OJSC Svyazinvest (Russian: ОАО Связьинвест) was Russia's largest telecommunications holding company. Based in Moscow, it was founded according to Order №1297 of the Russian government on November 25, 1994, and was registered on September 18, 1995. It was an entirely state-owned company until but some shares were privatized in the late 1990s. Its operation including brand and subsidiaireis were fully incorporated to Rostelecom, the former long-distance telephony monopoly. In late September 2013 Rostelecom completed the final stage of its reorganization, under which state-run telecom holding Svyazinvest and 20 other firms were integrated into Rostelecom. The government’s combined common stake in the merged company amounted to 51.12% after the reorganization.
|Open joint stock company|
|Defunct||October 1, 2013|
|Headquarters||103375 Tverskaya St. 7, Moscow|
|Chairman of the Board of Directors: Leonid Reiman, CEO: Alexander Kiselyov|
|Products||Telecommunications, Internet services, Cable television|
Number of employees
The company was founded in accordance with Presidential Decree №1989 "On Specific Features of State Management of the Public Switched Network in the Russian Federation" dated October 10, 1994, and Government Resolution №1297 dated November 25, 1994, and Government Resolution №742 dated July 24, 1995. Svyazinvest's charter capital was formed by consolidating state-owned stakes in 85 joint stock telecommunications companies. Svyazinvest passed official state registration on September 18, 1995.
In accordance with Resolution №618 issued by the Russian government on May 23, 1997, the Russian Federal Property Fund and the State Committee of the Russian Federation for State Property Management put up for sale an interest equaling 25% + 1 share in Svyazinvest at a cash auction without any investment terms.
In November 1999 Svyazinvest's Board of Directors amended the company charter and turned it into a management company. As part of the measures to assign the status of a management company to Svyazinvest work got under way to improve procedures to manage associates, specifically by consolidating companies located in one region.
- OJSC Central Telegraph (80%)
- OJSC Rostelecom (45.28%)
- OJSC Giprosvyaz (59.99%)
- OJSC Kostroma GTS (37%)
- OJSC Bashinformsvyaz (29.31%)
- OJSC Chukotkasvyazinform (100%)
- OJSC Ingushelectrosvyaz (100%)
- OJSC Moscow mezhdugorodnaya telephone station N9 (50.67%)
- Alexander Lipatov (August 1995–March 1996)
- Nail Ismailov (March 1996–April 1999)
- Oleg Belov (April 1999–October 1999)
- Valery Yashin (October 21, 1999–?)
- Alexander Kiselyov (June 29, 2006–present)
Chairman of the BoardEdit
- Nikolay Pozhitkov (until April 1999)
- Boris Ponomarenko (April 1999–July 1999)
- Russia's Minister of Science and Technology Vladimir Bulgak (July 15, 1999–June 2000)
- Russia's Minister of Communication and Informatization Leonid Reiman (June 26, 2000–present)
As of June 29, 2006, Svyazinvest's Board of Directors included the following as members:
- Leonid Reiman, Chairman – Minister for Information Technologies and Communications
- Boris Antonyuk – Deputy Minister for Information Technologies and Communications
- Kirill Androsov – Deputy Minister for Economic Development and Trade
- Vadim Stepanov – Secretary of State, Deputy Director of the Russian Federal Protection Service
- Lyudmila Pridanova – Deputy Head of Rosimushchestvo
- Karen Markaryan – Assistant Deputy Head of the RF Government Executive Office
- Vasiliy Popick – Assistant of the RF President's Expert Department
- Anatoly Akimenko – Representative, Mustcom Ltd.
- Sergei Karpukhovich – Representative, Mustcom Ltd.
As of June 29, 2006, the Management Board included the following as members:
- "Russian ministry seeking organizers for Rostelecom privatization". Prime business news agency. Retrieved 14 December 2013.