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Alfa-Bank and Baltiyskiy Bank – Joining ATM networks


The joined ATM network of Alfa-Bank and Baltiyskiy Bank has more than 5,000 machines and covers 409 cities in Russia. The two banks’ joined ATM network allows enhancing the quality and availability of banking services for their customers providing for comfortable servicing of banking cards throughout the country. «The joining of Alfa and Baltiyskiy ATM networks is the important positive news. The process was completed in record-breaking time — within nearly two weeks. We strived to make it as promptly as possible for our customers to realize... Read More »

VTB provides financing to Moscow power grid operator (“MOESK”)


"MOESK has always been a loyal and reliable borrower from VTB," said Yuri Soloviev, First Deputy President and Chairman of VTB Bank Management Board. "We have a long track record of cooperation with MOESK, and we are pleased to be able to help the company develop and to realize its full potential." "In a volatile financial market, it is essential to choose reliable financial partners that are ready for long-term cooperation," MOESK Director of Finance, Economics, and Corporate Governance Alexander Inozemtsev said. "We greatly appreciate VTB’... Read More »

Transaero passengers sent 1.5 million text messages during flights


Called Transaero Connect, the system enables passengers to access the internet during flights as well as make calls and send texts from their personal mobile phones. In the first six months of 2014, passengers sent more than 1.5 million SMS text messages and made more than 24,500 calls. During the same period, the Wi-Fi connection traffic totalled 1,900 Gb across the Transaero fleet which have satellite equipment installed. Transaero has been offering access to high speed broadband internet since August 2012 and was the first Russian a... Read More »

Alfa-Bank to rehabilitate Baltiyskiy Bank


It means obvious advantages for Baltiyskiy Bank clients, whose deposits will be guaranteed upon rehabilitation introduction by the major private and one of the key backbone banks of the country, which has the highest credit rating among all non-governmental credit organizations in Russia and the CIS countries (Fitch Ratings has rated Alfa-Bank BBB-, Standard and Poor’s — BB+, Moody’s — Ba1). In 2013, Alfa-Bank’s net profit exceeded USD 850 million. Alexey Marey, CEO, Member of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors of Alfa-Ba... Read More »

The Bank of Moscow financed Agama Group of Companies


Agama Group of Companies was founded in 1998. For over 16 years of development Agama has grown from frozen foods distributor to the Group of Companies, developing its brands and combining different lines of business. The development of the company, creation of new trends, products and services reflect the basic principle of the company’s work — "synergy" — all of the company’s activities are interrelated and complementary to each other. "Agama Group of Companiesis one of the market leaders in its field, it is an important partner of the Bank... Read More »

Volga-Dnepr to present ‘Future Airlifter’ concept at IATF 2014


The winner of the Group’s “Advanced Transport Aircraft of the XXI Century” international contest will be announced at a special ceremony on 15 August 2014 and the prototype of a future airlifter will be unveiled. On 16 August, Vyacheslav Maksyuta, General Director of the Russian Power Extreme Federation and Russia’s strongest man will try to set a new strength record by pulling a 50-ton An-12 turboprop aircraft. The aircraft is a robust workhorse in military, commercial and rescue operations fr om the Soviet era, which has previously served in ... Read More »

Volga-Dnepr transports mobile hospital for Saudi royal family


The medical centre consisted of a 7-ton pharmacy and medical storage unit as well as separate medical units capable of providing intensive care, radiology, dental services and an operating theatre. Each unit weighed between 3,500 to 7,500 kilos. The mobile hospital was transported to Esenboğa International Airport in Turkey using road trailers and was loaded into the An-124 with the help of the aircraft’s onboard cranes. After Morocco, the mobile clinic, which was manufactured in Turkey, will be delivered to Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arab... Read More »

Putin delays payment for French Mistral warships


French president Hollande said in July that delivery of the second ship would “depend on Moscow’s attitude” to Ukraine. ... Read More »

Transaero Airlines’ Imperial Class Ranks among the Top 20 Best First Class Cabins in the World


Flightfox’s ranking of August 2014 is based on a number of criteria, including seat comfort, rockstar rating, and best value route to fly each cabin. According to the ranking, Transaero’s Imperial class is the best value offering on the New York-Moscow route. The ranking also includes the first class cabins of such airlines as Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa. Transaero launched the unique in Russia Imperial class in 2008. The project was designed to combine the best hospitality traditions of the Russian Imperial fa... Read More »

The Bank of Moscow issued a million payment cards for partner banks


Such an increase of emission volume has been achieved by effective work on three fronts at the same time: active attraction of new customers; introduction of card products and services, demanded in the market today; interaction with international and Russian payment systems while implementing new card projects. Since the beginning of 2014 seven new banks have been joined to the processing servicing of the Bank of Moscow, including by creation of inter-hosting interaction. To all agent banks processing services on PRO100 cards for issuance an... Read More »

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