Tashir Group is the General Partner of the Candidates Tournament. World Chess Federation (FIDE) and World Chess express gratitude for Tashir Group's support of chess.
Tashir is a diversified industrial holding founded in 1999 and comprised of over 200 companies in various sectors of Russian economy, including construction, manufacturing, finance, energy, development, and retail. The company employs over 45,000 people and has offices in over 25 cities in Russia and its neighboring states . Tashir Group’s founder and president is Samvel Karapetyan. The company is headquartered in Moscow.
Tahir Group’s primary business focus is development and management of commercial real estate projects, including retail. Tashir is a leading developer in Russia and has built over 2.5 million square meters of commercial and residential real estate.