Opportunity Knocking

Tom Blackwell is the CEO of the EM (Emerging Markets) corporate/strategic communications (PR) firm, which is working to expand Moscow’s business networks into Hong Kong and Beijing with the opening of a new Chinese branch.

Stormy Weather, Russian Style

While it is true that Eskimos do not have 50 words for snow, in the past month I have learned at least 50 ways of saying “Can you believe this weather?” in Russian — from very polite to so obscene it would make a sailor blush.

Free Spirit

Born to a French father and Russian mother, Cecile Plaige grew up in Paris. After pursuing competitive figure skating in Moscow as a teenager, she made an acting career as a “foreigner” in Russian cinema.