Russian Direct Investment Fund launches Centre to attract investment in Russian regions

Press release, 02.12.2013

Moscow, December 2, 2013 - The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has launched a Centre to attract investment in the Russian regions. Information about attractive regional projects will be made available to foreign investors through a dedicated "Invest in Russia!" internet portal. This will act as a mechanism to attract investment into the Russian regions.

The Centre will aim to increase the provision of information about regional projects to potential investors. International best practices and RDIF’s experience of working with foreign partners will also seek to help regional projects in the Russian regions to find foreign co-investors.

The creation of the Centre was announced during a meeting organized jointly with the Ministry of Economic Development between the Russian Direct Investment Fund and representatives from across Russia’s regions.

A pilot version of the "Invest in Russia!" internet portal was presented during the meeting and was highly praised by representatives from 53 regions of Russia in attendance. 

Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of RDIF, said:

"Russian regions offer huge opportunities to foreign investors. We see the middle class growing and developing across the regions and have set up this resource to help foreign investors and local authorities successfully communicate with each other. We intend to work actively with regional agencies who we believe have an important role to play in this process."


Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) was founded in June 2011 for the purpose of equity investments primarily in Russia, together with leading international financial and strategic investors. RDIF acts as a catalyst for direct investment into the Russian economy. RDIF’s management company located in Moscow and is a 100% subsidiary of Vnesheconombank. Further information can be found at:


Contacts for additional information:

Russian Direct Investment Fund
Maria Medvedeva
Director, Media Relations Department
М: +7 964 726 1773