RDIF, Channel One and Vision Media Center organize "To our doctors. We Thank You!", a concert in support of doctors featuring Russian music stars

Press release, 01.05.2020

Moscow, May 1, 2020 - The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, Channel One and Vision Media Center have organized a big special concert, entitled “To our doctors. We Thank You!”, in support of doctors and medical staff.

The concert featuring Russian music stars and cultural figures will be broadcast by Channel One on Sunday, May 3 at 22.00 Moscow time. The event will feature Grigory Leps, Sergey Shnurov, Valery Meladze and Albina Dzhanabaeva, Evgeny Mironov and Peter Dranga, UMA2RMAN, EMIN, Polina Gagarina, Alexander Marshal, Valeriya, Natalia Podolskaya, Vladimir Presnyakov, Sergey Bezrukov and many others.

The stars, performing in a homelike atmosphere, will show their support for doctors with songs and heartfelt words during the concert, applauding all medical staff who are working with speed and dedication to save lives around the clock in the fight against the coronavirus COVID-19.

Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, said: 

“RDIF is actively involved in countering coronavirus and is supporting those who, through their actions, are the foundation for success in that fight. With our deepest gratitude, we helped organize a concert that will be broadcast by Channel One Russia during which Russian stars, together with the whole country, will support, with loud and sincere applause, the doctors, nurses and medical students who are combating the pandemic.”


Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is Russia's sovereign wealth fund established in 2011 to make equity co-investments, primarily in Russia, alongside reputable international financial and strategic investors. RDIF acts as a catalyst for direct investment in the Russian economy. RDIF’s management company is based in Moscow. Currently, RDIF has experience of the successful joint implementation of more than 80 projects with foreign partners totaling more than RUB1.8 tn and covering 95% of the regions of the Russian Federation. RDIF portfolio companies employ more than 800,000 people and generate revenues which equate to more than 6% of Russia’s GDP. RDIF has established joint strategic partnerships with leading international co-investors from more than 15 countries that total more than $40 bn. Further information can be found at www.rdif.ru

Vision Media Center has extensive experience in producing popular science programmes, organizing concerts and large-scale high-profile events, and reports and films of various formats on science, culture and other topics. Vision Media Center has quickly gained a reputation as a company that scrupulously approaches the implementation of entrusted tasks of any complexity. The company's portfolio comprises numerous projects shot for Russian television, mass cultural events, as well as exclusive special projects in collaboration with top media and television channels.


For additional information contact:

Arseniy Palagin                                       Andrew Leach / Maria Shiryaevskaya
Russian Direct Investment Fund               Hudson Sandler
Press Secretary                                        Tel: +44 (0) 20 7796 4133 
Tel: +7 495 644 34 14, ext. 2395
Mobile: +7 916 110 31 41
E-mail: arseniy.palagin@rdif.ru