Silver Winner: Anatoly Kubyshkin – Kupol

Anatoly Kubyshkin (Class 6 Miner) is always the first to lend a helping hand and make new colleagues feel welcome at site. 

Anatoly Kubyshkin (Class 6 Miner, Kupol) 

When two young employees, both new to the mining industry and working underground, joined Kupol last year, Anatoly made it a personal priority to explain Kinross’ health and safety requirements, and rules and procedures to them.

Anatoly in front of the gate to the Kupol underground operations. 

Anatoly mentored them daily, showed them how to operate equipment, helped settle routine camp accommodation issues and provided pre-shift guidance. He continues to help them on shift and stays in touch with them during afterhours and on days off.

Anatoly in Kupol’s underground operations. 

Anatoly is considered a role model and his colleagues are grateful for his contribution to their career development. 

“Anatoly is a good-natured, family-man who is committed to his work and his colleagues. He is always willing to help and continually encourages young employees.” 

Anatoly with his wife Elena and sons Alexander (left) and Dmitry (right).  

Anatoly and his wife Elena at the 2014 Living Our Values Awards (LOVA) gala in Toronto.