In 2019, Kinross acquired Chulbatkan – a high-grade, open-pit, heap leach development project in Russia’s Far East.
In March, Kinross representatives visited communities of the Polina Osipenko District, located near Chulbatkan. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this was Kinross’ first visit to the communities this year.
The group had a packed schedule, meeting with the heads of the Udinsk, Kherpuchi and Oglongi villages, visiting the local school, hospital in Kherpuchi and aquaculture farm in Udinsk, and a power plant located in Oglongi. The group later traveled to Chulbatkan with community leaders for a site tour to share the progress of the project.
This visit was a good opportunity to meet with stakeholders and discuss further development of a relationship between Kinross and our host community based on trust and mutual respect.