Kaluga Oblast

What is Kaluga Oblast known for?


support programs

advances in the implementation of healthcare and education modernization programs, agriculture support programs and kindergarten facility renovation. 60% of all expenses in the regional budget are assigned to the social sphere. Industry The economic policy implemented by Kaluga Region has changed the structure of the industrial complex, establishing conditions for the development of high tech production plants. There are 2,700 different enterprises in the region that generate approximately 35


production+support

as urban settlements within corresponding municipal districts. Economy Kaluga Region is one of the most economically advanced constituent subjects of the Russian Federation. The region holds leadership in Russia by the rate of industrial growth, investments per capita, real income growth and the level of annually introduced advanced production technologies. The foundation for this growth is the sound investment policy and professionally designed program of traditional production support. Opportunities for establishment of facilities in industrial parks and the Lyudinovo industrial production free economic zone, tax benefits and support provided by development institutions guarantee the most favorable environment for any kind of business. Major international corporations, including Volkswagen, Volvo, Peugeot, Citroen, Mitsubishi, GE, Samsung, Continental, Berlin-Chemie Menarini, Novo Nordisk, STADA CIS and others are developing projects in Kaluga Region. Enterprises from traditional economic sectors – manufacturers of turbo generators and gas turbine engines, railroad equipment, construction materials, electronics, optics and much more – are also undergoing active development. New high tech production facilities are being created that conduct research and development in a variety of spheres – from nuclear technologies to aviation and cosmonautics, nano-mechanics and water treatment. For 2013, Kaluga Region holds the following positions: *1st place in the Central Federal District (CFD) and 2nd place in Russia by volume of shipped manufacturing products per capita; *1st place in CFD and 1st place in Russia by the index of production and distribution of electricity, gas and water; *1st place in CFD by volume of industrial production per capita; *1st place in CFD by volume of investments in fixed capital per capita (January–September); *2nd place in CFD and 3rd place in Russia by volume of direct foreign investments per capita (January–September); *3rd place in CFD by the index of industrial production; *3rd place in CFD and 28th place in Russia by the size of average monthly wages (January–November). The declared volume of investments in 2006-2013 was RUR 376 billion. During this period, 64 new enterprises were commissioned, including, in 2013 alone, 13 high tech production plants and 4 large agricultural companies. Overall, there are 141 investment projects being implemented in the region. In 2013, 24 new agreements were added to the investment portfolio. Economic success is the region’s financial asset. In 2013, the region’s budget received almost RUR 43,5 billion, or RUR 1 billion more than in 2012. Growth of the regional treasury’s income guarantees the stability of the budget system that has been maintaining a social focus over the years. There are increases in regional budget salaries and all types of social allowances and benefits. In 2013, teacher salaries complied with the average level prevailing in the regional economy. There were advances in the implementation of healthcare and education modernization programs, agriculture support programs and kindergarten facility renovation. 60% of all expenses in the regional budget are assigned to the social sphere. Industry The economic policy implemented by Kaluga Region has changed the structure of the industrial complex, establishing conditions for the development of high tech production plants. There are 2,700 different enterprises in the region that generate approximately 35% of GRP and more than half of income in the regional budget. The industrial sector employs almost a third of the region’s population. The machine building complex is the traditional foundation of the region’s industry. Over seven recent years, the volume of industrial output in Kaluga Region increased by more than and a half times. In effect, 1.5 more industries were added to Kaluga Region’s former industry. In 2013, the region’s industrial output growth was 7.5%: 236.2% — growth of output of machinery and equipment; 149.1% — growth of output of chemical products; 121% — growth of natural resource extraction; 151.1% — growth of production and distribution of electricity, gas and water. Within the structure of industrial production, 2013 saw the growth of specific weight of metallurgical production and manufacturing of finished metal structures, which reached 8.3% (in 2012 — 7.3%), chemical production (1.7% in 2013, 1.3% in 2012), while the share of machine building continued to dominate — 64.2% in 2013 (66.3% in 2012). thumb Structure of Manufacturing (File:Structure of manufacturing 2014.jpg) Industrial Production Growth Dynamics (RUR billion) 2006 — 78.2 2007 — 100.2 2008 — 162.9 2009 — 173.3 2010 — 275.5 2011 — 372.5 2012 — 438.8 2013 — 470.4 Machine-building and metalworking Machine building and metal works are key in the manufacturing sector of Kaluga region. The region’s machine building included in 2013 1,071 companies and manufactures a wide range of products, such as *cars and trucks (Volkswagen Group Rus, PSMA Rus, Volvo Vostok); *electric equipment for vehicles (KZAE, Avtoelektronika, Continental Automotive Systems Rus); *turbines and turbine generators (KTZ); *gas turbine engines and engine blocks (Kaluga Engine OJSC); *televisions and washing machines (Samsung Electronics Rus Kaluga LLC); *radio electronic communication equipment and switchgear, special communication equipment (Kalugapribor OJSC, Kaluga Electromechanical Plant OJSC, Kaluga Scientific and Research Institute of Telemechanic Systems OJSC); *products for military purposes (Typhoon JSC, ORPE Tekhnologiya OJSC, KNIRTI OJSC, KZRTA OJSC, KZTA OJSC); *electronic tubes and quantum products (Voskhod-KRLZ OJSC); *devices and equipment for nuclear power plants and radio chemical production facilities (Signal Instrumental Plant OJSC); *diesel locomotives, machines and mechanical devices for railway track repair and maintenance (LTZ OJSC, Kalugaputmash OJSC, RPM Group, Kalugatransmash OJSC); *gauges (Prompribor NPO CJSC, Metra NPP LLC); *cooker hood (Elmat OJSC); *steel pipes, corrugated aluminum, greenhouses (Agrosovgaz LLC); *metal frames and sandwich panel buildings (Ruukki Rus LLC); *cast iron, steel and non-ferrous castings (Krontif-Centr CJSC, Kirov Plant OJSC and Spetslit OJSC; *cable products (Ludinovokabel CJSC, Transvok), etc. Chemical industry Kaluga region’s chemical industry, especially pharmaceutical production, has a lot of potential in Kaluga region. The Russian Development Strategy of the Pharmaceutical Industry up to 2020 included Kaluga region into regions where a combination of scientific and educational centers and production facilities is most conductive to the development of the pharmaceutical industry. In 2013 33 pharmaceutical companies were registered in Kaluga region. The emerging pharmaceutical cluster of Kaluga region has a constellation of companies developing new ideas and implementing new technologies. The leading foreign pharmaceutical companies have set up partnerships with the region. Most of the research is done in Obninsk, Russia’s first technology city. '''Manufacture of Finished Dosage Forms:''' *Khemopharm (STADA Group, Germany), present in Kaluga region since 2007, first in Russia to export medicines both to Europe and USA; *Berlin-Chemie Menarini, Menarini (Italy); *Novo-Nordisk (Novo Nordisk) (Denmark); *Niarmedik Plus (Russia); *AstraZeneca (Sweden-UK). '''Pilot production of pharmaceutical substances and biopharmaceutical technologies development:''' *BION OOO, chemical and pharmaceutical company; *Medbiopharm Scientific and Production Company OOO; *MIR-PHARM ZAO. '''Disinfection of Pharmaceutical Substances and Finished Dosage Forms, Pharmaceutical Waste of Kaluga Region’s Pharmaceutical Cluster:''' * Omiteks Scientific and Production Company LLC; * CVTchtekh OTsNT Group. Food industry *Nestle Russia (Nestlé) OOO; *SABMiller Rus ZAO; *Obninsk Meat Factory OAO; *Invest Alyans OOO; *Zuegg Russia (Zuegg) OOO ООО; *Obninsk Dairy Factory, Wimm-Bill-Dann branch; *MosMedynAgroprom OAO – dairy products. Consumer Goods wikipedia:Kaluga Oblast Commons:Category:Kaluga Oblast


wild+story

POW camp within the monastery. The monastery recaptured nationwide attention on Easter 1993 when a satanist entered the monastery and stabbed three monks, including the "abbot," to death, leading the Russian Orthodox Church to declare the monks martyrs. There is much mystic lore surrounding this wild story, amidst claims that the monks demonstrated that they knew of their deaths beforehand. * Tikhonova Pustyn — a 15th century monastery just west of Kaluga, famous for its


run+modern

is to make sure that the regional pharmaceutical manufacturers have adequate highly qualified staff to run modern GMP companies. The training center will implement a German dual professional training model, which has been adapted to the Russian conditions. By way of a pilot the training center has jointly with Tuv Rheinland Group offered training to 23 employees of the plant of Berlin Chemie AG in Kaluga. Transport and Logistics An advanced logistics infrastructure, new centers, terminals


news programs

operator broadcasting television and radio programs in the oblast. As of 2007, 100% of the oblast territory has been covered by television broadcasting services. TV programs of the regional television company and radio local news programs are broadcast in the entire territory of the oblast through satellite transmission equipment. In addition, cable television networks are being developed in the oblast. Starting from 2013, a Digital Television in Russia federal project will be launched


projects+young

where housing is expected to be constructed. In 2013 Kaluga region allocated to those ends over RUR 120 million. Supplying large families with development lots near Kaluga is another key field of activities of the program. Until now 579 lots have been allocated for individual housing projects. Young families are eligible to social benefits designed to partially compensate interest payments under housing loans and mortgages. In 2013 over RUR 12 million was paid. Until the end of this year 260 families will become eligible to the social benefits. Kaluga region implements targeted relocation programs from unfit housing facilities. In the period from 2008 to 2012 3,127 people from 279 unfit houses with a total area of 54,460 sq.m. in 22 municipalities were moved. In the same period 1,071 new apartments with a total area of 68,500 sq.m. were constructed and sold. RUR 2,191.4 million was spent from the consolidated budget, including RUR 1,198.9 million from the provision. In 2013 1,944 people from 119 housing facilities with a total area of 27,000 sq.m. moved to other housing facilities. In 2014 RUR 1.2 billion will be allocated to the relocation program. The key goal of the program ‘Development of Rental Housing in Kaluga Region: Housing for Professionals' is to promote construction of housing, which will then be rent (hereinafter referred to as Rental Housing). The key target indicator of the program will be annually commissioned Rental Housing. In the duration of the program (up to 2015) 87,000 sq.m. of Rental Housing are expected to be commissioned. ''Key Projects Implemented under the Construction of Rental Housing Program:'' ''Stargorod:'' 420 rooms with a total area of 14,000 sq.m., a bar, a restaurant, a business center, a fitness center and a parking facility. ''Olympic Village:'' 300 individual houses, 70 townhouses. The complex provides accommodation to over 500 specialists now. ''Molodezhny:'' 11 residential buildings with 840 apartments. The total area is 33.9 sq.m. The first building (96 apartments) has been commissioned and the residents have already moved in. ''European Quarter:'' a district with 2-storeyed residential buildings and social facilities. Awards The World Organization of Creditors (WOC) determined the nominees for the "Investment Angel Award" as follows: *The Most Attractive Region for Investors – Kaluga Oblast *Investment Protection and Promotion -- Regional Development Agency of Kaluga Oblast *The Best Foreign Investor -- Volkswagen, Novo Nordisk Development institutions wikipedia:Kaluga Oblast Commons:Category:Kaluga Oblast


food+scientific

of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences *Electronic Equipment Scientific Research Center *Space Materials Science” of the Crystallography Institute named after A.V. Shubnikov of the Russian Academy of Sciences Scientific Research Center *Specialized Space Equipment Design Bureau of the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences *KNIITMU Federal State Unitary Enterprise *All-Union Physiology, Biochemistry, and Animal Food Scientific Research Institute *All-Union Hydro Meteorological


program development

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fierce local

, and hosts a museum dedicated to his theoretical work; the city's motto is ''The Cradle of Space Exploration * Borovsk — this town is home to the 15th century Pafnutyev Monastery * Kozelsk — a larger town near the monastery of Optina Pustyn * Maloyaroslavets — a large town, home to Nikolaev-Chernoostrovsky Convent, which includes the prominent Cathedral of St Nikolai, erected in memory of the fierce local battles of the Napoleonic War of 1812 * Mosalsk — a small town with a pretty 19th century center, the centerpiece of which is yet another Cathedral of St Nikolai * Obninsk — the region's second largest city is a "hot spot" on the world's radioactive tour circuit as it is home to the world's first nuclear power plant and an accompanying 315m-tall meteorological tower to measure the radiation; the power plant is likely open to the public on guided tours * Tarusa — a small town that was home to one of the 20th century's greatest poets, Marina Tsvetaeva Other destinations * Etnomir (EthnoWorld) * Kaluzhskie Zaseki Nature Reserve * Optina Pustyn — Probably Kaluga Oblast's most famous tourist destination, this monastic community was a major center of 19th century Russian Orthodoxy, renowned for its ''startsy'' (monastic elders who were popularly considered wisemen healers, many of whom have recently been canonized as saints). The hermitage has impressive literary connections, as it was visited by Nikolai Gogol, Ivan Turgenev, and Lev Tolstoy (among others). One of its elders (Saint Amvrosy), moreover, is widely considered to be the model for Dostoevsky's Father Zosima of ''The Brothers Karamazov''. Following the Russian Revolution, the startsy were driven from the hermitage and the monastery was converted into a gulag and several of its many historic structures were destroyed. Many of the Polish officers massacred at Katyn were first held here at a temporary POW camp within the monastery. The monastery recaptured nationwide attention on Easter 1993 when a satanist entered the monastery and stabbed three monks, including the "abbot," to death, leading the Russian Orthodox Church to declare the monks martyrs. There is much mystic lore surrounding this wild story, amidst claims that the monks demonstrated that they knew of their deaths beforehand. * Tikhonova Pustyn — a 15th century monastery just west of Kaluga, famous for its curative spring water * Ugra National Park — a beautiful woodland area containing Shamordino Monastery and dotted with rural villages Understand Sometimes considered a sort of auxiliary destination on the Golden Ring circuit, Kaluga Oblast is probably the most rewarding tourist destination west of Moscow for its many prominent and beautiful monasteries and cathedrals. Talk Especially outside of the main city, Kaluga, travelers will need to rely on some knowledge of Russian (Russian phrasebook) or hire a guide. Get in Kaluga is an easy 2.5 hour train ride from Moscow, costing only about 10$. Get around See Itineraries Do Eat Drink Stay safe Go next Kaluga Oblast is en route from Central Russia's hub, Moscow, to Bryansk Oblast and is also a possible last destination in Russia for travelers going on to Belarus. wikipedia:Kaluga Oblast Commons:Category:Kaluga Oblast


building stone

fresh and 13 mineral subsoil water sources have been discovered in the oblast's territory. The range of the oblast's mineral resources includes phosphates, brown coal, mineral pigments, plaster stone, building stone, construction chalk, carbonate rock for soil liming and pulp and paper production, fire clay and high-melting clay, low-melting clay for brick and clay aggregate production, tripolite for manufacturing of whitening soil and thermolith gravel, clay for drilling fluids, sand and gravel

Kaluga Oblast

'''Kaluga Oblast''' (

Established in 1944, Kaluga Oblast is located in the heart of the European part of Russia. It has well-developed transportation and utility infrastructure. The oblast has been demonstrating high economic growth rates, has substantial human reserves, and is one of the largest cultural, educational and scientific centers of Russia.

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