PROFILE OF THE ASTRAKHAN REGION The Astrakhan region

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PROFILE

OF THE ASTRAKHAN REGION


The Astrakhan region

is located in the South
-
East of the European part of Russia,
in the Caspian Lowland, in the lower reaches of the Volga river.

Total area
of the region is
49.0

thousand square kilometers.

Populatio
n



1005
.2 thousand people (
as of
by January 1, 200
9
)

The regional center



the city of Astrakhan (
504

thousand people).



The region is a part of the South Federal District and is a border region: it borders
on the Republic of Kazakhstan by land, on Azerb
aijan Republic, the Islamic
Republic of Iran, Republic of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan by sea.


In the Russian Federation neighbours of the Astrakhan region are the Volgograd
region and Kalmykia. The region consists of 11 rural districts, 442 villages and
settlements. Besides the regional center there are 5 towns in the region


Akhtubinsk, Kamyzyak, Znamensk, Kharabali, and Narimanov.


Presence of consulates of the foreign states in the region


The following missions operate in Astrakhan on permanent basi
s:



Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Iran


Consula
te of the Republic of Kazakhstan


Honorary Consul of the Slovak Republic in Astrakhan


Besides,



Representation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the
Russian Federation


fun
ctions in the region.


There are necessary prerequisites for establishing of diplomatic missions of
Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in Astrakhan.

Authorities of the Caspian states steadily demonstrate interest in developing
trade, economic, scienti
fic, technical and cultural links with the Astrakhan region.


Culture


The Astrakhan region is a region of high culture, very old cultural traditions.
The regional center


Astrakhan


with its almost 450
-
year old history is the most
significant object
of interest for guests of the Astrakhan region. All the
architectural constructions date from the period of XVI
-
XX centuries.

Founded in 1837, Astrakhan state consolidated historical and architectural
museum is the largest museum complex in the Volga regi
on. Today it includes 6
city and 8 village affiliates: Local Lore Museum, the Kremlin, Astrakhan Museum
of Culture, Museum of the City’s History, Military Fame Museum, Museum of
Medicine’s History, Museum of Kurmangazi Sagyrbaev in the village of
Altynzhar
, Museum of Fishery’s History in the village of Ikryanoe, Historical and
Local Lore Museums in the village of Krasnyi Yar, in the village of Chernyi Yar,
the settlement of Liman, Museum of Fishery and Fish
-
Works in the settlement of
Oranzherei, Museum “The

Russian Watermelon” and “Selitrennoe gorodische”.

The main point of interest in Astrakhan is its Kremlin


the unique
monument of military engineering architecture of the second half of the XVI
century. The architectural complex includes 7 towers, joined

by brick
-
built
castellated walls, which form an intricate fortified structure, The Cathedral of
Assumption built in the style of the Moscow Baroque with the Lobnoe mesto (the
largest in Russia), St. Trinity Monastery Cathedral (1568), Nikolskaya gate chur
ch,
eparch yard with the tiles on the front wall, depicting scenes from “Alexandria”,
military buildings (billets, guardhouses, etc.). Remains of the Georgian Tsars
Vakhtang VI (1675


1737) and Teimuraz II (1700


1762) are buried in the
Cathedral of Assu
mption, as well as relics of saint priestly martyrs Theodosius,
archbishop Astrakhansky and Tersky (died in 1606), and Joseph, metropolitan
Astrakhansky and Tersky (1579


1671). The historical center of Astrakhan is a
museum under the open sky.

Astrakhan

is famous for its cultural traditions, dating back to the remote
past. 4 theaters function in the regional center at the present time: Astrakhan State
Drama Theater, Astrakhan State Music Theater, Astrakhan State Theater of the
Young Spectator, Astrakhan

State Puppet Theater and concert hall of the
Astrakhan State Conservatoire, where a magnificent organ is installed.

Astrakhan State Picture Gallery named after
P.M. Dogadin

is one of the best
galleries in the Volga region.

652 monuments of architect
ure, history

and culture are protected by the
state, including 45 federal monuments.


Science


Over
20 scientific institutions are located in the Astrakhan region. The most
important of them are:

-

Federal state unitary enterprise (FSUE) “Caspian fisher
y scientific
-
research
institute”



State scientific enterprise “The All
-
Russian scientific research institute of
irrigable vegetable and cucurbit farming”



“Astrakhan state gas scientific
-
research and project institute”



State enterprise “Scientific
-
res
earch institute of leprosy”



State scientific enterprise “Caspian scientific
-
research institute of arid
agriculture”



State enterprise “Astrakhan state biosphere reserve”



FSUE «Scientific and production center of commodity sturgeon breeding
“BIOS”
.


The tot
al number of scientific employees


about 3000 people. The major
area of scientific research covers development and improvement of mission
-
critical
technologies:



biological means for flora and fauna protection;



monitoring of environment
;



exploration, produ
ction, processing and pipeline transporting of hydrocarbons;
environment protection technologies, processing and recycling of industrial
wastes;



Production and processing of the agriculture raw materials;



Protection and recovering of disturbed lands, lands
capes and biosphere;



Energy
-
saving
.



Target program “Activization of science and innovations in the Astrakhan
region in 2006
-
2010” is implemented in the region. Support of scientific research

and innovation is carried out as part of agreements Government
of the Astrakhan
region signed with the Fund for support of small businesses engaged in science and
technology (programs START and UMNIK), with Russian Fund for Fundamental
Research, Russian Humanitarian Scientific Fund.

In 2005 the Astrakhan State Univer
sity established Technological Park
which now
houses

nanotechnology laboratories, several scientific
-
research
laboratories run in collaboration with institutes of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, center of multiple
-
access to unique scientific equipment, as

well as high
technology small entities financed by means of grants gained by the university
scientists under the program START 2006. “Regional center of Nanoindustry of
the Astrakhan region” is being established in the network of the university
Technologi
cal Park.


Education

The Astrakhan region is the area of high educational, scientific,
technological and innovation potential. The higher school is represented by 40
higher educational establishments


both state and private. State higher educational
estab
lishments: Astrakhan State University, Astrakhan State Technical University,
Astrakhan State Conservatoire, Astrakhan State Medical Academy are famous for
their high level of educational, applied and academic science development as well
as sufficient scien
tific
-
innovative potential.

1
4

high
er

professional education establishments,

22 primary professional education establishments,

3
42

schools, lyceums, gymnasia.


Raw material base

Astrakhan possesses many different types of mineral water that vary by their
composition and property: iodine
-
bromine, chloride and sodium waters with a
considerable salt load. These waters are the main component of sanitary treatment.
Sulfate
-
chloride sodium waters are used for producing medical table drinking
water.

The deposi
t of chloride
-
magnesium
-
sodium water
with large salt load has been discovered and
temporally suspended. It can be used for
organizing sanitary
-
resort treatment or producing
medical drinking water.

Mineral resources
. The major regional raw
materials are oil, gas and gas condensate located
on the territory of the Astrakhan region and
continental shelf of the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea. Other raw materials are
sulphur, salt, bromine and iodine
-
silicon fossils, fresh and mineral wa
ters

The onshore field hydrocarbon resources amount to 130 million tons of oil, 7500
billion cubic meters of gas and 1200 million tons of gas condensate. The Astrakhan
region has 90% of all the gas reserves of the South Federal District with only 3%
deplet
ed. Astrakhan gas condensate field is one of the largest in the European part
of Russia. It is unique in terms of reserves (2500 billion cubic meters of gas) and
composition complexity. Besides sulphurated hydrogen (averagely 26%) the field
has carbon diox
ide (12
-
16%), carbonyl sulphide and mercaptan sulphur.

The major
explored reserves of gas and condensate are located within the left bank of the
field.

The exploration of new gas condensate fields, such as Central
-
Astrakhan
and Western
-
Astrakhan, possessi
ng approximately 1500 billion cubic meters of gas
contributes to further expansion of the hydrocarbons extraction. These and other
perspective subsoil plots located throughout all the administrative districts of the
region are currently being explored.

Pre
sently the Caspian Sea is over
-
increasing paramount significance to
Russia with a view to available oil and gas resources. The prognostic resources of
the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea can be compared to those of Azerbaijan and
amount to not less than
1 billion tons of oil and 1 trillion cubic meters of gas. This
area has 8 explored oil and gas fields meanwhile their exploration is intended to be
commenced in 2008 with annual gas and oil capacity of about 10 billion cubic
meters and 4 million tons rel
atively.

260 kilometers south of Astrakhan in the northern part of the Caspian Sea
the field “Khval
y
nskoe” is located. This field due to the phase state of its
hydrocarbon components is oil
-
gas condensate with total amount of geological
resources of gas


322.3 billion cubic meters, of condensate


23.8 million tons, of
oil


241.9 million tons.

An entire oil and gas province has been explored at shallows depths in the
vicinity of the coastline of the northern part of the Caspian Sea, what can be trul
y
called an exception case on a Russian scale and is prospective in every respect.

A unique salt lake Baskunchak is situated
in the territory of the Astrakhan region. The
Baskunchak salt field has been evolved for over
100 years. Salt is extracted here in

an open
-
cut
mining manner (annual production output


1500
-
1700 thousand tons) and provides for the
next 36 years of operation. This field is the main
point for the extraction of edible and technical
salt in Russia.

The Baskunchak bromine salt brine fiel
d (average bromine concentration


330 grams per cubic meters) enables to set up bromine production. Rock
-
salt fields
have been also discovered on the western bank of the lake. Within the lake area 2
iron clay plots suitable for producing lime
-
cement paint
s and dry/oil paints have
been developed.


A large Nizhnebaskunchakskoe (Lower Baskunchak) gypsum field is the
basis for the production of the ground gypsum, gypsum rock and other construction
composites. In order to expand gypsum extraction prospecting wo
rks are under
way at a new subsoil plot of Sredny Baskunchak (Middle Baskunchak).

The major Kamenoyarskoe field is situated northward of the region and can
be truly called unique in terms of resource potential and quality.

The Astrakhan region possesses a

number of salt lakes placed mostly in the
south
-
west and north of the region with considerable reserves of peloids. The
peloids of the lake “Lechebnoe” are commonly used by sanatory institutions. The
peloids of the lake “Solenoe” are identical to the ment
ioned ones considering
medical properties. The Baskunchak sulphide silt peloid can be compared only to
that of the Dead Sea and is used as means of spa therapy at the region.

Almost all the districts of the region abound in general mineral resources:
brick

and expanded clay, silicate and etc.


Average annual resident population of the Astrakhan region (thousand
people)


667,4
328,8
661,2
332,9
663
334,5
665,1
337,9
0
200
400
600
800
1000
1200
2005
2006
2007
2008
Urban
Rural


Labor resources


Economically active population

5
35

thousand people (
over 53.3
% of total
population of the region).


Market infrastructure


5

regional and

23

branches of commercial banks, 12 credit consumers’ co
-
oper
atives; 1 regional insurance enterprise; 17 branches of other

insurance
companies; agricultural insurance co
-
operative (
the only one in Russia
)
.

4

leasing companies; 20 organizations, providing consulting services in the sphere
of economy, audit and manage
ment; Astrakhan chamber of commerce and
industry.




G
ross Regional Product , or G
RP

(
billion rubles
)

105,1
85,1
70,1
56,7
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
2004
2005
2006
2007


GRP structure

Industry


2
7
.
2
%;
construction


16.3%,
agriculture, hunting and forestry



7
.
0
%;
transport and communication


14.
3
%; wholesale and retail business,
autotransport, motorcycles and household goods mainte
nance,


9.
2
%; other
activities



26
.
0
%.

Transport infrastructure


Favorable geographic location of the
Astrakhan region determined its special
status. Thanks to its access to the Caspian
Sea, Astrakhan plays an important role in
the system of internatio
nal Euro
-
Asian
transport routes. Continuing traditions of
the Great Silk Way, international transport
corridor “North
-
South” passes through the
region connecting by shortest possible way
countries of South and South
-
East Asia via
Iran, Caspian Sea and Astr
akhan with
Central Russia and countries of Northern,
Central and Eastern Europe.
International
Transport Corridor “North South” is three
times shorter than the one through Suez
canal.

Besides, there is a possibility to use Volga
-
Don canal for direct acce
ss from the
Caspian Sea to the countries of the Black
and Mediterranean Seas and along the Danube


to the countries of Central
Europe. Astrakhan transport hub is the key link of the Russian part of this route.

At present Belarus, Russia, Iran, India and
Kazakhstan are participants of the
Agreement on International Transport Corridor “North
-
South”. The main route of
the transport corridor is Saint
-
Petersburg


Moscow


Astrakhan (Russian
Federation)


Tehran


Bandar Abbas (Iran)
-

India. Soon Turkey and U
kraine can
join the Agreement. Armenia, Lithuania and Sweden have also expressed their
interest. Perspective candidates for participation in the Agreement are
Turkmenistan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri
-
Lanka and
some other countries,

including European ones.


Launching transportation along this new route breathed new life into the
development of Astrakhan transport hub. Investors are presently more active in
financing the port infrastructure. Besides, international corridor E
-
40 “Wes
t
-
East”
connecting Kazakhstan with south regions of Russia and Ukraine passes through
Astrakhan.

The possibility of inter
-
modal shipping, allowing to combine all kinds of
transport, is available in the region: river, sea, railway, automobile transport i
s the
great advantage of Astrakhan.

Astrakhan water transport hub consists of two major components:
consolidated port of Astrakhan and sea trade port of Olya.

Oil trans
-
shipment complex of “TransOil
-
terminal Ltd” was built in the
town of Narimanov allowin
g to reload fluid cargo from railway to water transport.

The total extension of railroads in the Astrakhan region amounts to 2222.7
km. The network of motor roads in the Astrakhan region occupies the leading
position in Russia and Central Asia due to main
characteristics of development.
Nearly all settlements including distant ones have hard roads. Now the length of
the Astrakhan region motor roads amounts to 80.0 thousand km, including public
roads of 20.0 thousand km, 3.2 thousand km of them are federal a
nd 11.0 thousand
km


regional or local. The international road E40 and federal roads M6 and M8
go through the Astrakhan region.

Heavy cargo traffic from countries of Middle Asia and Near East to the port
of Olya and other southern regions of Russia, th
e Ukraine and other countries of
Eastern Europe passes along
the International Transport
Corridor E
-
40 “East
-
West” that
crosses the south borders of the
Russian Federation and the
Astrakhan region.

Motorways Astrakhan


Moscow, Astrakhan


Elista


Stavro
pol, Astrakhan


Makhachkala and Astrakhan


Atyrau (Kazakhstan) are important in the transport infrastructure.


The international airport is
operating in the
the Astrakhan region.


The operation of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC
-
R
) is impor
tant for
the Astrakhan region. Its pipes are l222 km
long and cross
5 districts of the
Astrakhan region.

Communications

System of telecommunications corresponds to the international standards.


Industrial complex


There are 1150 industrial enterpri
ses of different forms of ownership
operating in Astrakhan. Leading positions are occupied by fuel and energy
enterprises and by machine
-
building complex, food industry, and industry of
building materials. Chemical and petro
-
chemical industry, glass produc
tion,
printing and medicine also play an important role.

Oil and gas industry

occupies the leading position in Astrakhan economy
and determines to a large extent industrial potential and rate of social and
economic growth of the region.

Astrakhan is the ma
in gas producing region of Povolzhsky economic district
and is one of the leading regions of Russia for natural gas, sulfur and oil products
production.

The largest in Europe sulfur and gas
-
condensate field with producing and
processing complex of “Astra
khangasprom Ltd”, which is a part of JSC
“Gasprom”, is located in the region. There are no similar facilities for producing
and processing of gas and condensate in Russia in terms of its technical
characteristics and the complex is certified according to I
SO 14001 international
standard.

Government of the Astrakhan region considers development of mineral
resources base of hydrocarbons to be one of its priorities. Growing amount of
offshore exploration works in the Russian part of the Caspian sea, and explo
ration
of deep (6500
-
7500 meters) onshore Devon deposits, prospect drilling,
infrastructure development of new oil and gas fields, updating of processing
technologies for best extraction of valuable components will ensure stable
operation and growth of all

branches of regional economy.

Lately extraction of gas condensate and oil has been steadily growing by 5
-
7% per year. Industrial output of oil and gas enterprises grows at the same rate.

Setting up new efficient enterprises, based on high level p
rocessing of raw
material, is strategically important for regional economy, including:




Setting up a complex for polyethylene production. On its base it is planned to
build a plant for plastics processing;



Setting up an enterprise for producing iodine and

iodine compounds, taking into
account acute shortage in Russia and abroad;



Creation of a modern institute to produce pelleted sulfur.


Together with iodine production from hydro
-
mineral raw materials it is
also possible to produce potassium, table and ca
lcined soda, magnesium, bromine,
sodium hypochloride, balneal, medicinal and table waters.


Shipbuilding and ship repairing

is one of the most dynamically developing
branches of the region.

Geopolitical location of the Astrakhan region historically prede
termined
powerful shipbuilding and ship
-
repairing complex, which occupies one of the
leading positions in Russia.


15 major enterprises of the branch, located in
the region, are capable of building and repairing
vessels of any class and function, as well

as
floating and stationary offshore platforms for
exploration and prospective drilling and other
equipment and facilities for offshore operations.
Some shipyards have been certified to work
under supervision of leading world qualifying
societies (Lloyds,
American Bureau of
Shipping, French and Norwegian Veritas and others). Astrakhan shipyards have
gained rich experience of working with foreign partners.

Their customers were Dutch companies “Rhein Trader transport” and “Breko”,
international operating com
pany for offshore works in Kazakhstan “Agip KCO”,
Italian companies “Saipem”, “Rosetti”, Hungarian “Makhart” and many others.

All necessary infrastructures have been developed to ensure effective
operation of Astrakhan shipbuilders. There are certifying
and supervisory
organizations, design and planning bureaus, specialized higher educational
establishments and colleges. Towing, dredging and hydro
-
technical fleet is
available.

Astrakhan shipyards have built offshore drilling platforms, unique
technical d
evices for exploration and extraction works, container carrying ships,
tankers and vessels for various purposes. Over 30 stationary self
-
elevating and
semi
-
submersible floating drilling rigs have been built since production of
technical devices for offshor
e oil extraction started. Some of them were exploited
in South
-
East Asia. Offshore drilling rigs “Sunkar” and “Astra”, modernized at
Astrakhan shipyards, are at the moment successfully operating in different sectors
of the Caspian sea.

Potential of shipbu
ilding and ship
-
repairing development in Astrakhan is
connected with:




availability of considerable oil
reserves in the Caspian sea and
growing demand for offshore
constructions for oil exploration and
extraction, for tankers to carry oil and
oil product
s, and for subsidiary fleet
(only Astrakhan enterprises have
experience of building offshore
drilling rigs and tanker fleet in the Caspian region);



development of the International Transport Corridor “North
-
South” and
considerable growth of cargo traffic a
nd fleet in the Caspian sea;



growing volumes of fishing in the Caspian sea and necessity to build new
fishing vessels to catch ordinary fish;



development of tourism in the Caspian region, availability of wide
opportunities for water
-
based recreation, growi
ng purchasing power and
effective demand for yachts, boats of different class, and small cruise
vessels;



growing demand for ship
-
repairing works and necessity to repair offshore
floating constructions in the Caspian sea.


Demand for different metal and ste
el constructions for infrastructure
development of the oil fields of Kazakhstan sector of the Caspian sea already
exceeds potential capacities of shipbuilding industry of the Caspian region.

Taking into account the fact that JSC “NK LUKOIL” will soon laun
ch
developing some fields in the Russian sector of the Caspian sea (including one of
the largest multi
-
horizon oil and gas condensate fields, discovered over the last 10
years at the licensed site “Severny”) this deficit will become even more acute. As
pla
cing orders in other regions is economically less sound, it is necessary to attract
investment for further capacity building of shipbuilding yards of the Astrakhan
region.




Machine
-
building industry

of the region is
represented by some large and medium

enterprises,
producing press
-
forging equipment, metal
-
working and
wood
-
working machines, painting equipment, gas water
-
heating devices, agricultural equipment, boilers. They also
deal with locomotive repairing and produce spare parts for
railway transport
.


Potential of machine
-
building development is
connected with:




growing need for renewal of machine equipment for
metal
-
working industry due to considerable
obsolescence of available equipment both in Russia
and adjacent former USSR countries


Kazakh
stan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan
and so on.



launching new modern models of metal
-
working equipment at Astrakhan
enterprises (band saws, equipment for building works, dust
-
catching
installations);



growing need for house water
-
heating devices in line with the
programme of
region’s gasification and installing independent heating systems in new houses.

Potential of food industry

development in the region is connected first of all,
with sub
-
branches, oriented to the regional raw materials base (fruit and vegetabl
e
industry, meet and dairy products, salt production). Deep processing of the
region’s own raw material base, integration with producers of agricultural
products, technical re
-
equipment and modernization are the foundations for growth
of the above
-
mentione
d branches.



Scientific foundation and potential

of artificial breeding of valuable fish
species, first of all sturgeon, has been for over one
hundred years provided for by one of Russia’s oldest
institutions in this sphere


Caspian fishery research
ins
titute (KaspNIRKH). Today tens of millions juvenile
fishes are annually bred by Astrakhan fish breeding
plants.

Technologies of artificial fish breeding,
elaborated by the Russian scientists, are actively
introduced in Astrakhan and in the Caspian countrie
s.


Light industry of the Astrakhan region is represented mainly by small
enterprises, producing a wide range of clothes for children and adults, bed linen,
yarn, knitted wear, nets and so on.

Development of glass producing industry of the region is con
nected

plans
for further capacity building for the limited liability company “BM
Astrakhansteklo”. At present the company has three modern production lines
, with
the capacity of 80 tons of fluid glass per day each. Each line (produced in
Germany) consists
of furnace, equipment for automatic packaging and
transportation of the finished products. The enterprise will cover the needs of food,
pharmaceutical, perfume and cosmetic industry of the Astrakhan region, other
regions of Russia, the Caspian countries in

wide range of modern glassware.

It is planned to produce both standard and exclusive glass bottles, phials of
different design for pharmaceutical, perfume and cosmetic industry, as well as jars
of different size.


Agro
-
industrial complex


The following s
ectors are developed within agro
-
industrial complex of the
region: husbandry, crop growing and seed growing.


Processing industry and food industry provide the basis for the region’s
alimentary safety.


Lately significant changes have taken place in agro
-
i
ndustrial complex of the
region.

A new form of incorporation is spreading


the so called owner
-
operated
farms and farm enterprises. They increase their production
annually and, correspondingly, their share in food balance
of the Astrakhan region is growi
ng, too.

Application of advanced technologies, including drip irrigation, allowed to
increase the yield of potato
es and tomatoes considerably. Over 1 billion rubles are
spent annually under the nationa
l project
“Development of agriculture” to credit
farm
s and agricultural enterprises of the region.



Foreign trade


Foreign trade is one of the priorities for the economics of our region located
on the crossroad of international trade routes connecting Europe and Asia.

Foreign trade turnover

of th
e Astrakhan region

in 2008 was 1513.8 million
USD. Export was 1313.9 million USD (171,0% to the level of 2007), import


199,9 million USD (84.3%). Total foreign trade in services

was 14.8 million USD
(86.6% to 2007). Export of services was 14.3 million US
D (94.6%), import of
services was 500.7 thousand USD (54.7%).

Foreign trade balance (positive since 1999) was 1114.0 million USD and
grew 2.1 times compared to 2007. Balance of trade in services was also positive.

Astrakhan
export

is represented by salt,
sulfur, products of machine
-
building
and shipbuilding, woodworking, fishing, fish
-
processing and glass producing
industries.


Structure of Astrakhan export in 2008
Salt, sulfur
42,9%
Non-ferrous metals
and metalware
0,2%
Special equipment
23,4%
Mineral fuel, oil and
oil products
1,3%
Chemical products,
rubber
0,3%
Fish and fish
products
0,7%
Other goods
0,8%
Food products and
agriculture products
1,9%
Vessels, boats, other
watercrafts
3,9%
Ferrous metals and
metalware
2,6%
Textile and shoes
0,1%
Machines,
equipment,transport
means
17,7%
Rock, gypsum,
cement, asbestos
products
0,3%
Timber and timber
products
3,9%



International investment projects are implemented in the following spheres:


Building and construction
, shipbuilding, oil an
d gas production industry.


Major foreign investors

ZAO «Knauf Gypsum Baskunchak» (Germany), Agip KCO (Italy), joint
-
stock company «National Company «KazMunaiGas» (Kazakhstan), «Rosetti
Marino» SpA (Italy), joint
-
stock company «RR Offshore» (Finland).


Bra
nches of economy, attractive for investments


Oil and gas, transport, shipbuilding, real estate development, production of
building materials, fishery, tourism, agriculture, electric power industry.


Investment legislation of the Astrakhan reg
ion

Regional investment legislation base has been created in Astrakhan.

There is a comprehensive system of regulations, based on the following laws
of the Astrakhan region: “On investment activities in the Astrakhan region”, “On
taxation, fees and payment
s in the Astrakhan region”, “On corporate property tax”,
“On managing public property of the Astrakhan region”.


Law of the Astrakhan region “On investment activities in the Astrakhan
region” determines conditions and procedure of assigning special status

to
investment projects. Companies, which implement investment projects with special
status, are subject to tax deductions. Laws of the Astrakhan region “On taxation,
fees and payments in the Astrakhan region” and “On corporate income tax” set
reduced tax
rates (as regards taxes, payable to the regional budget).

Target programs are implemented in the Astrakhan region, meant to attract
investment in our region. For example, the complex target program “Attracting
investment in the Astrakhan region for 20
0
9
-
20
11
”, the sectoral target program
“State support of small businesses in the Astrakhan region for
2009
”, complex
target program “Development of consumer cooperatives in the Astrakhan region
for 200
9
”.

Besides, Astrakhan investment legislation is base
d on some regulations,
issued by the Governor and the Government of the Astrakhan region to realize the
above mentioned laws and target programs.


Implementation of this Program will ensure


improved investment attractiveness of the regio
n, development of
investment activities and innovations, conditions for mobilization of home
investment resources and growing amount of outward investment and new
technologies in the regional economy.





Investment rating of the Astrakhan region

Accordi
ng to the leading rating agency “Expert RA” in 200
7
-
200
8

Astrakhan for its investment climate was referred to the regions with insignificant
potential and moderate investment risk (3B2).

As for investment risk, Astrakhan ranks
60
th
, investment potential


5
2
nd

of
8
5

subjects of the Russian Federation.


As for investment risk components, Astrakhan ranks 2
5
th

for legislative risk,
3
6
th

for financial risk,
75
th

for social and 1
4
th

for managerial risk.

What concerns investment potential ranks, natural reso
urces potential is high


2
6
th

position.

Volume index of capital investment from all sources of financing, %

105,9
147,8
120,7
98,2
109,76
122,7
116,7
110,9
50
70
90
110
130
150
2005
2006
2007
2008
Astrakhan
Russian Federation


Over the last four years amount of capital investment in the region increased
by
85
.
5

% (in Russia


by
74
.
3
%).

Astrakhan Government is interested in mutually beneficial cooperation and is
ready to support investor initiatives.

Government of the Astrakhan region provides for:


an opportunity of getting budget credits; subsidies to cover part of bank loa
n
interest rate; state guarantees to obtain a bank loan; preferential terms to rent
regional property.

Government of the Astrakhan region accommodates:


elaboration and obtaining of project source data and permissive documents;
registration with tax autho
rities; reservation and allocation of land plots and
production facilities; registration of property rights; resolution of conflicts and
disputes arising in course of project implementation; legal, audit, insurance
monitoring of a project, services of eval
uating organizations.

When investing 100 million rubles in Astrakhan, an investor can save
over 2 million rubles in 3 years on property tax alone.

For more detailed information about Astrakhan, structure of executive
authorities, regional legislation, as
well as the complete list of Astrakhan
companies and investment offers please visit the web
-
site of Astrakhan
Government at
http://www.astrobl.ru
.


List of

investment offers

of the Astrakhan region



No.

Name of an
investment offer

1.


Development of port facilities in the region as the basis of realizing its transit
potential

2.


Development of road network and
road

infrastructure

3.


Reconstruction of railway and aviation infrastructure

4.


Development of river passenger

transport

5.


Establishment of logistic centers system

6.


Reconstruction of irrigated lands

7.


Revival

of

vegetable

processing

plants

of

the

region
.
Construction of small
vegetable
-
processing units

8.


Introduction of modern efficient agriculture technologies

9.


Setting up greenhouse facilities

10.


Construction and reconstruction of hog farms and poultry factories

11.


Development of aquaculture (fish farming, reconstruction of fish rearing
stations, construction of fish farms)

12.


Plants for deep processing of fish

13.


Urban
development

of Astrakhan

14.


Construction of waste disposal plant

15.


Development of tourism and recreation (fishing, hunting, unique nature).
Development

of

hotel

and

sanatorium

facilities

16.


Optimization of oil and gas industry

17.

С

Construction of pro
duction facilities to produce polyethylene and ethylene

18.


Technical re
-
equipment, introduction of new technologies at largest
shipbuilding yards of the Astrakhan region









LIST of

major companies of the

Astrakhan region


Machine
-
building

industry



1.

JSC

«
AKMA
»


3,
Rozhdestvensky

Street
.
Astrakhan,
414043

Tel/fax (8512) 22
-
13
-
50, E
-
mail:
www.zavodkpo.ru


(hydraulic presses, compressed air hammers, agricultural machines and spare
parts, gas water
-
heating equipmen
t)



2.

JSC «Machine
-
building plant «Progress»


61 “A” Savushkin Street, Astrakhan, 414056

Tel (8512) 25
-
44
-
54, fax (8512) 60
-
00
-
32

(electronic devices, satellite television systems, consumer goods, welding
machines, gas infrared heaters)


3.

JSC «Astrakhan mach
ine
-
tool factory»


7 Latyshev Street, Astrakhan, 414056

Tel. (8512) 25
-
15
-
27, fax (8512) 25
-
05
-
81, E
-
mail:
assz
-
maruchev@rambler.ru

(metal cutting and wood
-
working machines, consumer goods)


4.

Astrakhan locomoti
ve rebuilder


branch of JSC "Russian rails"


127 Boevaya Street, Astrakhan, 414021

Tel. (8512) 30
-
18
-
12, fax (8512) 30
-
14
-
65, E
-
mail:
atrz@astranet.ru

(repair works for locomotives, electric devices, diesel engines
, wheel sets,
production of spare parts of nonferrous metals and cast iron)


5.

JSC

«
Antikormash
»


1, 2
nd

Kerchenskaya

Street
,
Astrakhan
, 414015

Fax (8512) 56
-
34
-
21, E
-
mail:
www.antikormash.ru

(painting and drying
equipment, container filling stations, stop valves)


Shipbuilding and ship
-
repairing yards:


1. JSC «Shipbuilding yard named after the IIIrd International»


2, Neftyanikov Square, Astrakhan region, 414017

Tel. (8512) 59
-
71
-
72, 59
-
60
-
16, fax (8512) 59
-
72
-
8
1, E
-
mail:
3_inter@astranet.ru
,
www.mnpglobal.com

(construction of oil
-
carrying vessels, ship
-
repairing works)


2. JSC «Shipyard Lotus»


Narimanov town, Narimanovsky district of the Astrakhan region, 414135

Tel.
8 (85171) 6
-
11
-
72, E
-
mail:
lotos@mnpglobal.com

(shipbuilding and ship
-
repairing, construction of offshore stationary platforms for
oil extraction)


3. JSC «Red Barricades Shipyard»


Krasnye Barrikady settlement,
Ikryaninsky district of the Astrakhan region,
414356

Tel. (8512) 61
-
20
-
10, fax (8512) 61
-
20
-
09, E
-
mail:
info@kb.astelecom.ru

(construction of self
-
propelled floating cranes, stationary platforms for oil
extracti
on, different types of vessels)


4. «Karl Marx marine shipyard Ltd»


20 Privolzhskij Zaton Embankment, Astrakhan, 414014

Tel. (8512) 44
-
79
-
90, 36
-
98
-
48, E
-
mail:
www.msz
-
2.nm.ru

(construction of fish transport ships,

transport barges)



5.

Z
АО

«Shipbuilding yard named after Lenin»


7 Zavodskaya Square, Astrakhan, 414015

Tel. (8512) 61
-
07
-
08, fax (8512) 61
-
07
-
09, E
-
mail:
ssz@volgotanker.ru

(repair works for oil carrying vessels, repairing of diesel en
gines, casting)


6.

JSC «Volga
-
Caspian ship
-
repairing yard »


Volga
-
Caspian settlement, Kamyzyaksky district, Astrakhan region, 416309

Tel.

(85145)

9
-
80
-
31,

fax

(85145)9
-
89
-
30,

Е
-
mail:

www.vksrz.astranet.ru

(shipb
uilding and ship
-
repairing operations)



7.

JSC «Akhtubinsk shipbuilding and ship
-
repairing yard»


117 Zavodskaya Street, Akhtubinsk, Akhtubinsky district of the Astrakhan region,
416510

Tel. (85141) 3
-
20
-
15, E
-
mail:
sudorem@ahtuba.astranet.ru

(ship
-
repairing works for different types of vessels)


8.

JSC

«
SLIP
»


3 Ukrainskaya Street, Astrakhan, 414011

Tel/fax (8512) 38
-
53
-
03, fax (8512) 40
-
91
-
03, fax (8512) 39
-
36
-
63,

E
-
mail:
srz_slip@astranet.ru

(
ship
-
repairing works
)



9.

JSC

«
Astrakhan Shipwright
»


60 Admiral Nakhimov Street, Astrakhan, 414018

Tel. (8512) 59
-
18
-
60, fax (8512) 59
-
18
-
66, E
-
mail:
www.astra
-
korabel.ru

(shipbuild
ing and ship
-
repairing works for different types of vessels)


10.


«
RR
-
Offshore Ltd
»


70 “B” Admiral Nakhimov Street, Astrakhan, 414028

Tel. (8512) 30
-
57
-
03, fax (8512) 38
-
23
-
81, E
-
mail:
rroffshore@mail.ast
rakhan.ru

(offshore shipbuilding projects)



Enterprises of chemical industry


1.

JSC

«
Astrakhan

Glass

Fiber
»


8 Latyshev street, Astrakhan, 414602

Tel. (8512) 25
-
26
-
54, fax (8512) 25
-
26
-
27, E
-
mail:
glass@astranet.ru

(production of electrical insulation fiber, structural glass
-
fiber fabric, chopped
glass fiber, consumer goods)


2.

Commercial industrial company «Astrakhim Ltd»


1 Sovetskoi Gvardii Street, Astrakhan, 414042

Tel. (8512) 57
-
71
-
77, fax (8512) 57
-
89
-
06, fax (8
512) 25
-
63
-
92,

E
-
mail:
Astrashim@astranet.ru

(production of medical rubber stoppers)


3.

JSC «Varnish and paint plant»


97 Tsarev River Embankment, Astrakhan, 414021

Tel. (8512) 30
-
17
-
41, fax (8512) 30
-
31
-
85, E
-
mai
l:
madina_lika@rambler.ru

(oil
-
base paints, water
-
based paints, corrosion
-
preventing paint, household
chemistry, wrapping paper)


Light industry enterprises
:


1.

Commercial industrial company «Astrakhan knitting
factory Ltd»


40 Vokzalnaya street, Astrakhan, 414041

Tel. (8512) 36
-
71
-
40, fax (8512) 36
-
42
-
57, fax 37
-
88
-
68,

E
-
mail:
info@astrateks.ru

(yarn and knitted goods)


2.

Commercial industrial company «Sardonix Ltd»


20 D
vorzhak street, Astrakhan, 414044

Tel./fax (8512) 57
-
90
-
63, fax (8512) 57
-
84
-
87, E
-
mail
:
www.sardonix.ru

(
production of rubber footwear
)


3.

JSC «Astrakhan net making factory»


171 Krasnaya Naberezhnaya Street, Astrakhan, 414004

Tel/fax (8512) 39
-
06
-
22, E
-
mai
l
:
psf@astranet.ru
,

www.astranevod.ru

(capron mesh, fishing gear)


Wood
-
working enterprises:


1.

«
Astrakhan furniture factory Ltd
»


4
Parkovaya

Street
,
Astrakhan
, 414017

Tel (8512) 59
-
78
-
36, tel./fax (8512) 59
-
64
-
29, E
-
mail
:
www.astramebel.mmax.ru

(various furniture, doors, windows)


2.

Commercial industrial company «Astmebel Ltd»


13, 3
rd

Zelenginskaya Street, Astrakhan, 414000

Tel./fax (8512) 47
-
78
-
87, fax (8512) 61
-
15
-
12, E
-
mail:
astmebel@astranet.ru

(manufacturing of various furniture)



Agro
-
industrial enterprises:







1.

«
Akhtubinskij MPK Ltd
»


2 Kooperativnaya Street Akhtubinsk, Astrakhan region, 416502

Tel. (851
-
41) 3
-
96
-
02, 3
-
96
-
09, 3
-
96
-
03, E
-
mail:
ampk@ahtubinsk

(sausage and semi
-
finished meat products)




2. «Volodarskij Dairy Plant Ltd»


44 “A” Sadovaya Street, Astrakhan region, Volodarskij village, 416170

E
-
mail:
Astradetpit@rambler.ru

(whole milk, butter, cottage ch
eese)




3. Individual entrepreneur V. Khechoyan


6 Naberezhnaya Street, Astrakhan region, Narimanov, 416111

Tel. (851
-
71) 61
-
1
-
43, 63
-
9
-
49, (851
-
27) 7
-
76 17, 68
-
51
-
75,

E
-
mail:
baraleti@Astranet.ru

(growing of row rice, production of rice grits, includi
ng parboiled rice under
“BARALETTI” trade mark, production of briquette salt for cattle including salt
with addition of minerals based on lab analysis or customer’s recipe).



4. «AstrakhanEcoProduct Ltd»


1/12 Slavyanskaya/Rybinskaya Street, Astr
akhan 414050

Tel. (8512) 39
-
82
-
03, 39
-
80
-
86, E
-
mail:
leonas@konsery.astranet.ru

(production and processing of agro
-
products)



5. «Tabun


Aral» breeding farm


Lenino village, Enotaevskij district of the Astrakhan region, 416203

Tel. (851
-
43) 9
-
71
-
32

(livestock breeding


cattle of Kalmyk breed and sheep of Edilbaev breed)



6. «Astrakhanskaya


2» poultry factory Ltd


Ilyinka village, Ikryaninskij district of the Astrakhan region, 416357

Tel./fax: (8512) 50
-
43
-
72

(egg production)



7. ZAO bree
ding farm «Yubileinij»


Razdor village, Kamyzyak district of the Astrakhan region, 416310

Tel. (851
-
45) 9
-
33
-
35, fax: 9
-
31
-
21

(production and processing of milk, growing of crops, rice, rice seeds and
vegetables)



8. «Kartubinskoye Ltd»


5 Oktyabrsk
aya Street, Verkhnij Buzan village, Krasnoyarsky district of the
Astrakhan region, 416164

Tel. (851
-
46) 9
-
49
-
14, 9
-
34
-
10

(production of milk)


9. Breeding farm «Rodina»


17 Abai Street, Baibek village, Krasnoyarsky district of the Astrakhan region,
416156

Tel. (851
-
46) 9
-
72
-
31

(sheep breeding, camel breeding, camel
-
hair items)



10. JSC breeding farm «Aksaraisky»


11 Mira Street, Stepnoi village, Krasnoyarsky district of the Astrakhan region,
416162

Tel. (851
-
46) 9
-
53
-
24, 9
-
53
-
45

(camel breeding, horse
breeding)




11. Public enterprise OAO «Agricultural enterprise


poultry factory
“Stepnaya”



92 Sovetskaya Street, Nikolaevka village, Narimanovsky district of the Astrakhan
region, 416100

Tel./fax: (8512) 56
-
23
-
81

(egg production)



12. KPZK «P
rivolzhsky»


Volzhskoye village, Narimanovsky district of the Astrakhan region, 416134

Tel. (851
-
71) 6
-
75
-
16

(breeding of Karakul sheep)




13. «Poima Ltd»


Poimenny settlement, Privolzhsky district of the Astrakhan region, 416464

Tel. (851
-
72) 5
-
52
-
0
1

(production of milk)



14. Public enterprise AO «Agricultural enterprise


poultry factory
«Kharabalinskaya»


industrial zone of Kharabali town, Astrakhan region, 416010

Tel./fax: (851
-
48) 5
-
93
-
67

(production of eggs)



15. PSKF «Chernoyarskaya

Ltd»


Cherny Yar village, Cherniyarsky district of the Astrakhan region, 416230

Tel. (851
-
49) 2
-
04
-
44

(hog growing)


16. SPK «Novonikolaevskij»


Novonikolaevka village, Akhtubinsky district of the Astrakhan region, 416522

Tel. (851
-
41) 4
-
43
-
41

(productio
n of vegetables, potatoes and crops)


17.
MSPK

«
Sodruzhestvo
»


Mikhailovka village, Limansky district of the Astrakhan region, 416401

Tel. (851
-
47) 9
-
73
-
83

(production of vegetables and potatoes)



18. «Nadezhda

2 Ltd»


101 M. Gorky Street, Kamyzyak,
Astrakhan region, 416340

Tel. (851
-
45) 9
-
12
-
03

(rice, rice seeds, vegetables and crops)



19. «Krasnoyarsky rice Ltd»


6 Lenin street, Verkhnij Buzan village, Krasnoyarsky district of the Astrakhan
region, 416164

Tel. (851
-
46) 9
-
34
-
10

(processing of r
ice)


20. ONO OPH «Mart»


20 Lenin Street, Kamyzyak, Astrakhan region, 416340

Tel. 8
-
927
-
560
-
33
-
33, (8512) 72
-
81
-
45

(production of vegetables, rice, canning of vegetables)



21. JSC

«Bassol»


16 Gorky Street, Nizhny Baskunchak village, Akhtubinsky distri
ct of the
Astrakhan region, 416532

Tel. (85141) 5
-
51
-
47, 5
-
52
-
75, fax (85141)5
-
51
-
47, E
-
mail:
bassol@astranet.ru
,
www.bassol.ru

(table and technical salt, balneal products)


22. JSC

«Astrakhan liquor and vodka pla
nt»


92 Akhsharumov Street, Astrakhan, 414057

Tel. (8512) 39
-
10
-
21, 33
-
93
-
10, fax (8512) 39
-
10
-
69, E
-
mail:
alvz@astranet.ru

(production of vodka and other alcoholic beverages)


23. «Trusovsky baking plant Ltd»


3 Lo
monosov Street, Astrakhan, 414006

Tel. (8512) 56
-
15
-
78, 56
-
30
-
70, fax (8512) 56
-
30
-
15, E
-
mail:
kolos@mail.ru

(bread and baked goods)


24. “Boldinsky baking plant Ltd”


2 Yablochkova Street, Astrakhan, 414052

Tel./fax
(8512) 38
-
05
-
17, E
-
mail:
boldinsky@mail.ru

(production of bread, baked goods and confectionary)


25. Confectionary Plant “Karon” Ltd.


6
А
, John Reed Street, Astrakhan, 414000

Tel. (8512) 35
-
20
-
62, 22
-
68
-
23, E
-
mail:
mail@karon.ru

(confectionary)


26. JSC “Kombinat khleboproduktov” (bakery)


3, Rybinskaya Street, Astrakhan, 414002

Tel./fax (8512) 39
-
81
-
0
0, E
-
mail:
akhp@astranet.ru

(flour and feed
-
stuff manufacture)


Transport enterprises
:



1.

Astrakhan branch of the Privolzhskaya railroad


affiliated
branch of
ОАО

“Russian Rails”


6, Bering Street, Astrakhan, 414052


Tel. (8512) 32
-
33
-
68, fax (8512) 32
-
26
-
42,
Е
-
mail:

bev@astrakhan.pvrr.ru

(passenger transportation, cargo transportation: bulk cargo, chemicals, industrial
commodities, containers)



2. JSC “Airpo
rt Astrakhan”


414021, Astrakhan, airport area

Tel. (8512) 39
-
33
-
30, fax (8512) 39
-
42
-
53, E
-
mail:
astraport@mail.ru

(take
-
off/landing servicing; aviation security provision; passenger and cargo
facilities; aircraf
t fueling)



3. Astrakhan Centre of Department of Internal Affairs of the branch
of “South Aeronavigation” of Federal State Unitary Enterprise
“Goskorporatsiya po ORVD”


414021, Astrakhan, airport area

Tel. (8512) 44
-
47
-
13 (209), fax (8512) 39
-
48
-
76, E
-
mail: navigation@astranet.ru

(meeting aeronavigation demands and safety requirements, provision of regular
domestic as well as foreign flights in international air
-
routes and within the
airport facilities)



4. Astrakhan State Passenger

Transport Operating Company No. 3


63 Basinskaya Street, Astrakhan, 414017

Tel. (8512) 50
-
81
-
44,
Е
-
mail:
apatp3@astranet.ru

(passenger service)



5. JSC “Astrakhan Passenger Transportation”


2, Energeticheskaya Street, Astrakhan, 414032

Tel./fax (8512) 55
-
33
-
00, tel. (8512) 55
-
29
-
89

(passenger ser
vice)



6. “Astrakhan Passenger Electric Transportation” Ltd.


35, Karl Marx Square, Astrakhan, 414040

Tel./fax (8512) 22
-
73
-
77,
Е
-
mail:
aept@pochta.ru

(electric transport passenger service)



7.

“Transport enterprise “Rus” Ltd.


28 Brestskaya Street, Astrakhan, 414045

Tel./fax (8512) 33
-
44
-
33, 33
-
07
-
22

(passenger service)



8. “Transport enterprise “Granat” Ltd.


1 Sokolova Street, Astrakhan, 414011

Tel. (8512) 26
-
4
-
97, fax (8512) 2
6
-
42
-
40,
Е
-
mail:
granat@astranet.ru

(passenger service)



9. Affiliated municipal unitary transport enterprise “Avtomobilist”
of the Kharabalinsky district municipal unitary transport company


4 Leskhoznaya S
treet, Kharabali, Astrakhan region, 416010

Tel. (8
-
243)9
-
13
-
00, 5
-
12
-
96

(passenger service)



10. Akhtubinsk municipal transport enterprise


Severny gorodok, Akhtubinsk, Astrakhan region, 416510

Tel. (8
-
241)5
-
23
-
88

(passenger service)




11. “ASTEK
-
TBG” Ltd.


18 Kosmonavtov Street, Astrakhan, 414057

Tel. (8512) 34
-
35
-
95, 33
-
84
-
02

(passenger service)



12. Enotaevskoe municipal transport enterprise


9 Dneprovskaya Street, Enotaevka village, Astrakhan region, 416200

Tel. (8
-
24
3) 9
-
13
-
00

(passenger service)



13. JSC “ATLANT”


129 “a” 1
st

Perevoznaya Street, Astrakhan, 414052

Tel. (8512) 36
-
06
-
23, fax (8512) 36
-
85
-
83,

www.TF
-
Atlant.ru
, E
-
mail:
Atlant@Astranet.ru


(bulky cargo transportation)



14. “Transport company “Zulfiya
-
Trans” Ltd.


36 Kerchenskaya Street, Astrakhan, 414015

Tel. (8512) 56
-
06
-
78, 56
-
06
-
10, fax (8512) 56
-
16
-
38

(cargo operations within the city and Russi
a)



15. JSC “Astrakhan taxi park”


34 Brestskaya Street, Astrakhan, 414045

Tel./fax (8512) 33
-
63
-
54, E
-
mail:
atp@astranet.ru

(passenger service)



Communications enterprises:



1. Regional

branch of
ОАО

“YuTK” “Svyazinform” (Astrakhan
region)


7/8 Teatralny lane, Astrakhan, 414000

Tel. (8512) 22
-
48
-
30,22
-
95
-
74 fax (8512) 39
-
11
-
18, 22
-
90
-
04,

Е
-
mail:
asicom@astranet.ru

(wire/wireless telephony
у
, radio, Inter
net)



2. Z
АО

“Astrakhan GSM”



44 Lychmanova Street, Astrakhan, 414000

Tel. (8512) 70
-
00
-
70; fax (8512) 70
-
00
-
72,
Е
-
mail
:
office@astragsm.ru

(cellular communication, Internet access)



3
. “Astrakhan Paging” Ltd.


16 Trusova Street, Astrakhan, 414000

Tel. (8512) 63
-
33
-
33, fax (8512) 63
-
35
-
27

(wire communications, Internet)



4. Commercial industrial company “Astrakhan TELEKOM” Ltd.


6 Savushkina Street, korp. 6, Astrakhan,

414056

Tel. (8512) 54
-
15
-
44, fax (8512) 60
-
01
-
90,
Е
-
mail:
astel@astelecom.ru

(DECT radio services, wire communication, Internet access)



5. Directorate of the Federal postal service of the Astrakhan region


Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Russia
n Post”


10/25 Chernyshevskogo Street, Astrakhan, 414000

Tel. (8512) 39
-
47
-
91; fax (8512) 39
-
03
-
94

(postal services)



6. Affiliate of JSC “Mobile telesystems” (MTS)


37 John Reed Street, Astrakhan, 414000

Tel. (8512) 34
-
80
-
35; 8
-
917
-
180
-
44
-
00; fax (8512) 47
-
71
-
27

Е
-
mail:
pgv@astrakhan.mts.ru

(cellular communication services, Internet access)



7. Astrakhan branch of JSC “Vympelkom” (Beeline)


53 Pobeda Street, Astrakhan, 414040

Tel. (8512) 54
-
90
-
90; fax (8512
) 54
-
90
-
79

(cellular communication services, Internet access)



8. Astrakhan branch of JSC “MSS
-
Povolzhie” (Megafon)


75 Naberezhnaya 1
st

May, /48 Shaumyana Str., Astrakhan, 414000

Tel. (8512) 32
-
09
-
00; fax (8512) 32
-
09
-
02,
Е
-
mail:
mishelova.rz@mgsm.ru

(cellular communication services, Internet access)



9. Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Russian Broadcasting Network”
(affiliate of the Astrakhan ORTPTs)


4, Lyakhova Street, Astrakhan,

414040

Tel. (8512) 25
-
83
-
03, fax (8512) 54
-
00
-
30

(TV broadcasting services)



Water transport enterprises:



1. JSC Cargo company “Armada”


1
а

Mosin Street, Astrakhan, 414042

Tel. (8512) 57
-
55
-
95, 57
-
00
-
50, E
-
mail:
armada_co@astranet.ru

(cargo handling)



2. JSC “Astrakhan port”



40 Babushkin Street, Astrakhan, 414000

Tel. (8512
) 39
-
41
-
70, 39
-
41
-
71, E
-
mail:
aport@telecomnet.ru

(cargo handling and shipping)


3. Z
АО

“Astrakhan Sea Port”



43 Zhelyabova Street, Astrakhan, 414000

Tel. (8512) 22
-
32
-
56, fax (8512) 39
-
00
-
16

(cargo handling
)


4. Commercial industrial company “Central Cargo Port” Ltd.



53 Zhelyabova Str, Astrakhan, 414040

Tel. (8512) 22
-
29
-
11, fax (8512) 44
-
51
-
16, E
-
mail:
cgp@astcenter.ru


(cargo handling)


5. Port “Streletskoe”




2 N. Kachuevskoy Street, Astrakhan, 414000

Tel. (8512) 39
-
43
-
51, 39
-
12
-
90

(cargo handling)


6. “Buzan
-
port” Ltd.



5 Krasnaya Naberezhnaya Street, Astrakhan, 414060

Tel. (8512) 39
-
54
-
36, 39
-
54
-
53, E
-
mail:
lavernaltd@mtu
-
net.ru

(cargo handling)


7. JSC “Sea trading port Olya”



1 Kirov Street, Astrakhan, 414000

Tel. (8512) 44
-
41
-
81, E
-
mail:
cd@mtpo.ru

(cargo handling)


8.

Bridge constructing unit 83 (branch of
ОАО


Volgomost”)



1 Mostostroitelei Dr., Astrakhan, 414047

Tel. (8512) 59
-
95
-
16, fax (8512) 59
-
91
-
94

(cargo handling)


9. “Alfa
-
port” Ltd.



36 Dzerzhinskogo Street, Astrakhan, 414006,

Tel. (8512) 56
-
02
-
23, fax (8512) 56
-
38
-
44 56
-
32
-
33, E
-
mail:
alfaport@astranet.ru

(cargo handling)


10.
RPK

«
Astrakhanskij
»
of

Astrakhan

branch

of


Lukoil
-
Nizhnevolzhsknefteperodukt

Ltd



Ilyinka illage, Ikryaninsky district of the Astrakan region, 416357

Tel
. (8512) 31
-
22
-
00,
fax

(8512) 50
-
43
-
88

(
cargo handling
)




11.


«
Shipping

Company

Ltd




149 Zavodskaya Street, Akhtubinsk, Astrakhan region, 416510

Tel
. (8
-
241) 3
-
20
-
33

(
cargo shipping
)




12.
Shipping company «Paradise Ltd.»



76 a Dzerzhinskogo Street,
Astrakhan, 414015

Tel. (8512) 56
-
47
-
36, E
-
mail:
paradaise@astranet.ru

(
cargo shipping
)


13. «
DAF

Ltd




11/10 Naberezhnaya Privolzhskogo Zatona Street, Astrakhan, 414000

Tel. (8512) 39
-
42
-
86, 22
-
71
-
61

(c
argo shipping)




14. Trading company «Persepolis Ltd»



Office 504, 128 Bakinskaya Street, Astrakhan, 414000

Tel. (8512) 22
-
32
-
46, 44
-
46
-
48, E
-
mail:
perseru@astranet.ru

(
cargo

shipping
)


15. Representatio
n of JSC «Volgotanker» in Astrakhan




1 Neftyanikov Square, Astrakhan, 414000

Tel. (8512) 59
-
75
-
64, fax (8512) 59
-
73
-
29

(cargo shipping)


16.
TESK

«
Albros

Ltd
»



2 Sen
-
Simon Street, Astrakhan, 414014

Tel. (8512) 63
-
11
-
87, 39
-
16
-
79, fax (8512) 39
-
16
-
70
, E
-
mail:
albros@astranet.ru

(freight shipping and forwarding)


17. Shipping and forwarding company “Caspian Ferry Ltd.”



20 Chelyabinskaya street, Astrakhan, 414024

Tel. (8512) 34
-
03
-
00, 34
-
89
-
06, E
-
mail:
caspianferry@astranet.ru

(freight shipping and forwarding)



18. «Lakor Ltd.»


2 Sen
-
Simon Street, Astrakhan, 414014

Tel. (8512) 39
-
02
-
57, fax (8512) 39
-
02
-
58, E
-
mail:
general@lakor.astranet.ru

(freight shipping and forwarding)



Scientific
-
research institutions
:



1.

Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Caspian Fisheries Research
Institute"

of the Federal Fisheries Agency


(
FGUP "KaspNIRKh"
)

1,
Savus
hkina Street
,

Astrakhan
,

414056


Tel
./
fax

(8512) 25
-
25
-
8 1, 25
-
86
-
36,
Е
-
mail:

kaspiy@astranet.ru

2.
State Scientific Institution "All
-
Russian Scientific
-
Research Institute
of Irrigated Vegetable and Melon Growing" of the Russian Academy of
Agricultural Sciences


16,
Lubicha Street
,
Kamyzyak, Astrakhan region,

416341

Tel
./
fax

8 (245)

95
-
9
-
07,

tel
. (85145)

95
-
9
-
07,

Е
-
mail:

vniiob@kam.astranet.ru

3.

State Scientific Institution

"Caspian Scientific
-
Research Institute of
Arid Farming" of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

4
16251,
Astrakhan region
,
Chernoyarsky district
,

village of Solenoe Zaimische
,
quarter Severny
,

8

Tel
.

(851
-
49)

25
-
4
-
39,

tel
./
fax

(851
-
49)

25
-
7
-
20,

Е
-

mail:

Pniiaz@mail.ru

4.
State Institution "Scientific
-
Research Institute of Leprosy" of the
Federal Heal
th Agency


414057,

Astrakhan
,

N. Ostrovskogo Dr.
,

3

Tel
./
fax
: (8512) 33
-
13
-
22, e
-
mail:
niil@astranet.ru



Higher Professional Education Institutions
:


1.

State hi
gher professional education institution Astrakhan State
University


414056,
Astrakhan, Tatischeva Str.
, 20
-
а


Tel
. (8512) 25
-
17
-
18


2.
State higher professional education institution Astrakhan State
Technical University


414025,
Astrakhan
,
Tatischeva Str.
, 16

Tel
. (8512) 25
-
73
-
68


3.
State higher professional education institution Astrakhan State
Conservatoire

(
Institute
)


414000,
Astrakhan
,
Sovetskaya Str.
, 23


Tel
. (8512) 22
-
93
-
11


4.
State higher professional education institution Astrakhan State
Medical Academy of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation


414000,
Astrakhan
,
Bakinskaya Str.
, 121

Tel
. (8512) 44
-
74
-
96


5.
State higher professional education institution Astrakhan
Engineering
-
Building Institute


414056,
Astrakhan
,
Tatischeva Str.
, 18
-
а


Tel
. (8512) 25
-
14
-
68


6.
State higher professional education institution Astrakhan branch of
the Moscow State University of Economy, Statistics and IT


414000,
Astrakhan
,
Nechaeva Str.
, 12

Tel
. (8512) 22
-
93
-
71


7.
State higher professional education in
stitution Astrakhan branch of
the Vol
ga
State Academy of Water Transport


414014,
Astrakhan
,
Kostina Str.
, 2

Tel
. (8512) 44
-
58
-
66


8.
State higher professional education institution Astrakhan branch of
the Volgograd Academy of State Service


414045,
Astr
akhan
,
B. Khmelnitskogo Str.,

33
-
а


Тел
. (8512) 33
-
46
-
88


9.
State higher professional education institution Astrakhan branch of
the Saratov State Academy of Law


414000,
Astrakhan
,
Krasnaya Naberezhnaya Str.
, 7/
Kuibysheva Str.
, 1


Тел
. (8512) 44
-
05
-
60


10.
State higher professional edu
cation institution Astrakhan branch of
the Saratov State Social
-
Economic University


414011,
Astrakhan
,
Ukrainskaya Str.
, 3


Tel
. (8512) 38
-
49
-
53


11.
State higher professional education institution Astrakhan branch of
the Russian State Humanitarian Univer
sity


414000,
Astrakhan
,
N. Ostrovskogo Str.
, 127


Tel
. (8512) 50
-
29
-
18


12.
State higher professional education institution Astrakhan branch of
the Saratov State Agrarian University after Vavilov


414004,
Astrakhan
,
S. Perovskoi Str.
, 96

Tel
. (8512) 35
-
3
1
-
22


13.
State higher professional education institution Astrakhan branch of
the Krasnodar University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian
Federation


414011,
Astrakhan
,
Naberezhnaya reki Tsarev
, 9/4


Tel
. (8512) 38
-
33
-
31


14.
State higher p
rofessional education institution Caspian branch of
the Naval State Academy after F.F. Ushakov


414020,
Astrakhan
,
B. Khmelnitskogo Str.
, 3


15.
State higher professional education institution Akhtubinsk branch
"Vzlet" of the Moscow State Aviation Institut
e


416501,
Akhtubinsk
,

Dobrolubova Str.
, 5

Tel
. (8241) 5
-
42
-
92


16.
State higher professional education institution Akhtubinsk branch of
the Volgograd State University


416510,
Akhtubinsk
,
B.G. Ivanova Str.
, 6


Tel
. (8241) 3
-
15
-
25


17.
Non
-
government highe
r professional education institution
Astrakhan branch of the Moscow International Law Institute under the
Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation

414000,
Astrakhan
,
Spartakovskaya Str.
, 106;
Z. Kosmodemyanskoi Str.
, 113


Tel
. (8512)

39
-
53
-
78


18.
Non
-
government higher professional education institution
Astrakhan branch of the Moscow Open Social University


414056,
Astrakhan
,
Smolyanoi lane
, 4

Tel
. (8512) 54
-
46
-
15


19.
Non
-
government higher professional education institution
Astrakhan branch of the Mo
dern Humanitarian Academy
(
representation in
the regional districts

-

village of Liman
,
village of Volodarsky
,
village of
Cherny Yar, town of Akhtubinsk
,
town of Kharabali
)

414011,
Astrakhan
,
Kosmonavta Komarova Str.
, 57

Tel
. (8512) 39
-
87
-
68


20.
Non
-
gove
rnment higher professional education institution
Astrakhan branch of the South Russia Humanitarian Institute

414045,
Astrakhan
,
N. Ostrovskogo Str.
, 56
-
а


Tel
. (8512) 33
-
32
-
59


21.
Non
-
government higher professional education institution
Astrakhan branch o
f the University of the Russian Academy of Education


414000,
Astrakhan
,
Chalabyana Str.
, 16

Tel
. (8512) 60
-
65
-
55


22.
Non
-
government higher professional education institution
Astrakhan branch of the International Institute of Economy and Law


414006,
Ast
rakhan
,
Pushkina Str.
, 2

Tel
. (8512)56
-
43
-
60


23.
Non
-
government higher professional education institution
Astrakhan branch of the Russian International Tourism Academy


41400,
Astrakhan
,
Maksakova Str.
, 14

Tel
. (8512) 54
-
40
-
99


24.
State higher profession
al education institution Astrakhan
representation of the Samara State Technical University

414000,
Astrakhan
,
Ulyanovykh Str.
,4

Tel
. (8512) 22
-
67
-
76


25.
State higher professional education institution Astrakhan
representation of the Volgograd Architectura
l
-
Building University

414000,
Astrakhan
,
Turgeneva Str.
, 4

Tel
. (8512) 63
-
08
-
71


26.
State higher professional education institution Astrakhan
representation of the Moscow State Industrial University


414006,
Astrakhan
,
John Reed Str.
, 12

Tel
. (8512) 50
-
2
1
-
14


27.
State higher professional education institution Astrakhan
representation of the Moscow Academy of Complex Business Activity
Security

414000,
Astrakhan
,
Bera Str.
, 9

Tel
. (8512) 22
-
81
-
96


28.
State higher professional education institution Astra
khan
representation of the Volgograd State Technical University

414000,
Astrakhan
,
Turgeneva Str.
, 4

Tel
. (8512) 63
-
08
-
71


29.
State higher professional education institution Astrakhan
representation of the Volgograd State Institute of Arts and Culture

41
4000,
Astrakhan
,
the Kremlin

Tel
. (8512) 22
-
53
-
88



30.
Non
-
government higher professional education institution
Astrakhan representation of the Russian State Open Te
c
hnical University of
Communications

414024,
Astrakhan
,
B. Khmelnitskogo Str.
, 35
kor
p.

1

Tel.
(8512) 33
-
96
-
65




31.
Non
-
government higher professional education institution
Astrakhan representation of the Regional Institute of Finance and Economy


414000,
Astrakhan
,
Lenin Str.
, 20

Tel
. (8512) 60
-
38
-
05




32.
Non
-
government hig
her professional education institution
Astrakhan representation of the Moscow Institute of Economy and Finance


414000,
Astrakhan
,
Uritskogo Str.,
7, 2
nd floor
,
office
201

Tel
. (8512) 44
-
07
-
98




33.
Non
-
government higher professional education institu
tion
Astrakhan representation of the National Institute named after Catherine the
Great
(
representation in the city of Akhtubinsk
)

414004,
Astrakhan
,
Volodarskogo Str.
, 14
а

Tel
. (8512) 44
-
46
-
85




34.
Non
-
government higher professional education institution
Astrakhan representation of the Moscow Institute of State and Corporate
Management

414000,
Astrakhan
,
Pobeda Str.
, 52

Tel
. (8512) 25
-
70
-
50




35.
Non
-
governme
nt higher professional education institution
Astrakhan representation of the Institute of Fashion Industry


414006,
Astrakhan
,
Gertsen Str.
, 23

Tel
. (8512) 56
-
13
-
00




36.
Non
-
government higher professional education institution
Astrakhan representati
on of the Moscow Institute of Psychology and Society

414000,
Astrakhan
,

Zhelyabova Str.
, 21

Tel

(8512) 22
-
82
-
03




37.
Non
-
government higher professional education institution
Astrakhan representation of the Moscow Institute of Interstate Relations


414046,
Astrakhan
,
Sen
-
Simona Str.
, 31

Tel
. (8512) 22
-
44
-
32




38.
Non
-
government higher professional education institution
Astrakhan representation of the Institute of Social and Humanitarian Studies


414000,
Astrakhan
,
Kirov Str.
, 51,

Tel
. (8512) 3
9
-
17
-
45




39.
Non
-
government higher professional education institution
Akhtubinsk representation of the Moscow Institute of Modern Economy


416500
, Astrakhan region
,
city of Akhtubinsk, Karl Marx Str.
,
school
5

Tel
. (8241) 5
-
81
-
18




40.
Non
-
gover
nment higher professional education institution
Kamyzyak representation of the Don Agrarian University


416395,
Kamyzyak
,
Lubicha Str.
, 14

Tel
. (8
-
245) 95
-
5
-
31


Arts and crafts
companies:


1.

Limited Liability Company “Astrakhan Souvenir”

6 Sverdlova Street,

414000, Astrakhan, Russia

Tel. (8512) 39
-
53
-
81

(wood engraving)


2.

Limited Liability Company “Charoit”

55 Sen
-
Simon Street, 414032, Astrrakhan, Russia

Tel. (8512) 38
-
30
-
36

(wood engraving)


3.

Limited Liability Company “Scitalis”

61
A Savishkina Street, 414056,

Astrakhan, Russia

Tel. 8

902

110 86 39

(
porcelain souvenirs and gifts
)


4.

Limited Liability Company “Preobrazhenie”

144A N. Ostrovskogo Street, 414056, Astrakhan, Russia

Tel. (8512) 77
-
63
-
53

(
beadwork
)