A groundbreaking ceremony with a commemorative plaque
symbolizing the start of construction of the Children and Youth’s Cultural
& Aesthetic Center was held on 18 July 2023 in Enotaevka Village, Astrakhan
Nikolai Gorban, CPC General Director, and Igor
Babushkin, Astrakhan Oblast Governor, affixed the plaque.
The standard construction period for a facility of
this type is about 1.5 years. As per the design, the Cultural & Aesthetic
Center is a two-story building. Inside the building with an area of more than
1.7 thousand sq. m will be divided into several functional groups, where rooms
for group and individual creative classes and administrative offices will be
located. In addition, the Center's auditorium will be able to accommodate 100
Putting the Center into operation will allow not only
to create comfortable conditions for additional education of children and
youth, but also to attract young teachers by opening new areas of training.
The cost of the construction paid out of CPC charity
funds will amount to 196 million rubles.
The history of cooperation between the Consortium and Astrakhan Oblast Administration goes back more than two decades. In early 2023, CPC supplied the latest CT scanner worth almost 60 million rubles to Alexandro-Mariinsky Oblast clinical hospital. The material base of the Astrakhan Regional Social Rehabilitation Center "Rus" was strengthened with modern equipment to the amount of about 20 million rubles.