The Company’s and its subsidiaries’ participation in the revival of
religious traditions and spiritual culture has become an integral part of the
Company’s charity activities. At the same time, OAO LUKOIL considers sponsorship
of the social service facilities its key priority.
The Company is a participant of the program aimed at supporting the
restoration and reconstruction of Vvedensky Monastery Optina Pustyn. The Company
allocated funds to purchase equipment for classrooms of the All-Church
Post-Graduate School and Doctoral Candidacy Institution named after St. Cyril
and St. Methodius, Equal-to-the-Apostles. Funds were earmarked to the
Resurrection Church in Kadashi, Saint Nicholas’ Cathedral in Naro Fominsk and
also for the construction of an Orthodox secondary school in honor of the
Blessed Prince Saint Alexander Nevsky in Nizhny Novgorod. A bus was purchased
for Novodevichy Convent.
The Company’s subsidiaries are also taking an active part in the
revival and development of the country’s spiritual and religious centers located
outside of Russia. For instance, OAO LUKOIL took part in the restoration of the
Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Savior in Odessa, and in the restoration
of Marine Cathedral and the Myrrh-bearers Church in Baku. In addition, OAO
LUKOIL provided assistance in the reconstruction of Kipriyanovsky Monastery and
the monastery in Kurki in Moldova, St. Nicholas Cathedral in New York, St.
Nicholas Cathedral in Vienna, St. Nicholas the Miracle-Worker Cathedral in
Bobruisk and Assumption Cathedral in Budapest. The Company funded the renewal
and restoration of the Orthodox Cemetery of the Holy Martyr St. George the
Victory-Bearer in Cairo.