Sports-Contacts is widening its mediation services for agents and distributors to Russia. The agency's new partner in the country is Ruslan Ilyin, who has had 12 years of experience in the Russia outdoor industry. He was marketing director of Penta Sport until 2007. He has been acting since as a consultant, working notably for Ispo. Run by Michael Plank, Sports-Contacts also arranges agency and distribution contacts in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Poland.