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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Firms' Annual Financials Added Up and Put Online

Looking for information on Russian companies has become a little easier.

Annualreport.ru, located at www.annualreport.ru, provides yearly reports on Russian companies, all of which are invited to post their financials there.

"Annual reports are considered an important form of companies' interaction, not only with shareholders and investors, but with everyone who is interested in receiving that information," the site says, listing analysts, rating agencies, suppliers, clients, creditors, partners, employees and journalists as likely to be interested in the site's content.

Annualreport.ru was created by auditing company VIM Division in partnership with the RosBusinessConsulting news agency and launched online at the end of July.

The site claims to be the only resource on the Internet devoted exclusively to Russian companies' financial reports.

Some 30 companies -- including top airline Aeroflot, No. 1 oil company LUKoil and No. 2 cellular operator Vimpelcom -- have financials posted at Annualreport.ru, some dating back to 1997.

On the right-hand side of the site, the freshest financials are listed under the heading New Reports. The financials are stored in Adobe Acrobat Reader format, and the site allows you to download the software.

Beneath New Reports is the Popular Reports section, with financials on offer from No. 2 cellular operator Vimpelcom, European Trust Bank and Alfa Bank.

Visitors to the site also can find reports using the search engine at the left-hand side of the home page by entering the name of a company, a division or a brand.

Beneath that is access to the web site's full list of reports.

At the center of the home page is the Information Section, which says that the results are placed on the web site only after receiving permission from the company.