The project “Open Russia” was initiated by us and “Image Contact” in 2000. It began with the discussion seminar of crisis technology management. Then we hold the sensational trainings “Terra Politics” within the frameworks of cooperation with 300 Russian universities choosing the best students. The results of this seminar formed the basis of the book “Russia: strategy of dignity”. There was also a project “Russia authorized delegates” with TV-6 channel. It was interesting!
About a year later Michail Hodorovsky continued the projects initiative and asked to sell him the “Open Russia” brand rights. We understood that he had more possibilities to develop the project, so we accepted his proposal.