Samovar Talks in the Castle

The "Samovar Talks in the Castle" are a new series of events organized jointly by DMAN and the German-Russian Society in Celle (DRG-Celle). The first event took place on 22 March 2017. It was opened by DRG-Celle chairwoman Evgenia Panteleeva-Stamm and DMAN managing director Harald Becker.

About 40 interested citizens and company representatives enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere in the Assembly Hall, which is part of the academy’s rooms in Celle castle. They listened with interest to the speech held by Frank Neumann, second chairman of DRG-Celle and DMAN delegate of international representations and cooperations. Maxim Latrygin from the Russian consulate in Hamburg addressed a few words to the guests.

Frank Neumann spoke about the current DMAN activities in Russia. He gave an overview of seminars already held and those still planned this year, presented support offerings for companies planning to enter the Russian market, and reported on the activities of the Niedersachsen State Representation in Moscow that serves as initial contact for Lower Saxon companies in Russia.

Mr Neumann underlined that even under current conditions business with Russian partners is possible in many areas and that export financing and Hermes covers are still being granted. Lower Saxon companies can find their niche in Russia, and they should not leave the field clear for their competitors from other countries.

Following the presentation, the guests were offered tea and original Russian sweets and encouraged to exchange views and ideas with the representatives of DRG, DMAN and the Russian consulate general. It was one goal of the organizers to have the participants talk to each other. New project ideas were discussed, e.g. with regard to the exchange of apprentices in the stone-cutting trade. International guests were also present – two participants from Kyrgyzstan, who are currently attending a DMAN seminar, used the event to establish contacts with local companies and with the Lüneburg Chamber of Commerce.

A detailed report can be found at and on our Facebook page. The Samovar Talks will be continued, the next event will be announced in due time.

The German-Russian Society in Celle and DMAN will continue to work for a close cooperation between Germany and Russia that helps to maintain existing relations and establish new contacts.

Your DMAN contact

Frank Neumann
International Representations
and Cooperations

Phone +49.5141.973-282
Email koop(at)