Rally 2016

  • Gazprom
PJSC "Gazprom" is a global energetic company. Its main activities are geological exploration, mining, transportation, storage, processing and realization of gas (also in the capacity of motor fuel), gas condensate and petrol, and also the producing and sales of heat and electrical energy.

Gazprom sees is mission as the reliable, effective and well-balanced supply of consumers with natural gas, other kinds of energy resources and the products of their processing.

Gazprom owns the richest gas reserves in the world and is the leader in its mining.  At the meantime the company actively realizes the large-scale projects on the development of gas resources on the Yamal peninsula, arctic shelf, Eastern Siberia and Far East, and several projects on the hydrocarbon overseas exploration and mining. Gazprom is a reliable gas supplier for Russian and foreign consumers. The company owns the Unified System of Gas Supply of Russia, which includes the world largest gas transmission pipeline system as well as the object of mining, processing and underground storage of gas.  

Gazprom realizes more than a half of gas sales in the domestic market. Moreover, the company supplies gas to more than 30 countries.

In 2014 Gazprom and SNPC signed a contract of Russian pipeline gas supply to China through the "eastern" route. The contract for the term of 30 years requires the export of more than 1 trillion cubic meters of gas. The infrastructure necessary for the start of supplies in now under construction. In 2015 was signed an agreement of general terms of gas supply to China through another pipeline route – "western", and also the memorandum of understanding on the project of pipeline gas supply to China from Russian Far East.

Gazprom is the only Russian supplier and exporter of liquid natural gas (LNG). The company successfully develops the LNG commerce in the framework of acting project "Sahalin-2" and also realizes new projects, which will allow Gazprom to strengthen its influence at the rapidly growing world market of LNG.

The company is one of the largest oil and electric energy producers in Russia and the 1st in the world for the generation of heat energy. 

The strategic goal of PJSC "Gazprom" is becoming the leader of global energetic companies by the diversification of marketing areas, the guarantee of secure supplies, the increase of activity efficiency and the usage of scientific and technical potential powers. 

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    «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.

    The Bank’s projects and transactions are regularly highly rated by influential international experts.

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    G-Drive is a new generation of fuel realized by filling stations network "Gazprom Neft". The major benefits of premium fuel with active component complex are: increase of motor capacity up to 12%, reducing the acceleration time up to 1,8 seconds and also a professional protection of motor fuel system. The filling network of "Gazprom Neft" consists of approximately 1400 stations in Russia and CIS countries.

    The various locations of network stations and advantageous location of oil-processing factories in Omsk, Moscow and Yaroslavl help "Gazprom Neft" to hold leading position on the wholesale and retail market of East Siberia and Central Russia. 

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    Joint-Stock Company Gazprom Gazenergoset is an operator of Public Joint-Stock Company Gazprom of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), oil products and helium sales on the Russian Federation local market. Company is an authorized operator of autonomous gas supply systems in accordance with «The concept of Gazprom participation in gasification of the Russian Federation regions». JSC Gazprom Gazenergoset is an operator of Gazprom of liquefied and gaseous helium sales. Company maintains the wholesale deliveries of products of Gazprom to 83 regions of Russia. Gazprom Gazenergoset Group includes 16 subsidiaries representing company interests in 30 regions of Russia. 

    Gazprom Gazenergoset is the largest supplier on the Russian Federation LPG market. Company manages LPG and oil products retail assets (Gas station chain «Gazprom») in 27 regions of Russia. Gas station chain «Gazprom» includes more than 600 filling stations, including LPG and multi-fuel ones. 

    Gazprom Gazenergoset carries out trading through St. Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange (SPIMEX) and electronic trading platform eOil.ru. 

    Company’s mission is to provide effective uninterrupted deliveries of Gazprom Group gas and oil refineries products, to maintain high level of safety and consistently develop the activities related to sale and use of this production.

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    It’s hard to imagine off-road racing without Toyota vehicles. The list of company’s achievements would not be complete without their wins in rally-raids on international level, especially in the world famous Dakar rally. For the teams of Production (T2) class Toyota’s off-road vehicles already became a choice by default. Professional pilots and racing amateurs choose Toyota off-road vehicles for its extraordinary capacities created in 65 years of sustained development of off-road technologies and for inimitable durability.

    As a half century ago Toyota still holds its leading position in the world of motor technologies. Toyota’s production cars, which totally succeeded the previous sport achievements and adopted the best off-road innovations, serve as a world standard of reliability, quality and durability. The highest level of adaptation to the harsh on-road and weather conditions, frame construction, four-wheel drive and modern electronic control systems of off-road driving give drivers the total confidence in all situations.  

    Due to this unique complex of capacities, Toyota’s off-road vehicles, which have proven their extraordinary durability on the routes of Russia, where beyond competition in choosing the official vehicle of Silk Way Rally. 

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    KAMAZ Group of Companies is the largest automobile corporation in the Russian Federation. KAMAZ PTC ranks 11-th among the world’s leading heavy duty truck producers. KAMAZ PTC produces a broad spectrum of commercial vehicles: trucks (more than 40 models, in excess of 1500 configurations, right hand drive vehicles), trailers, buses, tractors, engines, power packs and various tools. КАМАZ has historically been positioning itself in the 14-40 ton GVW truck market. In recent years, the product range has broadened as a result of adding new models and vehicle families – fr om city delivery trucks to increased payload trucks to be used as part of road trains with GCW of up to 120 tons.

    In the last few years, technical specifications and performance features as well as consumer qualities of the trucks have been upgraded both through use of componentry made by leading producers as by implementing in-house cutting edge solutions. All this has enabled the Company to create the so called «Year 2010 Model Line», which represents the core of the Company’s production schedule aimed at creating a fundamentally new model line of KAMAZ trucks. Since 2013, with the enactment in Russia of the emission standards compliant with Euro-4 international regulations, КАМАZ vehicles have been fitted out with the engines of the above mentioned environment control level.

    Designing competitive products in terms of quality benchmarks which meet customers’ requirements and expectations, is the pivotal aim of KAMAZ PTC in the quality area and key to the Company’s and its employees’ financial well-being and sustainability.

    The tool which enables KAMAZ PTC to achieve the goals the Company has committed itself to in the area of quality is the quality management system.

    The quality management system of KAMAZ PTC has been recognized to conform to the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 international standard, GOST ISO 9001-2011 national standard and GOST RV 0015-002-2012 industry standard.

    In 2006, КАМАZ won the Quality Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation. In 2011,  КАМАZ was awarded the 5-star level in the European Competition EFQM per  «Recognized Excellence» model, which is confirmed by the certificate; the Company has been put on the European Register of successful organizations.
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    General information

    JSC “National company “Astana EXPO-2017” considers corporate management to be a valuable tool of increasing the effectiveness of activity and development of JSC “National company “Astana EXPO-2017”, strengthening its reputation, ensuring investor confidence, expansion of the international nature of the investment and reduction of the cost of capital attraction. Corporate management of JSC “National company “Astana EXPO-2017” is based upon justice, honesty, responsibility, transparency, professionalism and competency. Effective corporate management structure presupposes respect for the rights and interests of all shareholders of the JSC "National Company "Astana EXPO-2017" and contributes to the success of the JSC "National Company "Astana EXPO-2017", including an increase in its market value, keeping financial stability and profitability.

    The system of authorities of JSC "National Company "Astana EXPO-2017" includes:

    Sole shareholder – a supreme authority;
    Board of Directors – regulatory body exercising general supervision and control over the activities of the Management Board;
    The Management Board is a collegial executive body of the daily operations of the JSC;
    Internal Audit service – the body responsible for supervising financial and economic activities of the JSC, assessment of internal control and risk management.

    The Board of Directors defines strategic goals of JSC "National Company "Astana EXPO-2017" over a long-term perspective, provides the availability of necessary financial resources for the implementation of the goals set.
    The Board of Directors exercises control over the Management Board activities.
    The Management Board shall carry out the decisions of the Sole Shareholder and the Board of Directors. The Management Board shall have the right to make decisions on any matters of JSC "National Company" Astana EXPO-2017" not referred to the competence of other bodies of JSC" National Company "Astana EXPO-2017" by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Statute.
    The Management Board of JSC "National Company "Astana EXPO-2017" consists of the Chairman, his deputies and other authorities. Determination of the number of members, term of tenure of the Management Board, the size of the salary and terms of remuneration and bonuses to the Chairman and members of the Management Board, election of Management Board members, with the exception of the Chairman of the Management Board, refer to the exclusive competence of the Board of Directors.
    The Corporate Secretary provides clear communication and proper exchange of information between the JSC "National Company" Astana EXPO-2017”.

    Sole Shareholder

    The founding member of the JSC “National Company” Astana EXPO-2017” is the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan represented by the Committee of State Property and Privatization of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Sole Shareholder – a state authority that implements the right of possession and use of 100% state-owned shareholding of JSC "National Company" Astana EXPO-2017” based upon the existing acceptance and transfer act – is the Ministry of Economy and Budget Planning of the Republic of Kazakhstan.


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    "ALMALY" is an administration company uniting diverse companies, each of which posesses its own business reputation and is one of the leading field companies in Kazakhstan. Its fields include oil and gas, chemical, trade and service industry.

  • Akfel is a privately-owned energy trader and energy engineer operating from bases in Singapore, Istanbul, Dubai and Vienna Akfel Commodities buys over 6 billion cubic meters a year of gas from Gazprom Export and other leading suppliers, trades and retails power and invests in hydro and photovoltaic power generation throughout Turkey, Central Asia and Asia. Akfel Industries offers infrastructure services for oil and gas and renewable energy projects throughout the world, including design, engineering, consulting, construction, manufacturing, operation and maintenance. In 2016, Akfel celebrates 20 years in business. The Group will continue its careful growth in emerging markets throughout the world, powered by close partnerships with its customers and partners, a creative multicultural workforce, lifelong learning and old-fashioned hardwork."

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    R-Sport is a leading sports news agency in Russia and forms part of the Rossiya Segodnya media group. R-Sport covers the most important sporting events in the world of football, ice hockey, figure skating, biathlon, tennis and motorsport among others. The agency specializes in producing exclusive information (news, interviews, analyses) and multimedia (pictures, infographics) content.

    The Russian news agency R-Sport  was the host-agency of the XXVII Summer Universiade in Kazan, the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi and 16th FINA World Championships 2015 also in Kazan. At the end of 2013, R-Sport was recognized as the best sports media of the year at the Russian Ministry of Sport’s official awards ceremony. It is alsoa recipient of the following prestigious Russian awards, among others: Runet award (2012) and Sports Parnassus prize (2013).

    Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency is an international media group whose mission is to cover world events in a prompt, balanced, and unbiased manner. Rossiya Segodnya offers alternative views on key events in Russia and elsewhere. The agency operates a number of information resources, including RIA NovostiRIA Real EstatePrime,R-SportRIA Rating and InoSMI.    

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    "Avtoradio" - one of the first commercial radio stations in Russia, the winner of many national awards and competitions, the holder of the prestigious international award NAB in 2005 International Broadcasting Excellence Award, the finalist of NYF's International Radio Program Awards in 2013 and 2014.

    It is a leading radio station of Prof-Media Broadcasting Corporation, one of the largest network station of the country and the leader of the metropolitan FM-broadcasting. All Avtoradio projects are distinguished by originality and creativity, innovation and innovative approach.

    There is the most popular music on "Avtoradio", as well as the country's best radio show "Murzilki Live», programs with the participation of famous people, exciting and dynamic games. The radio station organizes bright mass actions, great special projects, including the international scale projects; each year holds a popular international music festival "Disco 80".

    The broadcasting policy of "Avtoradio", relies on contacts with a wide audience, getting first-hand information. Employees of road police, authorities, automotive journalists, drivers and other road users share operational information with the radio station.

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     "MatchTV" is Russian federal public channel about sports and healthy lifestyle. It broadcasts the main sport events, news, analytical and entertaining programs, reality and talk shows, documentaries and shows about healthy lifestyle, feature films and series about sports.

    TV channel provide an exclusive content for various audience and age groups. Its values include the family, the healthy lifestyle and sport, education and career, patriotism and active attitude to life, trips and pursuit to the new.

    Match TV is broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. In 2016 the channel will cover 3 time zones and produce 5 regional versions. The coverage area – all Russia. The development of its own chain of news offices will start from 5 Russian cities – Saint-Petersburg, Krasnodar, Kazan, Yekaterinburg and Krasnoyarsk.

    Matchtv.ru project is under elaboration: its creators want it to be the resource, where you can find the topical news about sport and healthy lifestyle.

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    The All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK) was established on 14th of July 1990. After several months "Radio of Russia" went on air. On 13th of May 1991 "Russian television and Radio" (RTR) channel started broadcasting, and since 2001 it operates under the name of "TV channel "Russia".

    In the beginning of 1993 VGTRK acquired a status of National Company. In the same year "Russia" became a full member of European Broadcasting Union (EBU) with the right of decision autonomy in the operation of EBU and ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union). In 1998 a Presidential Decree united all media assets in one holding. That how the largest corporation of national electronic mass media appeared – now it appears in almost every field of modern Russian television.

    In January 2010 VGTRK rebranded all TV channels: "Vesti 24" changed its name for "Russia 24" and "Cultura" – for "Russia Cultura".  

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    Championat.com is the leading digital sport media in Russia with audience of 9 million visitors per month. In 11 years of its existence on market this resource became the partner of the greatest sport events not only in Russia, but also in the world.

    In 2014 the Championat's audience exceeded 14 million visitors per month during the Olympic Games in Sochi. In July 2014 Championat has set a world record of Guinness Book in the nomination "The largest number of players taking part in the exhibition football game" with the amount of 1435 players.

    Championat maintains the leading position in the sports field of Russian internet. In 2013 the portal joined the third largest internet holding of the country - Rambler&Co.

    Dmitry Sergeev leads the project.

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    "Auto Plus" is an entertaining and educational TV channel for car enthusiasts, which tells audience about cars and motor sports 24 hours a day, using modern filming technology and professional team.

    24/7 on the air: test drives of new models, news of motorsport world, best shows, reports from car expeditions, motorcycle rides, broadcasts from world showrooms, expert advice and  heated debates on automobile subjects. TV channel  "Auto Plus" – whole palette of motor world on your screen.


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    Men's Health — the most popular men's magazine in the world. The first issue appeared in 1988 in the United States. Today the magazine is published in 65 countries, from Latin America to Indonesia. Published in Russia since 1998.

    Men's Health — the useful magazine for men who perceive life as a path of self-improvement. Main topics: health, sex, relationships, sport, muscle, style, adventures, food. Editor in chief is Kirill Vishnepolsky.

    The audience of the magazine in Russia – 1 million 473 thousand people.* The main part of the audience is men 25-34 years old with high income and higher education*

    Except from printed version, the magazine has the versions for iPad and iPhone and is also represented in social networks: Facebook, VK, Odnoklassniki, My world, Twitter.

    The website of the magazine – www.mhealth.ru

    * Source: TNS Russia, NRS-Russia (16+) March-July 2015
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    VKontakte is the largest European social network with more than 350 millions of registered users.

    Every day more than 90 million of people visit this resource.  


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    The national off-road journal "All-wheel drive 4x4" was founded in 2003. It holds leading position on the publishing market for the enthusiasts of off-road vehicles, crossovers, outdoor leisure and road trips. 

    Journal is has printed and electronic versions (for iPad).

    "All-wheel drive 4x4" is famous and followed  not only in Russia: due to the well-developed system of distribution all Russia reads it. Except from test drives of new models the journal also publishes the materials concerning tuning, auto accessory reviews, outdoor activities equipment, trip and sport events reports. The major audience of the journal consists of men of working age that own or want to buy an off-road car/crossover/vehicles with increased clearance and  go camping with families every week-end or take part in trips and amateur competitions on off-road vehicles. 

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    "Rossiyskaya gazeta" is a newspaper of new Russian government, which was founded by its decree. The first issue of the newspaper appeared on 11 November 1990.

    "Rossiyskaya gazeta" is an official issue: once published in this newspaper the official decrees, statements and documents of state bodies come into force. At the same time "Rossiyskaya gazeta" is an issue for reading audience, its content includes everything from news, reports and interviews of government officials to competent commentary to documents. Newspaper circulation: 160 000 copies (in July 2015).

    The daily issue of "Rossiyskaya gazeta" is published in 44 cities and the weekly issue – in 47 cities of the country. Newspaper copies also contain regional inserts and theme appendixes. In the framework of "Small library of RG" there are also published book series with government documents and commentaries.