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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.





 


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Saturday, Nov. 1


The men and women who dedicate their lives to fitness get their chance to compete for the title of best body in Russia at todays Grand Prix Fitness House PRO, the nations premier bodybuilding competition. Not only will men and women be competing for thousands of dollars in prizes and a trip to represent their nation at Mr. Olympia but sporting goods and nutritional supplements will also be available for sale. Learn more about the culture of the Indian subcontinent during Diwali, the annual festival of lights that will be celebrated in St. Petersburg this weekend at the Culture Palace on Tambovskaya Ul. For 100 rubles ($2.40), festival-goers listen to Indian music, try on traditional Indian outfits and sample dishes highlighting the culinary diversity of the billion-plus people in the South Asian superpower.



Sunday, Nov. 2


Check out the latest video and interactive games at the Gaming Festival at the Mayakovsky Library ending today. Meet with the developers of the popular and learn more about their work, or learn how to play one of their creations with the opportunity to ask the creators themselves about the exact rules.



Monday, Nov. 3


Non-athletes can get feed their need for competition without breaking a sweat at the Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament this evening at the Cube Bar at Lomonosova 1. Referees will judge the validity of each matchup award points to winners while the citys elite fight for the chance to be called the best of the best. Those hoping to play must arrange a team beforehand and pay 200 rubles ($4.80) to enter.



Tuesday, Nov. 4


Attend the premiere of Canadian director Xavier Dolans latest film Mommy at the Avrora theater this evening. The fifth picture from the 25-year-old, it is the story of an unruly teenager but the most alluring (or unappealing) aspect is the way the film was shot: in a 1:1 format that is more reminiscent of Instagram videos than cinematic art. Tickets cost 400 rubles ($9.60) and snacks and drinks will be available.



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