Republic of Tatarstan

Total area: 67, 836 km2
Population: 3.8 mln
The extent of the territory: 290 km north-south, 460 km west-east
Climate: moderate-continental
Official languages: Tatar and Russian
Main religions: Islam and Orthodox Christianity
Share of urban population: 75.4%
Capital: city of Kazan
Official website:

To Arrive in Welcoming Tatarstan

To Tatarstan by Air

Tatarstan has two international airports — Kazan and Begishevo, and one airport for domestic flights. Together they provide their customers with 40 various destinations, including 19 internal and 12 international routes, with 15 regular flights to Moscow.
Travel time:

from Moscow — 1 hour 15 minutes,
from Saint Petersburg — 3 hours 40 minutes.

Regular international destinations include: Dubai, Istanbul, Hurghada, Helsinki, Bangkok, Cam Ranh and others.

Regular domestic destinations include: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Simferopol, Sochi, Irkutsk, Samara, Perm and others.

To Tatarstan by Rail

Over 10 different rail destinations are covered across Tatarstan daily, including two trains between Kazan and Moscow. They also include routes via Zelenodolsk, Agryz (Moscow-Yekaterinburg destination) and the oil-producing areas of the South-Eastern part of the region (Moscow-Chelyabinsk destination)

Travel time between Moscow and Kazan by rail is 11 hours.

To Tatarstan by Car

The federal motorway Volga — M7 will take you to Kazan from Moscow via Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod and Ufa.

Travel time between Moscow and Kazan by car is 11 hours.

The following motorways also lay via Kazan: Р241 “Kazan — Buinsk — Ulyanovsk”, Р239 “Kazan — Orenburg”, Р242 “Kazan — Arsk — Malmyzh — Kilmez — Igra”.

Р175 “Yoshkar-Ola — Zelenodolsk” is in the immediate proximity to Kazan.


Tatarstan is well-known for its tradition of hospitality. You won’t be short of choices when staying here, whether you require a modest b&b or a luxury 5-star accommodation. Such international hospitality chains as Hilton, Park Inn, Ibis, Marriott, Tasigo are represented in Kazan. A national chain Korston also welcomes their customers to the capital. You will also have a great choice of where to stay is you decided to visit other Tatar cities, such as Naberezhnye Chelny, Yelabuga, Almetyevsk, Nizhnekamsk.

Living in Tatarstan

For the expatriates whose business requires a long stay in the region, Tatarstan can offer a well-developed infrastructure. A wide range of both economy and premium housing, childcare and school networks, further education colleges and universities provide a great opportunity for families and individuals to stay in Tatarstan for as long as they need.

Our region is also a popular tourist destination, which gives the best chance for a cultural, ecological or sporting holiday. Every year Tatarstan welcomes millions of visitors.

Territory and Climate


Tatarstan is situated in the centre of European part of Russia on the East European Plain, in confluence of the rivers Volga and Kama. The city of Kazan is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan. 797 km separate Kazan from the Russian capital Moscow.

Republic of Tatarstan borders eight regions of the Russian Federation: the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Udmurt Republic, the Republic of Marij El, the Chuvash Republic, the Orenburg, the Ulyanovsk, and the Samara Regions.

The territory of the region is defined by the forested plain and forest-steppe zone with upland areas. Nearly 20% of the territory is covered by deciduous and coniferous forests. With 4 major water storage basins, 500 minor rivers and more than 800 lakes and ponds Tatarstan is a water-rich area.


Tatarstan’s territory is characterised by a mid-latitude moderate-continental climate, with warm summer and moderately cold winter. July is the hottest and January is the coldest month of the year. Severe frosts and stifling heat are not typical for Tatarstan; 4 seasons are well-defined here.

Impact of the Climate on Business Activity

The climate in Tatarstan affects the sphere of construction. Generally, external construction activities are performed during 7 months of the spring-summer period from March to September, and internal activities — during the other 5 months of the autumn-winter period from October to February.

In Tatarstan the water navigation is accessible for 5 months between May and September. The largest river artery of Europe — the Volga river — runs through the region, connecting the Baltic, the White, the Caspian, the Azov and the Black seas. You can get from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Ufa, Astrakhan and other cities to Kazan by water.


3.8 mln people reside in the Republic of Tatarstan. 50% of the Russian population lives within 1,000 km of the region.

The majority of the population are ethnic Tatars and Russians. Tatar and Russian languages are official languages of the region.

More than one thousand religious groups have been registered in the Republic of Tatarstan. The most widespread religions are Islam and Orthodox Christianity. Judaism, Buddhism and Krishnaism are also practised.

High Living Standard

The Republic of Tatarstan is the leading Russian region in life quality rating*. Tatarstan steadily shows high results in the most important 10 indicators:

  • income level,
  • housing conditions,
  • availability of social infrastructure,
  • ecology and climate,
  • residential safety,
  • demographic situation,
  • population health and level of education,
  • land and transport development,
  • economic growth,
  • small business development.


The wellbeing of the population of Tatarstan is at the heart of the region’s agenda. The following principles are considered in order to ensure the best medical care:

  • availability of medical services,
  • high medical technologies development,
  • preventive medicine and medical service quality improvement.

Life expectancy in Tatarstan comes up to 72 and exceeds the average life expectancy in Russia by 3 years.

Medical institutions of the Republic of Tatarstan provide medical and diagnostic services to maintain health of the population.

For Investors

Best investment climate in Russia.

Tatarstan attracts more than 2 million USD of foreign investments a day.

In 2015 foreign investments in the economy of the Republic of Tatarstan reached 828,9 million USD, including 519,6 million USD of direct foreign investments. Such worldwide known companies as Ford, Daimler, Mercedes-Benz, Leoni, 3М, Bosch, Saint-Gobain, Basf, Rockwool, Hayat, Fujitsu, Air Liquide, Sisecam, Armstrong, Kiekert, Kastamonu, Saria, and others, chose Tatarstan for their production, research and business.

The Republic of Tatarstan provides favourable conditions for investors.*

Tatarstan has the best outcomes among Russian regions in the following:

  • Regulatory environment
  • Business institutes
  • Infrastructure and resources

*according to the outcomes of the National rating of Russian regions investment climate 2014.

The rate and quality of investment projects implementation are provided by application of “Road maps” world standard that determines the events algorithm, the terms and participants of project implementation. Due to this well-elaborated technology, investor is able to choose quickly and effectively:

  • a site, the form of its business, and preferences format,
  • register the business,
  • organize construction, and launch its enterprise.

Extensive Resource Potential

Tatarstan is a resource-rich region. Due to its advantageous geographic position, the republic owns an extensive raw materials base and well-developed infrastructure. Due to such concentration of resources, Tatarstan is the biggest transportation junction with high economic activity.

Natural resources are the extensive raw material base for all industries.

Oil is the major natural wealth of Tatarstan

The Romashkinsky field is Russia’s second biggest oil field and one of the world’s biggest ones.

Gas: nearly 40 м3 per 1 ton of oil

Besides, Tatarstan has rich deposits of brown and black coal, oil shale, zeolite, copper and bauxite.

Water resources

Water resources of Tatarstan are the most important energy source, the resource ensuring operation of all sectors of the national economy, and the transport resource.

The major rivers are the Volga river (177 km in the territory of the Republic), and the Kama river (380 km), as well as two confluents of the Kama river: the Vyatka (60 km) and the Belaya rivers (50 km), having total runoff of 234 billion m3/year (97.5 % of the total runoff of all rivers). There are as well at least 500 small rivers in the territory of the Republic, not less than 10 km in length and numerous streams.

The Nizhnekamsk water power plant at the Kama river realizes water potential of the rivers producing nearly 1.8 bln kWh/year.

Subsurface resources of the Republic contain extensive deposits of subsurface water, from strongly mineralized to subsaline and fresh water. Mineral water possesses healing properties, being the base for numerous health care facilities.

Land resources

Tatarstan is located in broad-leaved and mixed wood zones, in steppe and forest-steppe zones. Agriculture and cattle breeding are actively developed in the steppe zones. Forests cover 1236.4 thousand hectares (17.5% of the territory).

Investors are granted preferential conditions for land plots purchase and lease!

Transport resources

Tatarstan is located in the very centre of the country, at the intersection of major trade routes connecting Europe and Asia. The republic is located at the intersection of key air routes, railway, motoring highways and strategic water routes of national importance. International transport corridors “West — East” and “North — South” cross the republic.

Choose Tatarstan today, and tomorrow you will enjoy the advantages of its logistic infrastructure. Thus, international transport corridor “Western Europe — Western China”, the new Silk Road will pass through Tatarstan, which will include a high-speed network; the first section of the network “Moscow — Kazan” will be put into operation in 2018.

Besides, the project of Sviyazhsk interregional multimodal logistic centre is in progress, it will become the biggest in the Volga region freight flow processing and redistribution centre. Advantageous location of the centre in the Kazan transport junction assures the shortest approach to the Volga region cities, and in future it may become the core of transport and logistics system of freight transportation in the Volga region.

The capital of the Republic — Kazan — is the major railway hub, the intersection of highways connecting European and Asian parts of the country.

Two International Airports and one airport for domestic flights provide an opportunity for 40 directions of passenger/cargo flights, including 19 cities of Russia, 6 CIS countries, 6 far-abroad countries, and more than 10 routine flights to Moscow.

6 federal highways intersect Tatarstan:
М-7 «Volga» Moscow — Vladimir — Nizhny Novgorod — Kazan — Ufa
Interstate М-5 “Ural” Moscow — Ryazan — Penza — Samara — Ufa — Chelyabinsk.
R175 «Kazan — Yoshkar-Ola».
R239 «Kazan — Orenburg».
R241 «Kazan — Buinsk — Ulyanovsk».
R242 (Perm — Yekaterinburg). It is part of the European route E 22 (Holyhead, UK — Ishim).
It intersects the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Latvia and Russia.

River routes help to reach the northern and southern seas of Russia. There are 3 river ports, 4 passenger ports and 6 river-boat stations in the Republic.

The intra-urban transport network is well developed in the cities and towns and is represented by buses, trams and trolleys. The Kazan subway stations linked the opposite parts of the city; construction of new stations is in progress. Regular transport communication is maintained in the republic between the cities, neighbour regions and airports. A taxi will bring you to practically any point of destination, it is represented by lights cars and trucks, from premium to economy class.


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