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About Gazprom
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 is the global leader measured by natural gas reserves and production. The Company sells gas to Russian consumers and exports gas to over 30 countries within and beyond the former Soviet Union. Gazprom is the biggest gas supplier to Europe. Gazprom is among the top three oil and gas condensate producers in the Russian Federation, ranking number one nationally in terms of electricity generation among thermal generation companies, as well as thermal energy output.
About Nornickel
MMC Norilsk Nickel is a diversified mining and metallurgical company, the world’s largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel and a major producer of platinum and copper. The company also produces cobalt, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium, sulphur and other products.

The production units of Norilsk Nickel Group are located at the Norilsk Industrial District, on the Kola Peninsula and Zabaykalsky Krai in Russia as well as in Finland and South Africa.

MMC Norilsk Nickel shares are listed on the Moscow and on the Saint-Petersburg Stock Exchanges,
ADR s are traded over the counter in the US and on the London, Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges.
About PhosAgro:
PhosAgro Group is the undisputed leader in the supply of fertilizers to the Russian market, and is one of the three largest producers of phosphate-based fertilizers in the world.

PhosAgro's main products include phosphate rock, 39 grades of fertilizers, feed phosphates, ammonia and sodium tripolyphosphate, which are used by customers in 102 countries across all inhabited continents of the world. The Company's priority markets outside of Russia and the CIS are Latin America, Europe and Asia.

The Company has been the general partner of the Chess Federation of Russia (CFR) since 2010. PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev is a Vice-President of the CFR and a member of its Board of Trustees.

PhosAgro is also a strategic partner of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) in the Grand Prix series of the World Chess Championship in 2019−2020.

PhosAgro has sponsored the matches for the World Chess Champion title in Sochi, New York and London, as well as the qualifying stages of the world championship cycle - Candidates Tournaments in Berlin (2018) and Yekaterinburg (2020-2021) and the Grand Prix in Moscow (2017).

At the same time, PhosAgro continues to promote chess in the regions where it operates by opening chess classes in Company-supported schools and kindergartens, and funding the training of specialised teachers.

Chessable is the world’s leading chess E-learning platform and largest digital chess library in the world. Chessable’s mission is to make learning chess as fun and efficient as possible. It has published interactive video courses by a wide range of presenters and authors, including many of the world’s top players such as current World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen.

The company was co-founded in 2015 by David Kramaley and International Master John Bartholomew. Chessable’s team consists of expert content creators, scientists, developers and chess grandmasters all working together to create the best chess learning platform in the world.

KIAP, Attorneys at Law, offers their clients the full range of the legal services most often required by today’s businesses. Based in office in Moscow the Law Firm covers issues of Russian and foreign legislation, as well as representation of your company in its interactions with the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the Russian government.

KIAP is twice shortlisted in Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence as the Best Law Firm of the Year in Russia, a leading firm of Pravo-300’s Sympathy Rating in 2017 and Law Firm of the year in Russia in the field of litigation according to Best Lawyers 2020 Second year in a row our Litigation practice is represented in Band 1 of Chambers Europe international rating.

Professional team of 40 lawyers and counsels will ensure excellent results when implementing even the most sophisticated projects. KIAP law office is comprised of highly professional specialists and experts, acknowledged in different sectors of Russian business. This is confirmed by recommendations in such international and Russian legal reference publications as Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal 500 EMEA, IFLR 1000, IP Stars, World Tax, Pravo.Ru-300 and Kommersant.

In 2021, KIAP has become the official legal consultant of the International Chess Federation (FIDE).

According to the terms of the agreement, lawyers of KIAP provide a full range of advice to the federation’s consultation on any legal issues arising in the activities of FIDE.

KIAP is the founder of the International Charity Tournament for Lawyers and their Friends Legal Chess, the next stage of which will take place in the summer of 2021.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance.
Aeroflot ranks among the 20 largest airlines globally.
In 2020, Aeroflot carried 14.6 million passengers (30.2 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).
Aeroflot was the world’s most on-time mainline airline in 2019 according to Cirium’s On-Time Performance Review.
Aeroflot holds 4-Star Airline status from Skytrax and was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the eighth time at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Aeroflot has also been awarded a five-star global airline rating by US aviation association APEX.
Aeroflot was named the strongest brand in Russia in 2020 and the world’s strongest airline brand according to leading brand strategy consultancy Brand Finance. Aeroflot ranks fourth in the industry for digitalisation, according to Bain & Company research.
The Sirius Education Center was created by leading figures in science, art and sport in 2015 by decision of the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, who headed its Board of Trustees. The purpose of the Center is the early identification, development, and additional professional support of children who have demonstrated outstanding abilities in the fields of art, sports, natural science, and technical creativity. Every month up to 800 children, aged 10-17 come here from all regions of Russia. Since 2019, the Sirius ecosystem has housed the Center for Innovative Science and Technology with resident industry companies and the University of Science and Technology, offering short-term intensive modules as well as masters and postgraduate programs. Since 2020, the Sirius Lyceum has been established, which includes grades 1-11, a preschool department and, as of 2021, a College Information Technology. Since December 2020, the administrative-territorial unit, the Sirius urban-type settlement, is the first federal territory in Russia.
Rosatom is a global technological leader, with capacities in the nuclear sector and beyond, and business partners in 50 countries. Rosatom has traditionally been at the forefront of the international nuclear market. Today, thanks to the unique expertise accumulated over 75 years, the company is conquering the markets of new promising high-tech products, which cement Rosatom’s standing among the leading tech giants. The Rosatom business strategy is guided by the international sustainable development agenda. Since 2020, ROSATOM has been a member of the UN Global Compact Network.