Call for Sense of Perspective by Headhunter Amid Russian Diplomatic Storm

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Antal International, the British executive recruitment firm that has been operating in Russia for over 14 years has called for a sense of perspective amid the growing diplomatic row over the expulsion of four Russian diplomats.

We will continue working as usual and don't see any reason to review our approach to foreign investments on the back of recent events

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Antal International, the British executive recruitment firm that has been operating in Russia for over 14 years has called for a sense of perspective amid the growing diplomatic row over the expulsion of four Russian diplomats.

“Experience has generally proved that the political and economic climate of a country as large as Russia are often independent of each other. The current cooling of political relations between Russia and the West is not extending to the growth of economic ties" says Tony Goodwin, Antal International CEO, from London.

Goodwin’s analysis seems to be borne out by the latest figures from the Russian stock market

Travelling to Moscow enroute to China to attend the Antal Global Leaders Summit in Beijing this week, Goodwin continued: "Economic confidence is at an all time high and business leaders dismiss talks of cold war, missile crisis and political intrigue surrounding the row over Litvinenko. Russia has a strong and stable market led economy and we firmly believe this will continue to provide opportunities for western and Russian businesspeople alike.”

Speaking from Moscow, Antal Russia Managing Director Tremayne Elson commented: "We remain absolutely committed to doing business in Russia and won't allow the current political situation to change our focus on investment and expansion, there's a lot of work to do yet."

Yuri Trutnev, Russia’s Natural Resources Minister, has already said there were no plans to hit back at British interests in Russia. "We will continue working as usual and don't see any reason to review our approach to foreign investments on the back of recent events," Trutnev added.

Background Brief – Antal International
Antal International is one of the world's leading international executive search and selection consultancies serving the recruitment requirements of companies in global markets and has been continuously present in the Russia market for over 14 years.

Antal International was established in 1993. Today it has over 550 professional staff, with a fully integrated network of over 57 offices in 23 countries across Europe, Russia and China. Over the years Antal International has been recognised for its innovation, integrity and understanding of clients’ needs, leading to exceptional delivery rates. The company has developed unique methodologies and structures that allow it to provide high quality middle and senior level recruitment in its core sectors. Antal holds numerous awards for recruitment excellence, exceptional and consistent growth, international recruitment, brand building and business vision.

For further information, photography and artwork or queries regarding Antal International in Russia, please contact Alexandra Zheryadina on +7 495 935 8606 or email azheryadina @ antal.com

For UK press enquiries please contact please contact Nicola Feltham on +44 (0) 870 770 0020 or email nfeltham @ antal.com

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