ARETI International Group promotes cycling all over the world, by supporting the cycling movement in various countries.
Igor Makarov is the Honorary President of Russian Cycling Federation and Member of the Management Board of International Cycling Union (UCI).
Igor Makarov is also a founder of the professional cycling team «Katusha», which has been participating in the World Tour since 2008, which was used as a basis to establish sports clothes brand «Katusha-sport». In 2017 the Team will have the name «Katusha-Alpecin» taking the name of the second sponsor «Alpecin» company.
In 2015 professional cycling team «Katusha» finished the season, taking the second place, and scored a record number of 1606 points. Notably, the team was only 16 points away from the first place. This has become the best result of the team «Katusha» for over a seven-year history in the World Tour. In 2016 «Katusha» finished the season at the sixth place with 789 points.
Ashihara-karate is a strength kind of karate which is considered to be an applied sport and is popular among police officers and special task forces.
In 1995 Igor Makarov founded Ashihara Karate ITERA Club which later became Ashihara Karate ARETI Club with a training center located in the head office of the company.
Later on, the Club was used as a basis to form a national team, which has become one of the strongest in the world. For the time period of 20 years the national team constituted mostly by athletes from Ashihara Karate ARETI took part in 18 Championships and World Cups and was awarded 297 medals (105 – gold, 82 – silver, 110 – bronze).
In the last World Championship in 2014, which took place in Gyor (Hungary), the Russian national team became an absolute winner, taking back the title of World Champion (in 2013 Russia was World Vice-Champion).
World Championship was not held in 2015. Nevertheless, the Russian national team successfully participated in some World Cups and was awarded 25 gold, 16 silver, and 15 bronze medals.
ARETI IGC carries on charity traditions of ITERA IGC which account for multiple large-scale projects and events.
Among them there are different environmental projects including the most famous one «Flight of Hope» which is dedicated to recruitment of great white cranes; participation in the project «Books for Cecutient Children», organization of New-Year's celebrations and circus events for children from orphan asylums, help for veterans of war and labor, participation in reburial of remains of soldiers killed during the Great Patriotic War, support for veterans of sport, reconstruction and construction of Orthodox Churches, cooperation with different charity funds, etc.
Charity projects were awarded with different prizes such as «PROBA-IPRA Golden World Awards 2010» (for «Flight of Hope» project), UNESCO Gold Certificates and Gold Medal (for «Books for Cecutient Children» project), etc.