In Anapa hosted a festive opening of the 4th Summer Children's Spartakiada Games of Gazprom.
The Spartakiada Games brought together teams from 20 subsidiary companies and organizations of Gazprom.They will compete in four kinds of sports: track and field athletics, swimming, table tennis and foosball. The total number of the Spartakiada Games participants and guests exceeds 1,000 people.
Krasnoselsky, Frunzensky, Petrodvortsovy, Kalininsky, and Primorsky Districts of St. Petersburg and Kronshtadt hosted the opening of sports and recreation complexes (SRC) built as part of the Gazprom to Children program.
On August 16 the Start stadium in Saransk hosted the Opening Ceremony for the Gazprom's 9th Summer Spartakiada Games.
30 Gazprom's subsidiary companies and organizations competed during the Spartakiada Games. Competitions were held in the following events: basketball, men's and women's volleyball, football, kettlebell lifting, track and field athletics, swimming. Competitions took place on six sports fields. The total number of the Spartakiada Games participants and guests exceeded 2,300 people.
On August 21, after the last round of competitions, the Spartakiada Games Closing Ceremony was held. Gazprom transgaz Nizhny Novgorod team became the champion of the 9th Summer Spartakiada Games, beating the record of previous Spartakiada Games in terms of the points gained. The team won the first place in kettlebell lifting, swimming, football and basketball.
The International Children’s Forum “The World Belongs to Us!” was held on May 26–28, 2011 in Segovia (Spain) and on June 4–7, 2011 in Terracina (Italy).
Gazprom traditionally supports the Forum held under the patronage of the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Federal Agency for CIS Affairs (Rossotrudnichestvo).
Taking part in the Forum, along with professional teams and performers, are the best children’s amateur artistic teams from Gazprom subsidiaries – prize-winners of the Fakel Corporate Festival. was held on May 26–28, 2011 in Segovia (Spain) and on June 4–7, 2011 in Terracina (Italy).
It is a pleasure to give presents especially so big and significant on the New Year's Eve. In December 2010 Tomsk hosted the opening of a track and field facility built at Gazprom’s expense as part of the Gazprom to Children program.
Construction of the track and field facility lasted two years – from September 2008 through December 2010. The cost of construction made up RUB 713 million. Over the recent years Gazprom has built more than 600 sports facilities throughout Russia. The track and field facility in Tomsk is the largest and the most versatile of them.
A Chess Academy constructed within the Gazprom to Children program was opened in Khanty-Mansiysk in September 2010. The Academy building comprises two training halls, a specialized multi-purpose room containing 128 game tables and an adjustable spectator space as well as a computer room equipped with the specialized software enabling the Chess Academy students to compete with counterparts from any part of the world.
The Academy had been constructed within the Gazprom to Children program with the use of cutting-edge energy-saving technologies and solutions making it versatile.
Young chess players were presented with the symbolic key of the new building by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Natalia Komarova, Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Yugra.
On July 15, 2011 the Pikalevo town of the Boksitogorsky District (Leningrad Oblast) hosted inauguration of the Leader sports and health complex constructed by Gazprom transgaz Saint Petersburg as part of the Gazprom to Children program.
The ground floor of the complex houses a modern gym equipped for handball, football, volleyball, basketball and tennis. With the stands receiving 200 spectators the gym suits for holding mass sports events. The first floor houses facilities to be equipped with exercisers and fitness equipment. Leader has all utility facilities required for a modern spots club including shower rooms and 6 locker rooms. A physician office, a chill-out and psychological release room, a billiard room, a coach room and a café for visitors are envisaged as well.
Gazprom traditionally holds New Year charity events for socially disadvantaged children. Another New Year festive event took place at the Meridian culture and arts center on January 15, 2011 in Moscow. The event was attended by more than 1,000 children from social welfare institutions of Moscow and the suburbs.
The guests were greeted by life-size puppets to the strains of children’s cheerful songs while professional aqua make-up artists of the Buff theatre swiftly changed the children’s faces into those of funny hares, tigers, cats and other animals or fairytale characters. The children changed their appearance with pleasure, all the more so, because this amusement is absolutely safe – the artists used only special hypoallergic make-up.