Company’s Key Priorities in Promotion of Physical Training and
Support of the Russian sport has been one of the most important
aspects of OAO LUKOIL’s social policy for years. The Company’s key priorities in
promotion of physical training and sports include:
offer assistance to professional sport teams in Russia, national
federations and the national Olympic movement;
promote sports and healthy lifestyles amongst the Company’s employees
and their families, and promote participant sports;
promote development of children’s sports in
Spartak-Moscow Football Club
LUKOIL is the title sponsor of one of the most popular Russian
football clubs. The team is a 12-time champion of the Soviet Union and a 9-time
champion of Russia.
LUKOIL became the team’s sponsor in 2000. Since then, Spartak won
the Russian Championship twice (in 2000 and 2001), four times it came in second
in the national championships (2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009) and once won the
bronze medal of the national championship (2002). In 2003 the team won the Cup
of Russia, and in 2006 advanced to the finals of this tournament. Spartak is a
two-time winner of the Champions of the Commonwealth of Independent States Cup
(2000 and 2001).
The club has set up the F.F.Cherenkov Spartak Football Academy,
with about 600 young student-athletes.
Official website: http://rus.spartak.com
Cross Country Ski Federation of Russia
traditionally viewed as one of the leaders in Nordic skiing where Russian
athletes have consistently won many of the most prestigious prizes.
Since 1998, LUKOIL has supported the men’s national team, and
starting in 2006 the Company has been the title sponsor of the Cross Country Ski
Federation of Russia and consequently of the men's and women's national teams.
Russian skiers did well at the Olympics in Nagano, Salt Lake City
In the 2009-2010 sports season, the Russian men's and women's
teams both captured silver medals in the World Cup. It was the first time in the
entire history of Soviet and Russian skiing that our athletes gained such excellent
The 2010-2011 season brought our Nordic ski team bronze medals in
the World Cup team
At the Nordic World Ski Championship in 2011 that took place in
Norway, the Russian men's team won two silver and two bronze
Junior national teams were also quite successful in 2011. At the
Nordic Junior Ski Competition (18-20 and above 23 years of age) in Estonia, the
Russians secured the second position in the overall ranking, capturing 12
medals, including 4 gold. Our Nordic skiers ranked first at the 25th Winter
Universiade that took place in Turkey. They won 6 gold, 5 silver and two bronze
Official website http://www.flgr.ru
Lukoil Racing Team
LUKOIL Racing Team is the leader of the national racing sport. Ten
years of motor racing events brought the company over 60 highest Russian and
European titles. There is no other racing team in the history of the USSR or
Russia that has managed to achieve such results.
In 2011 the racers participated in 72 championships and 121
races, winning 28 victories and 42 podium places. Those included 11
international and national championships in closed-circuit & track racing,
rally and carting in 21 countries, where the team got 3 gold, 5 silver and 3
LUKOIL Racing attained a flawless victory in the Russian
Closed-Circuit Racing in Touring-Light Class, with Alexander Sotnikov winning
the championship, and Boris Shulmeister the runner-up.
Alexey Dudukalo, a team racer, took second place at the Russian
Track Racing Championship.
The international crew consisting of Patrick Flodin (alongside
his new co-driver Timo Alanne) clinched his runner-up position at the final
event of the Production World Rally Championship.
At WTCC, Gabriele Tarquini and Alexey Dudukalo, team pilots,
placed fifth in the main ranking and second among the Independent Teams' pilots.
Gabriele Tarquini claimed his first victory of the season to end Chevrolet's
In 2011, during the team's international program, LUKOIL Drivers
Support Program, Sergey Afanasiev and Sergey Sirotkin were quite astonishing.
Afanasiev, having beaten everyone in three races and having won several titles,
placed third in the international AutoGP. Only 16 years old, Sirotkin took part
in the Formula Abarth European Series, the Italian Championship, claimed 8
victories and became the winner of the European Championship and runner-up of
the Italian Championship.
In 2011, five young racers of the children's LUKOIL Racing school
achieved outstanding results. Three of them became competition winners and
Official website: http://racing.lukoil.ru/
Zarya Kaspiya Team Handball Club, Astrakhan
The Zarya Kaspiya Team Handball Club is one of the strongest
Russian handball teams. During the period of LUKOIL’s sponsorship the club
became a multiple silver (2001-2008) and bronze-prize winner (2000) of the
The team repeatedly took part in European Cup events. The club’s
best finish dates back to 2003 when the Astrakhan players made it to the finals
and won the silver medal.
The team has been crowned champions of the professional handball
league (2002, 2005), won the league cup (2006) and won prizes at various
A children and youth sports school was set up under the auspices
of the club that offers regular training to around 900 young handball
Official website: http://zarya-kaspiya.ru
Spartak Water Polo Club, Volgograd
The professional water polo club Spartak is among the leaders of the
Russian water polo Superleague. The club was founded back in 1994 with the
assistance of OAO LUKOIL.
The team is a three-time champion (2004, 2010 and 2011), a silver
prize winner (2009) of the Championship of Russia, eight-time winner of the cup
of Russia, and winner of the 1998 Goodwill Games hosted by New York. Nine of the
team’s players were on the national Russian team winning the bronze at the 2004
Summer Olympics in Athens.
The club set up 15 water polo training groups that provide
instruction and coaching to 2,500 children.
In October 2010, an Aquatics Center, built with the financial
assistance of OAO LUKOIL, was opened in Volgograd.
Official website http://www.spartak-volgograd.ru
Dynamo women's volleyball participated in the
2009-2010 Superleague season for the first time and ranked third. In the
2010-2011 season, the Krasnodar volleyball players were able to secure last
year's result, become finalists of the Russian Cup and win silver medals in the
Since the 2011-2012 season, LUKOIL has been
sponsoring Dynamo-Krasnodar. Players from the Russian national team are members
of the club, including Evgeniya Startseva, Tatyana Kosheleva, Olga Fateeva, Olga
Bukreeva, Elena Konstantinova; players of the Russian national student team,
including Ekaterina Osichkina, Svetlana Surtseva, Darya Vekshina; USA national
team player, Foluk Akinradeo; and leader of the Turkish national team, Neriman
Official website: http://www.dynamokrasnodar.ru/
Children’s Soccer League
Since 2010, LUKOIL has been sponsoring one of Russia's largest
children's sports organizations, the Children's Soccer League. Sporting events
held by the League each year attract about 3,000 participating teams and over
five thousand young soccer players from nearly all of Russia. Beginning in 2002,
the Children’s Soccer League has been holding its traditional tournament called
the “Children’s International Champions League of LUKOIL”. In addition to
Russian teams, the events are annually attended by over 60 children's teams from
Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Uzbekistan, the Baltic States, Poland, Romania and
Bulgaria. It was for the first time ever that in 2010 the Chelsea (UK) and
Partisan (Serbia) children’s teams representing one of Europe's best soccer
schools played in the finals of the Children’s International Champions League of
In 2011, the Children’s Champions League Competition was devoted to
LUKOIL's 20th anniversary. Qualifying tournaments were hosted in seven Russian
and three foreign cities; the finals took place in Dmitrov (Moscow oblast),
while the superfinals were held in the Turkish city of Alanya, in which, among
others, the following teams participated: Spartak (Moscow), Krasnodar
(Krasnodar), Galatasaray (Istanbul), Chernomorets (Odessa), JDFS Alberts (Riga),
and Mashyal (Mubarek, Uzbekistan).
League’s official website: http://dfl.org.ru
Torpedo Ice-Hockey Club, Nizhny
Since 2008, LUKOIL has been a sponsor of the Torpedo Ice-Hockey Club.
Torpedo was founded back in 1946. Since the 1947-1948 season, it has
been taking part in the national championships. It has stayed in the strongest
league for 49 seasons. The team is a silver prize winner of the 1961 national
championship. It was the first ever team from outside of Moscow to win medals in
the USSR championships and make it to the finals of the national Cup (1961). The
team came in fourth at the USSR championships (1981-1982 and 1984-1985),
advanced to the quarterfinals of the Youth Hockey League (1994-1995) and made it
to the round of last 16 of the Super-League (1999-2000 and
The children’s and youth hockey school run under the auspices of the
team provides training to 450 children.
Official website: http://www.hctorpedo.ru
For a number of years LUKOIL has been an official partner of the
Russian Olympic Committee.
LUKOIL became one of the founders of the Fund for Support of
Olympians in Russia and has been using this organization to sponsor the Olympic
movement. The Fund offers target assistance to athletes on the Russian national
teams of the Olympic sports thus enabling future champions to purposefully
prepare for the Olympic Games and achieve high results.
The Company has provided financial assistance to the Sochi 2014
Organizing Committee fund thus helping address issues related to nomination of
Sochi as the host of the XXII Winter Olympics in 2014.
Official website: http://www.olympians.ru