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Dear Colleagues,

Eight years ago, when we had just started to work together, the economy of the region was, to put it mildly, disappointing. The average salary level was slightly above the subsistence level, the most basic enterprises worked at 30-40 % of their capacity, and their employees had administrative leaves for six months. Business in the region was in its infancy, represented mainly by trade.

We were all very mindful at the time. Then we, were faced with a very difficult choice: to leave things as they are, or to become a leading region. We chose the second path: the more difficult, but also the more significant.

Walking along this difficult road, we gradually, by trial and error, stated our own formula of success: the eight "I"'s.

At first there was only one "I" – INVESTMENT. The regional government has set a goal  to diversify the region's economy; and as a primary instrument, it was determined to attract foreign investment. {more} Now according to the level of investment development, we occupy a leading position in Russia. However, at the same time it became clear that in order to attract investors, we needed to develop modern infrastructure.

So the second "I" appeared – INFRASTRUCTURE. We have formed competitive territorial-industrial clusters. In particular, this applies to the aviation, automotive and nuclear innovation cluster. Today we have been creating new cluster development centres - a cluster of creative industries and an information technologies cluster. The development of infrastructure of industrial zones, special economic zone, nuclear innovation centre, nanocentre, industrial parks, and business incubators is continuing. The formation of a port special economic zone has stepped into the active phase this year. However, it was not enough. In order to reduce the gap between the leading regions, innovative development was required.

The third "I" is INNOVATION. This is our readiness to develop and implement advanced technologies and experience; we set a goal to become a region that uses the world's most advanced knowledge. It became obvious that innovation is impossible without the development of human capital, i.e. intellect.

The fourth "I" is INTELLECT. The priority of our policy is the development of human capital. It is connected with the formation of the region's creative environmen, which allows us to manifest and realize our talents.

And again it was not enough. The fifth "I" is INTERNATIONALIZATION. In a global economy it is impossible to become one of the leading regions without developing cooperation at the international level and without incorporating into the international system of labour division. We should become open as much as possible both to our own and to our foreign partners; and as a result, become successful in foreign markets.

And it entails INTEGRATION - the sixth “I”. We understand it as a positive inclusion into all international processes not only in the economic sphere, but also in culture and social relations.

The most important condition for the success is a high level of support of our initiatives by the residents of the Ulyanovsk Region. It can be achieved only through a system of open work of governmental authorities. We seek to engage citizens in working together in a joint decision-making process. We provide them with the opportunity to control activities of the authorities, so there is the seventh “I” - INTERACTION.

In 2013, we added one more “I” – INTENSIFICATION. In improving the business environment and investment climate, which is already recognized at the official level, our leadership may be saved only if we are able to ensure the rapid development of all the above-mentioned “I`s”.

We have come a very long way over these years. Today in our territory we have the most modern and the most effective liberal investment laws, which allow investors to receive state support measures not less attractive than in the federal special economic zones.

We managed to create one of the most efficient industrial parks in Russia – Zavolzhie Industrial Area. In addition, we have also been granted the right to establish the country's only airport zone in our region The right to establish the country's only airport area has also been granted to our region.

We are one of the three regions in the territory where two high-tech clusters are being developed simultaneously: the aviation and the nuclear innovative clusters.

As a result of our work today, the Ulyanovsk Region is the region with the most favourable business and investment climate. And this is not only our opinion, but also the opinion of the world's leading rating agencies, such as the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Governor of Ulyanovsk region
Sergey Morozov
  • Centro administrativo


  • Distrito federal

    Distrito federal Privolzhskiy

  • Distancia hasta Moscú

    706 km

    Moscú—Ul'yanovsk — 1 hora 30 minutos

  • Zona horaria


  • Población

    1262.00 millones de personas

    3.10% de la población domina el idioma inglés

  • Superficie de la región

    37,2 mil km2


Índices económicos

  • Producto regional bruto

    260 340,60 billones
    ₽ 204 827,50 miles por habitante
  • Inversiones directas extranjeras

    $ 218,50 millones
    $ 173,10 por habitante
  • Inversiones en activos fijos

    82,17 millones
    ₽ 64 952 por habitante
  • Nivel de desempleo

    4,80 %
  • Proporción de empresas rentables

    60,70 %
  • Average cost of living

    7 298
  • Salario promedio mensual

    21 272
Producto regional bruto
GRP per capita
Inversiones directas extranjeras
Inversiones en activos fijos
Fixed investment per capita
Nivel de desempleo
Salario promedio mensual
Proporción de empresas rentables

Situación geográfica y clima

Ciudades mas importantes



    615 mil personas



    120 mil personas



    18,8 mil personas

Días de sol al año Precipitación promedio anual
178 470 mm
Temperatura promedio de enero Temperatura promedio de julio
-13°С 19°С
Período de plantación, crecimiento y recolección de la consecha Período
del manto
de nieve
6 meses 2 meses
Zona natural

Recursos naturales

  • Recursos minerales

    380 million tonnes
    300 thousand tonnes
    500 thousand tonnes
  • Combustibles fósiles

    42 million tonnes
    332 million tonnes
  • Otros recursos

    Recursos de bosques Occupy a quarter of the region

    Recursos de tierras


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