Our Russian Operations Centre in Saratov
Volga Trader is based in the PriVolzhky Federal Region of Russia. With over 30 million people, it is larger than the Central Region which contains Moscow and has much greater potential for economic growth, as its markets are significantly less saturated than Moscow. To find out more, please visit: Where?
Our headquarters are in Saratov, part of the Saratov-Engels agglomeration (the word Russians use for conurbation), where Silk Road crosses the river Volga. It has always been a trading centre. Although neither city is in the top ten on its own, the agglomeration is the sixth or seventh largest in Russia. Before the communist revolution, it was the major service centre for the lower Volga region, and the third largest city in what is now Russia. Wholesale and other distributive trades were well developed. It was then also one of the wheat trading capitals of the world.
Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, trained in Saratov. An obelisk was set up on the site near the village of Smelovka in the Saratov Region, where Gagarin landed after his historic flight.
Saratov is a major centre for oil and gas infrastructure, serving the Volga-Urals oil province. Gazprom was founded in Saratov in 1947, and the company has its main technical approval centre for high pressure pipelines in the city. There are large food, cement, electronic, mechanical, electrical and automobile component, transport equipment industrial sectors. There is a major river port which exports grain and other commodities. With Saratov's relatively long history within Russia as a large city, many cultural, educational, scientific and engineering research institutions are highly regarded. The first theatre, circus, puppet theatre, and the third university and ballet company, were born in Saratov.
As one of a few international consulting firms in Saratov, we have excellent access to all the local resources, without delays or excessive fees. We have contacts with local and federal officials in government, large private companies and organisations. We do not have to compete with 1000 others, as is the case in Moscow, to get official attention and a pass upwards to higher level officials in the system. At Volga Trader, we have the contacts and networking necessary to reach the highest decision makers in Russia.
Philip Owen, Director,
Worldwide Sales, Bridgend
Volga Technology and Trading Ltd.
Office 106, First Floor
Wyndham Business Center
Telephone +44 1656 767545
UK Mobile +44 7808 211497
RU Mobile +7 9608 523220
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Olga Andrianova, Director
Russian Operations, Saratov
ul Yablochkova dom 12, office 18
Telephone +7 8452 278950
Mobile +7 9272 772086
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