Culture

  • Hidden treasures of constructivist architecture in Moscow

    by Anna Osmanova, Raiffeisenbank Russia | You’ve recently read about Russian cuisine on our blog, but we’ve got other great cultural aspects of this multifaceted and diverse country for you. How about finding out more on constructivist architecture in Moscow? Interested? Then, we have a nice read for you with a focus on some architectural highlights. […]

  • Russia on a Plate: Far east cuisine and the Don cuisine

    The Russian cuisine is very diverse with many influences from all over the country. We tried to give you a certain flavour of this variety in our two last posts on Russian cuisine. You might have read a little bit on Siberian, Kuban and Cisurals Cuisine as well as on Tatar and Bashkir, Caucasian and […]

  • Easter celebrations in CEE

    The Easter holidays are coming up, and many people in Austria and the rest of the world are preparing to celebrate the most important Christian holiday, the resurrection of Jesus, in the traditional way. That means, in Austria, among a lot of other local customs, coloring eggs, baking cakes in the form of lambs, decorating […]

  • Russia on a Plate: Siberian, Kuban and Cisurals Cuisine

    Eating is a basic human need. Being on a business trip in CEE, people also have to eat – which is the reason for today’s starting culinary mini-series “Russia on a plate”. Besides business topics and economics we sometimes  have to enjoy what the CEE region has to offer for culinary palates. Generally, foreigners associate […]

  • Public Holidays 2018 in CEE

    Discover CEE wishes you a happy New Year and is already looking ahead at 2018. Are you planning a business trip to the CEE region? Or would you like to know on which dates your business partner in CEE is on public holidays? The Discover CEE Public Holidays 2018 overview shows all the dates at […]

  • Explore Warsaw

    Warsaw is not like other Polish cities. Many visitors to the capital of Poland, whether for leisure or business purposes, wonder what interesting sites it has to offer. The capital is completely different because after the war (during which 80 per cent of the area was destroyed) it was put together from fragmented pieces, rebuilt […]

  • Doing Business in Slovakia

    Slovakia has a population of 5.4 million, its capital city being Bratislava. Slovakia is a member of the EU, Eurozone, Schengen area, OECD, WTO and NATO. Located at the geographical centre of the EU Slovakia has a strategic location and around 300 million potential customers in a radius of  1,000 km.   Political and economic […]

  • How to impress your business partner in Belarus

    Belarus is increasingly involved in trade with Europe, exporting goods to many countries. Nowadays, Belarus welcomes all kinds of businesses, but if you want to work there, it is essential to be aware of the unique Belarusian business culture. Here are nine crucial rules and facts on business culture and etiquette for those who are […]

  • Doing business in Romania

    The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Survey for 2017 ranks Romania at 36th out of 189 economies. For expats doing business in Romania, the country is seen as a strong economic force in CEE, with a very interesting domestic market and a well-educated workforce (especially in fields such as IT), but also as a […]

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    Planning a business trip to Ukraine

    Being on a business trip, of course, business matters are first in line. In order to find your way in Ukraine, in particular its capital Kiev, we collected some general introductory information and tips such as good restaurants, the best hotels and places of interest in Kiev. Documents needed for a trip For nationals of […]