On May 30, 2007, Moscow’s MASTER BANK switched to the BLIZKO money transfer system owned by SVIAZ BANK. Due to cooperation with MASTER BANK, the system will soon launch new BLIZKO service points in Moscow, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhni Novgorod and St. Petersburg. BLIZKO unifies more than 60 Russian and CIS banks and 1,600 service points.

Source: FINNEWS.RU, June 13, 2007