Kiyzassky Open-Pit Mine Finances Renovation of Sports and Entertainment Venue in Borodino

Sept. 17, 2021
Kiyzassky Open-Pit Mine Finances Renovation of Sports and Entertainment Venue in Borodino

The company allocated 1.3 million rubles for the improvements

The upgraded site is located in the center of the village. With the support of Kiyzassky Open-Pit Mine, a stage and dressing room have been built there, and electricity has been provided to connect sound equipment on the stage. The playground has been renovated, with its slides and swings painted. The recreation area has been improved, with comfortable benches installed. The site has been adorned with a metal sculpture in the form of a book on which letters of the Shor alphabet have been engraved, as well as a hitching post – a traditional object in Shor culture.  The site has been enclosed by a wooden fence.

A playground had been built in this location in 2007, but it fell into disrepair over time. The children were bored, and teenagers complained that they had nowhere to spend time in the village and, consequently, went into town to hang out. Local residents requested that the site be put in order. The head of the Myskovsky Urban District, Yevgeny Timofeev, thanked Kiyzassky Open-Pit Mine for its assistance and expressed heart-felt appreciation for the coal mining company’s contribution to supporting small ethnic group in Kuzbass:

“Kiyzassky Open-Pit Mine is our long-standing community partner, which helps the town in everything! This includes developing sports, improving public spaces, supporting cultural projects, and much more. It is gratifying that coal miners don’t forget about the Shors. The creation of this new and modern venue is a vivid confirmation of this. I hope that the younger generation will take care of it, and our cooperation with the enterprise will continue in future joint projects”.

About 600 people live in Borodino, most of whom are Shors. Almost a third of the village’s population are children, who will now have the opportunity to actively spend their leisure time at the new facility. In addition, the proactive Shors plan to regularly organize village events there. The children say they really missed having a place to hang out and play:

“I’m very glad I can have fun with my friends here now. Besides playing on the slide and swings, we come up with other interesting activities. I really like the stage. I want to organize mini concerts here with my friends. I’ve never seen a playground as beautiful as this one, even in town,”– said happy fifth-grader Veronika Yurkina.

Kiyzassky Open-Pit Mine had already built several sports and entertainment facilities in traditional Shors places. The first appeared in the village of Krasny Yar in 2019, and the second on Tetensinskaya Street in 2020. Creating sports and entertainment venues is one of the initiatives the company carries out as part of a long-term private-public partnership agreement with the Mountain Shoria Development Fund.