“For business and the transportation needs nerves of steel. Resentment only makes the situation worse. It is always necessary to think clearly, to be tough and know your rights,” says Jukka Kurkinen (Jukka Jyrkinen).
Finnish entrepreneur Jukka Kurkinen does not consider himself an analyst, calling for cooperation with its Eastern neighbor. However, he says he always believed in Russia. The investment is being made in bad times, and now the situation has improved as a tourism and business began to develop. The main thing — patience and faith.
“For business and the transportation needs nerves of steel. Resentment only makes the situation worse. It is always necessary to think clearly, to be tough and know your rights.”
Jyrkinen also thanks its partners in Russia. If to cooperate with them and in times of crisis, they do not forget his benefactor, and in the period of economic recovery.
“I have no education in this area. I merkon. Maybe it’s good. I knew no fear, but stupid, too, were not. I have always adapted to the situation. And always believed in Russia. This is my main message to the Finns. I don’t want to be any boss, I serve the customers. Easily sit behind the wheel of the bus, even if there is work in the office.”
Failures were not so much. A couple of times broke into the Express car.
Once upon a time Urginea have to get off the train “Sibelius” (Finnish train “Sibelius” went on the route Helsinki — St. Petersburg, later was replaced by high-speed train Allegro — approx. TRANS.). Russian customs has charged him with violation of customs rules. Jyrkinen hired a lawyer from St. Petersburg firms. The hearing was held in Vyborg. Jyrkinen won.
When it comes to Russia, they always talk about corruption. Kurkinen says that it is necessary to negotiate. Before starting a business, you always have to negotiate.
Now the business of Urginea is firm Saimaa Express, which is engaged in transportation from Finland to Russia. And, it seems, things are going well.