Forbes lists best Russian cities for doing business
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Forbes has compiled a list of 30 Russian cities with best business environment. Ranking first is Kaliningrad, with its unique economic zone and customs waivers.
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Coming second is Ufa, which has plenty of working force and available land plots, plus accessible energy networks.
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The third place went to Krasnodar, with Sergei Galitsky’s Magnit store chain cited as an example of successful entrepreneurship in this city.
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Tomsk was ranked fourth. The city can boast available work force, loans and benevolent tax services.
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Ranking fifth is Omsk, with its huge pool of qualified employees and developed infrastructure.
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The top five is followed by Tolyatti, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Kazan and Saratov. The Russian capital surprisingly landed 14th on the list of business-friendly cities.
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St. Petersburg, the renowned Northern Venice and Russia’s unofficial twin capital, came only 21st. Bringing up the rear of the Forbes list of best Russian cities for doing business is Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East.