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SEPTEMBER 2008 №8(16)

Perm regional newspaper The Perm Days is the newspaper for foreign guests of Perm region and english-speaking Perm and Perm region citizens

Tragedy in Perm

Pilots drew aside the falling plane from a residential area

Perm projects in Sochi At the VII forum of investment projects in Sochi ten projects of Perm krai are to be presented

BUSINESS Firm count. Traditionally in august regional enterprises assess losses and profits OVERVIEW OF THE INITIATION INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES IN PERM KRAI Perm Region speculates on reduced tax rates for enterprises The Motovilikhinskie zavody Corp has been licensed by API standard Acron Reserves Plans for Verkhnekamie Reclaiming Prikamie Revives Shipbuilding Industry VSMPO AVISMA SETS SUBSIDIARY IN UKRAINE Real Estate. Expert opinion By Sergey Bugalevich Czechs interest in a ski resort in the city of Kizel to the perm airport is to be created INVESTMENTS IN REGIONAL AGRICULTURE PROVE TO BE EFFECTIVE Bankruptcies, debts and privations Perm Honey Unlocks Great Potential

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investment Attracting investment Investment climate in the region for investors of all scales

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Engine failure caused an Aeroflot Boeing 737-500 plane crash in Russia on Sunday which killed all 88 people on board. The Boeing-737-500 was traveling from Moscow when it went down on the outskirts of the city of Perm around 3:15 a.m. local time. Eighty-two passengers, including seven children, and six crew were on board. The crash Abdullaev Raffig 20.06.1960 (Azerbaijan) Afonasenkov 09.04.1984 Aleksandrova Ekaterina 01.02.1970 Atlan Eric (France) Azizov Mammadali 14.03.1958г. (Azerbaijan) Badirov Anvar 26.12.1951 (Azerbaijan) Beresneva Olga 02.08.1983г. Birlovskaya Natalia 12.03.1971 Bolotov Vladislav 16.06.1962 Brjuhanova Lyudmila 13.03.1959 Demenev Oleg 26.07.1967 Efremov Dmitry 24.03.1973 (Ukraine) Fung Fung 30.08.1982 (China) Golomonzin Mikhail Golub Vadim 21.06.1972 (Ukraine) Ignatyev Alexandr 18.04.1971 Ivanova Olga 03.08.1974 Izhboldin Sergey 22.10.1971 Dzjalalov Akif 18.09.1949 (Azerbaijan) Karakulov Sergey 29.06.1977 Kachapuridze Vladimir 12.05.1976 Kochak Levent Nuri 30.10.1954 (Turkey) Kuzmichev Oleg 04.05.1972 Kuznetsova Yana 17.06.1999 Kutmanov Ilya 27.06.1973 Lapteva Svetlana 19.04.1979 Lozinsky Vladimir 24.02.1972 Lyzov Alexandr 03.07.1981 Lyzova Maria 19.02.1984 Maksimenko Julia Safonova Maria 23.05.1985

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destroyed a section of railway and shut down part of the Trans-Siberian railway. The plane, operated by a division of Aeroflot, was on its approach to land when it crashed into an unpopulated area of the city, just a few hundred yards from residential buildings Names of our relatives, friends, children and parents from this flight:

Martinacco Tomaso (Italy) Medvedev Maxim 14.01.1976 Medvedev Gjuzel 04.10.1973 Medvedeva Tatyana 09.01.1968 Mirzaeva Nurida 10.01.1986 (Azerbaijan) Mishko Petr of 10.06.1983 Nahumov Ifraim 16.10.1972 Nahumov Golda o 09.03.1984 Nahumov Ilya 08.05.2001 Nahumova Eva of 03.11.2003 Noskova Elizaveta of 12.06.1951 Novozhilov Sergey 17.06.1972 (Ukraine) Nikulin Vadim 04.10.1974 (Ukraine) Oparin Alexey 31.05.2980 Osmanov Tagi of 09.06.1994 Petrova Olga of 14.06.1961 Plesser Maxim of 18.06.1982 Pogodin Vladimir of 05.07.1951 Polygalov Dmitry of 03.11.1954 Popov Nikolay 11.09.1975 (Ukraine) Popova M. of 10.06.1985 Redkin Vadim Safiev Ismagil 13.02.1976 (Azerbaijan) Sankin Evgeny of 15.06.1958 Sankina Lyudmila 25.09.1955г. Senkevich Sergey of 17.02.1981 Sevastyanova Ksenia 23.01.1986 Shabanov Agil 02.01.1967 (Azerbaijan) Shambereva Olga of 26.08.1975 Shlejkova Elena of 03.11.1970 Simonova Galina of 26.10.1975 Sobek Christian 15.04.1973 (Germany)

Solodnikova Elena Spivak Alexander of 27.06.2002 Spivak Anna of 03.06.1976 Spivak Jakov of 28.07.1976 Svetlakova Irina of 18.08.1984 Tarasova Marina of 21.07.1962 Tarasova Yana of 31.12.1981 Taymetov Babir 25.07.1982 (USA) Trofimov Alexander 27.06.1963 Ustinova Sofia of 13.01.1980 Jashmanov Oleg of 09.02.1967 Jashmanov Semen 30.07.2004 Jashmanov Mark Olegovich – the baby of 11 months Yudin Sergey of 03.05.1967 Yudina Valeria 06.06.2005 Jugas Lyudmila 08.12.1957 Zalazaeva Olga 22.11.1980 Chetyrkina Elena Troshev Gennady14.03.1947 The crew: The aircraft commander – Medvedev Rodion Mikhajlovich 2nd pilot – Allaberdin Rustam Rafailovich Stewards: 3. Shirokova A.D. 4. Noritsina T.V. 5. Jakovleva A.J. 6. Kuchma O.V.

Long summer with the Demidkovo resort! Perm Extreme Park is to become a multi-functional sport complex operating all year round Gold of Prikamye. Young sportsmen fetch gold medals to Russia Medals of Perm sportsmen


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CULTURE UNCELEBRATED WORKS OF GRAND MASTERS The new exhibition of Victor Kuzin Anniversary exhibition of Vyacheslav Smirnov In the Background of Ordzhonikidze Street Fate of Pasternak’s house is in hands of bureaucrats reciept from a chief-cook last page. Perm krai – the region of Culture. Osa

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News in RUSSIA INDEX Abashev Vladimir.......... 11 Acron................................ 4 Andriyaki Sergey........... 10 Azot.................................. 3 Baklakova Ekaterina....... 9 Beleckaya Lyudmila...... 11 Beraton............................. 8 Berezniki soda................. 3 Beznadezhnyh Mikhail............................. 9 Borovik Evgenyi.............. 9 Bugalevich Sergey........... 5 Chisovoy Metallurgic


Klondike’s $1bn plan to be #1 in Russia DIY

Kaliningrad-based DIY-hypermarket chain Klondyke has announced $1bn plans to open 50 DIY-hypermarkets in Russia’s largest cities by 2013. Each 15,000-square-meter hypermarket would have 17 point-of-sale terminals and 250 parking spots, the firm said. Currently the company owns three hypermarkets in Kaliningrad. Under plans, the first $17m store outside Kaliningrad is to be opened in Rostov-on-Don in October this year, followed by a December opening of a store in Novosibirsk.

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Kamkabel......................... 3

Rosatom plans $1.5bn mining cluster

Kamkabel......................... 4 Kostin Ivan...................... 4 Kotelnikov Vladimir........ 9 Krasnokamsk factory of metal grids.................. 3 Krivoshchekova Taisiya.............................. 9 Kronospan ...................... 4 Kuzin Victor.................. 10 Lenin V.I........................ 11 Lysenko Sergey............. 12 Metafrax........................... 3 Morion............................. 8 Motovilikhinskie

State-run corporation Rosatom has announced plans to create a $1.5bn economic cluster for silica extraction and mining in Krasnoyarsk region CEO Sergey Kirienko said the fullproduction circle cluster, carrying out operations from mining silica sand to production of solar battery and microchip, would be built at the site of a semiconductor silica plant in Zheleznogorsk. The company’s current capacity is only 200 tons of polysilicon a year. The new cluster will push it up to 34,000 tons.

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Nytva Corporation.......... 3

UMMC unveils plan for second $600m steel plant

Oleg Burtsev.................... 4 Pasternak Boris.............. 11 Perm Airlines Company.......................... 8 Perm Intrmedia

Urals Mining and Metallurgic Company (UMMC) has announced $600m plans to build a metallurgic plant in Bashkortostan’s Yanaul town to pro-

duce mill bars. The company’s CEO Andrey Kozitsin said $200m would be spent on the plant’s equipment. The plant’s projected annual capacity is 550,000 tons of products. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2010 and last two years. Earlier Marchmont has reported UMMC’s plans to build a similar plant in Tyumen region


Tolmachevo to be Russia’s #3 airport?

Novosibirsk international airport Tolmachevo is to receive an additional $11.8m in subsidies from federal coffers to complete construction of a second runway, the region’s Governor Viktor Tolokonsky announced today. Completion of its second runway will allow Tolmachevo to become Russia’s third largest air hub after Moscow and St Petersburg, the governor added. The runway is to be completed in 2009.


Merkuriy plans $48m fizzy factory

Soft drinks and water producer Merkuriy, based in the republic of Karachayevo-Cherkesiya, is to invest $48m to build a plant to produce drinking and mineral water, news agency RIA Novosti reported today. Over 80% of the cost will be financed by Sberbank’s North Caucasus branch. The new plant, with the projected annual capacity of 14 million water bottles per month, will enable the company to double production capacities. Timeframes for the project are yet to be announced.

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Rosplit.............................. 4 Shubin Igor...................... 8 Silvinit.............................. 3

Moscow, “Crocus Expo” Exhibition Center, October 22–24, 2008

Smirnov Vyacheslav...... 10 Solikamsk Magnesium


Solikamskbumprom......... 3 Souyz Ingeneric............... 5

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Ministry of Regional Development

Ministry of Economic Development

Government of Moscow

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Federal Agency of Industry


United Metallurgical Company.......................... 4

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Verkhnekamsk Vishera papermill............ 8 Аvisma.............................. 5

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The Tomsk regional administration has developed a $5bn program aimed at building low-rise cottages in the region, sources in the administration reported earlier today. To attract private investment the region plans to set up a joint-stock company with authorized capital made up of land sites owned by the state. All in all, regional authorities have identified for future construction in and around Tomsk 50 land sites, which are collectively capable of accommodating 25,000 individual cottages. The first sites to develop are located near the villages of Anikino, Rodionovo, Svetly, Takhtamyshevo, Kolarovo, Kluchi and Sosnovka. Their total acreage is 1,500 hectares. It is planned to build around 10,000 cottages on these sites. The first seven sites will have been prepared for auction by the end of September.


Tyumen’s $31.7m industrial park lures Germany’s Knauf The Tyumen regional administration’s planned $31.7m investment to build an industrial park project next to the village of Bogandinsky in Tyumen Region has already brought success with the announcement that Knauf, Germany’s leading insulation firm, has agreed to build a plant there, sources in the governor’s office said today. The local government will supply the 300-hectare site with all engineering infrastructure required, including gas supply, a substation, a motorway, etc. Long-term, authorities envision an industrial hub there with hi-tech environment-friendly companies will be turning out high-end products. A number of other Russian and international companies have aso expressed interest in this investment site, officials say. All preparatory work is to be completed by the middle of next spring.

NLMK funds Maneely deal with $1.5-2bn Eurobond

Valishina Alexandra........ 9 shipbuilding complex..... 5

Tomsk plans $5bn JSC for cottage housing


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The Novolipetsk Steel Company (NMLK) has announced plans to float $1.5-$2bn Eurobonds, Interfax reports. Merrill Lynch, Societe Generale and Deutsche Bank have been selected as bonds managers. The funds will be used to refinance part of $3.6bn deal to buy American pipe manufacturer John Maneely Company (JMC).

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September 2008


INFRASTRUCTURE What is The Perm region? A region of the Russian Federation. It’s situated at the joint of eastern outskirts of East European Plain and western flanks of Ural mountains. Formed after integration of the Perm oblast and KomiPermyak Okrug on December, 1st 2005. Administrative town — Perm Area — 160 600 sq. m. Population — 2 730 892 people Federal district — Volga region Economic district — Urals Time zone MSK+2 (UTC+5; UTC+6 in summer)

Rivers Rivers of the Perm region are related to Kama river basin, the major left tributary of Volga river. There are more than 29 thousand rivers in the region, and their total length is more than 90 thousand kilometers. Kama river (1805 km) and its left tributary Chusovaya river (592 km) are the only two rivers, accounted as big rivers (e.g. longer than 500 km).

hematite, peat, limestone, precious, semi-precious and cap stones, building materials are mined in the region.

Minerals The Perm region is rich with various minerals. Oil, gas, coal, mineral salts, gold, diamonds, chromites and brown

Fauna There are 62 species of mammals (more than 30 of them are marketable ones), more than 270 birds species, 39 fish

Flora The dominant vegetation in the Perm region is coniferous forest. They cover 71% of the region territory. The prevalent breeds of trees are spruce and silver fir. Quantity of deciduous trees increases to the south.

species, 6 vermigrade species and 9 amphibian species. Predator animals are represented with common marten and wolves, widely spread all over the region territory. Also there are ermine and weasel; there are badger and otter in the southern regions and wolverine – in the northern regions. There are bears and lynxes in small number. The most diffuse cloven-hoofed mammal in the region is moose deer. Currently the region is conducting works at acclimatization and breeding fur-bearing animals such as beaver, raccoon dog, musk beaver, arctic fox, burrow.

Firm count

Traditionally in august regional enterprises assess losses and profits The latest Perm Days issue publishes, for the first time, a review of main market players in Perm krai The Motovilikhinskie zavody Corporation

The metal factory of the Nytva Corporation

The Berezniki soda factory Corporation

following the results of the second quarter 2008, has received €2.8 million net profit. In comparison with a similar result for the first quarter, this result is increased by 100.25%. The company sales volume in the first half of the year 2008 has reached €14.7bn, which is 13.1% more than the index of the first half of the year 2007. The favorable conjuncture in the metals market became the key factor for this growth. The direction of oil-field equipment has shown a growth in production and sales also. The sales volume has reached €24.7 million in the first half of the year which 35% exceeds the index of January-June period of 2007.

following the results of the second quarter of 2008 has received €2.035 million net profit. In comparison with result of the first quarter, this index is increased by 37% (the Nytva Corporation in the first quarter of 2008 has made €1.5 million net). The net profit gain is connected with the increase in the volume of shipped production – metal for monetary production.

in the second quarter 2008 made €5.1 million net income. At June 30, the receipts totaled €42 million. The gross profit following the results of the second quarter of 2008 was marked about €17.8 million.

comparison with the similar period of last year to €3.9 million. The company’s common benefit for the six month of 2008 has increased by 31.3% and totaled €42.3 million. The cost price of sold production has gone up by 10% and made €31.7 million.

The Silvinit Corporation

The Halogen Corporation

The Kamkabel Corporation following the results of the second quarter of 2008 has increased its net profit to €4.476 million, which is 421% more than the index of the first four months (the enterprise net profit in the first quarter of 2008 totaled €859 thousand). Net profit growth is related to the growth of production and production sales in connection with the seasonal prevalence of manufacture.

The Krasnokamsk factory of metal grids Company in January-June 2008 has a reduced net profit 3.9 times greater than in the first six months of last year (down to €144 thousand). The factory gain in January-June was reduced by 7.8% (to €4.6 million), total profit – by 28.5%, (to €1.2 million), profit on sales - by 2.5 times, (€314 thousand), the profit before the taxation – by 3.7 times, (€195 thousand).

The Solikamskbumprom Corporation following the results of the second quarter of 2008. has increased its net profit to €2.917 million. The growth is connected with a launch of cellulose production, lye processing activity and the price growth of produced newsprint.

The Metafrax Corporation in the first half-year of 2008 made €122 million, that is 17% above the same index of last year. The gain from commodity output sale totaled €122 million. The essential influence on financial indexes of company’s activity has created the icrease of the prices for raw materials, in particular a carbamide used in the manufacture, and growth of tariffs for rail transportation.

The Azot Public Corporation following the results of the second quarter 2008 increased its assets value up to €249 million (plus 63% compared with I quarter 2008). The growth happened because of a long-sighted loan to the sum of €82 million. According to the company’s report, the cost price of sold production has increased by 27.3% to €72 million.

following the results of the second quarter of 2008, got €221 million net gain (63 more against the first quarter). The accretion to the capital is connected with the growth in prices for enterprise production. For the first half of the year 2008 the gain in comparison with the similar period of 2007 has increased by 145% (€671 million), the net profit has grown by 246 % (€357 million). Following the results of the second quarter 2008 the company has increased the cost of its actives by 25%. The increase in value of its actives is connected with the growth of receivables, payments on which are expected within 12 months.

The Uralkali Public Corporation increased its net profit in first six month by 330% and made €349 million. Total gain made up €675 million; it is 146 more than the index of 2007. The gross profit has increased by 120.5% and reached €552 million. For the first seven months of this year, the company has produced 3.1 million tonnes of the commodity muriate: it is 6% above the index of the same period of last year.

The Solikamsk Magnesium Plant Corporation for the first half of the year, has increased its net profit 507 times in

in January-June, 2008, has received a dead loss at a rate of €535million against €127 thousand net profit for the year before. The company gain for the accounting period has increased by 25.9% to €32 million, the cost price of sold production by 39,4%, to €27.1 million. The total profit of Halogen for the first 6 months of 2008 has reduced to €4.8 million; the sale loss amounted to €217 thousand against profit on sales at a rate of €1 million year before. «the net profit decrease was affected by the growth of the cost of raw materials and materials, an increase of tariffs for energy carriers and rail transportation, and the US dollar exchange rate decrease», the company report noted.

The Perm telephone factory “Telta’”Corporation in the second quarter of 2008 has received a net profit at a rate of €252 thousand (against €2.9 million in 2007). The enterprise gain in the second quarter has made €18.3 million (against €20.4 for all 2007). The total profit of the company following the results of the second quarter has reached €3.6 million (against €3.9 million in 2007). The company plans a modernization, the acquisition of high-efficiency machine tools, and the working out and introduction of new technologies and new telephone sets.

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September 2008



In September the Perm authorities and the German concern, Kronospan, are planning to sign a contract concerning construction a wood chipboard factory in Dobryanka. The Kronospan general director in Egoryevsk, Ardascher Courbancheau, has confirmed that all the crucial documentation will be drawn up by the beginning of September. Preliminary negotiations and the signing of contract letter took place last autumn. Over the last six months specialists worked hard to determine the project site outlines. Courbancheau has reported that all the Kronospan requirements and specifications are being fulfilled. The new factory will occupy 247.11 acres. Kronospan is ready to inves t €300 m illion in the initial production phase. The company is set to deliver 100-200 thousand cubic meters of particle board per year.


The Limited Society, Rosplit, which — на Rosplit Ltd. which specializes in veneer manufacturing is scheduled to launch its production process by the end of 2008. The project’s total cost is €27 million. The enterprise is to produce 18 thousand cubic meters of molded glulam plywood and 60 thousand cubic meters of veneer per year. Birch log will serve as a major raw material. Production waste such as chippings, sawdust, and rind will be used as fuel in the boiler. In the first production phase the veneer mill is to manufacture molded glulam plywood; its startup is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2008 while the plant’s estimated capacity is set to be reached in 2009. In the second phase (March 2009) the mill will turn to veneer production. The new timber enterprise will be located on the machinery plant industrial site. The business plan and the technical, economic and marketing evaluation has already been developed along with the equipment setup and production design. At the moment specialists are busy with production units’ re-equipment. Contracting agencies are occupied with the construction of a hydrothermal timber treatment reservoir, raw material pickup and storage stations, a branch railroad and a finished goods warehouse.


The Finnish company, Vaahto Oy, is planning to install light coated paper production equipment in the Kama paper mill (part of the Closed JSC Investlesprom holding). The contract for equipment packaged supply for the paper machine #7 was signed in Moscow on August 13. Light coated paper release is intended to start at the end of 2009. The contract’s estimated value exceeds € 30 million. The plant’s production capacity reaches 80 tonnes of high-quality light coated paper per year. No Russian enterprise has produced such a kind of paper so far.


The Ural Works for Material and Tooling is planned to open in Gubakha region by the end of the year. The enterprise is located on the machinery plant Zimus industrial site. At the moment engineers are working on the construction and assembly of electric arc furnaces. Roof repairs, as well as the installation of electricity and plumbing are nearly completed. The Limited Society Ural Works for Material and Tooling has already invested € 1.6 million in the project. The first production stage is scheduled to start up in the fourth quarter of 2008. The factory will produce corundum and zirconium A38 crystal grain. The first stage estimated capacity should reach about 1.1-1.3 thousand tonnes of grain per year. Today crystal grain is strongly sought for both in the home and international market. Besides, the region’s actual demand for this kind of product exceeds this index twice with a deficit volume of 2.53.0 thousand tonnes per year.

Perm Region speculates on reduced tax rates for enterprises T he project introduced in 2006 concerning the reduction of income tax for private enterprises from 24 to 20% should pay off by 2011 if Perm manages to attract ‘big gamblers’.

In 2006 the project’s losses amounted to €94.5 million, however, in the course of its realization some extra income arose. By 2009 this figure is set to reach €167 million. The project isn’t restricted to a mere tax rates reduction: it presupposes active investments


The Chusovoy Metallurgic factory (part of the United Metallurgic Company - OMC) has increased its output volume. Over the last seven months the company produced 270.4 thousand tonnes of finished steel and smelted 304.4 thousand tons of steel increasing last year’s seven months index by 6%.

Oleg B urtse v, the Perm Krai Legislative Assembly deputy, stated: — Today we are struggling to create favorable conditions for investors. Income tax goes down, and par ticular grounds are available for fur ther reorganization and development. Par tnership with such an industrial giant as UMMC will definitely increase our chances in the eyes of big economic gamblers.

the regional share and along with ones pending with the Urals Instrumentmaking Plant. It was recently reported that the Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company may come to Perm. UMMC (Yekaterin-

burg) is one of the largest Russian concerns: 47 enterprises from 11 regions of Russia specialized in mining, metallurgy, processing industry, machinery, cable and wire manufacture and building make up its structure.

The Motovilikhinskie zavody has been licensed by API standard


he Motovilikhinskie zavody (MZ) Corporpation has received confirmation from the American Petroleum Institute (API) that the quality of system drill pipes (7-1 standard) and pump rods (11 B standard) conform to API Spec Q1 requirements. This specification of the API sets up additional relative to ISO 9001:2000 requirements to systems of quality management of supplying and service agencies for enterprises of oil, petrochemical and gas industries.

The API licence gives MZ the right to use an API monogram when producing heavy, semi-heavy and kelly joints as well as pump rods, polished rods, and reducing joints – key descriptions of the goods which the holding supplies to oilmen in Russia and abroad. It is the third time that MZ‘s system of quality management has received the endorsement of an independent institute. The first time the license was given was in 2001.

Ivan Kostin, the GM of Motovilikhinskie zavody Corp.: — Main actions in modernization of production process fall on 2008-2009 and high results achieved in 2007 showed that MZ has quite large resource for the growth. Changes in the structure of the holding and process organization, the shaping of management team found the issue in the increase of sales volume на issue in the increase of the sales volume.

It should be noted that the National Rate Agency (NRA) gave MZ an individual A high solvency solvency rating, the third level. An A rate implies a high solvency level and means that the com-

pany is able to carry out its credit and debt commitments without risk of losing its solvency and financial stability. Earlier the NRA gave MZ a BBB+ rating (i.e. sufficient solvency – first level).

Acron Reserves Plans for Verkhnekamie Reclaiming


The Kamkabel Plant effectively achieves a technical renovation program. At the moment a new self-supporting insulated conductor production line is initialized. Testing has been successful; the next stage is production chain startup. The second phase is being assembled. The self-supporting insulated conductors’ production equipment has been supplied by the company’s old partner, Austrian Enterprise Rosendahl. In 2005 Kamkabel purchased the RN-K production train for NYM and other similar types of cable tubing. In 2007 the plant used RN-A train for narrow section cable core insulation. Both RN-K and RN-A constituted a single production complex of cable goods for building construction. Today Kamkabel is Russia’s biggest cabling and wiring goods producer. It manufactures 35% of Russian power cable, 20% of shaft and excavator cable, up to 50% of high-temperature aerocable, 15% of crude-oil pump cable and nearly 15% of winding wire.

and profit centers attracting capital through individual business interactions and investment ground development. Today such organizations as le de Beauté, VostokService, Russian Textile, and IBS are invited to set their head offices in Perm. Because of an undertaking with the biggest taxpayers in the sphere of socioeconomic inputs, the program resulted in recent arrangements with the United Metallurgical Company (OMK) €27.8 million (65% of which constitute


voidance of SPO by Acron due to unfavorable market conditions will not affect the company’s plans for the reclamation of the Talitsky area at the Verkhnekamsk potassiummagnesium salts deposit in Perm region. As it was declared by the company’s press relations service, “We are going to comply with all commitments to the

State”. LLC, Verkhnekamsk Potassium Company, the offspring of Acron, became one of the winners of the auction that took place this year, in March. The starting cost was €17 million, the selling price amounted to €463 million. Sylvinite booked reserves (of A+B+C1 category) in the Talitsky area were specified in the vol-

ume of 681 million tones. The conditions of the auction forced construction to start on the enterprise not later than 2012. According to the data of Acron, the building of Potassium Enterprise will require about €1 millard. None of the Perm region enterprises has yet entertained the company’s suggestion, made in the mass media at the end of June, of starting the joint reclamation

of Talitsky area. Now Acron is elaborating the technical and economic grounds for the project. Besides it became known that Acron opened its representative office on the premises of the Ural research and design institute, Galurgia. With its help the company is going to develop the project documentation concerning the reclaimion of the area.

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BUSINESS Prikamie Revives Shipbuilding Industry I

n the middle of August the first drycargo ship, Solikamsky 6801, for river-sea navigation, built by the Verkhnekamsk shipbuilding complex, has been floated. In 2008 the company is going to construct two other ships, to deliver the leading bulk-container carrier, a modernized push towboat and a barge with cargo carrying capacity of 4 thousand tones, and to resume boat- and powerboatconstruction. In April 2006 the revival of large-capacity vessels building began. At the time they started to lay down a keel for the first out of the six dry-cargo ships. The building owner and the investor in the six ships of the line is the JSC Sylvinit company. The LLC Verkhnekamsk shipbuilding complex is charged with the execution of the project.

Rostyam sabirov, the GM of Sylvinit Corp.: — Verkhnekamsk shipbuilding complex has guaranteed work for next 4-5 years thanks to the orders of Sylvinit. The mineral company during last ten years has been showing the growth of production volume, naturally, the load of traffic sector goes up and so we try to differentiate our traffics including shipping through our own port on the Kama River. Our own dry cargo ships are to let us increase volumes of shipping by water up to 1 million tonnes of production a year.

The region’s governor paid a visit to the ship before its launch and marked the signing of the second contract by the company as a significant event for the region. As he explained, “The whole industry is regenerating and the Perm region earlier played a prominent part in it. Now as the interest in river and

sea boats deepens we will regain our position. It will be a real achievement if the factory successfully competes with similar Russian enterprises. And as we can see it’s already coming to pass”. At the present moment VSC is constructing the second dry-cargo vessel and preparing a field for

Real Estate Expert opinion

By Sergey Bugalevich The topic: How many trade centers is Perm able to digest? The analysis of trade and entertainment centers in the city.

The LLC Verkhnekamsk shipbuilding complex (VSC) is the only shipbuilding enterprise in the Urals. It was started in May 2006 on floorspace of the LLC Shipbuilding factory Kama. 943 people are employed by VSC. There are going to be twice as many employees — up to 2 thousand people.

Commercial real estate is the most attractive and stable investment at all times. Right now, what is happening to this investment tool in Perm? Now trade and entertainment centers are the most profitable among all commercial areas and it is precisely this fact that explains their swift growth. There is no need to name the main ones in Perm. We should focus on the situation in general. The largest centers in Perm have about 300,000 square meters, 100,000 sq. m. are being built and a further 200,000 sq.m. are to be built (but according to some sources even more is planned). In this way in the next three-five years, the scope of such centers will widen to two-three times as much relative to the present. Notice, we do not take into account all other trade areas of less square footage. Who occupies the square footage? The membership begins to repeat itself on 30-40% even today. The local and neighbouring retail has taken up everything. New stores, new formats and new brands are inactive because of high rent. Big trading networks try to find new lands to put up hypermarkets with their own leaseholders. What claims are we making here? New effective goods of high quality in a mid-price range are being produced. Based on the information available we can conclude that Perm can effectively contain some 300.000 sq.m more of large trade property but with new concepts and goods segment. All the others will begin to struggle for leaseholders and it is better to trust in professionals in this struggle.

the keel-laying of the third ship. Sylvinit’s investments into one of such constructions amount to € 9,5 million. General-service dry-cargo ships built on the order of Sylvinit with the cargo carrying capacity of 6.8 thousand tones are rigged with unique foreign navigation systems. The sizes of ships guarantee smooth lockage in the Volga-Kama basin. In winter the ships of the line will be able to waft both loose goods and containers in the offshore zone. In addition the use of grade heavy fuel oil will allow the reduction of transportation costs

VSMPO AVISMA SETS SUBSIDIARY IN UKRAINE SMPO Avisma placed a stake in foreign assets development at minimum risks. The previous day the titanium holding reported about the VSMPO Titanium Ukraine Ltd. foundation in Dnipropetrovsk. The newborn enterprise will undertake the modernization of the Closed JSC VSMPO Pipe Works in Nikopol, VSMPO Avisma and the Interpipe joint project, leasing out new equipment to it. According to this scheme Avisma minimizes risks on the one hand and contributes to the works

development without Interpipe share cost increase on the other. The holding’s main objective is to introduce Nikopol pipe works to the Airbus and Boeing aero pipes market, which requires compound production modernization. Thus the new company will spend its own funds on foreign equipment leasing it out to VSMPO Pipe Works. Funding works’ modernization through subsidiary enterprise will allow Titanium Corporation to develop the facility avoiding share capital increase.

Czechs interest in a ski resort in the city of Kizel



A Czech company, Souyz Ingeneric, is interested in building a ski resort. The final decision to go ahead has not been taken yet. However the lot to build on is to be transferred from federal to private ownership . As long ago as February 2007, the regional authorities spoke of the need to build a new ski resort to attract tourists from the whole of the Urals.

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investment For the first time in Perm — the special offer for non-locals Four-room apartment in the well-known Governor’s house We draw to your attention our special autumn offer – a magnificent apartment in the well-known Governor’s house. The site: it is at an intersection of the 25 October, Sibirskaya and Krasnoarmeyskaya streets. The most well known governors of Perm krai lived in this house - Gennady Igumnov and Jury Trutnev. On the third floor of the ten-storied house you are surrounded by the whole epoch of the Post-Soviet period. Hundred twenty three square metres. A cosy courtyard, good neighbors and never-ending nostalgia for Russia’ Post-Soviet epoch. The area – 123 sq. m, including a habitable 83 sq.m. 3rd floor. Protected territory, parking, furniture, quality furnishings, three loggias and two bathing areas.

Phone contact the seller: +7 922 64 64 644

Igor Shtenik, the Head of Kizel municipal region

Concept of the multi-seasonal health resort & tourist center, Parma The conception of the Parma center suggests developing new sites in five steps; each step is of two-three years’ duration. The area includes a mountain zone and an area for infrastructure development. In the

first stage, the focus is on providing for 4.5 thousand people and includes two public centers, 30-35 cottages, 10-14 mini-hotels, restaurants, pubs with game machines, a sport center with a pool and an aquapark and also car parks. It is meant also for winter areas: for children, for sleighing, snowboarding, freestyle skiing and for many other kinds of winter sport. There is to be a skating-rink, a curling field and you can ride snowmobiles. As far as summer sports are concerned there are an amusement park, carting tracks, horse rides, hang glider flights, mountain bikes, golf, fishing, rock climbing and rafting. The volume of investment totals € 528 million and € 106-140 million at the first stage. For any information regarding the investment support you can call +7 922 64 64 644

For sale Building, place

A parcel, Sverdlovsky district, Uyzhny mini-district

Country, city

Russia, Perm

Seller, country

Agent, Russia

Purpose, variants of development

Area of low-rise blocks of flats Main permitted kinds of development the territory: - Single family-houses of 1-4 floors with a parcel; - Blocks of two-flat houses of 1-4 floors with and without a parcel. - Block of flats not higher than 4 floors with and without a parcel. - Offices and bureaus for organizations, companies. - Petrol stations Service: gas, electricity


25 ha


• 15 minutes from the city center • It is planned to build a shopping center nearby.


1 000 000 Euro



Investment climate in the region for investors of all scales


he Ministry of Trade and Business Development of Perm Region reported that 33 potential investors at regional, federal and international levels had made their requests. Companies introduced projects on shopping malls,

hypermarkets, entertainment centres and water parks sited in the region. According to the project Trading Floors, more than 50 land plots have been allotted in the territory of the region in Perm, Zvezdniy, Berezniki, Chaikovsky, Krasnokamsk and other cities.

The project is aimed at raising trade development investments in Perm region. The project execution will allow the population to be provided with quality sales premises to raise the retail sales turnover, to create additional employment and to attract related industry investments.

Perm projects in Sochi At VII forum of investment projects in Sochi ten projects of Perm krai are to be presented


erm krai are about to present at VII international investment forum Sochi-2008 more than 10 large projects in sphere of logistics, an infrastructure, a timber industry complex, an agriculture with volume of investments not less than €14 bn. The main purpose — to involve investors who can implement these projects in Prikamie. It is planned, that all projects will be united by the general name «Perm krai – territory of success». Among projects which present our region in Sochi are the sports-tourist complex Usva in Gremjachinsk

area, an aquapark in Kungur, the logistical centre and industrial area in Tchaikovsk area. Last year at the forum Perm krai presented investment projects in building of residential areas and creation of an engineering infrastructure of a holiday tourist centre. The forum starts on September, 18-21th and will be to become a large-scale demonstration of investment potential and projects of development of many Russian regions. The topic of the main action of the forum – a plenary meeting – sounds as «Russian economy: where to invest?». Presenta-

Marat Bimatov, Minister of trade development and enterprise: What prerequisites are there for the increasing of investment potential in Perm region in the current year? — The krai authorities have set up a new permanent body – the investment office of Perm Krai. The main task of the body is to select the most attractive regional projects for potential investors and also present such projects and information about the favorable business-climate in the region to representatives of the ruling circles and foreign states. Besides, among the competitive features of the region to attract higher investment there is a high credit rating. (The long-term credit rating of the Moody’ agency). How much can the status of Perm

tions of the Russian regions, exhibitions, circular tables, negotiations and signing of agreements are planned. Representatives of the government, Russian ministries and ministries of some foreign states, official foreign delegations, representatives of large international financial institutions, business elite will take part in forum work. By the present moment 30 foreign delegations, more than two thousand representatives of Russian and foreign business, 40 regions of Russian Federations have been already registered for participation in the forum.

region satisfy the requirements of comfortable and civilized business keeping? — The «24-20» program which aims to reduce the tax rate on profit for all enterprises of the region from 24 percent (like in other regions of Russia) down to 20 is in effect. There are some real-estate tax benefits. Russian and foreign businesses can use these preferences to create management companies in the krai as centers for profitable trading activity. The relatively low running costs of offices and upkeep of personnel, the high level of specialists in the region and the participation of the authorities in training of personnel are the additional advantages. What are the privileged areas of cooperation with the ministry of trade in the current season? — The main priorities for the ministry are to focus on the development of tourism and on the free enterprise emphasized in council programmes. In addition, other high priorities for the Ministry are such tasks as the progress of the regional branch logistics and commerce.

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Housing project 18, Okulova street, Perm



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BUSINESS Bankruptcies, debts and privations The so-called «black-list» is a new phenomenon for the region. We would remind you that the plan to publish information about the arrears of organizations on the web site of the Perm bailiffs has been implemented lately. Top-managers of Perm enterprises believe that any company from this list determined to develop further will have to pay off its debt if it is not to lose its reputation. Primarily the list is of interest to potential partners, This measure is also intended to urge companies to pay off their liabilities. The latest Perm Days issue publishes, for the first time, a review of businesses in difficulties on the regional market. The targets we are focusing on are either debtors or businesses which have not performed according to expectations at the current period. In the judgment of the editorial board, such an analytical review can help foreign investors to find themselves better placed in the Prikamye business field.

Beraton The chemical plant Beraton in Berezniki (Industrial Corporation Guta Group) launched bankruptcy proceedings. According to the general manager, the immediate task of the business is the temporary closedown of production and its preparation for sale. By decision of the court of arbitration, the process of external supervision is in place until 6 February 2009 on the company’s initiative. Vishera papermill The Vishera paper Company (Severnaya Corporation Ltd. and Epigon Ltd.) was declared bankrupt in October 2006. This August, the Perm Court of Arbitration prolonged the term of production contest on the Vishera Papermill Company for a month. The procedure was prolonged in order to decide the question about bringing in an action by the creditors against the owners of the company to make them answerable for subsidiary liability. The debts total about € 4.1 thousand and affect 44 creditors. Uralalmaz Uralalmaz Close Corp. (the city of Krasnovishersk, Perm Krai) a part of Ruiz Group of the businessperson Lev Levaev was deprived of seven licenses on extraction of gold and reconnaissance of diamonds in Perm Krai. Two licenses were revoked on extraction of gold-placer mines and five on reconnaissance of diamonds. The territorial agency of Perm kray informed the licenses were recalled in the end of July because the company did not comply with the conditions of the license contract. RichBrokerService Close Corp. RichBrokerService Close Corporation (which forms part of RichBrokerService Public Corporation) forfeited a market maker license. Repeatd violations of securities laws and counteraction to money laundering schemes during the past year were the reasons for the annulment of the license. It is reported that quarterly accounts contained incomplete or wrong information and a special official, responsible for observance of the rules and the implementation of programmes of special internal control to prevent laundering, had not been not appointed. Morion The committee of directors of Morion Public Corporation made a decision to sell a part of property which was idle and unproductive to repay a credit debt. Morion is under the burden of credit obligations incurred after a project for the mass production of telematic terminals failed. The total amount of interest paid to banks has come nearer to the sum of the debt. At the end of 2007 the management tried to collect the necessary funds to pay off the liabilities by the use of additional emission, but the minority shareholders blocked the idea. So the sale of a part of the unused property in order to keep production is only one effective solution to pay credits off.

A new approach zone to the perm airport IS to be created I

t became clear to The Perm Days in the meeting to discuss the Bolshoe Savino airport in consultation with the local authorities that we need to eliminate the paid parking place straightaway in order to arrange a free zone for traffic, and to create a parking zone for buses and taxis. All arrangements are to be completed by the 30th of august. It was decided that a private operator would be put in charge of solving the problems of reconstructing the aero terminal including the broadening of the approach roads. Meanwhile the bidding process for investment in the organization of

Igor Shubin the mayor of Perm: — The interchange scheme does not suit me. Only the coordinated actions of all parties, such as the region of Perm, the territory department, the management of the airport and the Perm authorities, can lead to real positive changes.

the vehicle service in front of the airport terminal has started. The order includes a new scheme for vehicles to approach the airport, the creation of a paid long stay parking area as well as a system for public transport and taxi services.

As long ago as March the Perm Airlines Company planned to open bidding for the management of the area close to the terminal, but by that time permission to use land had not been granted. The head of the Perm Territory

Perm Airlines Company has served 486,774 passengers since January, which is 45% more than in the same period last year. The company has carried 242,974 outbound and 240,254 incoming passengers over the eight months. There were 4 259 flights form Bolshoe Savino airport from January to August. The cargo traffic has increased by 102%. As many as 42,043 people used the service in August including 24,712 people on international flights; which is 40% more than in last year.

Department, Leonid Li, gave his agreement on 18th of August on condition that the area be given in lease on a competitive basis and at a market price. Leonid Li believes that an operator in the area will have to hold a monopoly because there is no another approach to the airport, and the quality of the service is going to be higher as long as the work of the operator is under the control of Perm Airlines. As far as the airport is concerned, some experts incline to believe the investment project on Bolshoe Savino airport will be implemented so as to increase the investment attractiveness of Perm region.

INVESTMENTS IN REGIONAL AGRICULTURE PROVE TO BE EFFECTIVE Over 80% of krai agricultural units showed positive six months financial results


he agricultural establishments of Perm krai demonstrated excellent financial results over the first six months of 2008.

With due account for state subsidies, farm units brought in €15 million of profit, exceeding last year’s result by €2.5 million. 80% of local agricultural enterprises managed to prove their outstanding financial efficiency. Sales revenue

increased by €35000 otherwise by 33% in comparison with the same period last year. Profitability inclusive of subsidies remained the same as last year – 12% and 4.4% without state backing. In 2009-2012 the volume of investments in agricultural development should presumably amount to €1.043 billion. As a result the production index should grow by 103.1% while the index of total invest-

ments in the agricultural sphere should account for 107.1%. Besides, businessmen tend to buy up agricultural land and set non-core business in such areas. According to verified data, the regional authorities and entrepreneurs concluded a partnership agreement: the krai would purchase agricultural products at fixed prices. Another regional project, Perm Potatoes, breathed life

into the agricultural sphere. This brand unites the best potato farms of Perm krai. One of the farm managers complained that today, when foreign goods dominate the market, promotion of Russian brands is a bothersome undertaking that eats up time and money. Thus the regional authorities’ backing is very helpful, and cooperation with other farms under a single brand makes the task easier.

Perm Honey Unlocks Great Potential L

ast month Uinskoe village hosted the honey exhibition, Savour of the Honey”. The festival that is being held for the third time in a row boosted regional culture, tourism and the economy. According to its participants Uinskoe land might become the center of ecological tourism in the future. Within the festival

framework organizers presented an agricultural franchise in bee breeding. It is based on the idea of the Tentorium Company to create an easily producible apiary in Perm Krai. The financial plan, which appears to be a four-year forecast, specifies gradual apiary development: beginning with 30 and ending up with 500 bee colonies or more. The

technology allows us to get about 80 kilos of tradable honey each year from a single bee colony. Thus an average farm apiary consisting of 30 colonies should bring about €5.4 thousand revenue. Perm Krai provides excellent facilities for bee breeding development. Today the number of bee colonies in the region amounts to €4.13 thousand. The

majority is located on small farm units, private part-time farms and peasant farm enterprises, although Uinsky district alone could maintain up to 200 bee colonies. Uinskoe original honey produced by a rare race of black Central Russian bees excels many sorts of honey from other Ural regions both in natural ingredients, content and taste.

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September 2008


Wealth&Health Long summer with the Demidkovo resort!

It is not possible to change laws of nature but it is feasible to prolong summer with the Demidkovo health resort. You do not have to go far away – it is 40 kilometers away from Perm. Today the Demidkovo resort looks like a small European town where you can comfortably take a rest, recover and restore your vitality at any time of year. Visiting the Demidkovo it seems that all dreams and wishes for holidays come true: comfortable rooms of different categories, lodges for visitors, a spa center, a cultural&entertaining center, a health-improving center, a herbal tea room, our own mineral water, cosy restaurants with cuisines to your taste and friendly staff. In the Demidkovo resort, people have a rest all year round with their families or cheerful friends. People come with children of any age, babies younger than four are free of charge. For parents convenience there is a children’s room with a tutor and family programs by hotel animators. The whole complex of sports-entertaining services is offered to fans of active leisure: athletic fields, tennis courts, bowling, billiards, a shooting gallery, bicycle and horse walks, excursion and tourist programs to unique places of Prikamye. Swimming pool, sauna, sun deck, gym are available for visitors at any time. Practical men not only take a rest but make new plans. Several conference halls, a fireplace hall, meeting rooms and cosy restaurants are meant for group of people from 15 to 120 persons. The tradition of business meetings was born in the Demidkovo resort in 2005 when the first Russian Economic Forum took place here. Since then entrepreneurs and industrialists of the region give a preference to the Demidkovo. The special feature of the resort is different animation activities and ethnic festive holidays such as Christmas, Christmastide, the Pancake festival, Midsummer Night, Apple Spas and others. Having had a rest once in this marvelous place, you fall in love with its nature forever. The patrons say that there is no the best place for family rest, improvement and active sports, than this fine corner on the bank of the Kama River. Let rest in the Demidkovo resort becomes a good tradition! WELCOME!

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Beauty…it is simple

nitially the new park was intended to be a prominent concrete maze, a favorite recreation spot for those whose passion is skate boarding, freestyle, parcours, or roller skating. However according to the new design planning, the range of services became wider and the configuration of the primary buildings has changed. The major innovation is the opportunity for all year round operation. It will be possible due to the snap-up hemisphere roof. Construction should begin in September. In the 2008 municipal budget €620 thousand are set aside to cover the building expenditure; however, the mayor’s office is ready to increase the figure in view of recent project changes. The city authorities repeatedly insisted

on Extreme Park construction in the krai center. Within the framework of twin towns program, the Louisville (USA) city mayor Jerry

Abramson presented Igor Shubin the rough draft of the project that later determined the general concept of the park construction.

Young sportsmen fetch gold medals to Russia


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t the junior European swimming championship in Serbia the sportsman from Perm krai, Ekaterina Baklakova, won three gold medals. There are 24 medals of different values won by Russia (six gold, seven silver and eleven bronze medals) altogether. The Russian team took second place yielding only to

the British team in the team event. Baklakova is the first swimmer from Perm krai to be selected for the national team for a long time. She successfully appeared at the world swimming championship in Mexico and won a bronze medal. In another sport Perm sportsman, Alexandra Valishina, became an absolute

champion in the junior summer biathlon, she won three gold medals at the European championship in Bulgaria. There were 16 countries at the tournament and Russia was represented by 25 sportsmen. Now Perm sportsmen are getting ready for the world championship in St. Moritz (Switzerland) from 22nd to 28th of September.

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Recently Perm skydivers became silver medal winners at the world championships in classical skydiving in Slovakia. The right to represent their country was given to four top sportsmen; two of them, from the Perm Aviaclub ROSTO, are Taisiya Krivoshchekova and Evgenyi Borovik. Classical skydiving is the combination of two exercises; it combines acrobatic jumps and jumps for accuracy. After the first jumps including six acrobatic figures in a free fall at a height of 2 200 meters the sportsmen both took silver awards. Because of the whole

Advanced aerobatics

competition, Krivoshchekova became a bronze medal winner and Borovik took the sixth position in the world rate of young skydivers.

The Perm citizens, Mikhail Beznadezhnyh and Vladimir Kotelnikov, became world champions in advanced aerobatics in the team event in Novosibirsk. The pilots were part of the national team to take part in the first world championship in advanced aerobatics on Yak-52 planes. In the end the Russian team came out the winner, leaving behind pilots from Litva and Belarussia. Beznadezhnyh took 4th place and Kotelnikov 10th in the individual event.

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September 2008


CULTURE The Perm State Art Gallery presents the exhibition



The new exhibition of Victor Kuzin The committee of culture under the city administration present a new exhibition in the central exhibition hall. The exhibition shows lyric landscapes in «Akvarel» («Watercolor») of the Perm artist Victor Kuzin – one of the founders of the Perm watercolor school which is famous for its vivid colors, monumental compositions and picturesque effects of plotting. There are more than fifty watercolor paintings, many of which are devoted to Perm. The city, depicted by Kuzin at different times of year and at different times of day is beautiful in all its variations. There are no motifs chosen by accident whether it be a small modest yard, an old house or a block of new districts: everywhere there is beauty to be found, even if its unique charm is not obvious at first sight.


he Perm State Art Gallery holds a wonderful collection of Russian drawing and watercolor that was successfully exhibited both in Perm and in Moscow in the Sergey Andriyaki Watercolor School. The abundance of prominent names is truly fascinating: Savrasov, Shishkin, Levitan, the brothers Vasnetsov, Kramskoy, Kustodiyev, Serov, Nesterov, Gerasimov, Malyavin, Serebryakova, Surikov… Visitors were able to discover new dimensions of old masters’ talent. The exhibition featured sketches of prominent paintings: “Thaw: Early Spring” by Savrasov, “In the Boulevards” by Makovsky, ‘Man’s Portrait” by Repin performed in a complex watercolorpastel technique, rare double-faced drawing by Lermontov with 13 sketches from his “Scenes of Stavropoulos Life”. One of the water-

colors has an interesting history; it’s the work of the XIX century master Razmakhnin “The View of Perm”. Twenty years ago museum fellow workers recognized it on a photograph; the image was enlarged and exhibited in Perm. Several years afterwards the original painting was discovered by chance in one of the St. Petersburg antique shops and purchased for the gallery collection. Drawing seems to be one of the easiest art genres; nonetheless, it’s overflowing with hidden meanings, full of significance. Drawing is somewhat of a private artistic diary that reflects a master’s intimate feelings and thoughts, his creative genius. Everyone who wishes to acquire drawing techniques, who collects graphic works, or simply has a passion for painting, should by no means miss it. Watercolor, charcoal, graphite, pastel, sepia, India

Repin. A.

portrait of a man.

ink – such a variety of techniques is hard to enumerate; besides, every artist has his own particular “handwriting”. Drawings are fragile treasures; they leave the reserve stock just

for a short while on special occasions. This exhibition gives you a rare chance to see over 150 outstanding works from the richest graphic collection of Perm State Art Gallery.


The opening was on the 28th of august. The exhibition lasts until the 28th of September. Address: 10 Komsomolskiy avenue, the Central exhibition hall (bus stations «TCUM» or Sovetskaya str.). Phone: (+7342) 212-86-47.

XVIII-XX century applied arts, graphics, and sculpture get rediscovered in Perm State Art Gallery

Address: 614045, Perm, Komsomolsky av., 4 Phone.: 212-22-50, 212-23-95, 212-95-24

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M. Lermontov. Scenes from life in Stavropol.



Anniversary exhibition of Vyacheslav Smirnov

he Center of Cultural Technologies. Supported by the committee of culture under the administration of the city the Artist’s House and the Perm Organization of the United Artists of Russia present the

anniversary exhibition of a famous Perm painter, Vyacheslav Smirnov. There are about sixty works of different creative periods represented. The landscape compositions and the

works of ethno style incorporate symbols of place and time, deep perceptions that we find in ancient and folk art. The so-called Perm beast style comprises a certain cycle of art search of the master.

The opening is on the 2nd of September. 27 Gorkogo Str, Perm. The exhibition closes on the 22nd of September. The hours of service: every day 11am – 18.30pm, Saturday: 11.00am - 16.00pm, Sunday – day off.

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In the Background of Ordzhonikidze Street

mong the modern stone high-rise buildings at 142 Ordzhonikidze Street, deep in a yard, a discreet wooden house had a miraculous escape from time.

More than a hundred years ago it sheltered a secret life. In 1906 a clandestine print works of the Perm Bolsheviks was situated here. Today it’s a memorial house museum, the first branch of the Local History Museum, that will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year. The inauguration of the Underground Printing House Museum took place on the 5th of November in 1968 by the decision of the Perm city council of working people’s deputies, under the active auspices of the National Culture Trust and the museum staff, with the help of the town’s community, veterans of the party revolutions, and of the Civil and the Great Patriotic wars. The daughter of Y.M. Sverdlov, Vera Yakovlevna, took part in the opening as well, having arrived from Moscow. The Underground Printing House Museum is connected with the revolutionary activity of Y.M. Sverdlov, the closest associate of V.I. Lenin. In May 1906 the shadowy printing house of the Perm Bolsheviks was formed here at his instigation. The museum is situ-


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ated in a small wooden house in the yard. The outhouse formerly belonged to a steamship machinist Tiunov. He was rarely at home and so that the house wasn’t empty, leased it to lodgers. Of course he couldn’t even suspect that cryptorevolutionists would inhabit it and work there. What is more, a police station was situated nearby. The house museum is quite small, having three little rooms. From the inner porch you can go to the kitchen-anteroom, then follow through to the parlour and see the reconstructed interior of crypto-revolutionists’ living room with the outfit of a secret printing house. It was there where they both lived and worked, producing

leaflets. On the left, by the window, you can see the table covered with the work cloth, an oil-lamp and the samovar standing on it and an inkpot with a pen nearby. On the wall – the mirror in a wooden frame, at some distance – the cupboard with dishes. By the opposite wall – the bed covered with the lively patchwork blanket and the coffer standing by it. In the centre of the room – the typographic outfit with the set Programs of the Russian Social-Democratic Workers’ Party. And a pile of printed leaflets. The basement is open… The picture is exactly the same as at the moment when the underground operatives were overtaken by the gendarmerie. Even the clock needles

tell the time when the police broke out. The Underground Printing House is one of the most unusual museums in Perm. It tells us both about the way of life of Perm citizens and about the place where our history was made. Do not pass it by. Enter into this hospitable shelter and you will meet the past here.

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the Alexandrovsk land of Perm krai the local and krai authorities cannot decide a fate of the House of Boris Pasternak. The transfer process into the ownership of the municipality has dragged on. According to Vladimir Abashev, the Head of

the Uyryatin Fund, the most efficient solution is the transfer of the building to the assets of Alexandrovsk council. At the same time, it is necessary to arrange a branch office at the Perm local history museum distinct from the memorial part concerning Pasternak’s life As the assistant of

the vice chairman of Alexandrovsk council, Lyudmila Beleckaya, said, the city is ready to incorporate the building into their ownership but with the support of the krai authorities. It is planning to put up the infrastructure to make the museum attractive for tourists.

The issue has been considered by the Perm Ministry of culture for a long time. The process was delayed as the question about its status and an owner of the house fell on the period when the officials were not nominated. ‘Now the problem is being considered,,’ Vladimir Abashev said.



Fate of Pasternak’s house is in hands of bureaucrats



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Club events:

The grand opening of the first Event&Show center in Russia, the WonderHall, and the premiere of the fabulous interactive dinner-show, Around the World. Date: September, 12th (Friday) WonderHall (88 Lenina st., Perm) +7 342 270 03 07 The evening party «Clubbin’ Freedom». Special guest – Dj Kolya (Moscow) and also Dj Sasha ALEX, Dj Small. Date: September, 20th (Saturday) Bionica club (5 Gazety Zvezda st., Perm) +7 342 212 17 07 DJ GRAD @ House Party + Best music of the best DJs Date: September, 27th (Saturday) MAMA club (66 Kuybisheva st., Perm) +7 342 2 772 113 The special guests: Tune Brothers (Germany) Date: September, 27th (Saturday) VETER club (16 Sibirskaya st., Perm) +7 342 276 77 94


An evening of organ music. The performer – prizewinner of Russian and International competitions, Alexander Udaltcov (Moscow). Date: September, 18th (Thursday), 19-00 Organ Concert Hall (51b Lenina st., Perm) +7 342 231 51 00 A concert of the Svetlanov State Academic symphonic orchestra Date: September, 27th (Saturday), 19-00 The Big Hall of Perm krai Philharmonic society (14 Kuybisheva st., Perm) +7 342 235 14 92


The opening of the 137th theatre season. Gala concert. Date: September, 15th (Monday),19-00 The Perm Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (25a Kommunisticheskaya st., Perm) +7 342 212 30 87 The opening of the 82th theatre season. The premiere: the brilliant comedy, «Squaring the circle». Date: September, 25th (Thursday) ‘The Theatre’ Perm Academic Theatre (53 Lenina st., Perm) +7 342 236 10 92 “The Lonely West” M. McDonack. Tragicomedy. Date: September, 27th (Sartuday) «U Mosta» Perm theatre (11 Kuybisheva st., Perm) +7 342 237 52 55


The evening Perm sky. Date: September, 28th (Sunday), 14-30 The Perm Planetarium (27a Gagarina blvd., Perm) +7 342 260 41 29

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Revolutionary occasion

erm krai – the region of Culture Programme, conducted with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Mass Communications organizes many arrangements events. At the end of August Osa city, as one of cities to win the Center of Culture of Perm krai Competition, welcomed the third congress of the Municipal Unions Council and the VII Festival of Historical Cities.

The congress

There are 18 historical cities and settlements in Perm krai with its history and heritage. Osa city took part in the programme not by accident. The empress Ekaterina the Great appreciated the importance of the city for the Russian Empire at its true value and established the city emblem in 1783. For the last 417 years of its life Osa was either an outpost of the new Russian eastern territories or a landing pier at the Kama river, or a center of merchant class development or a place where a great number of handicrafts flourished. Also Osa was a city of the oilman. At the third congress of the Municipal Unions Council of Perm krai Osa gathered the governor, Chirkunov, the State Duma deputies, representatives of the krai government, legislative and town councils, as well as heads of 363 municipal settlements. The purpose of the congress was to sum up the first three years since the reform of local government had been adopted. It should be noted that the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation designated Perm krai as «the leader for bringing reform into being in Russia». Participants of the congress have analyzed the results of the transitional period and charted a course of action to settle the problems of development in the local government in Perm krai in 2009.

Sergey Lysenko, the GM of Moscow theatre the New Opera: — The last time I was in Osa was two years ago, but two days ago I came here again and looked at the city. I did not recognize it! Osa has become a tremendous city, the equal of those in Europe. Today’s event – the opening of the sculpture for people in love — moved me to tears. It is difficult to express these feelings in words. Sergey Romanov, the Head of Osa district: — I would like our citizens to fell strongly that we have a great holiday here. Guests will have gone but the high relief constructed for the Kaludjenin brothers, the fragment of a serf wall, the museum exhibition, the sculptural composition of the rhapsody of love, fountain square and many other things will remain. We created a revolution in terms of city improvement, but the main revolution is in people’s minds who want and are ready to make life around them better.

«There has not been such a festive occasion in Osa so far!» — at least this is the opinion of the majority of people in Osa. The occasion began when the quests came into the city accompanied by Cossack on horses. Next the holiday column marched past the whole city and a bit later a sculpture for couples in love opened up. Later a real performance begun in a town square, showing Tzar Fedor Ioannovich sending the Kaludjenin Brothers to settle new Russian lands. The festival ended with a beauty contest. But after the festival another surprise awaited people, as a special present was the performance of the New Opera by artists of the Moscow theatre. For two evenings on a main square sounded the music of great composers and the voices of superb soloists. Guests who want to visit Osa could see the cupolas of Svyato-Troitzkyi cathedral. This orthodox temple, built at the beginning of the 19th century, has a destiny like many other religious buildings. At first there was a protracted period of construction because of the lack of means, an absolute neglect afterwards during the Soviet period and at last there has been a hard and long restoration in the new age. This building, quite out of the ordinary in its scale and architecture, is a symbol of the city. It is hard to imagine Osa without the merchant mansions which adorn the ancient part of the city. Merchant dynasties began to appear in Osa in the second half of the 19th century. The most well-off merchants had stone houses. The city has managed to save 43 relics of the past and now everything that was created reflects the city’s history. Once you arrive in Osa you ought to visit the museum and the memorial complex. It includes memorials of the Great Patriotic War, the Civil war and the Peasant War of 1773-1775. The special city’s pride is a diorama – The seizure of Osa fortress by Pugachev – which is a monumental and historical picture devoted to the Peasant War of 1773-1775.

Arrangements in September for Perm krai – the Land of Culture programme Krasnokamsk city. 10 Sept. The occasion of Tatar culture «Un Yak Yar». Ph. +7-342 (273) 4-41-24 Osa city. 19-21 Sept. Russian jazz festival the Fresh Wind. Ph. +7-342 (291) 4-56-74 Uinskoe rural settlement. Autumn krai agricultural fair Spring-2008. Ph. +7-342 (259) 2-35-65 e-mail: (for programm Perm Krai is the Territory of Culture)