On 29 April the 10th KomMissia International Comics Festival opened in Moscow, supported by Raiffeisenbank; KomMissia is one of the five largest comics festivals in Europe.
The festival’s main site is the Vinzavod Contemporary Art Centre, featuring the competitive portion of the festival along with comics from Japan, the US, Italy, South Korea and Poland. An equally interesting programme is scheduled for the M’ARS Contemporary Art Centre, offering comics from Argentina, Germany, Italy and the project «Comics Stylistics vs Comics.»
«One of our sponsorship policy priorities is supporting cultural trends with strong potential for development. Thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of its organisers, the KomMissia festival has become a major event in both Russia and Europe. We see it as a clear example of a project that unites a large number of talented, committed artists, while creating its own audience. We are pleased to be a sponsor of the festival for the second year running,» notes Raiffeisenbank’s CEO Pavel Gurin.
KomMissia 2010’s sites include: Vinzavod Contemporary Art Centre (29 April — 10 May, White and Red Workshop, 29 April — 16 May, Fermentation Workshop); M’ARS Contemporary Art Centre (30 April — 16 May).
ZAO Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding AG. Raiffeisenbank is ranking 9th in terms of assets among the Russian banks based on 2009 results (Interfax-CEA). According to Interfax-CEA, ZAO Raiffeisenbank ranked 5th in Russia in terms of private deposits and 8th in consumer lending in Russia based on 2009 results.
Raiffeisen International operates one of the largest banking networks in CEE, covering 17 markets across the region through subsidiary banks, leasing companies and a range of other financial service providers. The group’s nearly 56,500 employees service around 15.1 million customers via more than 3,000 business outlets. Raiffeisen International is a fully-consolidated subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Osterreich AG (RZB), which owns about 70 per cent of the common stock. The remainder is in free float, with the shares listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. RZB is a leading corporate and investment bank in Austria and the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, the country’s largest banking group.