Cherepovets is the largest city in Vologda region with over 318,000 people. It is located not far from Moscow and St. Petersburg. The flight from the capital takes 1 hour. You can also travel to Cherepovets by train or by car.
Steel company JSC Severstal and chemical company JSC Phosagro have made Cherepovets well-known far beyond the borders of Vologda region and Russia. But Cherepovets is not only an industrial, but also cultural, educational and athletic center of the region.. On the one hand, the city has all the necessary social infrastructure. And its compact size allows you to travel anywhere in the city in 40 minutes on public transportation. This city offers a rather low cost of living in comparison with other cities. On the other hand, the large international companies in Cherepovets promote successful development of its economy: the average wages are higher, and there are more career opportunities for ambitious young people.
Urban life in Cherepovets combines the features of uniqueness and dynamism. Cherepovets is notable for the entrepreneurial spirit of its business center, excellence in sports, respect for cultural heritage and openness to new ideas. It is difficult to confine the present life of the city to a few sentences. Cherepovets nowadays looks prosperous, appealing for investors, open, socially responsible, cultural, athletic, healthy, educated, civilized, and safe.
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Vologda region is located in northwestern Russia, 500 km (311 mi) from Moscow. It borders on the Republic of Karelia, on Arkhangelsk, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Tver, Novgorod, and Leningrad regions. The region occupies the area of 145.7 thousand sq. km, which is equal to the areas of Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands and Switzerland combined.
The area of Vologda region is crossed by important roads that connect central Russia with the Urals and Siberia. The rivers flowing through the area of the region carry their waters to the Baltic, White and Caspian seas.
Nowadays the economy of Vologda region is known for its metallurgy, chemical, wood, textile, pulp and paper industries. The leading agricultural branch is stock-breeding, which comprises 70% of the agriculture in the region and provides the population of the region with dairy products, meat and eggs. Butter production is popular in the region. Vologda butter, as well as Vologda lace, is nowadays known worldwide.
More information about Vologda region you can find on the official web-site of the government of Vologda region.