If a dad brings up his children correctly, in a way that they not only see what he does, but feel it and understand it too, then he will feel good about it, and about how he takes decisions. When he gets questions at work, he can come home and talk about it. <…> But people say that work and home life should be separate. I don’t think that should be the case – let the children get the inside view, so that they can see that life is not so easy for dad. And I think that this all forms a chain. If we are brought up correctly, then we need to properly pass that on further — Berel Lazar, Chief Rabbi of the Russian Federation.
Clearly, when you’ve not even inherited a business as such, but rather become a successor, you will regard yourself as someone who, in all likelihood, is not worthy or doesn’t possess the right qualities, and just got handed everything on a silver platter. <…> And if you lose it all for some extraneous reason, for example, <…> then you become that fool that lost the family legacy. So, it becomes very hard to come out well in this role. <…> Of course, it is a great deal of responsibility — Xenia Frank, Chair of the Supervisory Board, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation.
Sadly, we have the example of Natura Siberica [founder Andrey Trubnikov died in January 2021 – ed.]. It is a stark example of when there are three ex-wives and a manager fighting things out in court, and at that moment the company dies. So, there is the issue which is not so much to do with family relations, but with the fact that a huge number of businesses cannot operate, they cannot function. <…> It is crucial to understand that this [the problem of inheritance – ed.] is not merely a private family issue. It exists, and it is a separate subject, but more than that, it is an economic problem for society as a whole — Ruben Vardanian, Co-founder, Noôdome.