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The Russian export center (REC) is the state institution for export support established with the Russian Government assistance. REC is a “single window” for financial and non-financial support as well as for cooperation with the relevant ministries and institutions. The Russian Agency for Export Credit and Investment Insurance (EXIAR) and Eximbank of Russia were integrated in the group of Russian export center to completely implement the “single window” concept.
REC provides a wide range of services for non-oil companies at all stages of export cycle, cooperates with the public authorities, preparing suggestions for improving Russian business climate in terms of foreign trade activities, interacts with business and expert community, participates in removing economic and administrative barriers and decreasing the number of “system” limitations.
The main services provided by REC include credit, guarantee and insurance support for exporters, foreign partners selection and economic analytics, consulting on customs, certification, as well as organization of the educational project for exporters and providing other types of non-financial support.
Genesis is a premium brand launched in November 2015. Genesis vehicles feature the highest standards of automotive industry and leading engineering solutions, elegant design and outstanding driving dynamics.
The Genesis brand seeks to create a new definition of luxury, which will form the basis of future models that are maximally customer oriented.
The company plans to expand the model range to six cars by 2020 in several segments.
In the Russian market, the Genesis brand was introduced in September 2016. The first model of the brand is the flagship premium G90 and G90L. In March 2017, the company introduced the second model – Genesis G80. One of the key advantages of the all-wheel drive sedan G80 is the modern driver and passenger safety systems. Among the plans for 2018 is the premiere of Genesis G70.
Aeroflot is Russia’s largest airline and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Its hub is based at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow.
Aeroflot has a reputation for industry leading customer service. It has been certified with the 4-Star Airline Rating by Skytrax and named a Five Star Global Airline in APEX’s Official Airline Rating. In 2017 Aeroflot was recognized as World’s Leading Airline Brand at the World Travel Awards.
By 2017 year end Aeroflot’s fleet, one of the world’s youngest, consisted of 224 aircraft: Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi Superjet 100 airliners.
Aeroflot commits to the highest international standards for flight safety. It was the first Russian carrier to be included in IATA’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Registry and has been successfully recertified to this standard. The company has also obtained the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certification. Aeroflot’s integrated management system is certified to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2004.
Rossiyskie Seti (Rosseti) – a Russian public holding company, manages 1 power transmission and 14 power distribution subsidiaries (all together form Rosseti Group), operates one of the World’s largest grid.
Rosseti is a systemically important company responsible for safe, high-grade and available power supply to the Russian consumers of all classes.
Rosseti Group presents in 75 regions of the Russian Federation transmitting and distributing 78% of total volume of electricity generated in the country.
Rosseti Group number of employees exceeds 215 thousand.
Rosseti has become the national grid’s driver in innovation technologies and domestically produced state-of-the-art electrical equipment implementation. The company adheres to energy saving, power efficient, environment protective and aimed at professional safety policy.
Sberbank is Russia’s largest bank and a leading global financial institution. Sberbank holds almost one third of aggregate Russian banking sector assets, it is the key lender to the national economy and the biggest deposit taker in Russia. The Central Bank of the Russian Federation is the founder and principal shareholder of Sberbank owning 50% of the Bank's authorized capital plus one voting share, with the remaining 50% held by domestic and international investors. Sberbank has more than 145 million customers in 21 countries. Sberbank has the largest distribution network in Russia with almost 15,000 branches, and its international operations include UK, US, CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, India, China, Turkey and other countries.
Gazprom is a global energy company focused on geological exploration, production, transportation, storage, processing and sales of gas, gas condensate and oil, as well as generation and marketing of heat and electric power.
Gazprom holds the world’s largest natural gas reserves and is the global leader in gas production. The Company actively implements large-scale gas development projects in the Yamal Peninsula, the Arctic shelf, Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East, as well as hydrocarbon exploration and production projects abroad.
Gazprom supplies gas to consumers in Russia and over 30 foreign countries. The Company is among Russia’s top oil and power producers and ranks number one in the world in terms of thermal energy generation.
The State Corporation ‘Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)’ is a national development bank and one of the largest financial institutions in Russia. Established in 1924, Vnesheconombank has been operating in compliance with the special Federal Law on the Bank for Development since 2007. Vnesheconombank’s supreme governing body is the Supervisory Board headed by the Chairman of the Russian Government Dmitry Medvedev.
In compliance with the Strategy 2021, VEB will focus on financing high value added industrial projects; infrastructure development, non-resource exports, innovations and National Technological Initiative projects.
VEB will operate at a new level of quality: it will proactively search for projects corresponding to the state’s priorities, thoroughly analyze business projects together with customers, draw private co-investments, and track the implementation of projects with the aid of the latest technologies.
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AHML was established in 1977 with a remit to implement the national housing policy. It is wholly owned by the Russian government through the Federal Agency for State Property Management. AHML sets the strategic direction for the Russian housing market development, improving the affordability of modern comfortable housing and reshaping the urban environment. In 2015, AHML served as a basis for a newly established Integrated Housing Development Institution. As part of its activities, AHML fosters the development of the mortgage lending, mortgage-backed securities and rental housing markets, including the use of collective investments, and brings idle land plots owned by the federal government into development. One of the Agency’s priorities is creating a comfortable urban environment in Russia. To that end, AHML is developing the Standards of Integrated Development to drive the transformation of all 1,112 Russian cities and towns, and the Urban Environment Quality Index – a tool for municipal heads and research and design companies to identify and address key urban challenges. Other targets include the transformation of Rossiysky Capital into a universal mortgage and construction bank under the ДОМ.РФ brand, expected to rank among the country's Top 3 banks by mortgage loans issued in 2020.
“Nornickel” is the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium, and one of the world’s leading producers of platinum and copper. The Company produces cobalt, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium and sulfur.
“Nornickel” is involved in prospecting, exploration, extraction, refining and metallurgical processing of minerals, production, marketing and sale of base and precious metals.
The main Russian production units of “Nornickel” are include: the Polar Division of MMC Norilsk Nickel, Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company and Bystrinsky GOK (Bystrinsky mining and processing plant), located in the Gazimuro-Zavodsky District of Trans-Baikal Territory.
Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta belonging to the Group is the only nickel refining plant in Finland.
Norilsk Nickel has its own global network of representative and sales offices in Russia, the UK, China, USA and Switzerland.
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Vedomosti Business daily is the authoritative source of business and economics information for 18 years. Vedomosti is a part of The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. The publication earned readers' trust due to high-quality journalism, their impartiality and independence.
Interfax is the leading information group in the CIS and the recognized leader in the B2B segment of Russia’s information market.
Interfax dates back to 1989, the founding of the Interfax News Agency, which became the country's first nongovernmental outlet for up-to-the-minute political and economic news.
Interfax is the most frequently cited source for information on Russia and the CIS in the world media and the most popular newswire service on the Russian financial market.
Interfax develops professional information solutions that help companies operate in the financial and commodity markets, enabling them to make investment decisions, manage risk, organize external communications and fulfill regulatory requirements.
Interfax's best-known IT services include SPARK (counterparty risk management), SCAN (media analysis and monitoring), ASTRA (analytical solution for compliance with Russian law on transfer pricing), X-Compliance (Know Your Customer solution to comply with anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing legislation), SPARK-Marketing (analysis of commodity markets), Regulatory news disclosure center (e-DISCLOSURE.RU), RU DATA (reference data and analytics).
Interfax develops partnerships with the leading world brands.
Working with Sberbank of Russia and Experian, Interfax created the United Credit Bureau, Russia’s market leader for consumer credit information. Interfax's joint venture with Dun & Bradstreet, another international information market leader, provides business information.
Prime is the leading business news agency in Russia and a subsidiary of Rossiya Segodnya media company. It ranks 1st among the most-cited financial news agencies in the country.*
An outstanding team of journalists and analysts works day and night so that subscribers will be the first to know the key Russian and global economic news and events.
PRIME provides data to the Russia's Presidential Executive Office, Russian Government, Bank of Russia and other public agencies as well as to major Russian banks and companies. PRIME subscribers include news aggregators and leading business media.
PRIME has an exclusive cooperation agreement with Dow Jones Newswires in Russia, publishing news items on the global foreign exchange, commodity and stock markets.
PRIME is also accredited by the Bank of Russia to disclose securities information. The agency acts as a publisher and distributor of the Bank of Russia Bulletin.
Besides, PRIME is an official partner of major trading platforms and rating agencies. Through PRIME Inforterminal the agency can broadcast a wide range of data feeds, news and analytic items and macroeconomic data.
The agency's portfolio comprises over 40 corporate products and services, such as BIR-Analitik system – a tool for comprehensive corporate analysis and evaluation of business landscape, credibility assessment, identification of customers and market research. Another system – Prime Trading Terminal – is used to manage liquidity, conversion, deposit and credit transactions with bank subsidiaries and customers.
*According to Medialogia’s information in the II-nd quarter 2017.
A3, 40-page weekly
Founder and publisher: Ekonomika I Zhizn’ Publishing House
Founded on 6 November 1918, Ekonomika I Zhizn is the oldest high-volume economic weekly in Russia, as well as the most reputable B2B edition. The newspaper is distributed by subscription in all regions of the Russian Federation, and its one issue’s audience is about 296 200 people.
The newspaper’s audience for a half-year is 1 468 700 people (TNS Russia. According to NRS Russia). Also the weekly has its web-site eg-online.ru, audience of which is approximately 500 000 people.
The mission of the newspaper is to support business management and services with the economical and financial expertise.
The weekly advises on corporate governance, business and financial management, as well as taxation, accounting, legislation in different fields of law, legal defence of the business interests in the arbitration court. It analyzes and predicts the economy developments in Russia and globally.
“EXPERT” is the exclusive business weekly that works at economics, business, social and political processes deeply and professionally. Over the years, “EXPERT” has become not just a magazine, but business partner to hundreds of business owners, topmanagers, executives, and managers at various levels all over the country. “EXPERT” is a desk edition of the decision makers.
“EXPERT” is not limited to facts and figures, but gives readers the volume and reliable information, representing the trends, analysis, forecasts, ratings, characterizing the state of industries, publishing interviews with key figures in business. The magazine holds an open and independent position, leads an active social life, gaining more and more great reputation each year.
Publishing house “Argumenty i Fakty” publishes same-titled and the largest weekly edition in Russia, as well as regional and topical applications.
“Argumenty i Fakty” is the federal weekly newspaper number 1, a leader among of the social-political weekly in audience, sales, subscription and federal quality of edition (according to Mediascope and the Bureau of edition audit).
Web-site of the Publishing House “Argumenty i Facty” AiF.ru is ranked in the top-10 Russian media reports, according to Liveinternet and Mediascope. Monthly site visits more than 18 million people.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Publishing house «Argumenty i Fakty» Ruslan Novikov.
Living Planet is the nation's main TV nature channel.
Viewers are able to observe Russian nature in all its different forms through the expeditions of the channel's crew and the best Russian and foreign documentaries.
Living Planet talks about the life of the Far Eastern leopard, the Amur tiger and the fish owl. We show the real work of vets, teach how to survive in the wild whilst treating it with care and actively involve ourselves in public life, compiling annual environmental ratings of domestic businesses.
Living Planet's mission is to make Russians proud of their country's nature and to teach them how to better understand its language.
The channel is part of the DTR (VGTRK / Rostelecom) digital package's informative range. Living Planet boasts an audience of over 14 million subscribers.
The National Banking Journal is the national scale business edition, devoted to the problems of the banking community. It was established by Association of Russian Banks in November, 2003.
The magazine covers a state of the domestic banking market, its part in the development of national economy and society, its place in the world financial system.
Three topical sections “Banks & World”, “Banks & Business”, “Banks & Society” disclose peculiarities of the bank community’s life and its activity in Russia and abroad. Every issue has a key topic, and basic articles refer to it.
World Business Channel is a Russian 24-hour cable and internet TV channel about business. It is a platform for the business community on the territory of Russia, as well as abroad. Audience: businessmen and top-managers.
WBC primarly carries interviews, analytical and discussion programs, documentaries. Anchors are businessmen and top managers.
WBC's large video-library on business subject has an extensive collection of interviews and unique footages of the enterprises.
WBC is the territory of business: for those who know that everything is achievable!
The Strategy Journal is a Russian-language business analytics magazine. Available in print and digital: website and quarterly print edition distributed through subscription and circulation at Russia’s key business events through exclusive partnership.
The magazine's readership is federal and regional governments officials, top business managers, industry analysts and ACIG Group partners.
The English online edition is available for international readers.
The business magazine features articles, commentaries and opinions of state officials and top-managers of the largest Russian and global businesses, eminent scientists, educators, public figures and leading sustainable development experts and practitioners.
FederalPress Russian News & Information Agency is the largest multiregional media holding that provides timely information, analytics, and research in politics and economy to public authorities and the political and business establishment of Russian regions and the official Moscow.
In the 14 years of work in Russian regions, FederalPress has acquired a reputation of an authoritative and influential information resource among the Russian political and business elite.
FederalPress Russian News & Information Agency focuses on a target audience that may be characterized as “influence groups”: federal and regional structures of public and municipal government agencies; experts in various areas of economics and finance; federal and regional mass media.
Currently, FederalPress Russian News & Information Agency is a mass media outlet that largely influences the agenda: the latest news, key topics in politics and economy of Russian regions, Internet TV, expert opinions and blogs, news coverage, journalist research, analytical articles, and ratings.
Monthly traffic numbers over 6,000,000 visitors.
This magazine about travel and leisure in Russia
is intended for a broad readership and includes interesting and up-to-date information about domestic tourism and its development prospects.
It also includes lively, vivid material on a variety of subjects, raises acute questions and presents authoritative opinions based on independent monitoring and social surveys. The analytical materials and expert forecasts in the magazine supplement interviews and commentaries by eminent specialists in the field, travel articles, overviews of tourist attractions and interesting stories written specially for the magazine.
The publication is the information partner of a number of renowned events and strikingly presents the tourist potential of the regions at major Russian and foreign exhibitions and forums, thereby helping increase the tourist flows to the country’s resorts.
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Renova Group is a major private Russian business group which owns and manages assets in the metallurgy, mining, chemical, construction, transport, energy, telecommunications, high-tech engineering, public utilities, medical, and financial sectors in Russia and abroad (CIS, Switzerland, Italy, South Africa, and the United States of America). Renova is a strategic investor, which acquires assets in industries with significant growth and consolidation potential. Renova participates in research and development into high-end technologies with applications in a variety of businesses.
Renova’s largest assets include interests in UC RUSAL, T Plus, Octo Telematics, and Swiss-based high-tech engineering groups Schmolz+Bickenbach, OC Oerlikon, and Sulzer.
The Group operates in 38 regions of Russia and has 136,000 employees.
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Joint Stock Company “Russian Railways” is one of the largest rail companies in the world with huge volumes of passenger and freight transportation.
The company has high financial ratings, qualified specialists in all the rail business spheres, extensive scientific and technological basis, project and construction facilities, experience in international cooperation.
100% of the stock of the company operating the railways network as long as 85,3 thousand kilometers belongs to the Russian Federation.
Every year Russian Railways carries more than 1 billion passengers and ships up to 45% of the country's cargo turnover (including pipelines).
Russian Railways belongs to the top 3 of the world rail industry leaders.
The company’s mission is to meet the market demand for transportation services, increase efficiency, quality of services and deep integration into the Eurasian transport system.
Inter RAO is a diversified energy holding working in various segments of Russian and international electric power industry. Inter RAO is a leading exporter and importer of electric energy in Russia actively increasing electricity generation and sales, and developing new lines of business.
Russian Post is a federal post operator, is included in the Russian Federation strategic companies list. It includes 42,000 offices across the country and has one of the biggest staff – about 350,000 post workers.
Every year, Russian Post delivers over 2.5 billion letters and bills (of them 1 billion letters are from state authorities) and 365 million parcels. Russian Post services about 20 million subscribers in Russia by delivering 1 billion copies of print publications per year. The annual volume of transactions processed by Russian Post is 3.3 trillion rubles (pensions, payments and transfers).
In 2017 Russian Post has processed a record number of international postal items with merchandize – more than 284 million, which is 26% higher than previous year (225 million items) and more than 10 times higher than 2012 (21.7 million items). Postal export from the Russian Federation in 2017 increased by 13%, comprising about 3 million items.
Metalloinvest is a global leader in merchant hot briquetted iron (HBI) production, a major producer and supplier of iron ore and steel products and one of the regional producers of high-quality steel.
Mars, Incorporated is a private, family-owned business with more than a century of history, $35 billion in sales, and six diverse business segments producing some of the world's best-loved brands: M&M’S®, PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, ORBIT®, SKITTLES® и UNCLE BEN’S®.
Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $35 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 100,000 Associates worldwide that are putting Five Principles of Quality, Efficiency, Responsibility, Mutuality and Freedom – strive every day to create relationships with our stakeholders that deliver growth we are proud of.
Mars started business in Russia in 1991 and has invested over $2 billion in the Russian market. Currently, Mars has 10 factories in Russia to produce pet food, chocolate, chewing gum, and confectioneries.
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The group of companies “Novotrans” was founded in 2004.
At present, Novotrans is one of the largest railway rolling stock operators in Russia and the CIS.
Own repair production renders a full complex of services on technical and service maintenance of freight cars.
The Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR) is consisted of 14 strongest and most innovative constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
The list of the Association’s members includes: Republic of Bashkortostan, Republic of Tatarstan, Republic of Mordovia, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Perm Territory, Tomsk region, Novosibirsk region, Irkutsk region, Kaluga region, Lipetsk region, Samara region, Tyumen region, Ulyanovsk region, Altai Territory.
The aim of the Association is to promote economic partnership of the regions-members of the Association, which is built on the complex representation of their interests at the interregional, federal and international levels.
RANEPA is one of Russia's leading universities in the areas of public policy, public administration, and business administration.
Today RANEPA constitutes a multi-tier educational, research, and training system that reflects a philosophy of life-long learning. RANEPA offers educational and training programs to serve the learning needs of civil servants, entrepreneurs, managers, financiers, and lawyers.
RANEPA is commited to:
an individualized approach to learning
embracing new educational technologies
developing centers of excellence
Over the years, RANEPA has developed unique programs to train civil servants for federal and regional authorities in Russia. Generations of Russian civil servants have received their training at RANEPA receiving first undergraduate degrees and later attending graduate and short-term programs. RANEPA dominates the field of professional education for top-level managers at Russian enterprises. RANEPA was a pioneer in the domestic MBA program market and was the first in Russia to receive international accreditation for its MBA program.
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Universa Blockchain Platform is a protocol and a blockchain platform for building business applications aimed at addressing the tasks of the production sector of the economy. Advantages of the platform: up to 22,000 transactions per second, extremely low transaction cost, wide range of applications – from electronic access keys to direct interbank payments. Universa is not a provider of crypto-currency, but offers a technology for decentralized management and reception of any crypto-protected documents and ready-made services for working with them.
The Russian Triathlon Federation (RTF) is an all-Russia public organization officially authorized to develop the triathlon in Russia. Together with the Ministry of Sport of Russia, the RTF provides for preparation of the Russian national team members for competing at international events. The RTF also acts as an educational institution in the sphere of sport, providing training and certification of coaches, while also offering advisory and methodical support for competition hosts and promoting development of children’s triathlon.
The President of the Russian Triathlon Federation is Peter Ivanov.
Vesna Hotel is an excellent venue for comprehensive individual leisure activities, business meetings, seminars, conferences and training sessions of Russian national teams.
The Vesna, located in the resort area of the Adler District, is only 15 minutes from the airport and railway station, 25 minutes from the centre of Sochi and 40 minutes from the Krasnaya Polyana mountain ski resort.
A special feature of the Vesna Hotel is its huge sports complex named after the famous Russian wrestler Alexander Karelin.
It is, indeed, a unique complex with:
gyms with an area of 2,500 and 1,500 sq. m;
a football field covered with latest generation artificial grass;
spacious fitness halls with Finnish saunas, covering a total of 560 sq. m;
a 25-metre five-lane swimming pool;
outdoor and indoor tennis courts
all under one roof!
A gym is an ideal place for wrestling and team sports, such as volleyball, basketball, handball, tennis, mini football, etc.
You may also enjoy a Finnish sauna.
Highly qualified instructors are always available at the gym to provide support and help. You can stretch your muscles and relax after an intense workout using the Flexibility Technogym equipment. To enhance your agility, flexibility and coordination, use the Kinesis Technogym systems.
In addition to a gym workout, you may also join group exercises. There is a broad choice of fitness programmes: from calm and relaxing ones to reduce stress and tension to more intense workouts for those wishing to lose weight.
To gain excellent sports results, you may always seek advice from the specialists of the complex.
The Karelin sports complex is a regular venue for tournaments and competitions in freestyle wrestling, judo, Greco-Roman wrestling, volleyball, handball, tennis and mini football, rhythmic gymnastics, synchronised and underwater swimming, and it is also a permanent training site for many Olympic champions.
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