The event was held with the participation of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, regional leaders and top managers of Russian and foreign companies.
Delivery of bulky cargo was carried by ferry from the city of Lübeck in Germany to St. Petersburg, and then by road to Novy Urengoy.
The event took place in the second half of September on the waters of the Neva Bay of the Gulf of Finland. 23 crews from 8 regions of the country, including the strongest teams from Moscow and Saint Petersburg, participated in the competition.
The annual rating of five hundred largest Russian companies has been published by the information-analytical agency RBC for the second consecutive year. The aggregate amount of net revenue of all the enterprises amounted to almost 80% of GDP – 63.6 trillion rubles.