In 2013, as part of this segment of the Home Towns programme, the Company supported cultural events and initiatives that were important for residents of the regions in which the Company operates.
In the reporting year, these included City Day events in the towns of Muravlenko and Noyabrsk (YaNAD). The Company supported the 11th International Fire Spirit Debut Film Festival, which takes place annually in the town of Khanty-Mansiysk and constitutes one of the key cultural events in Yugra. Gazprom Neft has been the general partner of the festival since 2007. The Company instituted a special Preservation of Cultural Traditions award within the framework of the 2013 festival.
In the reporting year, Gazprom Neft sponsored a number of air shows as an official fuel supplier of the air display teams, including the MAKS 2013 International Aviation and Space Show (Moscow Region), Air Show 2013 (Ulyanovsk) and the air show in Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek).
As part of its support for cultural initiatives, Gazprom Neft contributed to archaeological excavations conducted by the Institute for the History of Material Culture under the Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as to various projects and programmes of the Russian Geographical Society.