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Pristine Russia Festival Opening

On January 20, 2017, Nikolay Gorban, Caspian Pipeline Consortium General Director, and Mikhail Grishankov, CPC Deputy General Director, took part in the opening of the 4th All-Russia Pristine Russia Festival. The event is being held from January 20 till February 26 in the Central House of Artists in Moscow, giving an official start to the Centennial Anniversary Year of the Foundation of Russia’s Nature Reserves and the Ecology Year established by the Russian President’s decree.
Opening speeches were by Sergei Ivanov, Russian President's Special Representative for nature protection, ecology and transport, Vladimir Medinsky, Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, and Artur Chilingarov, vice-president of the Russian Geographical Society.
According to Festival organizers, this large-scale "holiday of nature" will be of interest not only for environmental professionals, but also common spectators and listeners. The festival program includes showing latest movies, master classes and lectures. Its centerpiece is an exhibition which will include more than 550 picturestaken by more than 100 photographers in various different remote corners of the country. Visitors to the festival will be told about nature conservation in Russia, reserves and national parks in the country, their work and the protected flora and fauna.
Caspian Pipeline Consortium regularly organizes and sponsors various ecological and nature protection programs. For example, in 2016, CPC, together with the national natural biospheric park "Black Earth", participated in the international educational program "A future for the saiga".
Educational ecological programs for school students "Save the nature of our land” directed at increasing the ecological awareness of the younger generation are a great success. Thus, a project for protection of rare species of plant and animal life in the region, the tulip and the demoiselle crane, included in Russia’s Red Book was completed for school pupils in Kalmykia in 2015.
CPC also carries out large-scale events for artificial reproduction of water bio-resources. For example, more than 80 thousand baby sturgeons were released into the Kuban River in 2013. Another indicative figure is that in just in 2014 and 2015 alone  the population of the Black Sea salmon entered in the European Red List increased with CPC’s support by more than half a million species.
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CPC pipeline system is one of the largest investment projects in the energy industry with participation of foreign capital on the CIS territory. The length of the pipeline connecting the oil fields in Western Kazakhstan with the Marine Terminal near Novorossiysk is 1,511 km.
CPC Shareholders: Russian Federation (represented by Transneft – 24% and CPC Company – 7 %) – 31%; Republic of Kazakhstan (represented by KazMunayGaz – 19% and Kazakhstan Pipeline Ventures LLC – 1.75%) – 20.75%; Chevron Caspian Pipeline Consortium Company - 15%, LUKARCO B.V. – 12.5%, Mobil Caspian Pipeline Company – 7.5%, Rosneft-Shell Caspian Ventures Limited – 7.5%, BG Overseas Holding Limited - 2%, Eni International N.A. N.V. - 2% и Oryx Caspian Pipeline LLC – 1.75%.