Gas workers present Orenburg with Victory Park
PR and Media Relations Service, Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg
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.
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.
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.
“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).”
Vladimir Kiyaev, Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg, greets Orenburg citizens
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