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Russian Leaders’ Club and Agency for Strategic Initiatives in New Zealand Print E-mail

From 12 to 14 February 2014 representatives of the Russian Leaders’ Club and Agency for Strategic Initiatives established by V.V. Putin, President of the Russian Federation, together with journalists from the Rossiya-24 TV Channel paid an official visit to Wellington with the support of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in New Zealand and the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Belarus in New Zealand, Prior Group Chairman Mr Stuart Prior. The aim of the visit was to familiarise Russian colleagues with company registration procedures in New Zealand, leader of the world rating for ease of registration and of Doing Business.

on the photo: Meeting with NZ Minister of Business and Innovations Hon Mr Steven Joyce

The visit was initiated by the Russian side. Meetings at a high level were organised. It was a successful visit.  The visit programme included meetings with experts from the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment; the New Zealand Minister of Business and Innovation, Hon Steven Joyce; the Foreign Affairs spokesperson for the New Zealand Labour Party, Mr David Shearer; the President, CEO and members of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, and representatives of local business circles. It is to be hoped that this visit will contribute to the development of cooperation between New Zealand and Russia.

 

 

Russia - New Zealand Video

To see the video of Stuart Prior, Prior Group Chairman, talking to National Business Review about Russia - New Zealand business opportunities please go to

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Russia - New Zealand Quotes

It's too bad we, Russians, are not green or blue or purple, because if we were, the world would treat us differently. The West expects us to act like they act, they keep criticizing us – and you know why? We look like them. Take the Chinese. Does the West go after them not being democratic, for not living up to western standards? No. Because they look different. Our problem is that we look like Westerners, but in fact we are not, we are different.Andron Konchalovsky

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Russia - New Zealand History

Russian knowledge of New Zealand and the Maori dates from the late seventeenth century. New Zealand was the first region of Polynesia of which the Russians had authoritative data, all collected from the Dutch. The Dutch material was complemented in the later eighteenth century by primary accounts of Captain James Cook's several visits to that country and his lengthy stays within Queen Charlotte Sound.
In 1808 and 1814, the first Russian encounters with the Maori took place at Cape Town and Sydney. Though the officers of the Diana and Suvorov found the Maoris from the Bay of Islands (Matara, Ruatara, Hongi Hika, and others) intellectually quick and very friendly, they could not think of them other than as recent and potential cannibals.
The reports of Cook and his associates, published in German, French, and Russian, reinforced this association. Nonetheless, a Russian expedition led by Captain F.F. Bellingshausen paid a visit to Queen Charlotte Sound in 1820, using Cook's charts and accounts. It proved to be most important from the standpoint of ethnology, and was useful for the visitors as well, who were amply supplied with food. Glynn Barratt, Russia and the South Pacific, 1696-1840, Volume 2, University of British Columbia Press, 1988

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