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St. Petersburg to Buy 7 Sports Complexes From Gazprom

Published: July 7, 2014 (Issue # 1818)



  • The facilities that the city is buying were built as part of Gazproms Corporate Social Responsibility program and are located throughout the city.
    Photo: Gazprom

During the next two months, the St. Petersburg Property Management Committee will buy seven completed sport and leisure centers with total area of 39,000 square meters from Gazprom, Russias oil and gas giant. Forty facilities in total are to be bought in 2014, with the city spending 1.7 billion rubles ($49.4 million) for the complexes, Fontanka.ru reports.

The facilities that the city is buying were built as part of Gazproms Corporate Social Responsibility program and are located throughout the city. The facilities include two-, three- and five-story sports complexes equipped with swimming pools, gyms, fitness centers and doctors' offices. Once the buildings are acquired by the city, management will be overseen by the Committee for Physical Culture and Sport.

In addition, the city has announced plans to purchase health care facilities, daycare centers, public schools and youth centers. Current social infrastructure projects are being built in the Slvyanka district as well as part of the Baltiskaya Zhemchuzhina and Severnaya Dolina housing projects. A complete list of the facilities to be acquired by the city in 2014 is currently being drafted. Seven state-owned sorts facilities are also expected to be transferred to the city in 2014.





 

ALL ABOUT TOWN

Monday, Sept. 1


Today marks the beginning of Lermontov-Fest, a fall festival celebrating the life of one of Russias most remarkable poets who, in a fate eerily similar to Pushkins, was killed in a duel at the age of 26. Organized by the Lermontov Library System, the next several months will see art exhibitions, concerts and public lectures focusing on the Lermontovs short yet prolific career. Check the Lermontov Library Systems website for more details.



Tuesday, Sept. 2


Join expats and practice your Russian during the Russian Clubs weekly meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. The club is free to participate in although you need to be a registered member of Couchsurfing.



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