Maria has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Samsung
Electronics Co. The agreement covers Russia
and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
The deal, which started April 1 and covers Samsung products
including mobile phones, tablet computers and television
Samsung, the world's biggest maker of televisions and memory
chips, posted record revenue last year, helped by the popularity of
its Galaxy smartphones. The company, also the world's
second-largest handset maker, in 2007 extended a global sponsorship
agreement with the International Olympic Committee through the 2016
Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.