From the president ... p. 1
St. Petersburg Governor Vladimir A. Yakovlev Welcomes International Partnerships p. 2 - 3
Russian Ambassador Yuli M. Vorontsov to Chair ARCCI Advisory Board p. 4
Chronicle of Events: ARCCI and BISNIS come to Rockford, IL p. 4
Cleveland Business Community Analyzes Opportunities for Trade and Investment in the NIS p. 5 - 6
Minneapolis Plays Host to the ARCCI's First Event Held After the Russian Presidential Election p. 6 - 7
U.S./NIS Business Leaders Discuss Strategies for Success p. 8 - 10
The ARCCI / AECC Expand Business Networking p. 11 - 12
Historic Voyage of Aira-II Commemorates the 300th Anniversary of Russian Fleet p. 12 - 13
Business Briefs p. 14-15
News from the NIS p. 15
Golub-Europe Secures Project Financing, Expands Real Estate Advisory Services p. 16
A Major Russian Distributor of Frozen Food and Ice Cream p. 17
MDS Associates p. 17
PREMIER Health Care Alliance p. 17 - 18
Legal Developments : Recommendations on the Anti-Monopoly Regulation of Foreign Investments in Russia (Proceedings from the Experience of the St. Petersburg Anti-Monopoly Department) p. 19 - 20
Legal Developments in the Russian Federation p. 20 - 21
Changes to Lithuanian Law on Foreign Ownership of Land p. 22
Complying with Environmental Standards in a Cost-Effective Manner p. 23
The Burgeoning Russian Forest Products Market: Background and Opportunities for Traders and Investors p. 24 - 25
OPINION : Ukraine : Living in Russia's Shadow p. 26, 28
Welcome, New Members ! p. 28, 31 - 32
Information Desk : Tips for a Successful Media Event in Russia p. 33 - 34