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State Corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)”

Vnesheconombank (VEB) is a national development bank, one of the biggest financial institutions in Russia. Established in 1924, the Bank has been operating in compliance with the special Federal Law on Bank for Development since 2007. The supreme management body of the Bank is the Supervisory Board headed by the Chairman of the Russian Government Dmitry Medvedev.

According to the Strategy 2021, VEB’s major focus is on financing of downstream industry projects, infrastructure development, promotion of non-resource exports; facilitation of defence industry conversion to civilian products, support for innovations and the National Technological Initiative projects. Seeking to operate at a whole new level of efficiency, VEB will proactively look for projects meeting the government priorities, perform in-depth analysis of business projects in cooperation with its customers, attract private co-investments, and monitor project progress based on cutting-edge technologies.

“Gazprombank” (Joint-Stock Company)

“Gazprombank” (Joint-Stock Company) is one of three largest banks in the Russian Federation in terms of total assets and equity. Our principal business areas are corporate banking, retail banking, investment banking and depositary services. Our banking activities also include securities trading, foreign exchange operations, precious metals operations, clearing operations and settlement services.

We provide a broad array of commercial banking services to a variety of our corporate customers, including lending in various currencies, trade finance, settlement and cash management services. One other very important sphere of our relationship with our corporate customers is funding we receive in the form of customer current accounts and term deposits.

Our investment banking activities include capital markets, brokerage, corporate finance and project finance services, asset management and private equity investments. In the course of our investment banking activities we conduct private equity investments in companies from different industries not connected with banking.

Gazprom Neft, PJSC

Gazprom Neft is a vertically integrated oil company engaged primarily in the exploration and development of oil and gas fields, refinery, as well as the production and sale of petroleum products.

The Gazprom Neft Group is comprised of more than 70 production, refinery and sales subsidiaries in Russia, its neighbouring countries and further afield.

As of December 31, 2016, The Company’s total “proven” and “probable” hydrocarbon reserves, (in accordance with the International SPE PRMS standards) are estimated to be 2.72 Billion tons of oil equivalent.

Gazprom Neft is the third largest oil company in Russia by refining volumes and fourth largest by production. In 2016, the company's hydrocarbon production reached 82.6 million tons, whilst volumes refined amounted to 41.9 million tons.

Gazprom Neft exports to over 50 countries and distributes its products for sale through an extensive network of outlets both in Russia and abroad.

The Company currently has a network of 1,793 petrol stations in Russia, CIS and Europe.

Gazprom Neft reported a net profit of 200bln rub in 2016, which represents an 82.5% increase on its 2015 results. The largest shareholder of Gazprom Neft is Gazprom, whose stake amounts to 95.68 %, whilst the remaining shares are in free float.

PJSC Uralkali

Uralkali is a leading producer of potash, which is an essential component for the growth and development of all living organisms. The Company accounts for 20% of global potash sales. Uralkali controls its entire production chain, from potash ore mining to the supply of potassium chloride to customers.


Uralkali’s production facilities are located in the towns of Berezniki and Solikamsk (Perm Territory) at the Verkhnekamskoye potassium and magnesium salt field, the world’s second largest deposit in terms of ore reserves.

The Company’s assets consist of 5 mines as well as 6 potash and 1 carnallite mills.

• In 2016 Uralkali produced 10.8 million tonnes of KCl



Russian market is one of the priority areas of the Company’s activity. In Russia Uralkali sells its products to agricultural producers, manufacturers of NPK fertilisers and industrial consumers. The share of supplies to the Russian market makes about 20% of total sales volumes of the Company. In 2016 Uralkali supplied to the internal market more than 2 mln tones.


Uralkali’s sales geography covers more than 60 countries worldwide.

Key markets: Brazil, India, China, Southeast Asia, Russia, Africa, USA and Europe.

• Uralkali owns Baltic Bulk Terminal in St. Petersburg and a fleet of specialised mineral railcars

In 2016 Company’s total sales volume accounted to 11 mln tonnes of KCl.

1C Company

1C Company specializes in software development, distribution, publishing, and support. 1C Company serves customers through an extensive partnership network in 25 countries, including over 6 900 1C:Franchisee partners. These partners are certified by 1C to provide integration services for business automation. Among the software developed by 1C Company, the best known is 1C:Enterprise, a system of business automation products. It includes ERP-class business solutions, which improve the efficiency of enterprises and organizations and are built based on an innovative technological platform. Famous with outstanding flexibility, using on premise, cloud and mobile environment, 1C:Enterprise successfully automates enterprise resource planning, operations, accounting, finance, HR and management activities in more than 1 500 000 companies, including major corporations and government institutions. The system holds a leading position on the Russian ERP market by the number of automated workplaces and have high export potential.


URALCHEM is one of the leaders in mineral fertilizers production in Russia, CIS states and Eastern European countries. The company is the largest ammonium nitrate producer in Russia and second in gross ammonia and nitrogen fertilizers production.

URALCHEM’s product range of fertilizers is one of the most versatile and well balanced. It includes both commodity products and innovative solutions tailored specifically to meet the requirements of modern agricultural business.

URALCHEM’s joint research activities with the leading Russian and international R&D institutions allow to increase efficiency of newly introduced types of fertilizers produced by the company.

URALCHEM operates production capacities of over 2.9 million tonnes of ammonium nitrate, 2.9 million tonnes of ammonia, 0.8 million tonnes of phosphate and complex fertilizers and 1.2 million tonnes of urea a year.

Russian Agricultural Bank

Russian Agricultural Bank, JSC is one of the largest banks in Russia, incorporated in 2000 to contribute to further development of the national credit and financial system of agricultural industry and rural areas. Today the Bank provides full range of banking services and remains the key player in financing of Russian agribusiness. The bank is 100% state-owned.

Russian Agricultural Bank is among the leading financial institutions by capital and assets and in the top group of the most reliable banks. The Bank’s regional branch network is the second largest in Russia with 73 branches operating in all regions of the country. The Bank has representative offices in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia and China.

National Media Group

National Media Group was established in 2008. NMG is the largest Russian private media holding company with a business presence in all media environments. NMG includes Channel One, REN TV and 5 Channel, as well as Izvestia, Sport Express and Metro Petersburg newspapers and Life Zvuk radio.

In 2014, the holding entered the market for television and film content through the acquisition of a share in the Art Pictures Vision company.

NMG is developing partnerships with foreign corporations for the distribution of the local programming of international television channels in Russia. In 2015, NMG and Discovery Communications founded the joint venture Media Alliance, which manages the Russian channels Discovery Networks, Eurosport and Turner. In 2016, NMG formed a partnership with Viasat World to develop the group's channels in Russia.

State State Corporation ROSСOSMOS

ROSCOSMOS is a State Corporation, established in August 2015 for a comprehensive reform of the Russian space industry.

State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS provides the State Space policy implementation and its legal regulation. ROSCOSMOS is making orders to develop, manufacture and supply of space equipment and space infrastructure objects.

The state corporation is also responsible for the international cooperation development in the space area and the creation of conditions to use the results of space activities in the social and economic development of Russia.


NOVATEK is the largest independent natural gas producer in Russia and the country’s second largest company in terms of production volumes. Established in 1994, the Company is engaged in the exploration, production and processing of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons. The Company produces hydrocarbons at 13 fields.

The Company created efficient production and processing facilities. In 2016 The Company’s cumulated marketable production reached 537.0 MMBOE which is 3.0% above the 2015 level.

NOVATEK ranks among the Top 5 oil-and-gas companies globally in terms of proved natural gas reserves. At year-end 2016, the Company’s reserves-to-production ratio was 24 years.

The Company’s largest project is Yamal LNG, which envisages the construction of a natural

gas liquefaction plant on the Yamal Peninsula, Russia, with a capacity of 16.5 million tons of LNG per annum. The first train of the plant will be commissioned in Q4 2017.

Joint Stock Company “Russian Railways”

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 ratings, qualified specialists in all the spheres of the rail business, 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 45,2% of the country's cargo turnover (including pipelines). Russian Railways belongs to the top 3 of the leaders of the rail industry of the world. The major objectives of the company – to ensure the demand off the state, legal units and the people in rail transportation, work and services rendered by the rail transport, as well as bringing profit. 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.



Ulmart is the largest private Russian internet company specializing in the e-commerce market. Deloitte named the company among the top 50 world's largest online retailers and Forbes included Ulmart in the top 10 most efficient Runet enterprises. In 2017, Ulmart together with the Roscongress Foundation has hosted Russia House, the official headquarters of the Russian business at the World Economic Forum in Davos.


MMC Norilsk Nickel

Nornickel Group is the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium and one of the world’s leading producers of platinum and copper.

The Group 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 the Group are vertically integrated and include:

  • the Polar Division of MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company

The Group also includes:

  • Gipronickel Institute, a research and development facility located in Saint Petersburg (Russia), with branches in the cities of Norilsk and Monchegorsk;
  • Norilsk Process Technology, a research and development facility in Australia.

Norilsk Nickel has its own global network of representative and sales offices in Russia, the UK, China, USA and Switzerland.

MMC Norilsk Nickel’s securities:

  • In Russia MMC Norilsk Nickel’s shares are admitted to trading on the Moscow and on the Saint-Petersburg Exchanges

When determining the strategy for its global operations and future development, Nornickel is focused on compliance with all social and environmental responsibility principles.


AHML (Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending) was established in 1997 by the Government of the Russian Federation for implementing the government policy on the housing and mortgage markets. In 2015 the Integrated Development Institution for the Housing Sector was founded on the AHML basis. The main task of the Integrated Institution is to provide a complex support of the housing sector in Russia and to make housing more affordable for Russian citizens.

The main AHML goals are further development of the mortgage and securities markets, development of rental housing and real estate mutual funds, implementation of means for enhancing the investment appeal of housing sector, providing developers with land resources, creation of a comfortable and quality living environment.


ChelPipe Group

ChelPipe Group is a leading industrial group of companies of the Russian iron and steel industry. At year-end 2016, the Company had 16.5% share in the overall shipments by Russian pipe manufacturers ChelPipe Group consists of the following ferrous metallurgy plants and companies: the Chelyabinsk Pipe plant, Pervouralsk Pipe plant, a storage facility used as an outlet to sell tubular goods in the regions, META scrap metal collection and processing company; mainline equipment manufacturers: Pipeline Bends, ETERNO, MSA (Czech Republic); its oilfield service business represented by Rimera.

The company employs 25,000 people.

Rostec State Corporation

Rostec State Corporation is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 to promote the development, production, and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military purposes. It is comprised of more than 700 organizations, whereof 11 holding companies presently operate in the military-industrial complex, 3 organizations are in civilian industries, and 80 are direct control organizations. Rostec's portfolio includes famous brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Kalashnikov Concern, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA, etc. Rostec companies are located in 60 federal subjects of the Russian Federation and supply products to the markets of over 70 countries. In 2016, Rostec's consolidated revenues topped 1,266 billion rubles. The corporation's average wage in 2016 was 44,000 rubles. According to the new Rostec strategy, the main objective of the corporation is to provide Russia with a technological advantage on highly competitive global markets. The planned investment volume for development through 2025 is 4.3 trillion rubles.

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It is almost impossible to think of the Russian school without the textbooks and educational aids from Prosveshcheniye, the company which is well-known to almost ten generations of Russian students. The publishing company was established in 1930. For more than 80 years, it has published over 13 bln copies of textbooks and 96,000 titles.

Today, Prosveshcheniye is an educational holding group which offers textbooks, teaching aids, new educational solutions and products for assessment for pre-school and school institutions, all of which meet the requirements of all regions.

Prosveshcheniye’s products and solutions are aimed at teachers, students and parents. They all have the common goal: mastering the 21st century skills which are necessary for the Russian economy and development of the society.

Among the strategic partners there are Moscow State University, Russian Academy of Education, Russian History Society, Russian Military History Society, Artek International Students’ Camp, Sirius Educational Centre, and well-known international publishers such as Express Publishing, Cornelsen, Klett, CLE International, Anaya, Westermann, Didacta and many others.

Our priority is a blend of traditions and innovations in education. Our goal is to make conditions for the best educational results and striving for lifelong learning.


LUKOIL is one of the largest international vertically-integrated private oil and gas companies which accounts for over 2% of global oil production and about 1% of proved hydrocarbon reserves.

LUKOIL is engaged in the following major activities: exploration and development of oil and gas fields, production and distribution of oil products, petrochemicals and electrical power.

The Company plays a key role in the fuel and energy complex of Russia having a 15% share in oil production and refining sectors in Russia. LUKOIL is one of the largest taxpayers in the country.

LUKOIL works in more than 40 countries of the world continuously expanding the geography of its operations.

Refineries of the Company are located in Russia, Eastern and Western Europe, close to its major markets. Owed to the recently completed refinery upgrade program LUKOIL now has one of the most modern refining capacities in Russia. All LUKOIL refineries produce Euro-5 gasoline and diesel fuel. The Company was the first in Russia to shift completely to Euro-5 gasoline production in 2012 and began production of fuel of higher environmental classes.

The Company has a wide distribution network of 5,000 gas stations in world wide to sell its products in proximity to the regions where its refineries are located. Today LUKOIL sells its branded fuel, EKTO, in 14 countries of the world.


PwC Russia provides industry-focused assurance, tax, legal and advisory services. Over 2,500 professionals working in PwC offices in Moscow, St.Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Voronezh, Novosibirsk, Vladikavkaz and Ufa share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice for our clients.

PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity. Together, these firms form the PwC network, which includes over 223,000 employees in 157 countries. 



EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

EY works together with companies across the CIS and assists them in realizing their business goals. 4,500 professionals work at 20CIS offices (in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Togliatti, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Bishkek, Baku, Kyiv, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Yerevan, and Minsk).

EY Russia works to the highest international standards. The company is owned by Russian citizens and in total 96% of employees hold Russian citizenship. The corporate governance bodies responsible for key decisions in respect of the company’s development and operating activities also mainly consist of Russian citizens.

EY Russia ranked first by RAEX (Expert RA) among the top Russian audit groups and networks, and audit firms for year 2016.


MegaFon (PJSC)

MegaFon is a leading mobile operator active in all segments of the telecommunications market in Russia, as well as in Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Tajikistan. The company is a technology pioneer, having been the first to cover all regions in Russia and to roll out commercial 3G, LTE and LTE Advanced networks. MegaFon is currently working to develop 5G technologies and big data and IoT solutions. Together with major Russian internet company Group, MegaFon is developing new digital solutions for individual and corporate clients.

MegaFon is an expert at setting up mobile services for events of national and international significance, including the Kazan Universiade, Sochi Olympics and Paralympics, and as a partner of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. In 2017 MegaFon was appointed the supplier of infrastructure and additional services for the 2017 Confederations Cup and the 2018 World Cup.

MegaFon shares are traded on the Moscow Exchange and London Stock Exchange under the ticker MFON.