News
April 2018
Elena Milinova left the company and taken another job. Pavel Puzakov has been appointed the director of economy and finance of Marathon Group. He will be responsible for realization of the holding's financial strategy and will join the company board.
March 2018
Marathon-Tula obtained the International Cycling Union (UCI) license as a track cycling team. It is a first 2018/19 season license for the road and track cycling team.


March 2018
Andrey Tyasto was formerly the head of investment company A1.
He is now Marathon Group's Partner and will focus on further development of the holding, particularly, will deal with new markets for the group.

February 2018
In 2017, Kurgan Joint-Stock Company "Sintez" took part in a federal experiment on the introduction of a product serialization systems. The Company's experts have analyzed the aspects of installing equipment for placing identification codes on all of its products.
February 2018
Today in Moscow, CEO of the Rostec State Corporation Sergey Chemezov and President of Marathon Group Alexander Vinokurov have signed the Shareholder Agreement on the National Immunobiological Company (Nacimbio) joint stock company. Earlier, on December 19, 2017, the deal was approved by the Supervisory Board of the Rostec State Corporation.
December / 2017
Marathon Group completed a transaction, involving a purchase of 5% of ordinary registered shares of Biocom, a Stavropol pharmaceutical factory, from a minority shareholder. The transaction was made in cash, the amount is not disclosed.
December / 2017
Elena Milinova has been appointed the director for economy and finance of Marathon Group and will become the company's board member. In her new position, she will be responsible for formation and implementation of the holding's financial strategy.
December / 2017
Marathon Group acts as a general sponsor of the Russian Healthcare Week 2017 that has opened today at the Expocentre in Moscow.
November / 2017
According to the results of 9 months of 2017, the turnover of SIA Group equals to RUR 44 bn, exceeding the parameters of the same period in 2016 by 47%.
November / 2017
On November 16, 2017, a regular meeting of the expert board of Delovaya Rossiya pharmaceutical industry committee was held. The chairman of the board, the managing director of Marathon Pharma Igor Krylov and more than 20 experts discussed the matters that will determine the development of the Russian pharmaceutical industry in the nearest future.
November / 2017
According to the results of 9 months of 2017, the turnover of SIA Group equals to RUR 44 bn, exceeding the parameters of the same period in 2016 by 47%.
November / 2017
Sintez JSC, a Kurgan Joint-Stock Company producing medicines and products, reported the results for 9 months of 2017: the profit equals to RUR 5,024 mn compared to the same period in 2016, the company's net profit increased by 59% and equalled to RUR 843.47.
October / 2017
After three months of the project implementation, an average purchase amount at Azbuka Life pharmacies of Mega Farm chain has equalled to RUR 1,100. Currently 16 Azbuka Life pharmacies work in Moscow, and 10 more will appear by the end of 2017. The brand's flagship pharmacy will open on October 27 at Ostrovityanova Street.
October / 2017
The second day of the European track cycling championship finals ended Friday in Berlin with a prize for Marathon-Tula cycling team racer Maxim Piskunov.
Piskunov won a silver medal in the elimination race.
October / 2017
Open Joint Stock Company "Sintez" (a Marathon Pharma company) has received registration certificates for four types of blood and blood component containers. The new products, which are unrivaled in Russia, will go on sale in 2018.
August / 2017
At the Biotekhmed countrywide conference, which is taking place in Gelendzhik on 14-15 September 2017, the pharmaceutical subholding company Marathon Pharma showcased its manufacturing potential while company experts take part in the event's business program.
September / 2017
Evgeny Zaltsman was formerly the chief strategy and business development officer at N-Trans Group.
He is now the Marathon Group's third managing partner, and in this capacity will spearhead the Group's investment side and be in charge of its strategy and development issues.
August / 2017
The Russian track cycling championship in the Olympic disciplines has ended in St. Petersburg. The Marathon-Tula cycling team, which was created in 2017, won eight medals and came third in the unofficial championship team placing.
August / 2017
Rostec State Corporation CEO Sergei Chemezov and Marathon Group investment company President Alexander Vinokurov have agreed to merge their pharmaceutical assets in order to create a federal-level pharmaceuticals producer and supplier. The agreement, signed today in Moscow, is an example of public-private partnership and aims to attract additional technological skills and investment to develop key areas of the domestic pharmaceutical industry.
July / 2017
Open Joint Stock Company "Sintez" has released its financial statements for the first six months of the year. The company's earnings amounted to RUB 3,403 million (against RUB 3,234 million in the same period of 2016), while its net profit increased 120% to RUB 672.3 million (against RUB 301 million in the same period of 2016).
July / 2017
The Mega Pharm pharmacy chain (part of the Marathon Group) and Azbuka Vkusa supermarket chain (parent company City Supermarket LLC) have signed a cooperation agreement under which Mega Pharm will be given a 10-year right of first refusal to lease space inside the supermarkets to open pharmacies trading under the exclusive name of Azbuka Life.
June / 2017
The Group plans to promote Sektsia fitness club, IQ Sports premium training service, and the Marathon-Tula Cycling Team as a special sub-brand.
June / 2017
The Committee will focus on matters concerning the pilot project to introduce a marking system for medications, procurements, enhancement of the medications supply system, steps to stimulate investment in the industry, regulatory impact assessments, the retail market and remote sales of medications, finding personnel for the industry, and R&D.
June / 2017
X5 Retail Group, one of Russia's largest grocery retail companies, has signed a trilateral partnership agreement with direct investment firm Acmero Capital Limited and the Marathon Group investment company to develop centers offering a range of retail services at passenger transportation hubs, or "passenger service centers" as they are called.
June / 2017
Marathon Group President Alexander Vinokurov participated in a panel discussion titled The Three Dimensions of Healthcare Efficiency that took place on 2 June during the St. Petersburg international economic forum. The topic of discussion was the expectations of all stakeholders from the appearance of new investors in the pharmaceutical industry.
May / 2017
A new A-Mega pharmacy opened in downtown St. Petersburg on 31 May 2017. It is the 300th pharmacy in the Marathon Group's Mega Pharm pharmacy chain and the 50th in St. Petersburg.
May / 2017
Presentation of the Marathon-Tula Cycling Team took place today at Tula cycling racetrack, one of the oldest in the world.
Taking part in the event were Tula Oblast Governor Alexei Dyumin, Marathon Group President and Russian Cycling Federation supervisory board member Alexander Vinokurov, Russian Cycling Federation President Vyacheslav Ekimov, sports veterans, meritorious masters of sport, and Olympic medalists.
The team's chief objective will be to train for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
May / 2017
Open Joint Stock Company "Sintez", part of Alexander Vinokurov's and Sergey Zakharov's Marathon Group, had first quarter 2017 net profits that were more than 170% greater than the same period last year. By Russian Accounting Standards they amounted to RUB 255,597,000.
May / 2017
The Marathon Pharma Group (part of the Marathon Group investment company) has signed an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in LLC "Fort" biopharmaceutical company (part of Naсimbio, Rostec State Corporation). The transaction will be closed by year's end. The signing took place today at the Adam Smith Institute's Russian Pharmaceutical Forum.
May / 2017
On 15 May 2017 Alexander Vinokurov quit his position as president of A1 (the investment arm of Alfa-Group) to develop his own investment company, Marathon Group, as managing partner and president.
May / 2017
SIA Group has bought a 30% interest in LLC "Bentus Laboratories", the antiseptic handwash market leader that was being run by VTB Capital Asset Management. The deal was closed in late March 2017.
March / 2017
OJSC "Sintez" has published its 2016 financial statements. Company earnings grew 15.8% against 2015 to reach RUB 6.75 billion. Net profits increased 110% and amounted to RUB 703.7 million.
February / 2017
Alexander Vinokurov and the family members of Igor Rudinsky have signed a second deal whereby Alexander Vinokurov will receive 50% of the shares in SIA International, 34% of the ordinary shares and 31% of the preferred shares in Sintez plant, and 75% of the shares in Biocom plant.
December / 2016
SIA International and GLOBEX Bank are extending their cooperation by another four-year period. Under the new arrangement, GLOBEX is pushing back the original due date of December 2016 for repayment of SIA International's more than RUB 2 billion debt by four years.
December / 2016
Russian pharmaceutical group SIA International has signed a RUB 5.4 billion loan agreement with VTB Bank. The funds will be used to replenish the pharmaceutical distributor's working capital.
September / 2016
X5 Retail Group, one of Russia's leading multi-format retailers, has signed a partnership agreement with major pharmaceutical distributor SIA International.
The agreement grants the right of first refusal to open pharmacies inside X5 stores based on market rates. It is planned for over 3,300 pharmacy outlets to be opened inside the Pyaterochka, Perekrestok, and Karusel retail chain stores by end 2020.
September / 2016
SIA International's receivables have been reduced by RUB 1.9 billion in the period from November 2015 to September 2016. Under a financial recovery program, the new management team has restructured the all the company's bank loans, settled its relationships with more than 60 suppliers, and gotten non-paying clients to resume their payments.
May / 2016
SIA International completes restructuring of its loan portfolio. That is a key step in the company's financial recovery strategy.
August / 2016
Based on its results for the 1st and 2nd quarters 2016, SIA International is now Russia's fifth largest pharmaceutical distributor, according to a report on Russia's pharmaceutical market by analysis company RNC Pharma.
April / 2016
Ingosstrakh ONDD Credit Insurance has lent its support to SIA International's loan restructuring and financial recovery plans, and has resumed its coverage of products shipped to the distributor.
January / 2016
SIA International has reached agreement with GLOBEX Bank and Promsvyazbank on restructuring of its debt. The distributor's total indebtedness to the two credit institutions amounts to RUB 3.2 billion.
December / 2015
In December 2015 Alexander Vinokurov acquired a major block of shares in SIA International from the heirs of company founder Igor Rudinsky. The transaction was primarily aimed at the company's financial recovery and rescuing the distributor from crisis.