RDIF launches Invest in Russia information portal in Arabic

Press release, 20.11.2014
Moscow, 20 November 2014 – The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has launched an Arabic version of its INVEST IN RUSSIA information portal (ar.investinrussia.com), aimed at attracting domestic and foreign direct investment into Russia’s regions. INVEST IN RUSSIA was launched by RDIF’s Centre to attract Investment in the Russian Regions, founded in 2013. 
The new version of the portal is targeted at Middle Eastern users and contains specific statistics on trade, economic and investment cooperation between Russia and the Gulf, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman. Additionally, the resource contains a news section focused on topics related to investment and trade in the Middle East, and profiles companies in the region, describing the history of their development in Russia.
Key federal ministries and agencies were involved in developing the resource, along with regional administrations and development institutions and international consultants. This cooperation made it possible to produce a comprehensive information resource for making investment decisions, and also to present this data in an accessible format for investors.
Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of RDIF, said:
“Until recently limited investment in the Russian market has come from the Middle East. Now investors from the region are showing increasing interest in our country and RDIF has already formed partnerships with leading sovereign wealth funds in the Gulf. Having made the Invest in Russia (ar.investinrussia.com) portal more accessible to Arabic-speaking investors I am sure that this will become an important data resource and will help to convert initial interest into real projects.”
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Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) was established in June 2011 to make equity co-investments primarily in Russia alongside reputable international financial and strategic investors. Based in Moscow, RDIF’s management company is a 100% subsidiary of Vnesheconombank. Further information is available at rdif.ru
Media contacts: 
Maria Medvedeva 
Russian Direct Investment Fund 
Director, Media Relations Department 
Tel: +7 495 644 34 14, ext. 2141 
Mobile: +7 964 726 17 73 
E-mail: mm@rdif.ru
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