This paper is concentrated on the influence of expansion of foreign banks into the
Russian banking sector on basic indicators of this market. We compare banking sectors
of developing countries in order to find out their attractiveness for further increase
in foreign investment. We analyze possible interconnection between intensity of foreign
direct investment inflows into emerging markets and economic conjuncture in developed
countries. Finally, the paper pays special attention to positioning of foreign banks
in the Russian market in order to make known their possible strategies in competition
with Russian banks.