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PJSC “LUKOIL”​ and Sochi Autodrom entered into a partnership agreement running until 2019. 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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​​​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.​ 


«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.


The Neftegazovaya Vertikal (Oil and Gas Vertical)​ national industry magazine has been published for over 20 years. It has established itself as the leading choice in Russia’s oil and gas media segment. The target audience of the magazine are managers and specialists of enterprises of the fuel and energy sector, politicians and representatives of government authorities who are interested in the problems of the fuel and energy sector due to their jobs.

The publication works closely with the Russian Ministry of Energy. The materials are designed for searching for the best possible country’s oil and gas sector development solutions.  The main focus is put on professional discussions, finding and distributing the best practices, developing international cooperation in the area of oil and gas.

The publication has been successfully working in a unique field for the Russian journalism - public consulting - for a long time. Its analyses prepared using its own research and studies of leading experts’ opinions offer well-reasoned assessments, forecasts and recommendations. 


NGV_logo_preview.jpg is an online magazine about TV, film and show business stars containing a complete TV guide, recommendations and ratings.

Every day offers the hottest show business news, exclusive photo shoots of stars, celebrity interviews and diaries, reports from social events, film and TV series reviews, reviews of new releases, celebrity encyclopaedia, celebrity beauty secrets, fashion tips from leading stylists, a list of events and places, interesting travel ideas.

The publication works closely with the Russian Ministry of Energy. The materials are designed for searching for the best possible country’s oil and gas sector development solutions. The main focus is put on professional discussions, finding and distributing the best practices, developing international cooperation in the area of oil and gas.

The publication has been successfully working in a unique field for the Russian journalism - public consulting - for a long time. Its analyses prepared using its own research and studies of leading experts’ opinions offer well-reasoned assessments, forecasts and recommendations.​​


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.


Bridge Resort is the family resort that comprises 4* hotel, Family Medical Clinic Bridge, SPA centre, pool set, hotel equipped beach, restaurants, bars, conference halls, children club, playrooms and workout areas.

Hotel is suitably placed in Imereti Lowlands in Sochi near Black Sea shore. Olympic Park is pedestrian access. Bridge Resort is in TOP-5 Tripadvisor Travellers Choice and Top Hotels Russian version as Best Family Recreation Hotel in Russia annually.

Bridge Resort is the sole hotel from Russia in the TOP-100 of the Starway World Best Hotels 2018 award



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.

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Kuban 24 is the only TV channel in the Krasnodar Region which broadcasts its own content 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The channel’s reach is 85% of the population of the Krasnodar Region (including the population of Sochi) and the Republic of Adygea. Kuban 24 is available to viewers of all cable operators of the Krasnodar Region on button 21 as a region’s mandatory public channel. Kuban 24 is a multiple winner of the TEFI-region television contests, the Federation and Mediabrand all-Russian competitions, a winner of the MEDIATEK all-Russian award.​

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Auto Plus TV channel — Russia’s largest automobile channel. 24 hours a day, the most interesting the world of motors has to offer. Exciting expeditions, current news, comparative tests, legal assistance, diaries of world racing series, the best foreign specialised programmes and much more. Watch the Auto Plus TV channel in packages of your cable, digital or satellite operator!​

MercedesBLogo (1).png​ ​​​ is one of the most influential and quoted online media in Russia. Founded in September 1999, has always been one of the leaders in terms of audience figures: more than 45 million visitors per month (more than 310 million views of materials). Every day offers news and materials on a wide range of topics from economics and science to cinema and memes in various forms. The total number of the social media subscribers on Facebook, VK, Twitter, OK, as well as in Telegram and Viber exceeds 2.8 million people and has been constantly growing. includes Dom, a project dedicated to real estate, architecture, design and the urban environment, and Moslenta, a website about understandable Moscow.

MercedesBLogo (1).png​ ​​​ — a website for petrol heads. Here people can find the top news of the world of cars, reviews of the most important new products, the first tests of new models with our own video. Motor is always there where something is happening, so you can be the first to find out about it.​

AUTOSPORT.COM.RU — russian-language web portal about significant events of national and world motorsport. On its pages one can always find the latest and most relevant news of world and Russian motorsport, exclusive content, detailed analytics, interviews, as well as various interactive contests. Having started in 2013, over 5 years the website has become one of the top three most popular websites in the Motorsport segment. has a monthly audience of 250,000 unique visitors.​

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The QUTO automobile website provides a whole range of services for experienced drivers, novices and those who are just planning to get behind the wheel. The QUTO constantly updated interactive catalogue contains all models officially sold in Russia. In addition to cars, the QUTO online catalogue contains all models of motorcycles, ATVs and scooters officially sold in Russia. In the Journal section, users can read the latest automotive news and articles about the most important events in the world of cars.​

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Autorambler shows and tells about cars, educates and entertains everyone who cares about cars and everything else associated with them. We talk about all aspects of the automobile life: news, comments on legislation, tips for motorists, curiosities, life hacks, analytics, materials about cars and their proper operation, and, of course, reviews of the most awaited automotive innovations are constantly posted on Autorambler.​

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The sports media is not only the latest news, interesting articles, candid interviews, great photos and relevant videos, but also the latest Internet technologies, convenience and adaptability. Well-known commentators, sports stars, popular experts work with us. Only the most necessary and interesting and nothing more!​

We are always open to new partnerships and will be happy to see you at our circuit! Sochi Autodrom​ ​​​​​​​