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Russian Business Centre R.B.C.
Funded by Interreg II Karelia 1996-1999

Objective of the project

The objective of the project was to create a Russian Business Center in Ylivieska. In Russia, it operates under the name “The Southern Trade Center of the Oulu Region”. Within this project, a powerful expert center for Russian trade has been created, operating in the southern part of Northern Ostrobothnia and other regions on a contractual basis. The center consists of major groups, communication networks, a service station for trade, permanent exhibitions in the areas of activity and a barter trade data center. A databank was also created on problem areas of Russian trade, including customs, certification, banks and other issues related to the target business area. The center focuses on the main industries that are attractive from the point of view of the Oulu region. These industries include mechanical woodworking, industrial grocery, construction, renovation, design, metalworking, and tourism. Companies in the region already have numerous cooperation agreements with Karelian and Russian companies.

Main activities


Basic information


Russian Business Centre R.B.C.


1998-08-01 - 1999-12-31

Total Budget / Programme funding

144 636 € / 62 059 €

Lead partner

Ylivieskan seutukuntayhdistys r.y.
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