Dear colleagues, dear friends!

On the eve of the New Year, as per tradition, we are summing up results and making plans for the future.

For Gazprom-Media Holding, 2021 turned out to be full of innovative projects that became real breakthroughs in the industry: live broadcasts in the 360° format, the use of virtual reality technologies in the making of TV programs and shows, the use of technologies based on artificial intelligence and neural networks, digital avatars on the Holding’s TV channels, a system for analyzing video and audio materials, and much more.

We have held the leadership position among the most progressive television audience, aged 14 to 44, for 10 consecutive years. This year, authors and animators of children’s content have bolstered our creative resources - an animation studio joined the Holding’s team. In November, we launched the new social network Yappy for young people. And this is just a small fraction of the results that we were able to obtain thanks to the efforts of the thousands of people who work in the Holding. These are people who write unique scripts, create gripping films, and carry out innovative ideas that shape the future of the media industry.

Let me congratulate each one of you from the bottom of my heart with the upcoming New Year! May it bring all of us many fresh ideas and memorable projects. I wish health for you and your families, comfort and warmth in your homes, success and prosperity for your work teams!

Sincerely, Alexander Zharov 
CEO of Gazprom-Media Holding