On November 18, 2005, TEFI-2005 award ceremony took place in the State Central Concert Hall "Russia".
Vasily Titov, Senior Vice-President and Member of the Board, who is also a member of Supervisory Council of the Russian Television Academy and who presented awards to prize-winners in "Profession" and "Faces" nominations, is cited to say that "from year to year, the TEFI award competition has continued to gain professional recognition and nation-wide popularity. Whatever skeptics would say, television is and will remain a most efficient mass medium in terms of dynamics and coverage".
Being well aware of an utmost importance of television in general, and being a permanent participant in media process, Vneshtorgbank has traditionally, for the last several years, acted as a partner to the TEFI competition and pro-actively cooperated with the Russian Television Academy.
In 2004, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the TEFI awards, Vneshtorgbank made a special issue of golden insignia for the Academy members. Besides, a special prize was presented to the winner in the "Best News Presenter" nomination.
It is also of note that last year Vneshtorgbank was not only a partner to the ceremony. A documentary film "Varyag Cruiser", shot with Vneshtorgbank`s financial support, won a TEFI-2004 prize.