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Despite the vagaries of the post-war years, Sberbank bounces back to solid growth already in the 1950's. In the space of 30 years, the number of savings bank outlets doubles from 40,000 to 79,000 to keep up with 12-fold growth in the number of customers and unprecedented 100-fold growth in deposits.

Sberbank contributes actively to the rebuilding of the nation's war-ravaged infrastructure, helping to repair and build roads and federal highways. True to this tradition, Sberbank continues to finance Russian road construction programmes to this day.

As part of perestroika reforms, in 1987 the savings bank outlets are reorganised into Savings Bank of the USSR, a name by which Sberbank has gained worldwide renown. Already in 1989, Sberbank deploys its first ATM. That same year the bank joins the World Savings Banks Institute.

Unhindered by the collapse of the USSR in 1991, Sberbank retains its functions, remaining the only bank in all of the post-Soviet space to continue its operations.