June 13, 2008

“Deutsche Bank: 125 Years in Russia” book is published

There are two cover designs – for the Bank’s employees and its clients. The 225-page folio describes the Bank’s history and its activities first in the Russian Empire and then in the USSR, Russia and CIS. The book features three key sections covering the respective historic periods of the Bank: “Deutsche
Bank in the Russian Empire,” “New power and new relations” and “Reliable partner in Russia.” The book is based on archival historical materials enabling the reader to learn more about the history of one of the oldest financial institutions operating in Russia.

This edition is unique because it enables the reader to trace the activities of such an authoritative institution on the world financial market as Deutsche Bank against the background of political, cyclical and historical events.

First Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of Russia Konstantin Korishchenko commented on the book publication: “Activities of any largescale financial institution are closely related to the country where the institution operates. The Deutsche Bank’s history proves this. The large-scale projects implemented by the Bank in the Russian Empire, USSR, Russian Federation and CIS became a part of chronicles of the Russian and German bilateral relations as well as a part of the world history. Therefore, the Deutsche Bank: 125 Years in Russia book will attract not only experts in history of financial organizations but also all those who are interested in Russian and European history.”

Dr. Tessen von Heydebreck, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank Russia and President of the Board of Deutsche Bank Foundation, expressed an interesting opinion about the publication: “I am proud that Deutsche Bank has become a part of the great Russian history and a part of economic and cultural relations between Russia and Germany. We have managed to build reliable business and warm personal relations with our partners and friends for many years, and this has become the key factor for the Bank’s success.”

Charles Ryan, Chairman of Deutsche Bank Russia, also emphasized the importance of this event: “Here is a unique book. It is unique by its subject. Books on corporate history are not frequent phenomenon for bookshelves. To write such a book the most important condition must be met: the corporation must have its own history. There are hardly any financial institutions that can boast about such a bright and more than century-long history of their operation in Russia.”


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