Gas workers present Orenburg with Victory Park

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On May 5, 2016, Victory Park opened in the settlement of Rostoshi (a residential area of Orenburg). The park was constructed by Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg in honor of the 71st anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

The park’s main attractions include a memorial, a panel with the portraits of war veterans who worked at the gas complex, and military machinery: a Su bomber, a Mi-24 helicopter, armored vehicles, howitzers and other artillery, self-propelled guns, and Grad multiple rocket launchers.

Military vehicles are among park’s main attractions
Military vehicles are among park’s main attractions

Military vehicles are among park’s main attractions

Taking part in the celebrations were Great Patriotic War veterans and homefront workers, veterans of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, representatives of regional and city authorities, current and former gas complex workers, schoolchildren, kindergarteners, and other Orenburg citizens.

Honorary participants
Honorary participants

Honorary participants

Orenburg cadets parade at celebration
Orenburg cadets parade at celebration

Orenburg cadets parade at celebration

Khabibulla Baiteev, Great Patriotic War veteran and ex-worker of Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg, and Rafael Uzyakov, a young Rostoshi resident, lit the Eternal Flame in the park. “It is a historical monument, a gift to the people. I am happy that young people keep the memory of the war alive,” Khabibulla Baiteev said.

War veteran Khabibulla Baiteev lights Eternal Flame
War veteran Khabibulla Baiteev lights Eternal Flame

War veteran Khabibulla Baiteev lights Eternal Flame

Citizens lay flowers at memorial
Citizens lay flowers at memorial

Citizens lay flowers at memorial

“May 9 is a sacred holiday for Orenburg gas workers. There were many war veterans among those who created our gas complex. We have built this park in their honor,” said Vladimir Kiyaev, Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg. “I am sure that modern military vehicles will be interesting to boys. Some of them could eventually choose a military profession, like Hero of the Russian Federation and fellow Orenburg citizen Alexander Prokhorenko did (he was killed in Syria during the liberation of Palmyra).”

Gas workers present Orenburg with Victory Park
Gas workers present Orenburg with Victory Park

Vladimir Kiyaev, Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg, greets Orenburg citizens

Background

Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg is a subsidiary of Gazprom Pererabotka and Gazprom. It is mainly focused on the production, processing, and transportation of hydrocarbon feedstock.

The company consists of ten structural units, among them Europe’s largest gas processing plant and Russia’s only helium plant.

Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg’s output includes over 20 types of commercial products, including 100 per cent of helium and odorant and 80 per cent of ethane produced in Russia.

The ISO 14001:2004 environmental management system is in effect at Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg. The company employs over 10,000 people. Its head office is located in Orenburg.

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