Natalia Kardash is a communications expert focusing on intercultural business communications and partnerships.

Main areas of expertise: Publishing, event management, networking, business partnerships. She knows thousands people in Cyprus on all levels of business and political governance as well as foreign business executives who live and work in Cyprus or live abroad but have interests in Cyprus.

Natalia's personal network exceeds 6000 business people
Business activities: Natalia is the CEO of VESTNIK KIPRA Group (VK Cyprus Group) that serves the interests of the International business community of Cyprus.

VK Cyprus Group works expats: with the Russian-speaking community of Cyprus and Cyprus foreign residents of all other nationalities. The main 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, quarterly in print), SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS magazine provides the Russian-speaking and the English-speaking business communities in Cyprus with up-to-date, current information (daily online, quarterly in print). The English-language section serves expats of different nationalities. The largest events organized by VK Cyprus Group are the Health and Beauty Forum (over 3,000 participants and 40 seminars), BEST INVEST Congress (10 events, including conference, exhibition, bilateral meetings), BEST LEGAL Conference (local and foreign lawyers).

Consulting and Networking: VESTNIK KIPRA team advises local and international companies on how to promote their services in Cyprus. SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS Leaders' Club connects business leaders of different nationalities. Natalia Kardash works on a retainer fee basis or consults international community members on hourly basis online and offline.

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 and English language courses for Russian-speaking people.

Online and Offline Publishing: VESTNIK KIPRA has two daily publications. One provides Cypriot news, and the other – business analytics with the focus on Cyprus and Eastern Mediterranean. Natalia is editor-in-chief of four publications: daily online newspaper (80,000 readers/month), daily online business analytics portal (15,000 readers/month), quarterly 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 brought together over 12,000 people each time (2006-2019).

• Natalia has written more than 3,000 articles, conducted more than 1,000 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 organized trips for Cypriot delegations, facilitating social and commercial negotiations as far afield as Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, China, and India (2011-2020).

• 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 - in a few different ways - brings together hundreds of leaders and entrepreneurs: in social media (Linkedin), online (for international members) and offline (for those business leaders who live in Cyprus).

George Vassiliou
Former President of the Republic of 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
Introduction for Natalia's book published in 2019
Nicos Anastasiades
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
Challenge to Challenge. Otherwise, the life is not full
This interview was given to Paul Lambis in 2021, however it still remains valid for us. It says about my work and challenges we have about our events, newspaper, magazine and other activities of Vestnik Kipra Group.
Paul Lambis' Interview for his project Culturescope
CULTURESCOPE is a Cypriot lifestyle and entertainment web show, exclusive to Cyprus Mail's interactive web portal
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