Partnership Agreement with Usolsky DistrictChief Executive Officer of VPC Alexander Pupov and acting head of the Usolsky district Yelena Vshivkova signed an additional partnership agreement for 2013. The Company will finance the X regional contest to find the best social and cultural projects for landscaping villages and settlements. The Company will also install free public Internet access points in Troitskoye village and landscape Zheleznodorozhny settlement. As in previous years, the focus will be on development in Zheleznodorozhny, which is located near the future Talitsky mine.
A partnership agreement between VPC and the regional administration was signed in October 2011 to finance social activities in the fields of education, science and culture. In 2010–2012, the Company transferred funds to rebuild the Church of St. Nicholas in Usolye, support culture in the region, celebrate the anniversary of School 20 and the 70th anniversary of Usolskaya Newspaper, and buy furniture and equipment for Kindergarten 162 in Zheleznodorozhny. VPC fulfilled all its obligations for the period. In future, the Company's participation in financing activities will be coordinated with the regional administration in advance, during budget planning for the forthcoming year.