Regions of Russia

Following the choice of the Russian Federation as priority Country in the framework of the promotional programme 2005 for the Italian foreign trade, the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (ICE) together with Informest - Agency for International Economic Cooperation conceived to create an information tool named "Regions of Russia". The aim of this Project is to provide information on all the Regions of the Russian Federation to Italian enterprises and organisations.

The Project foresees the development of the first Italian on line database totally dedicated to the Russian Regions . This new tool provides not only statistics and macroeconomic indicators, but also analysis of the regional attractiveness for foreign investors and information on local business opportunities for Italian enterprises.

Actually, at the time being there are no similar information tool focussing on the Russian regional and sub-regional dimension. The new website represents a real promotion instrument for all the Russian Regions, since it gives them the possibility to present their distinctive features and to open new co-operation and trading channels.

Each single Region is presented through fact sheets with data on economics, politics, society, legal framework, etc.. In addition, specific documents and analysis are attached to every fact sheet in order to highlight the most attractive factors. Finally, maps and links to regional websites complete the database with information from local sources.

Thanks to a simple format, the database of the Russian Regions provides very practical and ready to be used information to Italian public bodies, associations of firms and single enterprises. The website monitors also the most interesting economic co-operation initiatives promoted at European, Italian national and regional level with the Russian Federation and the Russian Regions.