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Vologda Oblast (Вологодская область)

Country: Russia
Location: the north of European part of Russia, ca 500 km from Moscow
Area: 144,500 km² (one of the largest areas in Russia – equal to the area of Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands and Switzerland together)
Population: 1,192,200 (2014)
Capital: Vologda (population 309,900)
Other cities: Cherepovets, Sokol, Veliky Ustyug, Sheksna, Gryazovets, Babayevo, Totma
Administrative division: 26 districts and 2 townships
Main leader of the region: Oleg Kuvshinnikov (Governor)
Key sectors: timber industry (great potential especially due to forest wealth), chemical industry – production of fertilizers, metallurgy, engineering, construction, textile industry, important also is the food industry – milk processing.

Cooperation with Vologda Oblast:

The Memorandum was signed in Ostrava on 27 September 2005. The main aims of the Memorandum are economic cooperation and exchange, operational management of fire rescue units, tourism, culture and sport. Cooperation with Vologda Oblast counts among one of the most advanced. As a part of cooperation in the field of tourism a presentation of our region took place at tourism exhibition The Gate of the North in Vologda. Regional representatives have attended so-called information trips to support tourism and spas. Vologda Oblast is one of the places where The International Festival of Outdoor Films is held - this festival is very popular in the Czech Republic. Very important is the cooperation between the Vologda Ministry of Emergencies and the Moravian-Silesian Regional Association of Firefighters, which organise exchange stays for children and students.

The great potential of possible cooperation for our businessmen emerges in the construction of infrastructure, sharing know-how in the area of IRS and the supply of heavy equipment, which is needed because of the difficult terrain. Last but not least is the importance of the timber industry, which requires the supply of machinery and equipment and even open trade opportunities. Also indispensable is Russian clientele for our spas.

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