Gazprom annually supports various social projects contributing to culture, science and education development and promulgation of a healthy lifestyle.
From December 31 to January 8, Irkutsk once again hosted concerts entitled Christmas Evenings with Denis Matsuev and Friends, with Gazprom Dobycha Irkutsk as a long-standing partner.
On December 16, Novy Urengoy hosted the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area Snocross Championship and Tournament. The competition, which was dedicated to the memory of Andrey Ushakov, featured some 60 racers from sports and engineering clubs based in Nadym, Novy Urengoy, Muravlenko, and Surgut.
On November 9, the northern zonal round of the 8th corporate Fakel Festival of Gazprom concluded with a festive ceremony in Yekaterinburg.
On September 28, Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol hosted a major contest in the Ryzdvyany settlement, Stavropol Territory, with the backing of the company’s primary trade union.
On September 5, a football match celebrating the 65th anniversary of Gazprom Transgaz Ufa took place at the Neftyanik stadium in Ufa. The company’s team squared off against sportscasters from the Match TV channel.
On August 6, Evgeny Pashuk, Head of the Equipment and Structures Diagnostics Service at the Engineering Center of Gazprom Transgaz Makhachkala, climbed the western summit of Mount Elbrus (5,642 meters above sea level), the tallest mountain in Russia and Europe, with his son Alexander. The alpinists dedicated their achievement to Oil and Gas Industry Workers Day.
The Romanian city of Oradea hosted the 18th European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championship for chess players on August 1–4. Upwards of 350 participants under 18 years of age from 12 countries of the Old World competed in six age brackets. Russia was represented by 19 contestants.
On June 18, the annual competition of environmental services among Gazprom’s subsidiaries was held. Based on the results of 2017, the environmental service of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol emerged as the winner and Galina Fedchenko, the company’s Lead Environmental Engineer, was named best ecologist.
Tomskavtogaz, a branch of Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk, held an event to celebrate International Children’s Day. The company’s employees arranged a children’s tour at a compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station on Vysotskogo Street in Tomsk.
Football players from Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol won bronze medals in the finals of the Continental Football League (CFL) held in Moscow from May 9 to 13.
On May 4–6, 2018, the Lastochka recreation center owned by a branch of Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod hosted a competition in six sports for children who had survived oncological and hematological diseases.
Yesterday, Sakhalin Energy was named the winner of People Investor 2017, the 10th international forum promoting responsible investment in Russia. The company presented a personnel training program for saving wild animals from oil pollution in the Environmental Efficiency category.
Omsk hosted a ceremonial opening of the Russia – My History park yesterday. The multimedia complex is part of the project carried out in Russian regions by the Patriarchal Council for Culture and the Foundation for Humanitarian Projects with the backing of Gazprom.
Samara hosted a ceremonial opening of the Russia – My History multimedia park.
The Russia – My History multimedia park opened in Yakutsk yesterday with the backing of Gazprom.
Gazprom's Spartakiada Games concluded in Sochi. The closing ceremony was held yesterday at the Adler-Arena.
Gazprom Football for Friendship 2017 International Children's Forum organized by Gazprom, Official Partner of FIFA and the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, was held in St. Petersburg. The event was attended by more than 1,000 guests from 64 countries all over the world. Young participants of different genders, ethnic origins and physical capacities, journalists representing top international mass media, football stars, Olympic and Paralympic champions, FIFA legends, top management of FIFA, the Russian Olympic Committee and international children's charity funds, and the heads of football federations took part in the Forum. The main values of the programme are peace, equality and a healthy lifestyle.
St. Petersburg hosted today an event celebrating the completion of Gazprom’s construction project for a sports complex with two ice arenas in the city’s Nevsky District.
Gazprom Pererabotka’s employee Maria Karlova won a gold medal in the World Diamond Cup, an international kickboxing tournament, held from September 21 through 26 in Anapa under the auspices of the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO) and the Russian Kickboxing Federation.
The festival is aimed at showcasing wildlife sanctuaries closed to mass tourism, with their austere, pristine beauty, and the environmental balance between nature and gas transmission facilities. In the lead-up to the Year of Environmental Awareness at Gazprom, the 'Cranberry. Shores' festival stands out as a remarkable modern project that provides an example of environmental friendliness.
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.
Gazprom Tsentrremont hosted the third annual New Year Tree of Wishes charity event, as part of which the company's employees prepared and conveyed New Year presents to small patients of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the Russian Children's Clinical Hospital (RCCH).
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 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.
On December 17, 2018, an award ceremony for the Energy of Modern Russia national photography contest took place at the Ministry of Energy in Moscow. The event was attended by Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.
On December 1, members of the Shotokan Transgaz Stavropol sports club returned from the European Shotokan Karate-do Championship, a martial arts tournament held in Nis, Serbia.
On October 14, the southern zonal round of Gazprom’s corporate Fakel Festival held its opening ceremony in Kazan.
On September 11, the winners and participants of the 2018 edition of the New Names of Priangarye Festival were granted gift certificates for musical instruments on behalf of Gazprom. The award ceremony took place at the 13th Stars on Baikal International Classical Music Festival in the concert hall of the Irkutsk Regional Philharmonic.
In late August, more than 2,000 employees of Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod got together for the annual Green Russia environmental cleanup arranged by the Vernadsky Non-Governmental Ecological Foundation with support from Gazprom.
On August 18–19, a tourist convention for children and youth organized by the employees of Gazprom Transgaz Saratov took place in the Alexandrovo-Gaisky District of the Saratov Region. The event was supported by the district administration and brought together some 100 participants, including over 30 children from the Alye Parusa (Scarlet Sails) summer day camp for children from large and low-income families. The convention sought to promote tourism along with active and healthy lifestyles, to educate children and youth in environmental matters, to spark their interest in history and local lore, and to popularize the most in-demand professions in the gas industry.
On July 8, the Rus recreation center in the town of Tchaikovsky hosted a regional rowing championship for kayaks, canoes and dragon boats. The competition involved nine teams from sports clubs based in the Perm Territory. The team of Gazprom Transgaz Tchaikovsky was represented by the company’s Corporate Security Service (CSS).
On June 15–17, Orenburg hosted the final round of the 2017–2018 season of the national Men’s Premier League table tennis championship.
On May 28, the first stage of the Optimists of the Northern Capital. Gazprom Cup regatta series concluded in St. Petersburg. The event was arranged by the Sailing Academy and the St. Petersburg Yacht Club with the backing of Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg.
On May 10–11, the Ponomarenko Krasnodar Philharmonic hosted the Silver Key corporate festival for amateur ensembles and performers. The festival brought together 104 participants from among the employees of Gazprom Dobycha Krasnodar and their children. The contestants arrived from the Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories and the Komi Republic.
On April 25–27, Ukhta hosted the final round of the 2nd Silver Lace interregional festival for amateur ensembles and performers from Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta.
A festive opening of the Russia – My History park took place in Perm yesterday, on the national Constitution Day. The regional multimedia complex is a part of an extensive cultural, patriotic and educational project being carried out across Russia by the Patriarchal Council for Culture and the Foundation for Humanitarian Projects with the backing of Gazprom. The event was attended by Maxim Reshetnikov, Governor of the Perm Territory, Metropolitan Mefody of Perm and Kungur, Igor Tsvetkov, Chief Federal Inspector for the Perm Territory, Valery Golubev, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Alexey Mironov, Head of the Sverdlovsk Railway (subsidiary of Russian Railways), representatives of the regional authorities and NGOs, college students, and schoolchildren.
A grand opening of the Russia – My History park took place in Novosibirsk. The multimedia complex is part of the project carried out in Russian regions by the Patriarchal Council for Culture and the Foundation for Humanitarian Projects with the backing of Gazprom.
An opening ceremony for the Russia – My History park took place yesterday in Tyumen. The regional multimedia history complex was set up as part of an extensive cultural, patriotic and educational project carried out across Russia with the backing of Gazprom.
The inauguration of the Russia – My History park took place yesterday in Makhachkala, the capital city of Dagestan. Spanning 13,000 square meters in the central part of the city, the multimedia complex has no equivalent in the North Caucasus.
The opening ceremony for Gazprom's Spartakiada Games was held at the Adler-Arena in Sochi. The event was attended by Sergey Khomyakov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Igor Tkachenko, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Krasnodar, and Alexander Voloshin, Minister of the Fuel and Energy Complex and Housing and Utilities Sector of the Krasnodar Region.
The 7th corporate Fakel Festival concluded with its final round in Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi.
A chamber concert featuring the Rachmaninov Trio and Alexander Lemeshev, a famous St. Petersburg glass harmonica (crystallophone) player, took place at the White Hall of the Sheremetev Palace in St. Petersburg on December 1, 2016, as part of the joint cultural and educational project of Gazprom and Germany’s VNG-Verbundnetz Gas. The musicians played compositions by Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, and Mendelssohn.
The 11th International Music Festival ‘Stars on Baikal’ has concluded in Irkutsk.
Participants performed at several venues in Ukhta, while the festival guests had a chance to sample national cuisines and visit a Finno-Ugric arts-and-crafts fair.
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.
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.
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.
On December 15, Gazprom Transgaz Moscow took part in a charity cleanup event organized in support of the patients receiving care at the Butovo hospice of the Vera Hospice Charity Fund.
In November 2018, the Piano Theater for deaf children visited Japan as part of the Piano Fortissimo international project. The trip was supported by Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod.
On September 30, a half-marathon called Rostov Veliky (Rostov the Great) took place in the Yaroslavl Region. Employees of the Gazprom Group took part in the event and won some of its top honors.
On September 4–7, six district children’s hospitals across the Samara Region opened “islets of joy” for their young patients. A social project named Vitaminki (Little Vitamins), which aims to make children’s visits to the doctor more fun, was launched on the initiative of Vladimir Subbotin, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Samara. The hospitals’ outpatient departments were provided with educational toys and furniture, allowing children to spend some quality time while waiting for the doctor. The “islets of joy” are available at several hospitals located in Syzran, Pokhvistnevo and Chelno-Vershiny, Samara Region.
On August 21, the children’s team of the Arktur ice hockey club (HC) had its first training session on a new ice rink in Nadym equipped through grant financing from Gazprom Dobycha Nadym.
On August 12, a bike ride was held in Novy Urengoy in celebration of International Youth Day. The event was arranged by the Council of Young Scientists and Professionals of Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg and the Youth Commission of the company’s primary trade union (PTU).
On July 6, Gazprom Pererabotka held an offsite donor event at the initiative of the company’s Council of Young Scientists and Professionals. Forty-three employees of Gazprom Pererabotka took part in the event, donating around twenty liters of blood.
On June 15, six employees of Gazprom Komplektatsiya ascended to the top of Elbrus, the highest mountain in Russia and Europe.
The first round of the corporate Fakel Festival for amateur ensembles and performers from the subsidiaries of Gazprom concluded at Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan. In the course of one month, around 500 representatives of all of the company’s structural units vied for the right to participate in this competition.
On May 11, 2018, more than 5 million nelma larvae were released into the Kubena River in the Vologda Region. The larvae had been raised at the commission of Gazprom Geologorazvedka as part of the company’s compensatory measures for aquatic biodiversity reproduction following its operations in the Barents Sea.
The 20th Severnoye Siyaniye (Northern Lights) regional festival contest of amateur ensembles and performers from Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk took place two days ago in the capital city of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra.
Members of the Shotokan Transgaz Stavropol sports club performed successfully at the European Shotokan Karate-do Championship that took place on November 24–26 in Matosinhos (Portugal).
An unveiling ceremony for the Russia – My History multimedia park was held in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
On October 27, 2017, an opening ceremony for the Russia – My History Regional Multimedia History 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.
A new event within the joint cultural project of Gazprom and Austria’s OMV – the theatrical gala performance “Imperial Capitals: St. Petersburg – Vienna. Symphony of Letters and Poems” – took place today at the Grand Hall of the Dmitry Shostakovich St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonia.
The 3rd Charity Run held with the support and participation of Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk took place at a roller skiing track in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on July 29, 2017. The purpose of the event was to collect voluntary donations in favor of the local Mayachok (“Beacon”) children's social rehabilitation center.
The opening ceremony for the final round of Gazprom's 7th corporate Fakel Festival took place at the Rosa Hall concert center in Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi. The event brought together over 1,600 people.
With its cutting-edge sports equipment, the sports and recreation center is perfect for personal workouts and team training sessions. The center can receive up to 500 persons daily.
On September 5, 2016, young tennis player Vladislav Bannikov was honored in Orenburg for winning the 12th EuroMiniChamp’s table tennis competition in the mini cadet boys category.
The round-robin (all-play-all) tournament pitted the home players – the Fakel Sports School for Children and Youth – against such teams as Khrizotil (Asbest), Foton (Yekaterinburg), and Belye Volki (Revda).
The Culture and Sports Palace of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol hosted a charitable Christmas celebration for children.
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.
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.