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15 May 2009

VimpelCom Files Form 20-F for FY2008 with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Moscow and New York (May 14, 2009) — Open Joint Stock Company "Vimpel-Communications" ("VimpelCom" or the "Company") (NYSE: VIP), today filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 (the “Form 20-F”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The report is available at http://www.vimpelcom.com/investor/form20f.wbp.
Shareholders may request a hard copy of the Form 20-F, including VimpelCom’s complete audited financial statements for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2008, free of charge by contacting VimpelCom’s Investor Relations at Investor_Relations@vimpelcom.com.

The VimpelCom Group consists of telecommunications operators providing voice and data services through a range of mobile, fixed and broadband technologies. The Group includes companies operating in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Armenia, as well as Vietnam and Cambodia, in territories with a total population of about 340 million.

VimpelCom was the first Russian company to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE"). VimpelCom's ADSs are listed on the NYSE under the symbol "VIP". 


For more information, please contact:

Alexey Subbotin
Tel: 7 (495) 974-5888

Mateo Millett 
Tel: Tel: 1-617 897-1533