Charity and Sponsorship

2 June 2014

International Children’s Day at Moscow Kremlin Museums

Международный день защиты детей в Музеях Кремля

International Children’s Day at Moscow Kremlin Museums

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Russia celebrates the International Children’s Day on June 1. This year, charity events were held across the country to help orphans, the disabled and children in difficult situations.

As part of festivities, Gazprom Export, together with its partner Moscow Kremlin Museums, prepared an exciting excursion and educational program for children from sponsored orphanages and social institutions in Smolensk region.

The children were entertained with a fascinating excursion across Troitsky Bridge, past the Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell, to the Cathedral Square. The main purpose of the visit was the exhibition “Amazing India: tracking the treasures of the Indian maharajas”. Held at the One-Pillar Chamber of the Patriarch’s Palace, the exhibition created a lasting impression in the children. During the excursion, the kids were introduced to the culture of India and the art of Indian jewelers. They learned about the riches of this country and heard about the Mughal Empire. The museum staff also told the children about the first encounter of the Europeans with the skilled craftsmen of India and what impact their jeweler art had on the masters from the Old World.

After the exhibition, the children along with guides from the Kremlin Museums discussed what they saw, watched a thematic animated film and demonstrated their creativity skills. The children with their own hands created an elephant decoration on paper based on the traditions of Indian jewelry. The joyful event ended with the presentation of keepsakes — flags with symbols of the Kremlin Museums and postcards with images of famous Kremlin monuments and artifacts from the collection of the Kremlin Armoury.

As part of its charitable programs, Gazprom Export is actively working with child care social facilities and charitable organizations to implement projects aimed at helping children with disabilities. These are long-term projects and incorporate a comprehensive approach to the issue of treatment and rehabilitation of children. Children not only receive quality medical care but also engage in a variety of adaptive programs, allowing them to gain new social skills and facilitating the process of integration into normal life.

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