Natalia Kardash is a communications expert focusing on intercultural business communications and partnerships. She is a founder of a private business club that currently brings together over 500 people.

Main areas of expertise: Publishing, event management, networking, business partnerships. Natalia's personal network exceeds 6000 business people in Cyprus: 50% are Cypriots at all levels of business and political governance, the remaining 50% – foreign business professionals who live and work in Cyprus and abroad.

Business activities: Natalia is the CEO of VESTNIK KIPRA Group that serves the interests of the International business community of Cyprus.

VESTNIK KIPRA Group is a group of companies working mainly with the Russian community of Cyprus and with expats of all nationalities. The most important fields of activity are publishing, event management, PR and promotion of Cyprus enterprises abroad. VESTNIK KIPRA newspaper offers local Cyprus news in the Russian language (daily online, monthly in print), SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS magazine provides the Russian-speaking business community in Cyprus with up-to-date, current information. There is an English-language section there to serve expats of other nationalities. The largest events organized by VESTNIK KIPRA Group are the Cyprus-Russian Festival (attended by more than 12,000 people), the Health and Beauty Forum (over 3000 participants and 40 seminars), BEST INVEST Congress (10 events, including conference, exhibition, bilateral meetings), BEST LEGAL Conference.

Consulting and Networking: VESTNIK KIPRA team advises local and international companies on how to promote their services in Russia and all other CIS countries. At the same time through the Association of Russian-speaking Residents and the SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS Leaders' Club the expat community can find support and advice on how to settle and establish local and international businesses in Cyprus. Natalia Kardash runs a private Linkedin group where she gathered all her contacts and an online communications platform where Natalia introduces to each other decision makers from different countries.

Events and Education: VESTNIK KIPRA organizes online and offline business events, writes and translates corporate articles, translates into Russian documents and marketing materials. It works for cultural and business integration by offering intensive Russian language learning courses to business professionals from Cyprus and intensive Greek language courses for Russian compatriots.

Online and Offline Publishing: VESTNIK KIPRA has two daily publications. One provides Cypriot news, and the other – business analytics with the focus on Cyprus. Natalia is editor-in-chief of four publications: daily online newspaper www.vkcyprus.com (70,000 readers/month), daily online business analytics portal www.cyprusrussianbusiness.com (10,000 readers), monthly printed newspaper digest, quarterly printed business analytics magazine.

Natalia Kardash Major Achievements

• Through leadership and strategic vision, Natalia has established a local newspaper and several magazines that formed the basis of a successful publishing house.

• Through an effective and successful communications strategy Natalia has built one of the strongest media brands in the country.

• Natalia founded and organized from A to Z over 100 community events with a total number of participants exceeding 20,000 people. In addition to this, her biggest annual cultural event brings together over 12,000 people (organized for 15 years).

• Natalia has written more than 3000 articles, conducted more than 1000 interviews, and has edited edited over 20,000 news items, articles, and interviews.

• As Editor-in-Chief of one of the main Cypriot media platforms, Natalia was a member of the Presidential pool, accompanying the President of the Republic of Cyprus during his official visits (2004-2019)

• Natalia has organized trips for Cypriot delegations, facilitating social and commercial negotiations as far afield as Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, China, and India.

• Natalia has built and maintains a business communications network with publishers and media owners from 80 countries worldwide.

• In 2020 Natalia has established a private business club that brings together over 500 professionals in three levels: in social media (Linkedin), online (for international members) and offline (for those business leaders who live in Cyprus).


Natalia Kardash is one of the most dynamic and creative people I have ever met. She arrived in Cyprus twenty years ago and very soon after her arrival she managed to become associated with both the Cypriot and Russian communities. Natalia ran the first Russian language newspaper in Cyprus, VESTNIK KIPRA, which in a very short period of time became an indispensable paper for the Russian community in Cyprus. At the same time the paper became a 'must have' for those Russian citizens who were interested in Cyprus and wanted to understand the economic and other opportunities offered by the Republic of Cyprus, both its current residents and also for those persons who were interested in taking residency on the island.

Her activities were not however limited to the publishing of the newspaper and included other interesting magazines presenting Cypriot businessmen to a Russian audience under the title of Successful Business.

Natalia was also the creator of the annual Russian-Cyprus Festival, held in the Municipal Garden of Limassol and giving the opportunity to Russians, residents in Limassol and the whole of Cyprus, to get to know each other and create friendships with their Cypriot co-residents.

I could go on referring to her many activities and initiatives, the purpose of which was very simple: to strengthen Cyprus-Russian relations, to improve the image of Cyprus and promote the island among the local Russian community and abroad, in Russia and other countries.

Thank you dear Natalia, for all you have done for Cyprus-Russian relations!


George Vassiliou
Former President of the Republic of Cyprus

I would like to thank Natalia Kardash and her team for organizing on a yearly basis the Cyprus-Russian Festival. It attracts thousands of visitors and proves that it has been established as a traditional celebration in the hearts of Russians and Cypriots. This is the Festival which is celebrated by the firm bonds of friendship between our two peoples.

Cyprus and Russia have a long history of cooperation in all fields. A collaboration with deep historical, political, cultural and religious roots. The Government and the people of Cyprus highly appreciate this special relationship that we wish to upgrade more and work of such people like Natalia Kardash who contribute a lot to the strengthening of our bilateral relations.


Nicos Anastasiades
President of the Republic of Cyprus
Interview
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