At exhibition of works by modern Moscow painters

On July 18, the Astrakhan State Art Gallery named after Pavel Dogadin launched the anniversary season of the art project named ‘Museum Courtyard 2019’ in Astrakhan. Since its creation, the project, which unites admirers of music, painting, literature and art of declamation, has attracted about eight thousand Astrakhan citizens of all ages.

At the opening of the 2019 season, which took place in a temporary outdoor auditorium set up in the courtyard of the Astrakhan State Art Gallery named after Pavel Dogadin, the guests were greeted by Irina Perova, Director of the Gallery.

The event’s program named ‘Opening’ enabled the visitors to get acquainted with the wood sculptures created by Alexander Kosykhin and the works of Astrakhan painters Fakhrikamal Makhmudova and Zokhra Alieva, enjoy a virtuoso performance of pop and folk hits delivered by the Selskiye Residenty (‘Village Residents’) music band, and see two exhibitions – ‘Collection of Times. Leningrad School of Painting’ (for the first time on display in Astrakhan) and ‘Painting – Reload. 21st Century’ (by modern Moscow painters). The art epigraph for the opening event was a replica of the famous painting ‘A Street in Plyous’ (original painting is in the main exhibition hall) by Astrakhan painter Petr Kotov (1880–1953), Professor, Honored Art Worker of Russia. A master class was held for children, and easels were specially installed so that all visitors could demonstrate their painting talents. At the end of the event, children were awarded prizes for the best artworks created.

During the entire summer and early autumn, the Museum Courtyard 2019 art project will offer new creative programs to the residents of Astrakhan every week.


Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan is a subsidiary of Gazprom focused on prospecting, exploration and development of hydrocarbon fields. The Levoberezhnaya part of the Astrakhanskoye gas and condensate field with an area of 1,360 square kilometers has been in operation since 1986. The field produces formation fluid with a high content of sulfur (25 per cent) and carbon dioxide (15 per cent).

The company has around 300 wells of various use, hundreds of kilometers of gas and condensate pipelines and flowlines, power lines and communication lines for remote operation and control of production operations, and 6 preliminary gas treatment plants under its responsibility.

The company’s capacities produce up to 12 billion cubic meters of gas annually. The hydrocarbon reserves within the licensed blocks of Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan allow the company to increase annual gas production to 48 billion cubic meters of gas, with up to 27 billion cubic meters of commercial gas to be fed into gas trunklines.

The Integrated Management System of Gazprom Dobycha Astrakhan complies with four international standards: ISO 9001:2008 ‘Quality management systems. Requirements,’ ISО 14001:2004 ‘Environmental management systems. Requirements with guidance for use,’ OHSAS 18001:2007 ‘Occupational health and safety management systems. Requirements,’ and ISO 50001:2011 ‘Energy management systems. Requirements.’

The company has over 4,200 employees and is headquartered in Astrakhan.

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