The oldest of Norilsk Nickel smelters — the Nickel Plant (commissioned in 1942) is definitively stopped with all smelting and roasting processes transferred to modern Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant. As result, the sulfur dioxide gas emissions in Norilsk are cut by 30% compared to Y2015. Norilsk Nickel receives a National Ecology Award for this project.
«Rosa Khutor» ski resort hosts 1.9 mln visitors during the summertime, nearly 600,000 more than in the previous season. The southern slope of Aibga ridge opens for skiers with 17 km of new pistes. The resort’s capacity grows 1,5 times — up to 18 thousand people a day. World Ski Awards nominates «Rosa Khutor» best Russian ski resort for the fourth consecutive year.
Petrovax Farm receives the license of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and the GMP certificates of the Russian Federation, Slovakia and Iran. The company begins cooperation with Boehringer Ingelheim to localize the
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation together with a group of art collectors and artists donated more than 250 works of Russian and Soviet art to the Pompidou Center in Paris.
At the end of the year, Interros sells its stake in Rambler & Co to a Russian businessman A. Mamut.