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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, Oct. 31


Put your grammar and logical thinking to the test in a fun and friendly environment during the British Book Centers Board Game Evening starting at 5 p.m. today. The event is free and all are welcome to attend.



Saturday, Nov. 1


The men and women who dedicate their lives to fitness get their chance to compete for the title of best body in Russia at todays Grand Prix Fitness House PRO, the nations premier bodybuilding competition. Not only will men and women be competing for thousands of dollars in prizes and a trip to represent their nation at Mr. Olympia but sporting goods and nutritional supplements will also be available for sale. Learn more about the culture of the Indian subcontinent during Diwali, the annual festival of lights that will be celebrated in St. Petersburg this weekend at the Culture Palace on Tambovskaya Ul. For 100 rubles ($2.40), festival-goers listen to Indian music, try on traditional Indian outfits and sample dishes highlighting the culinary diversity of the billion-plus people in the South Asian superpower.



Sunday, Nov. 2


Check out the latest video and interactive games at the Gaming Festival at the Mayakovsky Library ending today. Meet with the developers of the popular and learn more about their work, or learn how to play one of their creations with the opportunity to ask the creators themselves about the exact rules.



Monday, Nov. 3


Non-athletes can get feed their need for competition without breaking a sweat at the Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament this evening at the Cube Bar at Lomonosova 1. Referees will judge the validity of each matchup award points to winners while the citys elite fight for the chance to be called the best of the best. Those hoping to play must arrange a team beforehand and pay 200 rubles ($4.80) to enter.



Tuesday, Nov. 4


Attend the premiere of Canadian director Xavier Dolans latest film Mommy at the Avrora theater this evening. The fifth picture from the 25-year-old, it is the story of an unruly teenager but the most alluring (or unappealing) aspect is the way the film was shot: in a 1:1 format that is more reminiscent of Instagram videos than cinematic art. Tickets cost 400 rubles ($9.60) and snacks and drinks will be available.



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