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​​​VTB Bank​, its subsidiary banks and financial institutions (VTB Group) comprise a leading Russian financial group, offering a wide range of financial and banking services in Russia, the CIS, Western Europe, North America, Asia and Africa.In 2017, VTB Group became the Title Part​​ner for the FORMULA 1 VTB RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX.​ 



PJSC “LUKOIL”​ and Sochi Autodrom entered into a partnership agreement. It is aimed at preparation and delivery of sporting events at the most modern racing circuit in the country.​

As part of the cooperation, LUKOIL will be a partner of the Russian TCR round which this year Sochi Autodrom will host for the second time. The Main Grandstand is called LUKOIL Grandstand.​​​​

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«Nornickel»​ is th​​e leader of Russia’s mining and metals industry, one of the world’s largest nickel and palladium producers. The company also produces silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium, sulphur.

«Nornickel» has lon​g been providing comprehensive support to Russian sport and actively contributing to the development of junior and varsity sport. «Nornicke»l provides support for Olympic educational programmes, including those aimed at nurturing talent for the domestic sports industry.

By endorsing sporting initiatives, promoting sports among the general public and encouraging a healthy lifestyle as part of its sustainable development, «Nornickel» contributes to the future of the country. The Company is the general partner of the XXIX Winter Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia's national football team and the Russian Football Union, the Russian Olympic Committee, the Legends Cup ice hockey tournament, the All Russian Federation of Dance Sport and Acrobatic Rock'n'Roll, the Russian Curling Federation, the International University Sports Federation (FISU), the Night Hockey League, the World Legends Hockey League, the Russian Futsal Association, Sochi Autodrom, the Futsal to Polar Region Schools project, and the Curling Arctic Cup international tournament; it also owns the CSKA professional basketball club and the «Norilsk Nickel» futsal club.

The company provides funding for sports infrastructure development, improvement and repair across its footprint, as well as financial support for a wide range of sporting events and championships.


​​Gazprom ​is a global energy company focused on geological exploration, production, transportation, storage, processing and sales of gas, gas condensate and oil, sales of gas as a vehicle fuel, as well as generation and marketing of heat and electric power.

​Gazprom views its mission as ensuring a reliable, efficient and balanced supply of natural gas, other energy resources and their derivatives to consumers.Gazprom’s strategic goal is to establish itself as a leader among global energy companies by diversifying sales markets, ensuring reliable supplies, improving operating efficiency and fulfilling its scientific and technical potential.

Gazprom annually supports various social projects contributing to culture, science, sport and education development and promulgation of a healthy lifestyle.​


LICARD LLC​​ - LUKOIL-Inter-Card is the unified transaction processor for the development and maintenance of the system of cashless payments for fuel at LUKOIL gas stations using plastic cards.​

LUKOIL customer loyalty programme operator. Occupies leading positions on the fuel card market of Russia and the CIS. Subsidiary of LUKOIL PJSC. ​

Uralkali ​is the world’s leading vertically integrated producer of potassium, one of the most essential components for the development of all living organisms. The company accounts for approximately 20% of the world’s production of potash fertilizers. The company controls its entire production chain, from potassium ore mining through to the supply of potassium chloride to its customers.

Uralkali’s production facilities are located in Berezniki and Solikamsk (Perm Region), at the Verkhnekamskoye potassium and magnesium salt field, the world’s second largest deposit of ore.Uralkali’s assets comprise five mines, six potash mills and one carnallite plant.


Mercedes-Benz Russia AO is a Russian company, a subsidiary of Daimler Group. Daimler AG (Daimler-Benz AG in 1994) was the first foreign automotive company to establish a subsidiary AOZT Mercedes-Benz Avtomobili in the territory of the Russian Federation on December 8, 1994.

Mercedes-Benz Russia AO is the only official importer of Mercedes-Benz cars and vans, as well as smart cars in Russia.

In 2013 the company launched prod​uction of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Classic vans at the GAZ plant in Nizhny Novgorod, as well as diesel engines for them in Yaroslavl. 2016 the company has become the leader in the automotive premium segment in Russia for the fourth time running. Today it is listed among the top 100 largest companies in Russia in terms of turnover. In April 2019 the production plant for Mercedes Benz cars in Moscow region was opened.



More than 12 million listeners select Europa Plus​ daily. Thanks to them Europa Plus is № 1 in Russia for already 10 years! During this time Europa Plus played more than 1 000 000 hit songs of world-famous stars including Lady Gaga, David Guetta, Pink, Sergey Lazarev, Katy Perry and many others. Europa Plus launched the hottest open-air Europa Plus Live and the most extraordinary club project Breakfast Live with Brigada U. It was Europa Plus that opened the first high-tech large VISUAL STUDIO of more than 40 sq.m. for live performances and live video stream. During these 10 years Europa Plus had drawn more than 45 000 prizes including tickets for the shows of world-class stars, trips all around the world, valuable gifts.

* Mediascope, Radio Index – Russia (Cities with 100 000 or more population), JANUARY-DECEMBER 2008-2017, Daily Reach (Mon-Fry, 06:00-0:00). Audience 12+.

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R-Sport — the first and only Russian sports news agency. A source of the latest and exclusive sports information from across the world and from Russian regions. Unique sports photos and infographics, interviews and experts’ comments, match statistics and ratings, text broadcasts of sporting events. Special projects dedicated to the world’s major sporting events, as well as the Olympic and Paralympic Games.



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Championat — part of the Rambler & Co corporate group. The fastest and most complete coverage of all major events — 23.5 million unique visitors (according to Liveinternet, July 2018). A successful team of professionals — 13 years of experience, fresh ideas and a high level of their implementation, efficiency in solving problems, the ability to deviate from the rules. An active partnership position — high-quality exclusive content: analytical materials, detailed match statistics, photos and videos, LIVE broadcasts.​


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Sport-Express media group — the main sports newspaper of the country. A web portal with millions of views and hundreds of thousands of unique users. Online TV. Active groups on social media. Applications for iOS and Android. Exclusively represents the Russian Federation in European Sports Media. We are read by 1,000,000 people every day!​​

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Izvestia Multimedia Information Centre — Russia’s first multimedia information centre. The Izvestia Multimedia Information Centre includes the IZ.RU news portal, Izvestia’s TV channel IZ.RU, the Izvestia newspaper, the REN TV and Channel 5 news services, and Channel 78. The monthly online audience of the Izvestia Multimedia Information Centre is over 45 million people, the TV audience is over 60 million. The Izvestia Multimedia Information Centre consistently makes it into the TOP 3 online news services according to Liveinternet.​