ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE RYBINSK, PROJECTS WITH POPULAR APPEAL
Safran has been a driving force behind the creation of the Alliance française de Rybinsk (Russia), and supports the organization of its cultural, educational and social events.
The joint production of the SaM146 engine in Rybinsk determined Safran's participation in the creation, development and support of Alliance française in Rybinsk.
The decision to create the 12th community organization on the territory of the Russian Federation in the city Rybinsk, Yaroslavl Region, was signed on March 9, 2012 at a meeting of the Alliance française Paris Administration Council. The president of Alliance française is Georgiy Mikhailovich Konuykhov, the chief designer of SaM146 aircraft engine.The administration of the city of Rybinsk provides a comprehensive support for Alliance française and hopes that the economic partnership in the aircraft industry between the city of Rybinsk (Russia) and the Safran group (France) shall be supported by the cooperation in the cultural and educational spheres.
Known as the "house of friendship", Alliance française offers the inhabitants an opportunity to participate in musical and literary projects and to visit painting and photography exhibits of French artists. It also strives to promote the French language, offering courses for all ages and levels. Over 9,000 inhabitants have already benefitted from these initiatives. Safran has also supported the creation of its library, as education and culture both foster equality of opportunities.