Gala dinner and debate «20 years with The Moscow Times» A very special event at Hotel Baltschug Kempinsky Moscow; top business leaders and amazing personalities as guests »»

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, The Moscow Times is selecting the best works in its photo archive for an album and exhibition. »»

"20 Years in Business" is a special section devoted to the events that have shaped the nation's top sectors over the past two decades. »»

The Moscow Times is getting ready to release "Russia for Experts," the final book in the trilogy "A Foreigner's Guide to Russia" »»

Kevin Tomlinson

Kevin Tomlinson
In the "Moscow Times" photo album, the most exciting and memorable moments of the last 20 years of life in Russia are reflected just as the photographers of The Moscow Times saw them, and just as I myself saw them, being a loyal reader of this newspaper.

20 years with The Moscow Times

The only independent daily English-language newspaper in Russia, The Moscow Times, turns 20 in 2012. A festive gala dinner, "20 Years with The Moscow Times", will be held on October 5, 2012, Friday, at 7:00 p.m. at the Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow.
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A Newspaper for Its Time

10/03/2012
A Newspaper for Its Time
The Moscow Times has survived many nicks and scratches in its 20-year history: snipers firing at its editorial offices, staff rescued by helicopter from the midst of military mayhem, thugs muscling into the office to steal the wages, and a two-thirds plunge in the currency that wiped out many other companies.

Highlights From the Industry. IT / Telecoms

Highlights From the Industry. IT / Telecoms
The Russian IT market has exploded since the early 1990s and is estimated to be worth about $35 billion in 2012.

Nikolay Samodaev

Nikolay Samodaev
Inforamtion technologies, or IT, have been developing at a runaway pace over the past twenty years. These days nearly everyone has access to information technology. services and gadgets that people could only dream about before.

Highlights From the Industry. Banking & Finance

Highlights From the Industry. Banking & Finance
The Russian banking system may be rightfully criticized for its performance over the past two decades, but it is worth remembering that the entire system was created from scratch one short generation ago.

Thomas Martin

Thomas Martin
Of the past 20 years, most will remember the uncertain start, the crises which included MMM, the 1998 default and the effect of the 2008 crisis on Russia.

Highlights From the Industry. Food & Drinks

Highlights From the Industry. Food & Drinks
Coca-Cola and Pepsi, once curiosities in Russia, are now as common as kvas. In this section, our reporters examine how the two firms entered and conquered the Russian soft drinks market.

Leonid Kuznetsov

Leonid Kuznetsov
In the last twenty years, the Russian food industry has seen dramatic changes. The rise of the market economy and growth in personal incomes have boosted both demand and supply in the food industry.

Highlights From the Industry. Automobiles

Highlights From the Industry. Automobiles
After a rough decade and a half, the automotive industry in Russia has been swept up in a perfect storm of success. Even Russia’s entry into the World Trade Organization shouldnТt put a damper on production or sales.

Leonid Kuznetsov

Leonid Kuznetsov
The car market in Russia today is very different from what it was only twenty years ago. Cars were luxury items in the Soviet Union. An Oka, Zaporozhets or Zhiguli Ч to say nothing of a Volga Ч was a status symbol.

Highlights From the Industry. Hospitality

Highlights From the Industry. Hospitality
The hotel industry in Russia is booming – and for once, the greatest activity is not in the capital cities, but in the regions. International hotel chains are expanding throughout the country, and they can’t build them fast enough to meet demand.

Olga Arkhangelskaya

Olga Arkhangelskaya
The 1990s saw the beginning of "international class" hospitality market development in Russia, with the first international hotel operators entering the country. In Moscow, this development commenced with the advent of high-end hotels.
Doing Business in Russia 1992-2012
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Events Calendar 2012

To mark its 20th anniversary, The Moscow Times has prepared a series of projects and events:

Monthly
"20 Years in Business." A special monthly section in the newspaper.

September
"Russia for Experts." The last book in the trilogy "A Foreigner's Guide to Russia."

September
Photo album. Unique photos from the archive of The Moscow Times.

October, 5
Gala dinner and debate У20 years with The Moscow TimesФ A very special event at Hotel Balchug Kempinsky Moscow; top business leaders and amazing personalities as guests

October - November
Photo exhibition. The best photos from the album on display at the Moscow House of Photography.

October
"1992 - 2012. Doing Business in Russia." A magazine about business in the post-Soviet nation over the past two decades.