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Russia Government Representative Yuri Baranovsky becomes Affluent Society Advisor

Yuri Baranovsky joins Affluent Society, a global business, lifestyle and social media owned by Platinum Circle, the world's leading business group consisting of corporations with annual revenues exceeding USD100 million, governments and intergovernmental organisations.

Yuri serves as an Advisor to Affluent Society and provides an expert voice on Russia in his role as the Permanent Representative of the Government of the Astrakhan region based in Saint Petersburg and advising to its Minister of Economic Development. As a member of Platinum Circle, its Future Global 100 (FG100) Initiative and a FG100 leader representing Russia, he also encourages greater collaboration and cooperation between the stakeholders in Russia, St. Petersburg, Astrakhan region and Affluent Society as his official social media.

"I am honored to be an Advisor to Affluent Society alongside fellow Platinum Circle members from different industries. I'm also excited by this opportunity to introduce Russia, St. Petersburg and Astrakhan region to a broad, diverse and influential global audience, and invite Russians to engage the Affluent Society community. I look forward share my experience with foreign readers who are considering opportunities to do business in the Russian market and the CIS countries", said Yuri.

"We are delighted to have a long standing member of Platinum Circle join our board of advisors for Affluent Society. Yuri brings a wealth of knowledge in his market to the media and we welcome his help to bring news and stories from his country and region to our readers and followers", said Ashley Sim, Associate Editor of Affluent Society.

Lionel Lee, an Advisor to Affluent Society added, "Yuri has been a Permanent Representative of the Astrakhan Region in St. Petersburg for more than 20 years. During this time, its activities for the development of interregional and international cooperation have grown far beyond the borders of these two Russian regions. Affluent Society's engagement with Yuri helps to increase the voice of Russians in the media. As an Advisor, Yuri opens doors to mutual engagement and benefit between his government, Russian businesses and members of Affluent Society not just in terms of content but also events and initiatives.

"I regularly participate in business meetings with Russian and foreign delegations from government agencies and big business. Last year, the pandemic disrupted the annual Global Assets and Wealth (GAW) Meeting in Russia, which I had been preparing together with Platinum Circle. I remain full of optimism and the pandemic will not prevent the successful globalization of Russian businesses for the benefit of the members of the Platinum Circle and Affluent Society", added Yuri.

About Yuri Baranovsky: Yuri is the Permanent Representative of the Astrakhan Region based in Saint-Petersburg. He is also an Advisor to the Deputy Chairman of the government of the Astrakhan region and the Minister of Economic Development.

About Affluent Society: Affluent Society is a global business, lifestyle and social media for people who already enjoy the finer things in life and those who aspire to the lifestyle. It delivers content, events, giveaways and promotions on its website that sync with the needs and interests of affluent to ultra high net worth consumers in their personal and work life. It also serves as a social media platform for users who want to share everyday news, stories, opinions, likes and dislikes with a wider audience in addition to their followers on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. Affluent Society is a part of Platinum Circle, the world’s leading business group consisting of over 100,000 decision makers from 1,800 corporations each with annual revenues exceeding USD100m, governments and intergovernmental organisations. Read, Like, Follow, Share and Post at


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