Uralkali Sponsors the ‘Stroganov Mile 2021’ Russian Snowkiting Championship


Uralkali will sponsor the XII Russian Snowkiting Championship, known as the ‘Stroganov Mile 2021’, which is due to be held in Usolye (River Kama Basin, Perm Region, Russia) on 11-14 March. Around 70 athletes from Russia and neighbouring countries will take part in the championship, and this year’s participants will include winners and runners-up from national and international competitions. The championship has two different categories — course racing and freestyle.

During the competition, everyone will be offered kite masterclasses free of charge, and all spectators and participants will have the opportunity to attend exhibitions at the Stroganov Chambers, Bragin's House and the House of Golitsyn Museum, provided they are compliant with Rospotrebnadzor's anti-coronavirus parameters.

Vera Pomortseva, Uralkali’s Head of Government Relations section, commented:

Uralkali traditionally supports initiatives related to encouraging young people to pursue active lifestyles. The Company promotes large sporting events and assists in organizing various sports competitions in Berezniki and Solikamsk. The ‘Stroganov Mile’ is one of the most popular and remarkable events in the country, bringing together winter sports enthusiasts from all over Russia.


Snowkiting is a sport where a sail (kite) is used to propel one’s motion while skiing or snowboarding. Uralkali's financial support for snowkiting competitions since 2016 has exceeded RUB 2 million.

In addition to the ‘Stroganov Mile’, Uralkali supports Usolye in organizing the ‘Russian Chimes’ international festival, the ‘Stroganov Regatta’ sailing competition, the ‘Stroganov Verst’ equestrian competition, as well as other important events.

Uralkali (www.uralkali.com) is one of the world’s largest potash producers and exporters. The Company’s assets consist of 5 mines and 7 ore treatment plants in the towns of Berezniki and Solikamsk (Perm Region, Russia). Uralkali employs more than 12,000 people in the main production unit.