Arts and culture
The St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum hosted a special screening of “Russia from Above,” a documentary made by German filmmakers with support from the Gazprom Group.
The audience was offered a bird's-eye view of many Russian regions: from the coast of the Arctic Ocean to the deserts of Kalmykia; from the volcanos of Kamchatka to Mount Elbrus, the tallest peak in Europe; from the megalopolises of Moscow and St. Petersburg to villages in the Siberian taiga.
On November 1, the Fakel Cultural and Sports Complex in Noyabrsk hosted an open tournament for the Dancesport Cup of Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk. The competition drew some 100 athletes from Novy Urengoy, Muravlenko, and Noyabrsk.
The tournament included three types of competition: singles, ensembles, and Latin American sequence dance.
A music and visual art performance entitled “Imperial Capitals: St. Petersburg – Vienna. 20th Century” took place today at the Grand Hall of the Dmitry Shostakovich St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonia. The event was held as part of the joint cultural project of Gazprom and Austria's OMV.
The concert, which was attended by more than a thousand people, became the main cultural event of the 9th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum.
Elena Burmistrova, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Director General of Gazprom Export, and Helga Rabl-Stadler, President of the Salzburg Festival, today signed at the 9th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum a sponsoring agreement for a Russian opera to be staged during the Salzburg Festival's 100-year anniversary celebrations in 2020.
On September 12, a concert of the New Names of Priangarye 2019 charity foundation took place at the Irkutsk Regional Philharmonic. At the concert, talented musicians from the Irkutsk Region received gift certificates for musical instruments from Gazprom.
The goal of the New Names of Priangarye Festival is to discover gifted children in the Irkutsk Region as part of the 14th Stars on Baikal International Classical Music Festival.
“Children in the Arts: Painting, Graphics, and Porcelain in the 19th and 20th Centuries” exhibition opens in Magistralny
On September 11, an exhibition entitled “Children in the Arts: Painting, Graphics, and Porcelain in the 19th and 20th Centuries” opened in the Magistralny settlement in the Kazachinsko-Lensky District of the Irkutsk Region.
The event was organized by the Vladimir Sukachev Irkutsk State Art Museum with the funds of Gazprom Dobycha Irkutsk.
On August 11–16, the Constellation Festival, Gazprom Transgaz Moscow's corporate event for creators and performers, took place in the Kursk Region.
The festival participants included over 400 representatives of the company's branches from 14 Russian regions. The jury, which consisted of famous Russian artists and trainers, selected winners in three age groups and five categories: folk choreography, pop choreography, opera singing, folk singing, and instrumental music.
On July 18, the Astrakhan State Art Gallery named after Pavel Dogadin launched the anniversary season of the art project named 'Museum Courtyard 2019' in Astrakhan. Since its creation, the project, which unites admirers of music, painting, literature and art of declamation, has attracted about eight thousand Astrakhan citizens of all ages.
At the opening of the 2019 season, which took place in a temporary outdoor auditorium set up in the courtyard of the Astrakhan State Art Gallery named after Pavel Dogadin, the guests were greeted by Irina Perova, Director of the Gallery.
On June 23, a cultural and educational event named Sunday in the Radishchev State Art Museum took place in Saratov. During the event organized by Gazprom Transgaz Saratov, over 1,200 residents and guests of the city of Saratov took the opportunity to visit one of the main points of interest in the region.
The entrance to the museum's historic building was free of charge all day long. The charity event marked the 195th anniversary of the birth of Alexey Bogolyubov, professor of painting who founded the Radishchev State Art Museum.
The Lyons Hall of the Catherine Palace at the Tsarskoe Selo State Museum Preserve (Pushkin, St. Petersburg) was reopened today after a restoration carried out with the support from Gazprom and the ENGIE Foundation (France).
The final round of the 8th corporate Fakel Festival run by Gazprom came to a close in Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi. Taking part in the Festival were delegations representing 39 subsidiaries of Gazprom from Russia, Belarus, and Kyrgyzstan, together with performers from CNPC (China).
The total number of participants exceeded 1,600. The event was attended by foreign colleagues from Gazprom's partner companies based in Bolivia, France, Germany, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.
On April 21, the 19th Plasticine Crow National Children's Arts Festival concluded in Saransk with a big gala concert. The team of the Torbeyevskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center, branch of Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod, had taken part in the festival.
The final round of the competition included 54 concert numbers by young performers aged between 5 and 15, representing the Republic of Mordovia and such Russian regions as the Moscow, Ryazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Penza and Ulyanovsk regions and the Republic of Chuvashia.
On March 21, 2019, the State Russian Museum began the restoration of “Holy Rus,” a famous painting by the great artist Mikhail Nesterov. The initiative is supported by Gazprom.
Created in 1905, “Holy Rus” is justly considered among the artist's most prominent works and the most important paintings of the Silver Age of Russian culture. It was first put on display at Nesterov's personal exhibition in St. Petersburg in 1907. The painting was purchased right away by the Museum of the Imperial Academy of Arts. In 1909, the artwork was sent to the International Art Exhibition in Munich, where it received a gold medal of the first class and was reproduced in numerous foreign publications. In 1921, “Holy Rus” was transferred to the Russian Museum to find its rightful place in the main exhibition. In the late 1920s, the painting was taken away to the storage vaults until the late 1980s. After that period, it was made available to the public again.
An exhibition entitled “Treasures from the Palace Museum: The Flourishing of China in the 18th Century” opened today at the Moscow Kremlin Museums. The exhibition was organized with the support of Gazprom.
The opening ceremony was attended by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Olga Golodets, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Shvydkoy, Special Representative of the Russian President for International Cultural Cooperation, Li Hui, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Russian Federation, Elena Gagarina, Director General of the Moscow Kremlin Museums, and Ji Tianbin, Deputy Director of the Beijing Palace Museum (Gugong).
On February 10, Novy Urengoy’s Gazodobytchik Culture and Sports Center hosted the 20th annual open dancesport competition Urengoy Waltz.
The tournament combined an open competition for the Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy Cup with the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area dancesport contest and championship. This festival of dance has for many years been organized by Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy.
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.