Alexander Ganin, First Deputy Director General of RSCC was awarded The Order of Friendship for his great contribution to the preparation and holding of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This award was presented to him by the Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation Oleg Pak.
Last year RSCC put in massive efforts to prepare and ensure high-quality broadcasting of the matches by all those Russian TV channels that were granted a license to provide coverage of the games of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Championship in Russia. The RSCC’s own ground-based technical facilities were engaged, as well as the assets of its orbital satellite constellation. Also RSCC in association with Romantis supported distribution of FIFA World Cup in Russia to Latin American countries (Peru, Columbia and others) via RSCC Express-AM8 satellite located at 14o West.