OREANDA-NEWS. April 28, 2014. Rostelecom OJSC (MOEX - RTS: RTKM, RTKMP; OTCQX: ROSYY), Russia’s national telecommunications operator, today announces that it has signed a RUB 600 million1 state contract with the Federal Education and Science Supervision Agency for organising video surveillance across the Russian Federation during the Unified State Exam in 2014.

Rostelecom will use its own infrastructure, which spans the Russian Federation, to implement this project. The Company will roll out its video servers in seven inter-regional data processing centres (Moscow, St Petersburg, Krasnodar, Samara, Ekaterinburg, Kochenevo in the Novosibirsk region and Knyaze-Volkonskoe in the Khabarovsk region) and two regional data processing centres (Magadan and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky). Rostelecom will also organise mobile teams to implement this project, which will involve more than 5,000 employees.

In accordance with the Russian Federation Decree No 681 from 18.04.2014, Rostelecom is the only supplier to provide data network access and to broadcast videos online as part of the Unified State Exam video surveillance project in 2014.

Olga Rumyantseva, Director of the Corporate and State Clients Sales Department, commented: “The video surveillance system created by Rostelecom during the presidential elections in 2012 proved to be effective, and we are pleased that this system is now in demand for such an important social project as the Unified State Exam. We are once again ready to implement a project of this large scale across Russia.”