Although it derives 72 percent of its export revenue from fossil fuels and minerals, the Russian economy has experienced growth in automotive, consumer electronics, telecommunications, and private space industries. Russia is also becoming increasingly cosmopolitan. The country is now second only to the U.S. as the world’s largest entry point for immigrants, who are becoming an integral part of the country’s long, post-Soviet recovery. Additionally, according to the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce, there are more than 10,000 U.S./Russian businesses that employ more than 3 million people between the two countries. With one of the highest skilled workforces in the world, immense industrial capacity, and significant international gravity, little will hinder the economic vitality of Russia as it moves into the future. Join us for Culture & Coffee: Navigating Russia as we cover how-to’s and best practices for doing business abroad along with cultural nuances business professionals face while traveling. Fresh coffee and a continental breakfast are served during each session, as VAGTC believes some of the best conversations take place over a good cup of coffee!