First-Ever Rankings of Russia's Multinational

Moscow and New York, December 7, 2007 
For the first time, new data and rankings will quantify the impressive recent growth of Russia’s Top 25 multinational companies in foreign markets. The rankings, which will be released Dec. 11, 2007, are based on the companies’ foreign assets, and are the result of collaborative research and analysis by SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management and the Columbia Program on International Investment (Columbia Law School-Earth Institute) in New York.
The results will reveal key information on Russia's Top 25 multinationals, including their assets, sales and employment abroad, the dynamics and the locations of their global activities, and their place among the leading multinationals from other emerging markets.
Russian companies have grown quickly in foreign markets over the past few years and reinforced their position in the global arena, drawing attention to their expansion.  However, until this ranking by SKOKOVO and the Columbia Program on International Investment, there had been little hard data available to measure the phenomenon and put it into context.
The new ranking was produced in the framework of the international Emerging Market Global Players project.
The press release with the rankings and analysis will be distributed by e-mail on Monday, Dec. 10, under an embargo that will lift at 04:00 am, December 11, 2007, Moscow time (08:00 pm, Dec. 10, New York; 01:00 am, Dec. 11, London; 09:00 am, Dec. 11, Shanghai).
The release, rankings and data will also be available at and after the embargo is lifted.
For further information please contact:
Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Alexander Mansilya-Kruz
SKOLKOVO Research Center
+7 916 529 09 82
Elena Morenko
SKOLKOVO Press Office
+7 916 535 17 93
115035 10-3 1st Kadashevsky Lane, Moscow, Russia
+7 495 580 30 03
Columbia Program on International Investment
Karl P. Sauvant
Executive Director
Columbia Program on International Investment;
+1 (212) 854-0689
John Dilyard
Global Project Coordinator, Emerging Market Global Players Project
Chair, Management Department
St. Francis College
+1 (718) 489-5347