Site news 24.02.2014
February 24, 2014, Rybinsk. - In the period of February 21-23, on the premises of the Black River sanatorium the main youth-related corporate event - the 27th NPO Saturn youth gathering dedicated to the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, took place. 19 teams were competing in sport, intellect and creativity competitions, including the guests from Perm (the teams representing Perm Motor Plant and Aviadvigatel), Moscow and Komsomolsk-upon-Amur.
Three days of the youth event were spent under the slogan “Live like the Olympians do!” The traditional sport disciplines inaugurated the program of the athletic competition: the men’s and women’s biathlon race and an obstacle course. Truly Olympic was the late night grand opening of the youth gathering. The white bear, the hare and the leopard - the three symbols of the 2014 Sochi Olympics conjointly with the guests of honor - the company’s top managers, the deputies of the Rybinsk municipal council and the youth policy leaders - greeted all the contestants of the 27th winter youth gathering. After the flag-hoisting ceremony and the beautiful fireworks, the creative part of the show called “The greeting” got on its way under a theme “Every team has its talisman”. During another event called “The home assignment” which was closing the first day’s program every team presented a given country and the Olympic Games it hosted. The most spectacular events of the program took place the next day: the newly featured youth gathering activities included the laser tag, “The young fighter” contest in which the ladies showed and proved that when it comes to throwing knives and hand grenades, putting on the winter military uniform and assembly and disassembly of automatic weapons they are not any worse than men. The second part of the day was dedicated to gaming activities: the ladies competed in “The table hockey” sporting felt boots on ice while the gents fought for “The big ball”. In the evening a competition between the team captains took place and was won by Alexander Ivin, head of aircraft engine accessories and bearings department, NPO Saturn purchasing and bearings direction (the “Litejnyj period” team). The second day’s program was wrapped up by a contest titled “Faster, higher, smarter”. During the last day of the youth gathering, a contest dubbed “Winter’s follies” had the teams competing in various disciplines: sledding, tobogganing, scoring the puck, hitting and sometimes missing the bull’s eye, sack-hopping and collecting cubes. Then the participants proceeded with a relay race called “Olympiad closing”. Each step of the race symbolized a specific Olympic sport. After the competition of “youth gathering parodies”, a dedicated score-summarizing procedure took place and awards were bestowed upon the winners. The event organizers thanked all the participants and summarized the results.
The two winning teams had scored equal number of points. But, in accordance with the rules, the team having won the biggest number of first places in different contests is considered the winner.
Therefore, the winner of the 27th (winter) Olympic NPO Saturn Youth gathering is the “Litnikovyj period” team (NPO Saturn). The honorable second place was awarded to the “Zvezdy i stakhanovtsy” team (NPO Saturn) while the third place went to the “Nasledniki” team (Saturn-Gas turbines). The honorary prize of the youth gathering - the Andrey Savin challenge cup, that is awarded based on the results of the captains contest, the obstacle course and “The home assignment” competition went to the “Litejnyj period” team (NPO Saturn).
Alexey Molchanyuk, NPO Saturn human resources director: “You all work at the high-tech enterprises, you solve very complex tasks, make decisions but work only cannot make your life truly meaningful. The Saturn youth gathering is a benchmark of the quality pastime for the quality people. Such initiatives are unique. Our youth gatherings consolidate the youth and as such enhance the company’s operating performance.”
Artem Tikhonov, presiding judge of the competition, head of NPO Saturn social programs division: “The main distinctive feature of this youth gathering is that it is happening at the same time that the Russian Winter Olympics. In the process of preparing this event, we adhered to the principle that the most important factor is not the victory but the participation, and decidedly removed from the event program the most tiring sporting events after which the teams were literally exhausted without any strength left for socializing with other teams or drawing the conclusions of the day. From the feedback I’m receiving, everyone is content and quite happy. To us, the event organizers, such words is the best token of appreciation of what we do.”
Alexander Ivin, captain of the “Litnikovyj period” team: “I wish to thank my whole team. Everyone did his or her very best in sporting events, we were fighting till the end to win it and we’ve managed to demonstrate a good result. No doubt, our rigorous training and support of our followers did us a whole lot of good. On behalf of my team, I express our gratitude to the organizing committee of the 27th NPO Saturn youth gathering. The level of organization is as always very high; competence level and fair game adherence of the competition judges have indeed impressed me while decreasing considerably the number of contestable situations. I’d also like to emphasize the unconditional observance of all the timetables and timely readiness of all the sporting and creative events. The NPO Saturn youth gatherings don’t stop to thrill, develop and surprise us all.”
Pavel Pilipenko, captain of the Perm Motor Plant team: “This is our second visit of the NPO Saturn youth gathering. Previously we took part in the summer gathering; this time around it is the winter one. As usual, everything is great, at the world-class level. We’d like more victories, more prizes going home to Perm with us, we liked them. I think our company’s management will support this, and the NPO Saturn youth gatherings would come into regular practice for the Perm youth.”
Konstantin Ivanov, captain of the Aviadvigatel team (Perm): “We were coming to this event having in mind that the NPO Saturn youth gatherings are considered some of the best youth initiatives of this kind. All the activities are carried out at the highest level, while the gathering program is very diverse and packed with different events. We cannot boast of any such events back home. What unites us are the aviation, engines, love of our work, and from now on the NPO Saturn youth gathering. We’ll most definitely come back.”
The NPO Saturn Research and Production Association (OJSC) is an engine-building company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, naval ships and power-generating plants and gas-pumping units. The association is part of the All-Russian public organization The Union of mechanical engineers of Russia whereby the regional branch is headed by I. N. Fedorov, NPO Saturn CEO.
NPO Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation (OJSC) and acts as the leader of the Civil Engines Division, a business unit of UEC founded on 09.10.2012 as a result of integration of the following companies: NPO Saturn (OJSC), Aviadvigatel (OJSC), PMZ (OJSC), Metallist-PM (CJSC), Energetik-PM (OJSC), REMOS-PM (CJSC), Motoservis-PM (CJSC) and Zheleznodorozhnik-PM (CJSC).
United Engine Corporation (OJSC) is a subsidiary of the OBORONPROM UIC (OJSC). The UEC structure integrates over 85% of Russia’s leading companies specialized in the design and development, serial production and after-market support of gas turbine machinery as well as the key enterprises - the industry’s integral players. One of UEC’s prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the companies in the industry by introducing new technologies meeting the world-class standards.
The OBORONPROM United Industrial Corporation (OJSC) is a multi-field machine-building group created in 2002. It is part of Rostec. The main fields of activity are helicopter building (the Russian Helicopters holding), engine building (the UEC holding) and other assets.
The Rostekhnologii State Corporation (Rostec) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and civil purposes. Today it comprises over 663 companies, which form 8 military-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and supply their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2012 revenues of the Corporation amounted to RUB 931 billion, net profits were RUB 38.5 billion and total taxation exceeded RUB 109 billion.