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MOSCOW, December 19. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian oil company Gazprom Neft’s board has decided to allocate 1.397 billion rubles (about $39 million) under agreements on advertising for the football club Zenit (St. Petersburg) and SKA ice hockey club (St. Petersburg), goes the company’s report.
In particular, FC Zenit will receive 622.233 million rubles (about $18.8 million) to advertise the company during official matches of the Russian Football Premier League, Russian Cup, exhibitions matches, as well as Premier League youth championship until June 30, 2014. Meanwhile, HC SKA will use its tranche of 684.4 million rubles ($20.7 million) to advertise the company in matches the Kontinental Hockey League championship — Russian Superleague 2013-2014.
As reported earlier, last year Gazprom Neft allotted Zenit 565.67 million rubles ($17 million), then increased to 876.7 million rubles ($26.5 million) for the period until June 30, 2013. HC SKA gained 1 billion rubles, followed by an additional amount of 495.6 million rubles ($15 million) for January 1-April 30, 2013.
In 2012-2013 season, Zenit gained silver in the Russian Football Premier League, while SKA won the regular season of Kontinental Hockey League championship and was shortlisted for the semi-final of Gagarin Cup.