Alexei Ananyev was born in Moscow, Russia, Russia. Alexei Ananyev began his career importing computers to Russia with his brother, fellow billionaire Dmitry Ananyev. Their company Technoserv is Russia's biggest in systems integration. Alexei heads up its IT business and general strategy. The two also founded a bank named Promsvyazbank; it was named the title sponsor of the Moscow marathon in 2016. The brothers also have real estate holdings including Novospassky Dvor, a 21.5-acre business district along the Moscow River; business park Pressa, a former printing house; and Arbat Center, an office complex in central Moscow. Alexei owns the largest collection of Socialist realist art in Russia and opened a museum to display it in 2011. Both brothers are very religious.