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.
Athletes from Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg won five prizes in the race. Dmitry Sklyarov earned silver in the most prestigious category – Men. Another silver medal, this time in the Sports category, went to Vladislav Savinov. Yaroslav Barmin won the top prize for boys aged 5 to 7. Finally, Alexander Kryakov and Maxim Ryleev came in second and third among juniors.
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.
The prestigious tournament organized by the European Shotokan Karate-do Association (ESKA) drew athletes from 22 countries across the continent. The largest teams that competed on the Serbian tatami had arrived from Russia, Portugal, Serbia, Hungary, and Switzerland. Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol was represented in the Russian team by six athletes, who had previously won numerous awards at national and international tournaments.
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.
Организаторами полумарофона выступили Департамент по физической культуре, спорту и молодежной политике Ярославской области, АНО ЦРМС “Марафон Плюс” и Администрация Ростовского муниципального района.
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.
The tournament brought together world-class masters of sports in weightlifting, as well as winners and awardees of Russian and international powerlifting competitions from Stavropol, Taganrog, Nevinnomyssk, and Krasnodar. The Stavropol team featured Alexander Zaitsev, current GPC world champion and a coach at the gas transmission company’s Culture and Sports Center.
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.
An entire constellation of sports pundits from one of Russia’s most popular TV channels gathered together in Ufa. Two dozens of experts well versed in Russian and world sports, including Denis Kazansky, Nobel Arustamyan, Roman Skvortsov, Konstantin Genich, and Roman Trushechkin, proved their mettle both in theory and in practice. Shamil Sharipov, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Ufa, set a cheerful mood before the match.
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.
In the framework of the Ice for Future Champions project, the Nadym Ice Palace was fitted out with two synthetic ice-covered training areas: one (36 square meters) for hockey shooting and the other (44 square meters) for figure skaters, so that the latter could practice difficult moves.
Gazprom Transgaz Makhachkala’s Evgeny Pashuk dedicates ascent of Mount Elbrus to Oil and Gas Industry Workers Day
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 ascent of Mount Elbrus started at 3 a.m. on August 6. The alpinists had chosen to climb the mountain all by themselves, setting out from the Dzhilysu meadow. Seven hours later, at 10 a.m., the summit was conquered.
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).
The event was held for a second consecutive year. This time, the ride involved 30 cycling enthusiasts. As per the established tradition, the route stretched for 70 kilometers from the head office of Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg to the Arctic Circle stela.
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.
Anna Shukhman, student of the children’s and youth sports school under the Gazovik Culture and Sports Palace, won three gold medals in individual matches for girls under 10 years old. Her school is sponsored by Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg.
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).
The CSS came out on top in the D-10 (10 rowers) standings in the 200- and 500-meter races.
On June 15–17, Orenburg hosted the final round of the 2017–2018 season of the national Men’s Premier League table tennis championship.
Twelve of Russia’s best table tennis teams vied for gold. Fakel-Gazprom made it to the finals without a single defeat. Less fortunate was last year’s champion, UMMC from Verkhnyaya Pyshma (Sverdlovsk Region), as they lost 0–3 to the Orenburg team in the first match.
On June 15, six employees of Gazprom Komplektatsiya ascended to the top of Elbrus, the highest mountain in Russia and Europe.
The team of enthusiasts, who had not had extensive climbing experience, headed to the foot of Mount Elbrus on June 10 to get ready and acclimatize themselves for the climb. The climbers then moved to a mountain camp at an altitude of 3,900 meters to begin special training sessions.
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.
The now-traditional competition is in its seventh consecutive season. The regatta’s first stage featured a record number of participants – 157 racers from St. Petersburg, Moscow and the Moscow Region, Nizhny Novgorod, Azov, Sevastopol, Togliatti, Vyborg, Novorossiysk, Khabarovsk, and Krasnoyarsk. The athletes were divided into two groups, one for established Russian leaders and one for young novices. The races are meant to promote youth sailing in St. Petersburg and the Russian Federation at large.
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.
It was fitting that the traditional international festival of amateur and grassroots football was held a month before the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The competition was supported by the European Minifootball Federation, which had recognized the CFL as the most important 8-a-side football tournament this year. CFL matches were attended by many honored guests, business leaders, politicians, sponsors, scouts of professional clubs, sports stars, and entertainers.