Russia – My History park opens in Kazan
PR and Media Relations Service, Gazprom Transgaz Kazan
On October 27, 2017, an opening ceremony for the Russia – My History regional multimedia park took place at the Kazan Fair exposition center in Kazan. The project covers the history of the Russian state from ancient times to the present through a number of key milestones. The ceremony was attended by Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Alexey Sukhov, Deputy Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Volga Federal District, as well as Bishop Tikhon, bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church, bishop of Yegoryevsk, vicar of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Mufti Kamil Samigullin, Chairman of the Centralized Religious Organization – Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of the Republic of Tatarstan, Metropolitan Feofan of Kazan and Tatarstan, bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church, Valery Golubev, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Rafkat Kantyukov, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Kazan.
“The opening of the Kazan branch of the Russia – My History park is an important moment in the life of our republic. The project is supported by the Presidential Executive Office of the Russian Federation. Similar museums already operate in a number of Russian regions to great public acclaim,” said Rustam Minnikhanov in his opening speech. “Everyone who steps inside the exhibition hall will see that we live in a great country with an amazing history. One of the chief merits of this project is that it demonstrates that the Russian history is inseparable from the history of its republics and regions.” President of Tatarstan emphasized his gratitude to Gazprom’s management for financing the project.
“Our Tatar colleagues have done an outstanding job researching both ancient and modern history. It is one of the best exhibitions with regional content. It is deep, substantial, well-argued, and very informative. I see our young visitors examining both the main display and the regional one with great interest,” said Bishop Tikhon.
Gazprom Transgaz Kazan is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom transmitting over 220 billion cubic meters of natural gas to central Russia, former Soviet Union, and Europe, as well as supplying up to 15 billion cubic meters of gas to consumers in the Republic of Tatarstan and a number of areas in the Orenburg, Samara, Ulyanovsk and Kirov Regions and the Republics of Bashkortostan, Udmurtia and Chuvashia.
The company currently operates over 5,700 kilometers of gas trunklines, a total of 40,000 kilometers of gas distribution pipelines, some 200 gas distribution stations, and more than 9,000 gas regulating stations. Its compressed natural gas sales via 11 CNG filling stations amount to 10.7 million cubic meters.
Gazprom Transgaz Kazan has in place an environmental management system under the ISO 14001 standard and a quality management system under the GOST R ISO 9001–2008 and STO Gazprom 9001–2006 standards.
The company employs over 10,000 people. It is headquartered in Kazan.