Sochi 2014 Announce Kommersant Sponsorship

March 10, 2011

It has been announced today, March 10, that Kommersant Publishing House, owned by billionarie Alisher Usmanov, a shareholder in both Facebook and Premier League soccer club Arsenal, has become the Sochi 2014 official supplier in the printed media category.

The flagship of the House is its newspaper Kommersant, one of Russia’s leading business publications.

Kommersant is the second company that Usmanov, 57, owns that has committed to Winter Games in Sochi 2014.

He is also the co-owner of MegaFon, Russia’s second-largest mobile telephone operator, who were the first company to become a Tier One sponsor of the Games three years ago.

Usmanov, the world’s 100th richest man with a fortune estimated at Forbes at US$19.9bn and who is also the President of the International Fencing Federation (FIE), brought the newspaper in 2006.