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The company is pursuing a policy of openness and participation in new, noticeable projects of the contemporary society. 

The Zarya Center for Contemporary Art

The Zarya Center for Contemporary Art operates under the banner of experimental methods of interaction between artists and audience – as demonstrated in performances, public workshops, interactive installations, art-therapy sessions, work-in-progress projects – all aimed at encouraging the audience to take an active role, while simultaneously stimulating the next generation of artists in their quest to find for their own styles and format within the context of the international art world.

Zarya actively welcomes collaboration with representatives from all areas of contemporary art, age 35 or younger. Every month, we will debut selected artists through the exhibition series “Names.” At the end of the year, one of the twelve showcased artists will receive a grant to create a new work for the center’s permanent collection.

Another of the key components of the Zarya Center’s exhibition program is mobile art in a compact format. We call itmicroart (miniature works by well-known artists, sent via suitcase to the hardest-to-reach viewers) and we’ll be bringing it to the city, as well as large-scale site-specific installations, that artists will create for each spot, using the materials at hand.

More info at the web-site.


Sailing team "Synergy"

Sailing team «Synergy» is a long-term project created with the help of private means of a group of Russian businessmen in 2004. Love for the sea and passion for sailing have become the motivation for taking part in a project, and the main goal has been a creation of professional Russian-speaking sailing crew, able to compete with the most experienced teams of the world on equal grounds. Russian yachtsmen of the team “RUSAL- Synergy” literally burst into the elite of the world yachting sport upon winning in prestigious regattas of the Mediterranean three seasons running. Prior to “RUSAL- Synergy” creation Russia was not presented on the international scene in cruse racing of keel-built yachts by any team participating on a regular basis in largest yachting competitions of the International Yachting Federation.

To achieve the set goal evolutional way of team development has been chosen by the project investors. By the end of 2004 the process of team forming had been completed, the evidence of which was 2nd-place won on board of chater yacht in a famous regatta of the Mediterranean - Rolex Middle Sea Race. 


In April of 2005 the first own team’s yacht was launched in the water. It was 40-foot-long criusing yacht built in Italy of the Grand Soleil project. On board of this yacht «Synergy» crew started 2005 with the victory in a prestigious international regatta «XXII Trofeo Accademia Navale», which took place in April in Livorno. For six months of 2005 season «Synergy» sailing team has covered the distance of 2385 nautical miles between the race destinations, took part in 11 the most prestigious international regattas and won 3 first and 7 prizes.


«Synergy» Team joined the main yacht races of «Transpac 52» class - MedCup 2006 only from the third lap. Despite this fact, in the general record based on the result of the whole cycle of regattas it found itself in the middle of the list of the strongest crews of Europe. That year the team ended its season winning 1-st place overall in Rolex Malta Trophy (coast lap of Rolex Middle Sea Race), Malta, 17-18 of October.


In January-March «Synergy» took part in three regattas along the shores of the USA (Florida). The return to Europe showed that the sailing to America and competition in winter period proved their value: the total place of the team in Breitling MedCup 2007 – was 13-th.

For the period of regattas along the coasts of the USA in January-March of 2008 leading yachtsmen of the world have been involved in participating in trainings of the “Synergy” team. As a result:


3-d place - Acura Miami Grand Prix 2008. Having succeeded in winter period – three regattas along the coasts of the USA (state Florida) – in Miami, in Key-West and 170-mile race in Fort Lauderdale in Key West. Since April the team took part in regattas in Europe, including Audi MedCup 2008.


In the winter of 2009 Synergy sailing team on it’s first Transpac 52 took part in two regattas in the USA. The results were: 3rd place in “Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race” and 3rd place in “Acura Miami Grand Prix 2009”. And at the same time the new Synergy Transpac 52 was being prepared for the summer season in Europe – it was under work on yacht design modification taking into account the newest achievements in the theory of sailing, which significantly enhances the racing characteristics.
In 2009 Synergy won 4th place in the final event of Audi MedCup 2009 and 4th place in TP52 World Championship as well. During the events Synergy used to finish first in several races.

Synergy Russian sailing team is a preferential shareholder of WSTA and is taking part in Louis Vuitton Trophy since November 2009.


Third place at the TP52 World Championship (Valencia). Second place at the Louis Vuitton Trophy La Maddalena.


4 race wins in the Audi MedCup in TP52 and 14 podium finishes. 15 wins in match racing in RC44 and 5 podium finishes in fleet racing in the RC44 Championship Tour.Second place in race day at the Key West 2011 (RC44).


Synergy still holds first place in match racing after third RC44 regatta of the season, the RC44 Austria Cup match racing at the Cascais RC44 Cup 2012.
Third place in fleet racing at the Cascais RC44 Cup 2012. Third place in match racing at the RC44 Puerto Calero Cup 2012.

For more information about the team “Synergy” please visit the web-site