In 2006, SAPSAN Group of Companies won the annual National Leaders of the Russian Economy Award presented only to outstanding leaders and teams that have made significant contributions to the development of the Russian economy and improvement of Russian well-being. On October 27, 2006, the official awards ceremony was held in the President Hotel complex, Moscow.

SAPSAN was awarded the Leader of the Russian Economy award and received the Golden Nica statuette. The company was also registered with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation as a Reliable Business Partner.