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Russian agents come in from the cold

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Editor's note: This item is republished with permission from Global Edge Marketing Ltd. View original post. When a naked man drinking Heineken joined me in the sauna at 7:30 in the morning and the only English word he seemed to know was "crazy," that was when I knew Russia was different. There were no rich oligarchs paying cash on a whim for resorts they had never seen, but the 128 Russian agents who attended "Russian Summit," an event hosted and organized by Global Edge, were there to do business. The aim of the event was to provide delegates with a complete guide to the Russian buyer market. The conference focused on the practicalities of how to enter the market, and a separate workshop provided meetings and introductions to internationally focused real estate professionals.Conference highlights The conference provoked intense debate and produced as many questions as it did answers. What do you have to do and how much to you need to sp...