Culture

  • Russia’s unknown beauty: A local’s perspective

    By Aleksandra Shevchuk, Raiffeisenbank in Russia | Russia is not just big. It is huge. And it’s not just Moscow and St. Petersburg that are worth visiting. We take a look at some of the other beautiful places the country offers. Kaliningrad and the Curonian Spit Kaliningrad is a city with a Russian soul and […]

  • Economic and cultural facts about Russia at a glance

    In October, the Discover CEE spotlight is on Russia! Watch out for several blog posts on Russia’s business, culture and success stories. Today, we have the most interesting economic data and cultural facts about Russia at a glance for you. The fact sheet is also downloadable in print version.   Click here to print the […]

  • Take a walk through Prishtina

    By Evliana Berani, Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo | Mixed identity or no identity at all? This overarching question is raised whenever visitors talk about Prishtina, Kosovo’s capital. And the longer the debate lasts, the stronger one conclusion prevails: Regardless of the fact that the city lacks beautiful, old or fancy buildings, Prishtina has a strong mixed […]

  • Economic and cultural facts about Kosovo at a glance

    In September, the Discover CEE spotlight is on Kosovo! Watch out for several blog posts on Kosovo’s business, culture and success stories. Today, we have the most interesting economic data and cultural facts about Kosovo at a glance for you. The fact sheet is also downloadable in print version. Click here to print the fact […]

  • Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF) celebrates 25 years

    Amra Tabaković and Vesna Topić, Raiffeisen Bank in Bosnia and Herzegovina The Sarajevo Film Festival is an international film festival with a special focus on the region of Southeastern Europe. It is held in August and showcases an extensive variety of feature and short films from around the world. Sarajevo Film Festival was born 25 years […]

  • A trip to Sarajevo

    By Benedikta Schlange, RBI | When visiting Sarajevo, it is best to start the day with a traditional coffee: served thick, foamy and slowly brewed in a copper pot. For Sarajevans, drinking coffee is not necessarily a way to wake up, but a ritual to relax. The best way to enjoy coffee or a cup […]

  • Banking and arts – a strong partnership

    Those who think that banking business and arts may not go together so well will be proven wrong at Raiffeisen Bank Bosnia and Herzegovina. Here, great importance is attached to the promotion of young artists. In the gallery of the bank citizens can see and purchase their works. Learn more about this partnership in our […]

  • Economic and cultural facts about Bosnia and Herzegovina at a glance

    In August, the Discover CEE spotlight is on Bosnia and Herzegovina! Watch out for several blog posts on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s business, culture and success stories. Today, we have the most interesting economic data and cultural facts about Bosnia and Herzegovina at a glance for you. The fact sheet is also downloadable in print version. […]

  • Ivan Marchuk, a Ukrainian art genius of our time

    By Galina Tsvintarnaya, Raiffeisen Bank Aval, Ukraine | “Give me a thousand years – I’ll paint the sky and will not repeat!”, Ivan Marchuk Ivan Marchuk is a renowned artist, a patriarch of the Ukrainian avant-garde, a legend of the Ukrainian painting, a genius who created about 5,000 works, opened more than 150 monographic and […]

  • KAZKA – a Ukrainian music sensation

    By Galina Tsvintarnaya, Raiffeisen Bank Aval in Ukraine | “We are not afraid to be different, after all we believe that each of us is beautiful thanks to our own uniqueness. You just need to believe in yourself and your power and be steady in your purpose”, KAZKA band’s vision. The Ukrainian band KAZKA (“fairy […]

  • Life in Chernobyl has found a way forward

    By Galina Tsvintarnaya, Raiffeisen Bank Aval | “The further we move in time from the disaster, the more it seems like a myth – and the more difficult it becomes to grasp its real-life roots and consequences”, Serhii Plokhy, the author of the book “History of a Tragedy” awarded with the Baillie Gifford prize. I […]