Gazprom Nedra LLC helps figure skaters with special needs to prepare for the Special Olympics
Gazprom Nedra extended charitable support to the Autonomous Non-Commercial Organization “Inclusive Centre for Development of Adaptive Sports, Aesthetic Education and Social Support “Crystal Puzzles” by covering the rent for an ice arena in the multifunctional sports and fitness complex “Ice Academy”, where the Moscow figure skating team undergoes training for the Special Olympics programme.
Russia’s first inclusive class for adaptive figure skating “Crystal Puzzles” is a unique project, where children diagnosed with autism and other mental disorders, alongside their peers without special needs, develop, learn to socialize and build friendships through sport.
In 2022, the class brought together the Moscow figure skating team, which participates in events under the Special Olympics programme. The team secured the silver medal at the All-Russian Spartakiad (Saint Petersburg, 2022), gold and bronze at the United Games of the Special Olympics (Kazan, 2023), and gold and bronze at the Urals festival “Autumn Khorovod” (Yekaterinburg, 2023). At the moment, with the company’s support, athletes are getting ready for an exhibition performance at the traditional New Year’s event of the Crystal Puzzles class and for the city round of the Special Olympics, scheduled to take place in the capital in January 2024.
“Figure skating is a precise sport that enhances links between hemispheres, influences speech development and significantly improves social interactions when practiced regularly. That’s why the motto of the class is “Assembling Happiness”, as our primary goal is not just to teach the children to skate, but to make them happy despite their diagnosis,” — emphasized Alina Akhmetova, founder and director of ANO “Crystal Puzzles”, as she expressed gratitude to Gazprom Nedra LLC for its participation in the inclusive project.
Gazprom Nedra LLC is a 100 % subsidiary company of PAO Gazprom and ranks among the major Russian multi-business oil and gas service companies. In 2019 Company production potential was expanded due to integration of Gazprom Georesurs LLC and Gazprom Geologorazvedka LLC assets.
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Gazprom Nedra LLC is the main source of Gazprom Group geophysical data in the sphere of raw materials production, reduction of operational expenses and geophysical activities efficiency evaluation, calculation of gas deposit and storage reserves, and environmental safety assurance.
Company subdivisions are located in all gas producing regions of Russia. Its staff totals over 4,500 people. Company administration offices are located in Moscow and Tyumen. The Company uses a quality management system based on the GOST ISO 9001 standard, a health and safety management system in accordance with ISO45001 and an environmental management system which meets the requirements of the international standard ISO 14001:2015 (GOST R ISO 14001).