Gazprom annually supports various social projects contributing to culture, science and education development and promulgation of a healthy lifestyle.
Russia's reigning champion, FC Gazprom-UGRA, confirmed its status at an international level. Russia won the UEFA Cup eight years after its last victory.
8 June 2015 saw Berlin’s Konzerthaus host a celebration of a date close to the hearts of Germans and Russians – the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The Russian-German Music Academy’s orchestra performed its debut concert in Berlin to mark the occasion, just days after wowing a traditionally tough audience at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg.
Gazprom conducted a large-scale charity campaign a few days before the 70th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The Company allocated funds to support 65 Eternal Flame memorials in the hero-cities and cities of military glory, namely Moscow, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Tula, Kursk, Sevastopol, and others. In addition, Gazprom maintained the Eternal Flame memorial built with the support of veterans and local citizens in Chkalovsk town (Nizhny Novgorod Region).
Qualifying matches of the first round of the Europe/Africa Zone of Davis Cup took place in Novy Urengoy between March 6 and 8. Men’s national teams of Russia and Denmark met at the court of the Health and Sports Center of Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg.
On October 25, 2014 the Voronezh Philharmonic Hall hosted a classical music concert within the Silvery Lily-of-the-Valley project of Gazprom Transgaz Moscow, dedicated to promoting the artistic heritage of a great Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky.
The Kosmos Sports Palace hosted today the opening ceremony of the selective round (southern zone) of the 6th corporate Fakel Festival among amateur creative teams and performers from Gazprom's subsidiary companies and organizations.
Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk provided assistance in holding the We’re Same as Everyone! Spartakiada Games for physically challenged children, organized by the Sakhalin Region Ministry of Social Protection.
On September 10 Klintsy (Bryansk Region) hosted an opening ceremony of an ice palace constructed under the Gazprom for Children program. Gazprom Transgaz Moscow acted as the building contractor of the new sports facility.
On the threshold of the Knowledge Day, Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk held several campaigns and events dedicated to the beginning of the school year.
Within the Gazprom for Children target program, Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol opened five children’s sports grounds in Ptichye village, Ryzdvyany settlement as well as Baklanovskaya, Novotroitskaya and Kamennobrodskaya settlements of the Stavropol Territory.
On May 30 the series of free blood donation campaigns started at the structural units of Gazprom Tsentrremont within the project called Corporate Donorship – Nobody Stays Indifferent!
The Masters of World Performing Arts cultural and educational project was held within the Year of Culture in Russia. Concerts and master classes of world’s leading musicians took place in three Russian cities – Moscow, St. Petersburg and Vladivostok.
On April 5 Pangody hosted a car race for the Gazprom Dobycha Nadym Cup.
Yekaterinburg hosted a closing ceremony of the 10th Anniversary Adult Winter Spartakiada Games and the 5th Anniversary Children's Winter Spartakiada Games of Gazprom. Participants and guests of the competitions were welcomed by Elena Kasyan, Head of the Personnel Management Department and Head of the Gazprom Spartakiada Games Steering Committee, Vladimir Vlasov, First Deputy Chairman of the Sverdlovsk Region Government and David Gaidt, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg.
Gazprom Dobycha Nadym took part in holding the 19th Open Traditional Reindeer Herders’ Competitions in Nadym for the cup of Yamal’s Governor. The company provided financial and organizational support and prepared a special prize.
The annual winter charity marathon to support children’s institutions of the Leninsky District in the Moscow Region, which had started just before the New Year holidays, finished at Gazprom VNIIGAZ.
Over 500 children took part in the annual charitable Christmas celebration organized by the Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol gas workers.
The employees of the Sakhalin branch of Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk jointly with their colleagues from Gazprom’s subsidiaries and the representative office in the Sakhalin Region held the Happy Day charity campaign in the Kristall sports palace for the children from the orphanage of Pravda settlement and the social rehabilitation center of Uglezavodsk. The event was held involving the personal funds raised by the gasmen.
The 28th European Shotokan Karate-Do Championship and the 28th Old World Shotokan Karate-Do Championship finished in Povoa de Varzim in Portugal, where the fighters of the Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol Shotokan Club, members of the Russian national team, won five gold medals.
The Movie and Concert Hall of the Nord Cultural and Sports Complex of Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk hosted a gala concert of the 18th Severnoye Siyaniye (Northern Lights) Festival-Contest of amateur creative teams and performers.
On November 6 the Tchaikovsky State Memorial House in Klin (Moscow Region) – located within Gazprom Transgaz Moscow operating area – hosted festive events that marked a start of Silvery Lily-of-the-Valley, a three-year project dedicated to the musical heritage of Pyotr Tchaikovsky.
Dmitry Kulikov, a trainee of the Children and Youth Sports School of the Gazovik Cultural and Sports Palace is the first Orenburg citizen to have become the Judo Champion of Russia.
The Gazovik Cultural and Sports Center was inaugurated on September 10 in the Tatishchevo settlement of the Perevolotsk District, Orenburg Region. It was constructed by Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg under the Gazprom for Children program. This Center will be the main venue for sporting activities of the Tatishchevo settlement as well as the nearby settlements of Zubochistka, Zubochistka-2, Rodnichny Dol and Chesnokovka. In this way, about 500 schoolchildren will take part in District-wide sporting events.
On the threshold of the Knowledge Day the employees of Gazprom Transgaz Saratov took part in the Get a Child Ready for School charity campaign as part of the company’s Green Planet for Children social project. All the company’s branches donated money to purchase school kits, office supplies, backpacks and sports equipment, which total worth exceeded RUB 100 thousand. On the Knowledge Day the long-awaited presents were given to children from over 50 socially unprotected and large families, as well as to 20 disabled children in the regions of the company’s operations, namely, the Saratov, Penza and Tambov Regions.
Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk presented a sculptural group made of bronze to the citizens of Noyabrsk. The group is comprised of three figures: a representative of the indigenous minorities of the North reflecting the moral and ethical spirit of Yamal a geologist embodying the knowledge that once made it possible to see this territory in a new light and a gas worker as a symbol of social peace and wellbeing.
The Gazprom Swan European Regatta featuring 40 crews on Swan yachts from seven largest European countries ended at Cowes (UK).
Gazprom together with GDF SUEZ acted as the exclusive sponsors of The Rite of Spring ballet staged by the Mariinsky Theatre troupe under the direction of Valery Gergiev in the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris from May 29 to 31, 2013. The cultural event coincided with the 30th anniversary of the third – largest-ever – Contract for Russian natural gas supply to France.
Vitebsk (Republic of Belarus) hosted a grand opening of the final round of the 5th corporate Fakel Festival among amateur creative teams and performers from Gazprom's subsidiary companies and organizations.
Gazprom as the official sponsor of the UEFA Champions League launched the Football for Friendship international social project in the framework of the Gazprom for Children global program. The project is aimed at using love of sport to instill modern values in the younger generation, namely, respect for other cultures and nationalities, equality, as well as interest in a healthy lifestyle.
Orenburg hosted today a ceremonial opening of the Russian Table Tennis Center built within the Gazprom for Children program. Taking part in the event were Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Yuri Berg, Governor of the Orenburg Region.
On December 24, 2012 Lomonosov hosted a festive opening of the health and fitness center built as part of the Gazprom for Children program.
The Morki urban settlement of the Mari El Republic hosted a festive opening of the Olymp health and fitness center on October 17, 2012. Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod built the center as part of the Gazprom for Children program.
On May 2012, prior to Victory Day two children’s and youth tournaments took place in Orenburg. The sports events were dedicated to veterans of the national gas industry, former heads of Orenburggazprom: a football competition was held in memory of Vasily Nikolaev and a judo competition – Yury Vysheslavtsev, Hero of Socialist Labor. Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg organized the tournaments.
The capital of the Czech Republic hosted the European Karate Cup in the beginning of April 2012. Ivan Kiryanov, member of the Russian national team from Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol Shotokan Club became the winner in the team tournaments. The sportsman had a clear lead and won every fight bringing the national team on top – as a result, the Russian team took the first place.
On March 2–4, 2016, Gazprom's Mountain Tourist Center hosted the Krasnaya Polyana. Starts of Hopes (Starty Nadezhd) competition, the annual all-Russian children's skiing contest. This year, 90 young athletes from different Russian regions vied for the main prize.
Football for Friendship is an international children’s social project initiated by the Company in 2013 within the Gazprom for Children program. It includes a number of sports & educational events held in different countries around the globe. World football legend Franz Beckenbauer is the global Ambassador of the program.
The final Canadian hockey men’s teams game of the II Open Championship of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy took place on March 13, 2015, at the ice rink of the Fakel Sports Center. This year the II Open Championship was dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
The soloist of Rich Sound (variety and jazz studio of the Victoria Cultural Center of Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan) Ekaterina Sergunina received the highest award – Grand Prix of the GRAN FIESTA International Festival, which took place in Lloret de Mar, Spain, between January 3 and 10, 2015. More than 100 teams and performers from Spain, Italy, Macedonia, Baltic States, Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine, participated in it. The participants’ age varied between 5 and 65 years. A young jazz singer Ekaterina Sergunina received her award for singing ‘Cheek to cheek’ and ‘Blue sky’ in English.
From October 16 to 19, 2014 the Olymp Stadium of Sukhodol settlement, Sergievsk District, Samara Region hosted the 15th annual football tournament of youth teams for the Lev Yashin Cup.
Salekhard hosted today an awarding ceremony of the winners of the Make the World Cleaner contest of children’s drawings and crafts, organized by the Directorate of the Federal Service for Supervision over Natural Resources Use for the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area with the support of Gazprom Dobycha Nadym.
The 9th international Warmth of Children’s Hearts festival took place on September 8–12 in Orenburg for children from orphanages and boarding schools. The festival is a part of the Gazprom for Children program.
Four sports grounds constructed under the Gazprom for Children program opened at once on September 1 and 2 in Ryazan schools. The representatives of the Regional and Municipal Administrations as well as famous Ryazan athletes took part in the ceremonies.
The opening ceremony of a versatile sports ground constructed under the Gazprom for Children program took place in school No. 3 of Kumertau on August 25.
The decisive match of the European Champions League in table tennis was held between the Russian Fakel Gazproma club and French Pontoise-Cergy at the Russian Table Tennis Center on May 31.
On May 24, 2014 Lisbon hosted the second International Children's Forum organized within the Football for Friendship global social project of Gazprom. The event was attended by over 450 children and teenagers from 16 European countries: Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, and the UK.
On May 17 Novy Urengoy hosted the 5th Regular Open International Kumite Kyokushin Championship Yamburg Cup – Yamal 2014. The competition took place in the sports and recreation complex of Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg. The company organized the tournament jointly with the International Federation of Karate (IFK), Kyokushin.
On April 4, 2014 the Gazprom Tsentrremont headquarters hosted the awarding ceremony of the Young Talents children’s creativity contest held among the children of the holding employees.
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk hosted the 15th International Ski Marathon in tribute to Igor Farkhutdinov, former Governor of the Sakhalin Region. Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk was the general sponsor of the event for the second year in a row.
On March 2 the Uralochka competitive sports center of Yekaterinburg hosted a festive opening of Gazprom's Winter Spartakiada Games.
In January 2014 Gazprom Promgaz launched the Winter Miracle charity campaign.
Within the 2013 Labor Glory Museums competition the Gazprom Transgaz Saratov Museum won in the Succession of Generations nomination and Ekaterina Gracheva, senior specialist of the PR and Media Relations Service of Gazprom Transgaz Saratov became the best museum worker. Winner’s diplomas were awarded by Vasily Artin, Director of the Municipal Youth Center and Deputy of the Saratov City Duma. The competition of labor glory museums is held in Saratov for the first time with a view to promote youth’s civic and patriotic education and exhibition activities. Labor glory museums of about 20 enterprises of the Saratov Region took part in the competition.
On December 7 Saratov hosted the finals of the Club of the Funny and Witty (KVN, Klub Veselykh i Nakhodchivykh).
This year the competition brought together 148 sportsmen from Israel, the USA, Serbia, Spain, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Lithuania and Kyrgyzstan.
On November 15, 2013 the opening ceremony of a new sports stadium took place at the premises of the Volgograd Man’s Pedagogical Lyceum in the Traktorozavodsky district of Volgograd.
As part of the All-Russian Running Day, the Nation’s Cross-Country Race wide-scale competition took place on September 22 in the Dedurovka settlement of the Orenburg District and the Perevolotsky settlement of the Perevolotsk District, Orenburg Region.
Astrakhan hosted cultural events for the locals of the Astrakhan Region under the Reviving Traditions corporate movement.
Russia’s Ministry of Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy awarded the Russian Master of Sports of International Class in Oriental Martial Arts titles to karate fighters of the Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol Shotokan sports club.
The 8th annual Warmth of Children’s Hearts festival took place on September 2–6 in Orenburg for children from orphanages and boarding schools. The festival is a part of the Gazprom for Children program.
A solemn award ceremony took place for the winners of the Dream Come True show competition annually held by Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan among children’s creative and sports associations.
The first Football for Friendship International Children's Forum organized by Gazprom within the Company's eponymous social project was rounded off today at the Gazprom headquarters.
On June 9–14 Velikiye Luki hosted the 18th International Balloon Meet. For the third time Gazprom acted as the general sponsor of this annual event.
On April 26 Fakel Gazproma club won in Orenburg its second consecutive European Champions League Cup in table tennis. In the final match the Russian team competed with French Chartres.
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk hosted the inauguration of the Kristall Ice Palace built under the auspices of Gazprom.
On March 27 Slavyansk-on-Kuban hosted an open futsal tournament among trainees of football schools. 8 teams comprised of young sportsmen from 12 to 14 years old entered the competition for the grand prize. The footballers played 11 matches in the course of which the Slavyanski Football Club team took the first place. In the end of the sports celebration gas workers congratulated the children on the start of spring vacations and awarded them cups and medals.
The last stage of the offshore Baltic Nord Stream Race has finished on October 26, 2012. Taking part in the race were five teams – from Russia, the European Union, France, Germany and the Netherlands. According to the results of the Race, the Russian team led by Vladimir Lyubomirov, Commodore of the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club on the Bronenosets yacht won the first prize. The team is sponsored by Gazprom Group.
Year 2012 is announced as the Year of Russian Tourism in the People’s Republic of China. Many people of different professions – and not only those engaged into the tourism business, but the representatives of cultural, educational and art institutions – take part in the festive program.
Gazprom Torch table tennis club (Orenburg) has become the champion of Russia for the fifth time.
Colorful street art works appeared in the streets of Yekaterinburg, Orenburg, Noyabrsk, Muravlenko and Khanty-Mansiysk, as well as the Novy Port and Mys Kamenny settlements on Yamal.
On April 29, 2015 the 9th International KHL Youth Ice Hockey Tournament – Gazprom Neft Cup ended up in Omsk. The cup was taken away by Dinamo (Moscow), which won Superfinal against Avangard Omsk, the score was 4 to 0.
The first concert of the Kaluga Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Simonyan took place on March 14, 2015, in the concert hall of the Tchaikovsky State Memorial Musical Museum and Reserve, in the city of Klin (Moscow Region). Gazprom Transgaz Moscow supported by the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian President in the Central Federal District will be organizing a series of patriotic music events in the regions of the Central Federal District to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The Moscow Region Government also supported the concert in Klin.
Over 200 healthy children and children with disabilities from Bashkortostan as well as the Volga Region participated in the Breaking the Barriers second interregional children’s arts festival, which took place in Ufa on November 14 under the slogan “Friendship begins here!”
Сorporate Fakel Festival among amateur creative teams and performers from Gazprom's subsidiary companies and organizations, held in Belgorod ended in a big gala concert at which Grand Prix winners were announced.
The sports & recreation complex will include a 50 meter Olympic swimming pool, a versatile gym, a hall of martial arts as well as training grounds. Both amateur and professional athletes, children and adults will be able to comfortably train in the complex.
A closing ceremony of the Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corporation Arts Festival took place today in Chengdu (People's Republic of China).
September 4 saw the opening of a versatile sports ground constructed under the Gazprom for Children program in Chesnokovka settlement of the Perevolotsk District, Orenburg Region.
On August 8 and 9, 2014 the Gazprom Promgaz employees visited the company-supported Mtsensk orphanage (Orel Region) for preschool children with the Friendship charity campaign.
On May 31 and June 1, 2014 all the branches of Gazprom Transgaz Saratov hosted mass children’s holidays dedicated to the Children’s Day. Over two thousand children from the Saratov, Tambov and Penza Regions took part in sports competitions, environmental quizzes and cheerful celebrations with performances by entertainers and company’s amateur creative teams.
From May 23 to 25 Samara hosted the Volga Federal District Basketball Championship among men’s amateur teams. Taking part in the competitions were sportsmen from Samara, Tolyatti, Saratov, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Penza, Kirov, Almetyevsk. Not only did the Gazprom Transgaz Samara basketball team defend the company’s honor, but also represented the Samara Region as the winner of the regional competitions.
On the Great Victory Day 3,269 employees of Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk took part in the Immortal Regiment campaign, supporting it across Western and Eastern Siberia and the Far East.
As part of the Gazprom for Children program, the 9th Pavlovskaya Raketka Children and Youth Table Tennis Tournament for the prizes of Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg took place on March 28 in the Helios sports complex of Pavlovka settlement, Orenburg District, Orenburg Region.
The fighters of the Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol Shotokan Club won eight gold medals in the Shotokan Karate-Do Championship, Competition and the Russian National Shotokan Karate-Do Games in Moscow.
Moscow Soloist Chamber Orchestra under Yuri Bashmet kicked off the UK-Russia Year of Culture by their concert. The musicians performed works by Benjamin Britten, Dmitry Shostakovich, Franz Schubert and Peter Tchaikovsky at the Barbican Hall in London on 1 February.
Gazprom traditionally holds New Year charity campaigns for children in need of social support. On January 11, 2014 the Izmailovo concert hall in Moscow hosted yet another New Year holiday event for socially disadvantaged children. The children were shown the Lukomorye (Curved Seashore) musical based on fairy tales by Alexander Pushkin.
On December 24, the day the Olympic Torch arrived in the Samara Region, the opening ceremony of the Olymp sports complex took place in Samara.
On December 5 the opening ceremony of a versatile sports ground constructed by Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol took place in Rozhdestvenskaya settlement of the Stavropol Territory. Ten sports grounds are being given to the young citizens of the Stavropol Territory within the Gazprom for Children target program.
Yakutsk hosted an opening ceremony of the Sterkh versatile sports complex constructed under the auspices of Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk within the Gazprom for Children target program.
The Novo-Lenino district of Irkutsk hosted today an opening ceremony of a versatile children’s sports ground built under the Gazprom for Children program.
On October 19, founding day of the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum over 120 young reciters from the Irkutsk city, the Cheremkhovo town as well as the Meget, Zalari and Kutulik settlements gathered in the Pushkin Central Children’s Library of Irkutsk. The participants presented poetry and prose by Alexander Pushkin to be approved by the jury. Despite a competitive format, the atmosphere of the event was friendly and creative.
On October 4, 2013 the employees of Karachaganak Petroleum Operating (Kazakhstan) took part in the Aksai – Orenburg bike ride.
One-time money prizes established by Gazprom Transgaz Tchaikovsky were awarded to young citizens of the town of Tchaikovsky and the Tchaikovsky District, who achieved high results in studies, creative work and sports. It is the fourth year that the Kama region gas workers hold the charitable event which coincides with the start of the school year.
At the beginning of September a social project called ‘Gazprom Classes’ started for the first time in two schools of Novy Urengoy. The project is a joint initiative of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy, Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg and Novy Urengoy’s Department of Education.
Kazan hosted a solemn opening ceremony of the 10th Adult Summer Spartakiada Games and the 5th Children’s Summer Spartakiada Games of Gazprom. Taking part in the event were over 2.5 thousand athletes representing 25 adult and 17 children’s teams from Gazprom’s 29 subsidiaries.
Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Georgy Poltavchenko, Governor of St. Petersburg, Shamil Tarpischev, President of the Russian Tennis Federation as well as famous tennis players: Elena Dementieva, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Marat Safin and Martina Hingis took part today in St. Petersburg in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Lakhta Tennis Club.
London hosted today the first International Children's Forum organized within the Football for Friendship social project of Gazprom.
Taking part in the competitions were 27 teams from Omsk, Nizhnevartovsk, Surgut, Nefteyugansk, Novy Urengoy, Nadym and Pangody settlement.
In the run-up to 22nd Winter Olympic Games a series of trial competitions took place at the Integrated Biathlon and Ski Complex of Gazprom, including the Biathlon World Cup round, Russian Cross-Country Skiing Championship as well as the Russian Championship and the final round of the Paralympic Cross-Country Skiing and Biathlon World Cup among athletes with orthopedic and visual impairment.
Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Viktor Nazarov, Governor of the Omsk Region took on October 24, 2012 in the groundbreaking ceremony for the Avangard Hockey Academy sports complex in Omsk.
Between June 26 and 27, 2012 the Berezka recreation complex hosted the sixth festival named the Workroom of Joy for children from large and socially disadvantaged families in the Samara and Ulyanovsk Regions.
Between April 5 and 8 , 2012 the Ice Arena of Rostoshi settlement (Orenburg) hosted the All-Russian Ice Hockey Tournament for the prizes of Anatoly Zibarev – Hero of Socialist Labor, veteran of the gas industry. The tournament was arranged by Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg as part of the Gazprom for Children program.