Preserving Traditions

Supporting the traditional lifestyles of the indigenous peoples of northern Russia, while ensuring their integration into the modern economic and social landscape, is an important aspect of the Company’s social investment initiatives. The Company supports measures that help to preserve the national identity of the peoples of northern Russia, establish cultural relations between different communities and families, and bring the preservation of traditional crafts and trades to the public’s attention.

In 2014, Gazprom Neft sponsored the organization of Reindeer Herder Day in the villages of Khalyasavey, Tolka, and Khanymey (Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District), the village of Russkinskaya (Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District), and the towns of Nadym and Muravlenko.

The village of Novy Port marked Fisherman’s Day with the support of Gazprom Neft. As part of the festivities, Novy Port fishing crews were presented with gifts from the Company.

In addition, during the reporting year Gazprom Neft provided targeted support to 196 families (977 people) among the indigenous peoples of Yamalo-Nenets and Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous districts. Funds were allocated to communities to purchase equipment, fishing gear, fuel and lubricants, construction materials, work clothes, and food, and families were supplied with power generators, chainsaws, and snowmobiles.

196 families
among the indigenous peoples of the Yamalo-Nenets and Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous districts received targeted support from Gazprom Neft in 2014