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Presentation of Tula region (PDF, 6MB)
Administrative Center FEDERAL DISTRICT Distance to Moscow
Tula Central 170 km
UTC + 4 / MSK 1.5 mln 25,700 sq km

The Tula Region is a dynamically developing region of Central Russia with an active investment attraction stance. Close proximity to Moscow, the largest national sales market, developed infrastructure, skilled human resources, and favorable investment environment are the key advantages of the Tula Region.

The territory of the region is crossed by three federal freeways: M2 Moscow–Belgorod–Ukrainian Border, M4 Moscow–Novorossiysk, and M6 Moscow–Astrakhan. Major railway lines connect Tula with other regions of Russia, near- and far-abroad countries.

The international DomodedovoAirport lies 100 km (62 miles) up north from the border of the Tula Region. The region has branchy engineering infrastructure, which ensures unlimited access to energy resources. The Tula Region is home to several power plants and trunk gas mains traversing its territory.

The regional system of vocational education fosters the high skills of local labor. Two thirds of all educational institutions of the Tula Region teach Mechanical Engineering, Metalworking, and Transportation Facilities. The investment strategy of the Tula Region is aimed at integrated territorial development at the expense of Russian and foreign investments, as well as the energizing of innovations – first of all, in such traditional to the region industries as mechanical engineering, metalworking, chemistry, electronics and agricultural crop processing.

A favorable environment for doing business in the Tula Region is created due to the reduction of administrative and bureaucratic barriers, simplification of licensing procedures and development of effective instruments for the support of entrepreneurial activity.

The trust of investors is the main yardstick for measuring the effectiveness of the local government and its openness to business. More than 200 businesses with the participation of foreign capital successfully operate in the Tula Region. In 2015 investments into fixed assets exceeded 105bn rubles. The region is one of the industrial growth leaders in Central Russia. During the last 4 years the region increased its own fiscal and non-tax revenues by more than 52%. The given parameters confirm the stability of Tula Region’s economic development.

Economic indicators

594,3 bln rubles $ 439 mln 154,8 bln rubles
400 thousand rubles per capita $ 295,6 per capita 104,2 rubles per capita
0,46% 74,3% 34 196,7 rubles

Biggest cities

Tula Novomoscowsk Donskoi Aleksin Schekino
550,800 residents 125,200 residents 64,000 residents 68,000 residents 58,000 residents





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Natural resources

  • Forest steppe (grove belt)
  • Mixed forest
  • Deciduous forest

Natural resources


Gypsum 1227732.5 thousand. M 3
phosphate rock 615,622 tons
rock salt 3076 thousand. T


Brown coal (lignite) 1,305,729 thousand m. 3
peat 308 tonnes

Recreational resources

Museums, estates, sanatoriums, nature preserves and others

Major activities

  • Processing industries
  • Wholesale and retail trade
  • Repair of household goods and personal appliances
  • Сonstruction
  • Immovable property transactions
  • Rent and rendering various services

  • Transport and communication
  • Agriculture
  • Hunting and forestry
  • Other

Biggest industries

  • Rolling stock manufacturing
  • light industry
  • woodworking, paper and pulp industry
  • defense
  • manufacture of other equipment and machinery
  • chemical and petrochemical industry
  • ferrous metallurgy
  • non-ferrous metallurgy
  • electronics, optics and mechanical engineering
  • power engineering

Main transport arteries

Hard-surfaced roads:

9359 km


1706 km

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Social objects

Tax rates

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Tourist passport of the region

The Tula Region lies almost in the heartland of the European part of Russia, on the Central Russian Upland.

The Tula Region is the most beautiful and lavish land that bestowed talented writers, artists, scientists, inventors and statesmen upon the world. The Tula land was glorified by Leo Tolstoy and Ivan Turgenev, V.A. Zhukovsky and Ivan Bunin, depicted on the canvases of V.D. Polenov and G.G. Myasoyedov.

It’s about the Kulikovo Field, fascinating and inspiring Yasnaya Polyana, the estate of Leo Tolstoy, mysterious Bezhin Meadow of Turgenev, singular landscapes on the banks of the river Oka, the charm of vast expanses of Krasivomechye, and the ancient proud city of Tula… The eventful history of the Tula land found its reflection in unique monuments of antiquity, memorials, museum relics – sites of ancient settlements, the remains of defensive fortification walls, the architecture of ancient Russian cities, churches, estates, gardens and nature parks which often represent masterpieces of the world and national culture. Under the government’s protection are more than 900 historic and cultural heritage sites, of which many have a unique character.

People of Tula treasure and revive the historic-cultural heritage of the land. At the present time four museums of federal importance operate in the region: State Memorial and Natural Preserve “Yasnaya Polyana” Leo Tolstoy’s Museum Estate, State Military-Historic and Nature Preserve “Kulikovo Field”, State V.D. Polenov Memorial History and Art Museum and Nature Preserve, Tula State Museum of Arms. Overall over 900 historic and cultural heritage sites protected by the government are located in the territory of the Region. The Museum Estate “Yasnaya Polyana” serves as the core for the development of cultural tourism on the tourism map of not only the Tula Region, but also of the Russian Federation at large. Dozens of memorial sites, wealthiest stocks of priceless relics related to all aspects of life of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy are on display not only in the museum estate itself, but in its numerous branches.

Lying 140 km southeast of Tula is the First Battlefield of Russia – Kulikovo Field. In commemoration of the victory over Mongol-Tartar hordes, a memorial pillar was set up on Kulikovo Field along with Sergius of Radonezh Church. The combat history of Kulikovo Field since the times of old until modernity is exhibited in the Museum-Memorial complex of Monastirschina village. And the battlefield became the Field of Russian Military Glory. Perching not far from the town of Tarusa on a high hill above the river Oka is a nice three-storey white Museum estate house of outstanding Russian landscapist of the second half of the XIX century Vasily Polenov. The site area (870 hectares) features a genuine museum house, the painter’s workshop “Abbey”, household structures, Trinity Church in the village of Bekhov, designed by V.D. Polenov, as well as the estate park, garden, meadows, woods ands tillage around the estate. The exposition of the museum estate highlights the enlightenment and creative activities of several generations of Polenov’s family.

The Tula Region is the forge of Russian arms. Today unique collections of cold and fire arms dating from the XVIII-XXI centuries, contemporary hunting, sporting arms and combat weapon made in Tula are stored and exhibited in two buildings: under the ancient domes of Epiphany Cathedral inside the Tula Kremlin, and in a new five-storey building shaped as a heroic helmet (since 2012).

The fabrication of scaled-down combat weapons and other “curious” items has been a special passion and tradition of Tula gun makers. The smaller an item is, the higher the art of a craftsman. Residents of Tula – worthy heirs of the legendary Levsha (Southpaw) – have been multiplying the labor glory and traditions of the amazing Tula gunnery until now. Throughout the ages, Tula has not only been a capital of arms, but also a capital of samovars (boiling tanks). The samovar has long been turned into one of Tula and Russia’s emblems, a nice and offbeat souvenir.

The tea made using boiled water from a Tula samovar is exceptionally fragrant and tasty. In the TulaSamovarsMuseum you’ll be treated to a unique collection of samovars: among them is the Tula samovar made by Tula-based pioneers of samovar making – Ivan and Nazar Lisitsyn, Italian Vase samovar celebrated with an award at St. Petersburg Exhibition in 1870, “small samovars for kids” which were a gift for the family of Russian Czar Nicholas II, Terem samovar of an extraordinary shape. Gingerbread making is another ancient trade of Tula, first mentioned in old scribal books dated 1685. On display in the exposition of the TulaGingerbreadMuseum is both the smallest spice cake – slightly bigger than a 50-kopeck coin – and the giant unique spice cake weighing 16 kg (35 pounds).

There are congratulatory, festive, custom-made, historic, personalized, figured and honorable gingerbreads. Tourists and vacationers on a visit to the land of Tula are also greatly interested in other trades and crafts: the artistic trimming of hunting weapons, accordion production, fabrication of filimonovskie toys, Belev laces and marshmallow. The hospitable Tula Region has a lot of surprises in store for its guests.

The event calendar of the Region is versatile and packed: folklore festivals, festivals of folk crafts and traditions, military-historic reconstructions, fairs, literary and song festivals, trophy raids, environment festivals. Each will find something to his or her liking, depending on their hobbies. Thousands of tourists come to us every year, plunging into the atmosphere of goodness and cordiality. The Tula Region always keeps an open table for its guests!

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