The Russian Economy Leaders Annual National Awards named its winners at the grand ceremony on October 27, 2006 in Moscow, at the President Hotel. The honorable status of a Leader of the Russian Economy was assigned to 83 companies of the Russian Federation with top performance during the previous year. SAPSAN Group of Companies was among the teams considered to have made a significant contribution to Russia's economic development. The winning companies were included in the register of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and obtained the status of Reliable Business Partners.