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Russia’s Raiffeisenbank is sponsoring the international festival «New European Theatre»

This year, Raiffeisenbank is again supporting the international festival New European Theatre (NET), which will be held in Moscow from 8 to 28 November.

The festival was first held in 1998, and there will be performances by various European theater groups on theatrical stages across the capital. The festival is one of the most important autumn cultural events in Moscow, and will begin on November 9 with the play The Gronholm method at the Pushkin theater.

The NET festival enjoys a solid international reputation in the theatrical community and has already brought young Russian theatrical groups a passage to major European theater festivals.

The main aims of the festival are to increase the level of interest in contemporary theater arts among the residents of Moscow, as well as to develop within Russia new creative ideas inspired by European theater and to maintain the status of Russian theater as one of the leaders in Europe.

Raiffeisenbank has previouly supported the NET festival, as it contributes to the creation of a unified cultural space between Russia and Europe. As part of the festival, performances by various European theater groups are held in Moscow, which we are sure will be interesting not only to lovers of contemporary theater, but also to the general public, said Pavel Gurin, the CEO of Raiffeisenbank.

ZAO Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International AG. Raiffeisenbank is ranking 9th in terms of assets among the Russian banks based on Q3 2010 results (Interfax-CEA). According to Interfax-CEA, ZAO Raiffeisenbank ranked 6th in Russia in terms of private deposits and 8th in consumer lending in Russia based on Q3 2010 results.

Raiffeisen Bank International AG regards both Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. In CEE, RBI operates an extensive network of subsidiary banks, leasing companies and a range of other specialised financial service providers in 17 markets. 56,000 employees service about 15 million customers through around 3,000 business outlets in the region. RBI is the only Austrian bank with a presence in both the worlds financial centres and in Asia, the groups further geographical area of focus. Raiffeisen Bank International is a fully-consolidated subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich AG (RZB). RZB indirectly owns around 78.5 per cent of the common stock, which is listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange; the remainder is in free float. RZB is the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, the countrys largest banking group, and serves as the group head office of the entire RZB Group, including RBI.


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