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Capital Ideas Live – your guide to doing business in Moscow

There is nothing more important than information. It’s the most precious commodity. The right decision, after all, can only be taken if you have precise information.

Just such a source of information for foreign businessmen is a new informative and analytical television program, Capital Ideas Live. It’s a useful tool that helps them to get their bearings in the Russian capital’s business climate, to find reliable business partners and to work out which sectors it’s worth their while investing in.

The Capital Ideas Live television program is based on articles featured in a unique English-language business magazine about Moscow, Capital Ideas (

The television program’s host, the English journalist John Harrison, presents viewers with various themes and events as they’re seen by the heads of major foreign firms, Russian and western political activists and businessmen. This all creates a full picture not only of Moscow today, but also of what the capital will be like tomorrow.

The broadcasts of Capital Ideas Live deal with current issues facing investors and businessmen right now. It’s worth noting that leading figures in the Government of Moscow have taken part in the discussions of these topics.

- Business in Moscow, investment, market, goods ...the most profitable investment in Moscow against sanctions! Italian pasta, russian farmers, expensive watches and all luxury goods in Moscow market. Demand for food products in Europe and in Russia. Influence of foreign investments on the development of the Russian economy during the period of sanctions. The most attractive segments of the market for foreign investment.

John Harrison discusses these issues with Vladimir Platonov, President of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Sammy Kotwani, Hon. President of the Indian Business Alliance in Russia.

 - How is Moscow medicine and health infrastructure developing today? How do network clinics cope with the influx of medical tourism? Is there an international network of clinics in Moscow?
Is there a demand for foreign Healthcare specialists in Moscow network of clinics? Health infrastructure is a promising investment? Is it worth investing in Moscow medicine?

John Harrison discusses these subjects with Alexey Pogonin, Deputy Head of Department of Healthcare of Moscow, Antonio Piccoli, head of “GVM Care and Research” in Moscow and Alexander Dudnik, head of “Beauty Doctor ” clinic.

Which topics will John Harrison being examining in new editions of the informational-analytical program Capital Ideas Live?

·       The development of city transport in Moscow, the creation of convenient conditions for the movement of Moscow’s inhabitants and guests around the city.

·       Moscow’s education system and Moscow in general as a site where intellectual potential can be realized to the full.


Watch Capital Ideas Live on YouTube.

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