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UC RUSAL Presents the 'Russia in Your Eyes' Photo Contest

January 26, 2012 - Hong Kong

UC RUSAL (SEHK: 486, Euronext: RUSAL/RUAL, MICEX and RTS: RUALR), the world's largest aluminium producer, is proud to launch the "Russia in Your Eyes" Photo Contest (the "Photo Contest") to celebrate the second anniversary of its listing on the StockExchange of Hong Kong ("SEHK"). Entries for the Photo Contest are to be accepted starting from tomorrow, 27 January 2012, until 29 February 2012. Winning and selected photos are to be displayed at Statue Square in Central during a two-week exhibition from 26 March to 8 April 2012.

As the first Russian company to list on the SEHK, RUSAL is dedicated to bringing the best of Russia to Hong Kong and promote a mutually beneficial relationship between the two regions. Following a series of successful events during the cultural programme themed "From Russia with Love," and an informative five-part TV series "Hong Kong - Moscow: Everyday Heroes" in 2011, RUSAL is excited to launch the photo contest with the theme of "Russia in Your Eyes" to mark the beginning of 2012 as well as its listing anniversary.

The "Russia in Your Eyes" Photo Contest aims to encourage the Hong Kong community to discover for themselves authentic Russian culture or elements which may go unnoticed in our everyday's life. Contestants are invited to capture their unique photos portraying any element of Russia in inspirational and wholly creative ways, displaying an endless capacity to view Russia from a fresh Hong Kong perspective. Adding to the fun and excitement, the creative snapshots will also be uploaded on the "Friends of Russia" Facebook page and displayed for online voting! Contestants can compete for the "My Favourite Photo Award" category by calling on their friends and families to vote for themonline.

Contestants are required to submit the photos for entry with a caption including a maximum of 15 words in English or Chinese by email to from tomorrow until 29 February 2012. Exciting prizes await the winners including FREE air tickets and accommodation for two to Moscow along with a photography master class, a trip to Lake Baikal for two, and cash coupons for additional prizes with a total value of HK$26,000.

Delighted with the launching of the Photo Contest, Ms. Vera Kurochkina, UC RUSAL's Deputy CEO and Director for Corporate Communications, said, "The 'Russia in Your Eyes' photo contest is the extension of UC RUSAL's commitment to strengthening ties and building lasting friendships between the peoples of the two regions. Having provided a general introduction to Russia during last year's 'From Russia with Love' cultural campaign, we hope to provide a more personalised insight this time. By encouraging participants to shoot creative photos, they can more closely look at and more personally experience the myriad fascinating facets of Russia past and present in their daily life. This meaningful event is the best way to celebrate and share the joy of the second anniversary of the listing ofUC RUSAL."

The panel of judges is made up of respected local authorities in the field of photography. Among the guest judges are Professor Anthony Fung, Director of The School of Journalism and Communications at The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Mr Leong Ka Tai, Chairman of Hong Kong Photographic Culture Association; and Ms Veronica Lam, a Hong Kong-based creative photographer. Winners will be announced at the Award Presentation Ceremony during the photo exhibition period, and the winningand selected images will be displayed during the public exhibition at Statue Square in Central.

For more details, including the rules and regulations of the "Russia in Your Eyes" Photo Contest, please visit the "Friends of Russia" Facebook Page


Open Group -

- Trip to Moscow and a master class with a famous Russian photographer for 2 people

1st Runner-up
- Trip to Lake Baikal, Siberia for two people

2nd Runner-up
- HK$20,000 Broadway cash coupon

Certificates of Merit x 10
- Collectible edition of RUSAL's Russian Guidebook "From Russia with Love"

My Favourite Photo Award -

- HK$3,000 Broadway cash coupon

1st Runner-up
- HK$2,000 Broadway cashcoupon

2nd Runner-up
- HK$1,000 Broadway cash coupon


UC RUSAL is the world's largest producer of aluminium, in 2010 accounting for approximately 10% and 10% of global production of aluminium and alumina, respectively. UC RUSAL employs about 72,000 people in 19 countries, across 5 continents. UC RUSAL markets and sells its products primarily in the European, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, South East Asian and North American markets. UC RUSAL's ordinary shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock code: 486), global depositary shares representing UC RUSAL's ordinary shares are listed on the professional compartment of Euronext Paris (RUSAL for Reg S GDSs and RUAL for Rule 144A GDSs), and Russian depositary receipts that are issued on common shares of the Company are listed on MICEX (RUALR) and RTS (RUALR) stock exchanges.

Source: UC RUSAL


Vera Kurochkina
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