Key events of 2012 & early 2013

Business news:

  • Rostelecom signed a co-operation agreement with the retail networks of Euroset and Svyaznoy.
  • Rostelecom launched federal bundle services for small- and mid-sized businesses.
  • Rostelecom successfully organised the video surveillance of the Russian Presidential Elections on March 4, 2012.
  • Rostelecom received federal LTE licenses.
  • Rostelecom carried out test launches of 3G+ networks in 24 regions.
  • Rostelecom carried out test launches of LTE base stations in Krasnodar and Sochi.
  • Rostelecom launched 3G+ networks commercially in 10 regions: in the Irkutsk region, in Primorsky and Perm Krai, in the Ulyanovsk region, in Penza region, in the Republic of Tatarstan, in the Nizhny Novgorod region, in the Saratov region, and in the Orenburg and Samara regions.
  • Rostelecom launched corporate bonds worth a total sum of RUB 35 billion.
  • Rostelecom’s Board of Directors approved the appointment of Sergey Kalugin as President of Rostelecom to succeed Alexander Provotorov


  • Acquisition of 3.86% of Rostelecom’s own ordinary shares, consequently increasing the Treasury’s stake to 6.55%
  • The Decree relating to the merger of Rostelecom and Svyazinvest was signed by the President of the Russian Federation.
  • State approval received for the acquisition of ZAO Sky Link, an additional share issue by Svyazinvest and also the transfer of additional Svyazinvest telecom assets.
  • In relation to the additional Svyazinvest share issue, Rostelecom acquired an additional 140,315,416 Svyazinvest shares to safeguard its 25% +1 stake until the merger.
  • The Rostelecom Board of Directors approved the price at which one ordinary and one preferred share will be bought from shareholders who vote against or do not take part in the voting over the company's reorganization. The buyback price of one ordinary share has been set at RUB 136.05, with the price of one privileged share at RUB 95.24 as set by the independent appraiser Ernst and Young.


  • The acquisition of 100% of ZAO Sky Link gave Rostelecom access to 3G licenses in 65 regions across Russia
  • The acquisition of 28.2% of NTK, increasing Rostelecom’s share of the company to 100%.