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Russian-American Innovation Technology Week
The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council is proud to launch the Inaugural Russian-American Innovation Technology Week in the Mid-Atlantic States. Russian-American Innovation Technology Week will feature seminars, panel discussions, meetings, a trade show and conference, vendor displays, networking events, and personal meeting opportunities designed to bring together entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and established corporations within the technology communities of both the United States and the Former Soviet Union. The event will take place November 3-7, 2003 in Philadelphia, PA.

Nano-Business Roundtable
You are invited to take part in a Nano-Business Roundtable discussion. This event is sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Russia Business Council in cooperation with the Science Center, Ben Franklin Technology Partners - SEP & The Nanotechnology Institute, and is scheduled for November 6, 2003 in Philadelphia, PA.

U.S. Department of Energy Sponsors Major Technology Exhibit and Conference
More than 50 innovative, ready-to-commercialize technologies from Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan will be featured at a major, one-time only exhibit and conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Partnerships for Prosperity & Security: Accessing Innovative Technologies from Russia, Ukraine & Kazakhstan will be held November 4-6, 2003 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. MARBC is a partner organization in planning this event, which is being organized by the U.S. Industry Coalition.

International Economic Forum Kuban-2003
The 2nd International Economic Forum "Kuban-2003" is organized by the Ministry for Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation and the Krasnodar Krai Administration; supported by Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council, Council of Federation of the RF Federal Assembly, the State Duma of the RF Federal Assembly, Government of the Russian Federation, Southern Federal Okrug, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation. The forum will take place October 9-12, 2003 in Sochi, Russia.

2nd Annual Eurasia Summit
The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council is happy to support the 2nd Annual Eurasia Summit. This event will bring together over 200 senior level investors, policymakers and experts interested in Eurasia, and will take place September 24, 2003 in New York, NY.

Iraqi Reconstruction Conference
You are invited to join 500 top business and government leaders at the Iraqi Reconstruction Conference, organized by Equity International and supported by the Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council. This worldwide forum features the latest information on Iraqi reconstruction programs and funding, which could reach $60 billion over the next five years. Defense Undersecretary Dov Zakheim told Congress that reconstruction "will be very expensive and will take years, not months." Significant business opportunities exist for all sizes of companies across a vast spectrum of goods and services. The conference will be held July 1-2 in Washington, DC.

Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business
The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State announce the continuation of the series of seminars on "Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Businesses." The thirteenth seminar of this series will be held in conjunction with the CeBIT America Information and Communications Technology Trade Fair on June 18-20, 2003 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, NY. This event will be organized in association with BISNIS, a unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce, The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation, The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, The Moscow Entrepreneurs Association, Algorithm Group, Global Business Roundtable and the World Trade Centers Association, and sponsored by the Ernst and Young LLP, EPAM Systems, E-Style Software Corporation, TUV Rheinland of North America, and U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation with promotional support from Integral, SiliconTaiga, Groteck and RosBusinessConsulting.

CeBIT America
CeBIT America, the first international CeBIT trade show to convene in the United States, sets the stage for U.S. alliances with the Russian technology community. A seminar and exhibition program in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State will be held June 18-20, 2003 at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY.

MARBC Delegation in Russia
The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council delegation to visit Russia from April 4 to April 22, 2003. The trip includes Moscow, Ekaterinburg, St. Petersburg, and Nizhny Novgorod. By invitation of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Val Kogan, President of the MARBC, addressed a meeting of executives of over 30 regional Chambers of Commerce and gave a presentation at a seminar on Innovation and High Technology. Photographs taken at the Fourth International Forum "High Technology of the XXI Century," where "Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Businesses" series of seminars was announced, are available.

World Russian Forum
World Russian Forum is presented by the Kontinent USA Media Group & Russia House in cooperation with the MARBC. The Forum is scheduled for April 28-May 1, 2003 in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, NY, and New York, NY.

Roundtable with Russian Politicians, Business and Civic Leaders
You are cordially invited, along with a select group of political, business and civic leaders, to attend a roundtable with 40 Russian politicians, business and civic leaders. This roundtable is organized by the Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council and the Moscow School of Political Studies in partnership with the Foreign Policy Research Institute and supported by the Innovation Philadelphia. It will take place March 21, 2003 in Philadelphia, PA.

Investing in Russia & CIS
Seventh annual conference Investing in Russia & CIS is organized by Sachs Associates in association with Bloomberg LP and supported by the Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council. The conference will take place March 13, 2003 in New York, NY.

Global Economic Outlook 2003
Breakfast briefing with Jay H. Bryson, Ph.D., Global Economist of Wachovia Bank, N.A., is entitled "Global Economic Outlook 2003" and will take place March 6, 2003 in Philadelphia, PA.

Arrival of Delegation of Russian Executives
The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council is honored to host a VIP delegation of Russian business executives awarded the Golden Galaxy Award by the American - Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ARCCI) in Washington, D.C. on December 10, 2002 at the Russian Embassy. The events in Philadelphia will be held December 11-12, 2002 in association with the Department of Commerce/City of Philadelphia, World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia U.S. Export Assistance Center, Foreign Policy Research Institute and the ARCCI, and supported by the Law Office of John Gallagher.

Dow Jones Russian Investment Symposium
The 6th Annual Russian Investment Symposium is presented by Dow Jones and Harvard University and is supported by the PRBC. The symposium will take place November 14-16, 2002 in Boston, MA.

Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business
The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State announce a series of seminars on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Businesses. The eleventh seminar of this series is supported by the University City Science Center Institute, the Eastern Technology Council, the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia U.S. Export Assistance Center, Innovation Philadelphia, Entrepreneurs' Forum of Greater Philadelphia, Temple University Small Business Development Center, PA e-Commerce Association, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, and Imark in partnership with the BISNIS U.S. Department of Commerce, and sponsored by the U.S. Industry Coalition and EPAM Systems. Congressman Curt Weldon, Co-Chairman of the U.S. Congress-Russian Duma Working Group, will give a keynote presentation. The Seminar will take place November 13, 2002 in conjunction with the ITEC Technology Exposition and Conference at the Valley Forge Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Curt Weldon on the United States and Russia
The Alvin Z. Rubinstein Memorial Lecture on Russia, cosponsored by the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council, presents the Honorable Curt Weldon On the United States and Russia. The lecture is scheduled Monday, October 28 in Philadelphia, PA.

Philadelphia Advertising/Business Show
The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council in support of the Advertising/Communications Times (ACT) announces the Philadelphia Advertising/Business Show. This event will give representatives of business products and services the opportunity to meet with potential suppliers and customers. The Show will take place October 30, 2002 in Philadelphia, PA.

Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business
The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State announce a series of seminars on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Businesses. The tenth seminar of this series will be organized in association with the Global Business Roundtable, New Jersey Commerce and Economic Growth Commission, State of New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, New Jersey Business and Industry Association, New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, US DOC Minority Development Agency, Greater Saddle Brook Chamber of Commerce, Newark Export Assistance Center, Council for Trade and Economic Cooperation (USA-Russia), Eurasia Group, Federation of International Trade Associations and the World Trade Centers Association, in partnership with BISNIS U.S. Department of Commerce, and sponsored by the U.S. Industry Coalition and Baker & McKenzie. The Seminar will take place October 16, 2002 in Rochelle Park, NJ.

On Current Political Developments in the Ukraine
The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council and the Foreign Policy Research Institute announce "On Current Political Developments in the Ukraine" - the latest in a series of seminars on political relations between the United States, Russia and Europe. This study group will be co-chaired by Vladislav Zubok and William Anthony Hay and will feature Professor Oles Smolansky, who will discuss politics in the Ukraine. The presentation will take place October 9, 2002 in Philadelphia, PA.

Pennsylvania International Week
The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council and other International Chambers of Commerce in the Philadelphia region in support of the Delaware River Port Authority announce Pennsylvania International Week, featuring the Second Annual International Reception in Philadelphia. The Reception will take place on Monday, October 7, 2002, and other International Week events will continue through Friday in Philadelphia, PA.

Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business
The Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State announce a series of seminars on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Businesses. The ninth seminar of this series will be organized in association with the World Trade Center Harrisburg, the Dauphin County Department of Community & Economic Development, Pennsylvania e-Commerce Association, Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg Regional Chamber, Harrisburg U.S. Export Assistance Center, Pennsylvania Manufacturer's Association and the Team Pennsylvania Foundation, in partnership with the BISNIS U.S. Department of Commerce, and sponsored by the U.S. Industry Coalition, UPS and Ernst and Young LLP. The Seminar will take place September 25, 2002 in Harrisburg, PA. See announcement in Russian.

New Jersey Technology Showcase
Having conducted successful seminar in the series on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business in Princeton University, organized together with U.S. Department of State, the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council returns to New Jersey to participate in the New Jersey Technology Showcase. It will take place on June 12-13, 2002 in Somerset, NJ.

Briefing by Congressman Curt Weldon
The Foreign Policy Research Institute in cooperation with the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council will host an impromptu briefing by Congressman Curt Weldon, who just returned from a 10-day trip to Russia, Uzbekistan, China and Korea. This meeting will take place on June 10, 2002 in Philadelphia, PA.

8th Annual International Conference on the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Sector in Russia
The Adam Smith Institute, with the support of the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council, is hosting the 8th Annual International Conference on the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Sector in Russia. This conference will take place May 22-23, 2002 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

World Russian Forum: New Century, New Presidents, New Perspectives
The Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council is pleased to be a supporter of the World Russian Forum conference, which is hosted by the Kontinent USA Media Group & Russian House. The World Russian Forum will take place on April 29-30, 2002 in Washington, DC.

Baltimore Information Technology Exposition and Conference
Having conducted a successful seminar in the series on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business in Baltimore, organized together with U.S. Department of State, the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council returns to Maryland to participate in the Baltimore ITEC (Information Technology Exposition and Conference). It will take place on the 24-25 of April 2002 in Baltimore, MD.

International Business Over Breakfast on Russia
The Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council is pleased to support the International Business Over Breakfast (IBOB) on Russia, which is organized by the Center for Global Business at Mercer County Community College. This meeting will take place on April 18, 2002 in Trenton, NJ.

Atlas Liberty Forum
The Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council is pleased to support the Atlas Liberty Forum, which is organized by the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. This meeting will take place on April 11, 2002 in Philadelphia, PA.

Hermes Expo International
The Pennsylvania - Russia Business Council is a supporting organization for the Hermes Expo International - the premier business development trade show, exhibition and conference promoting trade relations between the European Union, Eastern Mediterranean countries, and North America since 1992. This year's Expo will take place on April 6-7, 2002 in Atlantic City, NJ.

Russia's Complex Relationship with the West
The Foreign Policy Research Institute, with the support of the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council, is pleased to announce "Russia's Complex Relationship with the West" - a seminar and dinner with Anatol Lieven, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. The seminar is by invitation only and is scheduled on April 8, 2002 in Philadelphia, PA.

Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business
The Pennsylvania - Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State announce a series of seminars on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business. The eighth seminar of this series will be organized in association with the BISNIS U.S. Department of Commerce, the World Trade Center Institute - Baltimore, Baltimore U.S. Export Assistance Center, The Technology Council of Maryland, and Maryland's Office of International Trade. This seminar will be held in conjunction with the annual TechTrends 2002 Conference and Exhibition. The seminar will take place on April 3, 2002 in Baltimore, MD. See announcement in Russian.

TechTrends 2002
TechTrends 2002 "Leveraging Science & Technology Opportunities" offers an opportunity for technology, R&D and science organizations to gain insight into the newest funding initiatives offered by government agencies; to form strategic partnerships; and to learn about cutting edge technologies through workshop presentations and keynote speakers. The Pennsylvania - Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State are organizing a seminar entitled "Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business" in conjunction with TechTrends 2002. The conference will take place April 3-4, 2002 in Baltimore, MD.

U.S - Russia Business Meeting
The Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council is pleased to be a supporter of the U.S - Russia Business Meeting, organized by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and the Council for Trade and Economic Cooperation USA - CIS. The meeting will take place on April 2-4, 2002 in New York, NY.

Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business
The Pennsylvania - Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State announce a series of seminars on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business. The series announcement will be presented by Andy Hood, Director of the U.S. Department of State Science Centers Programs during the Global Security and Disaster Response Summit, which will take place on March 25 in Washington, DC.

Investing in Russia & CIS
Sachs Associates, in association with Bloomberg LP, and with the support of the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council, is pleased to announce the Sixth Annual Conference "Investing in Russia and the CIS" on March 14, 2002 in New York, NY.

Broaden Your Economic Horizons
The Pennsylvania - Russia Business Council, in conjunction with other Mid-Atlantic Region International Chambers of Commerce, is hosting two programs "Tackling International Trade in 2002" and "Economic Outlook 2002 and Beyond" on February 21, 2002 and March 7, 2002, respectively, in Philadelphia, PA.

Moiseyev Dance Company
The Pennsylvania - Russia Business Council is pleased to be a part of the exciting evening of dance. Fleet and the Verizon Foundation present Moiseyev Dance Company at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2002 in Philadelphia, PA.

Congressman Curt Weldon Tech Fair
The Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council will be participating in the first annual Congressman Curt Weldon Tech Fair hosted by the SMART (Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow) Congressional Caucus and Widener University. The fair will take place on February 25, 2002 at Widener University.

Dinner with Mikhail Kasyanov
The Pennsylvania - Russia Business Center is pleased to support the U.S. - Russia Business Council in hosting a dinner in honor of Mikhail Kasyanov, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, on January 31, 2002 in Washington, DC.

Discover a World of Opportunity
Fifth Annual International Business Reception "Discover a World of Opportunity" will take place January 28, 2002 at the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia, PA.

JBN Power Lunch Series
The Jewish Business Network in partnership with the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council is pleased to announce the JBN Power Lunch Series event entitled "Russia: The Mother of all Emerging Markets" featuring guest speaker George Rohr on January 23, 2002 in Philadelphia, PA.

Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business
The Pennsylvania - Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State announce a series of seminars on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business. Program sessions of the sixth seminar in this series will be led by representatives from the U.S. Department of State's Partners Program, which includes International Science & Technology Centers. The seminar takes place December 5, 2001 in Lancaster, PA.

Mid-Atlantic Business Conference for Science and Technology
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, government agencies and legislators representing the Mid-Atlantic Region with the support of the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council developed a two day conference titled "The Path to Profitability," providing business opportunities and training targeted to the needs of top-management for high-tech companies. The conference is scheduled for December 4-6, 2001 in Lancaster, PA

Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse, 1970-2000
Foreign Policy Research Institute cordially invites you to attend a BookTalk "Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse, 1970-2000" by Stephen Kotkin, Director of Russian Studies at Princeton University. The presentation is sponsored by the Foreign Policy Research Institute in cooperation with the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council and will take place December 4, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.

Wharton European Conference
The Wharton European Conference "Europe: A Common Vision" is featuring speakers from several Eastern European Countries as part of the "Expanding the EU" panel. The panel includes Val Kogan, President of the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council. November 30, 2001, Philadelphia, PA

Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business
The Pennsylvania - Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State announce a series of seminars on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business. The fifth seminar of this series will be organized in association with the Pittsburgh U.S. DOC Export Assistance Center and BISNIS U.S. Department of Commerce, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center, the Pittsburgh Technology Council, Team Pennsylvania Export Network - Southwest, and hosted by the law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis and Imark Communications with promotional support from Interfax. The Seminar will take place November 28, 2001 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Dow Jones Russian Investment Symposium
Fifth Annual Russian Investment Symposium is organized by the Belfer Centre for Science and International Affairs of John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Dow Jones, and is supported by the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council. The conference will take place November 1-3, 2001 in Boston, MA.

Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business
The Pennsylvania - Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State announce a series of seminars on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business. The fourth seminar of this series will be organized in association with and hosted by the World Trade Center Institute Delaware, in partnership with Delaware Economic Development Office, Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, and City of Wilmington, with promotional support from Interfax. The Seminar will take place October 11, 2001 in Wilmington, DE. The series will continue with a seminar to be held on November 28, 2001 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Greater Philadelphia International Reception
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Export Consortium in partnership with the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council will hold a Greater Philadelphia International Reception on October 4, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.

Eisenhower Fellowships Single Nation Program
The Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships and the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council are sponsoring a roundtable discussion with 18 Russian business and civic leaders who are beginning their three month visit to the United States as Eisenhower Fellows. The roundtable will be held September 24, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.

World War II On Film
A Festival of Russian Films World War II On Film: Stories From The Russian Front will be presented by the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council in association with Mona-Film Company (Moscow), The Russian State Film Archives, Sovexportfilm, The Russian Arts Society, Alliance of Veterans of War & Labor, and Northeast Adult Day Care on July 29-30 and September 8-9, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA. The film festival is sponsored by the Comcast Cable. See announcement in Russian.

Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business
The Pennsylvania - Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State announce a series of seminars on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business. The third seminar of this series will be organized in association with the Lehigh County Chamber of Commerce, the Berks County Chamber of Commerce, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Philadelphia U.S. DOC Export Assistance Center, and hosted by the law firm of Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba with promotional support from Interfax. The seminar will take place August 14, 2001 in Lehigh Valley, PA. The two following seminars will be held in mid-October in Wilmington, DE and Pittsburgh, PA.

Investing in Russia & CIS
Second Annual European Conference Investing in Russia & CIS is organized by Sachs Associates in association with Bloomberg and is supported by the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council. July 10, 2001, The Savoy, London.

World War II On Film - Directors' Conference
Directors' Panel & Press Conference in remembrance of the 60th Anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union "World War II On Film - Stories From The Russian Front" will take place June 26, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA. This event serves as an introduction to the World War II Film Festival that will be held in mid-July, meant to expose American audiences to the Russian experience during the Second World War.

Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business
The Pennsylvania - Russia Business Council and the U.S. Department of State announce a series of seminars on Russian Science & Technology Opportunities for U.S. Business. The second seminar of this series will be organized in association with the New Jersey Technology Council and hosted by the Princeton University School of Engineering with promotional support from the U.S. Industry Coalition, and Interfax. The seminar will take place June 20, 2001 in Princeton, NJ.

Roundtable with Russian Mayors
The Small Towns of Russia, cosponsored by the Soros Foundation's Open Society Institute, provides an opportunity to interact with the mayors of several Russian small towns. The program includes panel discussions on municipal development and presentation of business opportunities in Russia. Working luncheon with Ambassador of the Russian Federation Yuri V. Ushakov on June 13, 2001 in Washington, DC.

Global Trade 2001 - Opportunities & Challenges
International Conference for Growing Businesses in New Jersey "Global Trade 2001 - Opportunities & Challenges" is organized by the Center for International Business & Education, Raritan Valley Community College and supported by the PRBC. June 8, 2001, Somerville, NJ.

World Russian Forum
The Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council is pleased to bring to your attention "World Russian Forum: New Century, New Presidents, New Perspectives" - a conference on the political and economic situation in Russia and new ideas for U.S.- Russian Partnership, May 4 - 5, 2001 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York, NY. The Conference is presented by the Kontinent USA Media Group & Russia House in cooperation with the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council along with the Eurasia Group, Business Council for the United Nations, U.S.-Russia Business Council, UBS PaineWebber, Nikoil, Sistema, Tyumen Oil, Logos Group, RosBusinessConsulting, Media Press, and others.

Investing in Russia & CIS
Fifth Annual Conference "Investing in Russia & CIS" is the leading US-based forum for institutional and corporate entities investing in Russia and CIS. Last year's event drew over 400 delegates from the international investment community. Keynote presentations to be delivered by Dmitri Simes, President, Nixon Center for Peace and Freedom and Marcelo Selowsky, Chief Economist, The World Bank. This event is organized by Sachs Associates in association with Bloomberg LP and is supported by the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council. March 15, 2001, New York, NY.

Investment Opportunities in Russia for the American Agricultural Industry
Seminar on Investment Opportunities in Russia for the American Agricultural Industry is organized by the PRBC and supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, scheduled for March 16, 2001 in Lancaster, PA.

The Russian Advanced Technology Sector - Current Business Opportunities
A series seminars covering the latest developments in the Russian high technology sector entitled "The Russian Advanced Technology Sector - Current Business Opportunities" is sponsored by the PRBC & U.S. Department of State, they will take place March through December 2001 at the Greater Philadelphia region, Lehigh Valley, PA, Southern New Jersey, Greater Pittsburgh Region, PA and Delaware. The first seminar is on March 12, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.

Congressman Weldon Announces Congressional Delegation to Russia
Congressman Curt Weldon (R-PA) will lead a bipartisan Congressional delegation to Russia, Moldova and Ukraine. The delegation is joined by business executives lead by John Gallagher, Esq., a member of the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council.

Moscow International Salon of Innovations and Investments
The first Moscow International Salon of Innovations and Investments (inventions, investment-attractive innovations, high technologies) is organized by the Russian Ministry of Industry, Science and Technologies, Russian Ministry of Economic Development, Russian Ministry of Education, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Patent Office, the All Russia Exhibition Center, and supported by the PRBC. This event will take place February 7-10, 2001 in Moscow, Russia.

Moscow Chamber Orchestra Performance
The electrifying Moscow Chamber Orchestra returns to Penn on January 26, 2001. This performance is organized by the Annenberg Center of the University of Pennsylvania and supported by the PRBC. Philadelphia, PA.

Exclusive pre-Oscar Screening of His Wife’s Diary
The film His Wife’s Diary premiered in Philadelphia to a sold out house as a part of Festival of Russian Films presented by the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council. After receiving the Russian nomination for this year's Oscar competition, the film's director Mr. Alexei Uchitel chose Philadelphia as the only East Coast site for a promotional Oscar screening on January 29, 2001 at the Prince Music Theater. You are invited to join us! See announcement in Russian.

Discover a World of Opportunity
Fourth Annual International Business Reception "Discover a World of Opportunity" will take place January 22, 2001 at the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia, PA.

Doing Business in Russia and the Newly Independent States
Seminar "Doing Business in Russia and the Newly Independent States" is organized by the Center for International Business & Education, Raritan Valley Community College and supported by the PRBC. The event wil feature an address by a senior U.S. Commercial Attaché to Moscow and will take place January 19, 2001 at Somerville, NJ.

Perspectives on Russia's Economy
Eurasia Group and Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council host a breakfast roundtable "Perspectives on Russia's Economy" with representatives of Alfa Bank on December 6, 2000 at Century Club in New York, NY.

Wharton Global Business Forum
The Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council is providing assistance and support to the first annual Wharton Global Business Forum on November 16-18, 2000 in Philadelphia, PA. Russia-related issues will be addressed during the European Conference segment on November 17, 2000.

The Russian Federation Ministry of Atomic Energy Delegation in Philadelphia
A delegation from the Ministry of Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation will be meeting with members of the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council to finalize arrangements for the upcoming Russian-American Innovation Technologies Trade Show and Conference to be held October 2001. This meeting will take place November 15, 2000 in Philadelphia, PA.

Russian Film Festival in Philadelphia
The Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council is proud to announce Philadelphia's first Festival of Russian Films taking place November 1-2, 2000. The Festival is presented by the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council in conjunction with the New York Festival of Russian Films. See announcement in Russian.

Russian VIP Delegation in Philadelphia
The Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council will be hosting a delegation representing Russian construction and banking industry. You are invited to meet with the business and government leaders at a luncheon sponsored by the Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP on September 28, 2000 in Philadelphia, PA. More on the current state of housing mortgage system.

Meet The European Press
8th Annual "Meet The European Press" Reception is a collaboration of all European Chambers of Commerce within the Greater Philadelphia area. The Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council is hosting Vladimir Abarinov, US Correspondent in Washington, D.C. for The Expert & Itogi, representing Russia. This program will take place September 14, 2000 in Philadelphia, PA.

Two Russian Duma Delegations in Philadelphia & New York
Philadelphia 2000
Russian Duma delegations to take part in the Republican National Convention
  • Philadelphia professional community is invited to meet a delegation of Russian Duma deputies representing the Committee of International Affairs July 28, 2000. The event is hosted by Congressman Curt Weldon and the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council and is sponsored by the Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP.
  • Congressman Curt Weldon will be introducing Russian Unity Party delegation at a luncheon co-organized by Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Marks, LLC, the Law Offices of John J. Gallagher, P.C., and the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council on August 1, 2000 in Philadelphia, PA. The delegation, lead by Boris Gryzlov, will take part in the Republican National Convention by invitation of Congressman Weldon.
  • Boris Gryzlov, Chairman, Unity Party of the Russian Duma, will address "Russia's Unity Party: Ideology, Policy, and Action" on August 2, 2000 in New York City, NY. This breakfast roundtable is co-organized by Eurasia Group and the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council.
  • Member Discount on Interfax Reports
    The PRBC reached an agreement with Interfax News Agency to provide a member discount on 30+ different daily and weekly reports from the Former Soviet Union.

    Russian VIP Delegation in Philadelphia
    The PRBC will host a luncheon with top executive managers of eight Russian manufacturing operations sponsored by the Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP. Meet with Russian business leaders in person on July 11, 2000 in Philadelphia, PA.

    Global Trade 2000 - Opportunities & Challenges
    9th Annual International Business Conference "Global Trade 2000 - Opportunities & Challenges" is scheduled for June 9, 2000 at Raritan Valley Community College Center for International Business & Education, Sommerville, NJ.

    Recent Developments in Azerbaijan's Economy and Finance Sector
    Eurasia Group and the Pennsylvania - Russia Business Council will host a breakfast roundtable "Recent Developments in Azerbaijan's Economy and Finance Sector" on June 2, 2000 in New York, NY.

    Presentation "Nikita Khrushchev and the Creation of a Superpower"
    Presentation "Nikita Khrushchev and the Creation of a Superpower", featuring the author Dr. Sergei Khrushev and guest appearance by Professor David Eisenhower. Organized by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and supported by PRBC. April 18, 2000, Philadelphia, PA.

    PRBC to Host Delegation from Moldova Lead by the Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Pennsylvania - Russia Business Council will be hosting a round table with a government delegation from the Republic of Moldova lead by Mr. Nicolae Tabacaru, Moldova Minister of Foreign Affairs on March 16, 2000.

    Global Economy 2000: Implications for International Business
    Greater Philadelphia's International Chambers of Commerce announce Global Economy 2000: Implications for International Business on February 24, 2000 at The Union League's Library Lounge in Philadelphia, PA. Register On-Line.

    World Trade Club of the Lehigh Valley Dinner Meeting
    Val Kogan, President of PRBC, is featured as a speaker at the World Trade Club of the Lehigh Valley dinner meeting in Allentown, PA on February 24, 2000 at 6:00 PM.

    Discover a World of Opportunity
    Third Annual International Business Reception "Discover A World Of Opportunity" will take place January 24, 2000 at the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia, PA.

    "The Changing Face of Russia" Seminars
    Announcing a series of seminars entitled "The Changing Face of Russia." Each of the seminars will cover the recent and current developments in Russia, as well as analyzing the changes in the business environment.

    Russia and the Newly Independent States for the New Millennium
    The Ambassadors Business Forum "Russia and the Newly Independent States for the new Millennium" will take place on October 18, 1999 in QVC Studio Park, West Chester, PA. This event is coordinated by the Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council.

    Congressman Weldon's "New Vision for Russia"
    U.S. Congressman Curt Weldon's statement entitled "A New Vision for Russia" is available and includes a reference to the work of PRBC on encouraging investment in Russia.

    MEET THE EUROPEAN PRESS
    Join us for the eighth edition of "Meet the European Press," presented in cooperation with PRBC. This event will take place on Wednesday, September 15, 1999 in the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, 2nd & Walnut Street at One Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA.

    QVC PRESENTS "THE FINE ART OF FABERGÉ"
    QVC's "The Fine Art of Fabergé: A Private Collection of Inspirations" features the never-before-seen collection of Joan and Melissa Rivers with contributions from the collection of André Ruzhnikov. While the Fabergé name conjures images of ornate Imperial Easter eggs, the public knows little about the incredible versatility of the man and his firm. Over 150,000 items -- all of them unique -- were produced. Sadly, many of Fabergé's treasures where destroyed during the Russian Revolution. What remains today is a testament to his legacy. In this exhibit, which is open now through August 1, you can view over 70 Fabergé pieces, including carved animals, picture frames, and other objects of art. For more information, visit the QVC Studio Park web site or call 800-600-9900. Exhibit supported by PRBC.

    INTERVIEW WITH CONGRESSMAN CURT WELDON
    Special interview with Congressman Curt Weldon by Radio Liberty is available here . Information in Russian.

    MORTGAGE SYSTEM FOR RUSSIAN FEDERATION
    The Russian Government, in conjunction with leaders of the United States Congress, is planning an ambitious housing initiative. This proposed initiative will address Russian people's housing needs, which have largely been ignored over the last seventy years.

    83rd PENNSYLVANIA STATE FARM SHOW
    PRBC invites you to participate in 83rd Pennsylvania State Farm Show in January of 1999. Announcement in Russian.

    VISIT OF STATE DUMA COMMISSION CHAIRMAN
    The Council and the Law Offices John J. Gallagher, P.C. are proud to jointly host the Chairman of the State Duma Commission Honorable Valentin Tsoi from July 29 to July 31, 1998. The purpose of his visit is to discuss the establishment of the mortgage financing system in Russia. Welcome to the United States!

    RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY ON PENNSYLVANIA
    From August 3 to 7, 1998 the Council will host Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty representative and assist in preparation of news reports about the State of Pennsylvania.

    WE HAVE MOVED
    The Council has moved its offices to Center City Philadelphia. For new mailing address and telephone numbers, please consult the Contact Information page.

    SPONSORS OF THE SYMPOSIUM
    We are happy to introduce First Union, BellAtlantic, and FinnAir as the sponsors of the Third Annual Pennsylvania - Russia Business Opportunity Symposium. Additional sponsors are welcome!

    DEVELOPMENT OF COOPERATION WITH RUSSIAN REGIONS
    The Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council became actively involved last year developing cooperation with Russian Regions. Now, for the first time, our schedule of upcoming events includes a series of Russian Region presentations which are scheduled for the end of 1998 and first half of 1999 in Philadelphia.

    EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT
    INVESTING IN RUSSIA magazine is offering a 20% discount on subscription and advertising to all Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council members, affiliated companies and individuals.

    TRIP TO RUSSIA
    After four busy months in Russia, Mr. Val Kogan, President of PRBC, has just returned back to Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. The press release is available.

    PRBC TO HOST A RUSSIAN DELEGATION
    Pennsylvania-Russia Business Council is hosting a delegation of executives from Russian agricultural businesses on January 6-14, 1998. The delegation is participating in Pennsylvania State Farm Show in Harrisburg, PA - the largest indoor exhibition in the United States, with approximately 16 acres (6.5 hectares) of commercial exhibits, superior livestock, and thousands of product displays. A special reception will be hosted by PRBC in Lancaster, PA on January 12, 1998, with participation of Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation of Lancaster County.

    MOSCOW REGION PRESENTATION
    Moscow Region is hosting a presentation in the first half of 1999 in Philadelphia, PA. Moscow is one of the largest and highly developed regions in the Russian Federation, lead by Anatoly Tyazhlov, Governor of Moscow Region, who is also the head of Russian Governors Association.

     

     

    Congressman Curt Weldon, Honorary Chairman of the Pennsylvania - Russia Business Council's Advisory Committee and Co-Chairman of the U.S. Congress - Russian Duma Working Group

    Read Weldon's "A New Time, A New Beginning" (PDF format) and "A New Vision For Russia"

    Cultural Events

    Spirit of Bethlehem celebrates Russia
    June 30 - July 2, 2000
    Bethlehem, PA
    press release for info

    Tall Ships®
    Delaware 2000

    June 22-25, 2000
    Christina Riverfront
    Wilmington, Delaware
    ship profiles

    The Philadelphia Orchestra's
    "A Russian Evening"

    Mann Center For The Performing Arts
    July 20, 2000
    Philadelphia, PA
    program notes

    Songs of Our Century
    Russian singers/songwriters
    June 2-18, 2000
    Tour of USA & Canada


    Cultivating Economic and Cultural Partnerships
    between the U.S. Mid-Atlantic States and Russia