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Accommodation

Отель imperial Club Delux
Гостиница Hilton
Отель imperial Club Delux
Гостиница Hilton

The hospitality industry in Ulyanovsk Region includes 93 accommodation facilities (as of June 2011).

The hospitality industry in Ulyanovsk Region includes 93 accommodation facilities (as of June 2011).

This includes:

  • 42 hotels with 2,250 beds (of which 1,500 are in Ulyanovsk)
  • 51 accommodation facilities for specific purposes (resorts, health resorts and holiday homes) with 7,075 beds. Hotels
  • Imperial Club Deluxe Hotel 5* (16 rooms)
  • Hilton Worldwide Hotel 4* (175 rooms) – opening 2012
  • Barcelona Hotel 4* (50 rooms)
  • Venets Hotel 3* (287 rooms)
  • Oktyabrskaya Hotel 3* (54 rooms)
  • Volga Hotel 3* (200 rooms)

Comfortable apartments and cottages are available in all districts of the city as well as in green districts on the banks of the Volga River

  • Rybatsky village (30 minutes by car from Zavolzhye industrial zone)
  • Lesnaya Byl (20 minutes by car from Zavolzhye industrial zone)
  • Russky Bereg (20 minutes by car from Zavolzhye industrial zone)
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Health

Медицинский центр Академия
Медицинский центр Академия
Медицинский центр Академия
Медицинский центр Академия

There are nearly 130 medical institutions in Ulyanovsk Region.

There are nearly 130 medical institutions in Ulyanovsk Region.

Ulyanovsk Region and the city of Ulyanovsk have a number of high quality medical clinics and centres, including private ones, which provide the whole range of medical services and have English speaking staff.

State clinics:

  • The central city clinical hospital
  • The regional clinical hospital
  • Children's regional clinical hospital
  • An emergency hospital, etc.

Private medicine:

  • WERBRI medical centre
  • Academiya medical centre
  • Medgard medical centre
  • Avitsenna medical centre
  • Simbirsky Clinical and Diagnostics Centre medical centre

A medical radiology centre is due to open in 2013 in Ulyanovsk Region. This centre will treat cancer and heart disease using short-lived isotopes, which are produced at the Institute of Atomic Reactors in Dimitrovgrad. In addition, innovative diagnostic cancer treatment methods will be applied, including positron emission tomography and brachytherapy.

Total project cost – 14 billion roubles.

Staff training shall be organised as part of the work of the medical physics departments, one of which is planned to open in Ulyanovsk State University. The university already has the necessary framework. In addition the Scientific Research Institute of Atomic Reactors already has a department training the required specialists.

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Security

Сквер Гончарова
Сквер Гончарова

Public security. The security council of the Governor of Ulyanovsk Region. The council's main tasks:

Public security. The security council of the Governor of Ulyanovsk Region.

The council's main tasks:

  • To organise cooperation between regional state authorities and federal executive authorities on security issues;
  • Determine the main threats to individuals, the public and state in the region;
  • Prepare proposals for developing legal acts for Ulyanovsk Region on public, economic and environmental security, information security, citizen's rights and freedoms, the due process of law and the rule of law;
  • The «Secure City» program is installing video surveillance on the streets of Ulyanovsk (a pilot project in Zavolzhsky District, Ulyanovsk);
  • Road safety: the regional target program «Improving road safety in Ulyanovsk Region»

Environmental security

Ulyanovsk is one of the «greenest» cities in Russia. Over a third of the city is covered in greenery, and for each resident there is more than 10 sq. m of green space.

Environmental security program:

  • «Green city 2007 – 2010»
  • «Ecocity 2011 – 2020»

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Transport

Аэропорт «Восточный»
Мост «Президентский»
Аэропорт «Восточный»
Мост «Президентский»

Air links with Moscow and other countries. There are 2 airports in Ulyanovsk Region:

Air links with Moscow and other countries.
There are 2 airports in Ulyanovsk Region:

  • «Nikolai Karamzin Ulyanovsk Airport» (7 km from the city centre):
    • - airport terminal (capacity of 400 passengers per hour, a hotel complex with 120 beds);
    • - runways with artificial surface 3,826x60 m.
  • «Ulyanovsk-Vostochny Airport» (18 km from the city centre). «Ulyanovsk-Vostochny Airport» has international status and a unique runway 5,100 m long and 105 m wide.

Every day these airports serve 6 Ulyanovsk-Moscow flights and 6 Moscow-Ulyanovsk flights. 5 airlines make the flights: «Gazprom-avia», «Region-avia», «UTair», «Avianova», «Polet». The trip takes on average 1.5-2 hours.

From 2012 there are plans for flights from «Ulyanovsk-Vostochny International Airport» to Germany. There will be two flights a week on the routes Ulyanovsk-Munich or Ulyanovsk-Frankfurt.

Rail links

The railway connects Ulyanovsk Region with central region's of Russia, the Lower Volga Region, the Urals, Kazakhstan and Siberia.

Rail tracks from three branches of Russian Railways cross Ulyanovsk Region: Kuibyshevskaya, Gorkovskaya and Povolzhskaya.

Daily journeys to Moscow are carried out by two Ulyanovsk-Moscow trains, as well as several through trains.

River transport

Navigation along the Volga River provides access to the Caspian, Black and Baltic seas. There are 2 deep water river freight ports in the region, with harbour walls able to take river-sea type vessels. The Navigation period lasts 200 days.

A developed urban transport infrastructure

  • Taxis (VIP taxis with English speaking drivers)
  • Premium and business class hire cars
  • Minibus taxis
  • Buses
  • Trams
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Sport and leisure

Cпорт-парк «Симбирский»
Парусная регата
Cпорт-парк «Симбирский»
Парусная регата

Ulyanovsk Region has a developed tourism and leisure sector.

Ulyanovsk Region has a developed tourism and leisure sector. The region's sporting infrastructure includes:

  • An indoor ice rink
  • Fitness clubs
  • Swimming pools
  • Stadiums (football, bandy, ice hockey)
  • International class tennis courts (Lawn tennis)
  • Horse riding clubs
  • Horse racing track
  • Yacht club (it is possible to hire yachts)
  • International motor racing track, the regional sports complex Simbirskoye Koltso

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Food and leisure

Ночной-клуб «Пятое солнце»
Ресторан «Феникс»
Ночной-клуб «Пятое солнце»
Ресторан «Феникс»

Ulyanovsk Region has a developed network of restaurants, cafés, bars, banquet halls.

Ulyanovsk Region has a developed network of restaurants, cafés, bars, banquet halls, fast food restaurants, coffee houses and pizzerias. The region offers a wide range of public dining places for all tastes and categories: luxury, high class and first class. There are modern and stylish dining places in all districts of Ulyanovsk, which offer the delights of international cuisine, business lunches or snacks in a relaxing and cosy atmosphere. There are more than 20 international standard restaurants in Ulyanovsk serving serving different cuisines: Russian European: German, French, Italian, Czech, Japanese, Chinese, Georgian, Armenian, Uzbek and Ukrainian. Menus are in Russian and English, there are English speaking staff and WiFi internet is available. Ulyanovsk can rightly be called an entertainment city. There is something here for everyone: cinemas, museums, theatres, concert halls, restaurants, night clubs, sports and entertainment centres.

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Communications and Telecommunications

Телецентр
Радио «Maximum»
Телецентр
Радио «Maximum»

Ulyanovsk Region has a well developed communication and telecommunication system which covers all towns and districts in the region.

Ulyanovsk Region has a well developed communication and telecommunication system which covers all towns and districts in the region.

One of the most important networks is television and radio broadcasting which covers 99.6% of the population of Ulyanovsk Region, including 98.6% of the rural population.

The total volume of telephone lines for Ulyanovsk Region as of 1 January 2011 was more than 380.7 thousand numbers. The leading local land line operators in the region are RosTelecom OJSC, STS LLC, ErTelecom CJSC and Telecom.ru CJSC.

There are 6 mobile phone operators in Ulyanovsk Region. Three of them (Megafon, BeeLine and NSS) operate at 900 MHz and cover 100% of the region, two operators (MTS and Smarts-Ulyanovsk-GSM) have licences to operate at 1,800 MHz and one operator, SkyLink uses CDMA-2000.

The region has more than 30 internet providers. All schools in Ulyanovsk Region have been connected to the internet (connection speed 512 kbps) as part of the National Education project.

The Ulyanovsk branch of RosTelecom OJSC has built a fibre optic corporate network for Ulyanovsk Region government.

A project is being implemented in the region for creating multi purpose centres for providing government and municipal services. It is a single administrative and territorial structure (office) which unites all federal executive power bodies, state executive bodies of Russian subjects and local municipal bodies.

Work is being actively done on creating a single integrated geographic information system for Ulyanovsk Region 3D-GIS. It is being developed to provide information on the activities of state bodies to business structures and inhabitants of the region. The system will integrate data with the Russian State Register (Rosreestr) website.

Currently a digital three dimensional model is being developed of Ulyanovsk, Novoulyanovsk, Dimitrovgrad and also Inzensky, Melekessky, Pavlovsky and Cherdaklinsky Districts. A 10,000 resolution digital map has been developed of Dimitrovgrad, Ulyanovsk, Novoulyanovsk and Melekessky district which will classify by type of house, sports facilities, bridges, roads, rivers, lakes, ditches and others.

In 2010 the largest call centre started work in Ulyanovsk Region by Mobile TeleSystems OJSC. In July 2011 Alfa-Bank opened its Volga regional operations centre for serving customers from all over Russia.

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