5.5. Revival of Spiritual Values
The Gazprom Group participates in projects and initiatives aiming to promote and advocate for spiritual and traditional values. In 2019, PJSC Gazprom continued to provide financing for the construction of a church complex in Svobodny (Amur Region) and restoration of the Joy of All Who Sorrow icon in St. Petersburg.
Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg LLC provided assistance to the Cathedral of the Holy Virgin in the city of Gatchina in completing church frescoes and recreating the Spiritual Education Center and the architectural ensemble of buildings within the territory of the Cathedral. Gazprom also helped the Cathedral of Archangel Michael and All the Bodiless Powers in the town of Toksovo to complete construction and installation works in the Center for Palliative Aid to Children Suffering from Oncology and Cerebral Palsy and purchase equipment required for the commissioning of the Center.
September 2019 saw the opening ceremony of the Life-Giving Trinity Church in the city of Astrakhan. Its construction took ten years and relied on donations from Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan LLC, its employees and the congregation. In 2017, the project received support from PJSC Gazprom, which made it possible to complete the construction and landscaping works in a very short span of time. The church ranks among the largest in the Astrakhan Region.