe, Baltika Breweries, Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod (LMZ), STS International, Gazprom, Bank Rossiya, North-West Telecom, Sovkomflot and many others.

Cultural Highlights: Hermitage Museum, Mariinsky Theatre, Winter Palace, Saint Issac's Cathedral, Russian Museum, Kunstkamera, Petergof, Peter and Paul Fortress, Church of the Savior on Blood, Peterhof Palace, Russian Cruiser Aurora, Alexandrinsky Theatre, Catherine Palace, Kazan Cathedral, Saint Michael's Castle, Alexander Palace, Summer Garden, Moika Palace, Smolny Institute, Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre, Arctic and Antarctic Museum.

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Moscow, Russia

"I enjoyed the juxtaposition of stark business practices and even learned a few words in Russian!"

      -Paul Heyes, Global MBA       Student

St. Petersburg, Russia

"It was a fantastic opportunity for me to maximize my MBA experience and gain insight into the Russian culture."

      -Catherine Scott, MBA Student