The team of employees at Trubodetal (AO Trubodetal, Chelyabinsk, a United Metallurgical Company (AO OMK, Moscow) subsidiary) placed 3d in the 8th Annual MIR Prize competitions in the Good Team category.
In 2018, over 850 applications from 75 geographical areas in Russia were submitted to the prize’s panel of judges that includes artists, sports and culture personalities, public figures and that selected 21 laureates. The prize was presented to HR, Public Relations, and Corporate Services Director Olga Khotnianskaya for active support for the volunteer movement at the facility.
Of the 1,500 Trubodetal employees, some 250 are volunteers that implement several dozen charity events and functions every year. In 2018, which Russia is celebrating as the Year of the Volunteer, Trubodetal’s directors also joined the volunteer movement to hold vocational master classes for secondary school students, planted trees in Novosineglzovo, and undertook an online project to support the healthy way of life.
“This year, the volunteer movement has been growing especially rapidly at our facility. I think this is being helped along by the fact that Russia is celebrating 2018 as the Year of the Volunteer but I am convinced that this trend will continue in the future because having tried a good deed once many make it a useful habit. And the only think we at the facility can do is offer support to such employees”, noted Managing Director Dmitri Markov.
The MIR National Youth Organization holds a competition for the MIR Prize which is presented for the most outstanding accomplishments in the field of public initiatives, volunteerism, charity, and others. Over the years that it has been in existence, the MIR Prize has been used to recognize people from all over the country that were able to prove by example that kindness, helping other people, and justice are core qualities for our society.
At different points in time, the prize has been awarded to: Soviet and Russian pop singer Eduard Khil (2012, posthumously) for contributing to art and positive creativity; in the Hero category, public celebrity Nikolay Beliayev (2015), one of the last participants in the storming of Reichstag; in the People's Prize category, Russian master sports person Mikhail Astashov (2017) specializing in sports for people with musculoskeletal disability, multiple champion and winner of the various phases of Russia’s paratriathlon cup, national and regional track and field competitions, , and many others.
In 2018, the national project was supported by the Russian Federation Presidential Grant Foundation and is being implemented with its assistance.