About 50 Russian companies opened their offices in Belarus during the first six months of 2010. At the same time about 60 of the 130 representative offices of foreign companies, registered in the country in 2009, belong to the Russian institutions. Meanwhile, 40 Ruassian missions were expelled in January-September 2010; 60 - in 2009.
Most large companies with their offices in Belarus are «Atomenergoexport» (2009) and «City Car» (in 2010) of the Russian oligarch Mikhail Prokhorov and former Belarusian car trader Andrei Biriukov. The largest private companies are «Eurasia Rail Logistics» and «Russneft,» reports «Ejednevnik.»
Besides Russia, six companies from Germany, four — from Cyprus (mainly Russian and Belarusian companies), Ukraine, Lithuania and the UK, as well as Poland, Lebanon, Austria, Latvia, Hong Kong, China, Canada, Turkey, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Syria and Switzerland registered their offices in Belarus during the first half of 2010.
Businessmen and organizations of Germany (11), Ukraine (7), Poland and Lithuania (6), Switzerland (5), Italy, USA, Estonia, Turkey, Belgium, Cyprus, Serbia, France, Latvia , Austria, Britain, China, Moldova, Czech Republic, UAE, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritius, Sweden, Slovakia, Malta and Denmark opened their offices in the country in 2009.