Monthly Archives: Ноябрь 2018

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According to Governor Alexander Moor, medical tourism is one of the most promising and popular areas of tourism in the Tyumen region. He stated this at the working session discussing the matters of tourism development and competitive advantages of the region.

“We refer to the medical tourism not just as healing and treatment, although in this area our region can compete as well, offering high-tech medical care. We mean the entire complex here: rehabilitation, health resort services, recreation. The Tyumen region holds certain advantages in all these positions, and we definitely have to develop them. We need to create ready diverse products targeted at different consumers. We have excellent high-tech medical centers already serving patients from other regions of Russia and from abroad. The natural heritage and the hallmark of the Tyumen region are the thermal springs, healthy mineral water and mud baths, some of which were even inscribed in the UNESCO list. Health resorts as Sibir and Taraskul have not only national fame but international as well. They have good capabilities. So we don’t fantasize but rather assess the reality and prospects clearly”, considers the Governor.

Alexander Moor noted that the region is considering the matters of establishment of a health resort zone. The head of the region said that, according to Ivan Ivanovich Nesterov, a renowned Tyumen geologist and scientist, the region has yet another unique resource: the deposits of medicinal oil in the Uvatsky district with its composition even surpassing the famous Azerbaijani Naftalan. According to the Governor, this presents another opportunity for development.

Maya Lomidze, Head of the Committee on the implementation of the import substitution program under the Expert Council for the development of tourism under the Ministry of Culture, noted that each region has its own health and medical centers. “Belokurikha is such a center of federal significance, established behind the Ural. However, it’s not enough. The development of a health resort, medical and rehabilitation center in the Tyumen region allows for the creation of additional services for the tourists. The demand for these services is unquestionable. Your region has the opportunities to create a unique medical health product. It’s not just promising, it’s literally a gold mine”, suggested Maya Lomidze.

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Establishment of the multi-profile high-tech center “Medical city” largely contributed to the development of medical tourism. It’s a huge complex of medical institutions united by common territory and infrastructure.

The project of development of medical tourism united the Regional Clinical Hospital No. 1, the Medical City, the Neftyanik Medical unit and the Regional Ophthalmological Clinic. Creation of such a cluster became the basis for the development of medical services’ export in the direction of high-tech medical care. More than 70,000 consultations and more than 7,500 operations are carried out by the leading hospitals annually. Patients from CIS countries actively employ these services.

The Tyumen region has a developed network of health and recreational organizations: 18 health resorts and 51 recreation centers. Combined with the unique natural resources of the region (therapeutic muds, mineral water, thermal springs), they allow attracting significant tourist flow and provide ample opportunities for the further development of this type of tourism. The water temperature is about 38 degrees over the year. This water helps against conditions of musculoskeletal, nervous and digestive systems, etc.

Source: Press service of the Governor of the Tyumen region

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Today, November 29, Tyumen discuses the matters of how to win tourist hearts, how to make them wish to return and actually return here, as well as the modern trends and prospects of development of the tourism sector. The regional capital hosts the tourist foresight forum Siberia-Ural.

Before the workshops, Governor of the Tyumen region Alexander Moor held a working session with the tourism sector experts. Among the participants were Maya Lomidze, Head of the Committee on the implementation of the import substitution program under the Expert Council for the development of tourism under the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation; Marina Kirova, Head of the pilgrim and tourist programs of the Elisavetinsko-Sergievskoe Educational Society Fund of encouragement of revival of charity and compassion traditions; Marina Labutina, coordinator of the “My Russia” children tourism program, member of the Russian Union of Travel Industry, Director General of OOO SBO Sluzhba Bronirovania Otelei; Rajko Ruzicka, Director of the National Tourism Bureau of the Republic of Croatia, and other representatives of the tourism sector.

The Head of the region noted that just a few years ago we referred to tourism as a marginal phenomenon, while a complete industry is being formed today. “We consider the tourism industry as the complex that in coming years will allow us for making a breakthrough in the development of small and medium-sized businesses. Individual entrepreneurs and small companies can show themselves here. We use all our advantages; Tobolsk, history of the imperial family, oil. In the future, there is a great potential in the comprehensive development of the medical tourism”, emphasized the head of the region. Opening a dialogue, Alexander Moor noted that the Tyumen region is looking for its niche and is open for the best practices, not only national but international as well. Even more useful is the study of the mistakes of others as it helps to prevent the same.

Important components for the promotion of tourism are being modernized in the Tyumen region for several years. Adequate infrastructure is being created: an airport, roads and railway stations, modern accommodation facilities: hotels and hostels, some of which are controlled by foreign companies. Tourism products in the field of the event, cultural, educational, health resort, recreational and medical tourism are being promoted. New proposals appear for national and foreign tourists. The “Imperial Route” federal project is one of such proposals. The results of its implementation this year were summed up at the session, and the plans for further development of the project were announced.

Within the scope of the “Imperial Route” project, from this July to October the Tyumen region was visited by 16 organized tourist groups as well as groups of children from 15 regions of Russia: participants of the “My Russia” federal project. Marina Kirova said that the Imperial Route united 14 regions of Russia, including 57 national museums. Not only Russian, but European tour operators are interested in this program. There are plans for the next year: the expansion of the topic range and the route geography, training for tour guides and their certification.

The practices of development of tourism in other countries with climatic conditions similar to Russia was discussed at the session. As Maya Lomidze noted, the most important indicator of the tourist attractiveness of the territory is the desire to come back. Tyumen has all the prerequisites and opportunities for tourism development. “The strategy of tourism development selected by the Tyumen region is the right one. A huge leap was made for a year or two. The Tyumen region became quite visible on the tourist map of Russia and we hope that in time it will be seen on the global map as well. Many things are already done, but a consistent approach to the development of the industry is required. The fact that such a forum is taking place in Tyumen is a step to its formation. The region has many advantages over other territories of the same latitude. Its infrastructure and transportation are good. The region has such a pearl as Tobolsk. In this city, you may experience unique feelings that are very important for a modern tourist. Tyumen is the flagship and engine of the “Imperial route”, and there is also a lot of unique things that become the center of attraction and the reason to visit the Tyumen region. Now, Tyumen is associated with two components: oil and cold. New proposals for tourists are being created based on these”, she commented, adding that one of the important factors of tourism development is the comfortable environment for anyone already living there, so the visitors will desire to come.

Governor Alexander Moor emphasized the governance processes. “Today, it is important to possess the competencies and actively introduce modern technologies associated with the evaluation of the effectiveness and contribution of tourism to the economy of the region: the technologies allowing us to assess and manage this industry competently. Everyone is competing over a tourist: whoever will be the most technological, he would be able to win a tourist’s heart”, summed up Alexander Moor.

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The tourist flow volume grows steadily in the Tyumen region. Over the past five years, the number of tourists increased by 24%, the number of sightseers increased 2.6 times, the number of accommodation facilities increased almost 3 times, and the number of rooms has increased 1.6 times. This had a cumulative effect on the volume of paid services in the field of domestic and inbound tourism: the growth in 2017 was 37% compared to 2014. The number of organizations involved in the tourism industry almost reached 17 thousand, including related industries, with 24% of them being small and medium-sized enterprises.

The region already has established infrastructural basis to accept tourists: an international airport, a developed road network, a railroad connection (in July 2018, a train of branded cars was launched on the route Tyumen–Tobolsk–Tyumen, with a convenient schedule), 325 accommodation facilities (hotels, hostels, recreation centers, health resorts) are active, just as more than 1700 food facilities and about 40 museums; the tourism industry is represented by 23 tour operators officially registered within the territory of the Tyumen region and 275 tourist agencies.

Source: Press service of the Governor of the Tyumen region

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Nearly 200 journalists and guests from Russia and 26 other countries, including Arctic Council members (Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, and Sweden) will attend the Arctic Media World International Circumpolar Congress to be held in Russia from December 9 to 11.
Foto: RIA Novosti. Maksim Blinov
Foto: RIA Novosti. Maksim Blinov

“Journalists, scientists and politicians will meet at the forum to provide an additional impetus to a broad-based dialogue on the region’s outstanding problems in the context of its active economic development and global climate change, and to learn about the best development practices in the Arctic and establish professional contacts with journalists,” the organizers say.

The business program will cover two days. Three plenary sessions — Ecology in the Arctic, Preserving Traditions of the Small Indigenous Peoples of the North, and Socioeconomic Development of the Arctic — are scheduled for December 10. Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Dmitry Kobylkin, Secretary of the Finnish Union of Journalists Juha Rekola, Chairman of the Russian Union of Journalists Vladimir Solovyov, and Barents Press Sverige (Barents Press Sweden) Chairman Tim Andersson will speak at the plenary sessions.

On December 11, the participants will analyze works submitted to the “Living in the North!” Arctic media contest, and later present awards to the winners. The business program will end with the signing of a cooperation agreement between the branches of the Russian Union of Journalists in eight Arctic regions of the country.

The event is sponsored by the government of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area and the Yamal Union of Journalists, with support from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For the full list of reporters and moderators, see

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Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation summed up the results of its study of the quality of life in the cities of Russia. Tyumen won the first place by the final index. The top ten cities with the highest quality of life also include Grozny, Moscow, Kazan, Sochi, Ekaterinburg, Saint Petersburg, Cherepovets, Tula and Surgut.
Фото: Слава Степанов
Фото: Слава Степанов

The assessment is based on the results of sociological research conducted in 2018 in 78 cities with a population of over 250 thousand people. The research considered such indicators as the quality of medical care, the condition of road infrastructure, the development of culture and education, the state of the housing and utilities sector and the volume of residential construction. In addition, the experts considered the work of city authorities, the assessment of income level by the population, the comfort level of the city, as well as the migration trends.

Source: Press service of the Governor of the Tyumen region

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A project committee meeting chaired by Governor Natalia Komarova took place in the Government. Ugra municipal formations took part in the event in the videoconferencing mode.

By the decision of the committee, the launch of a priority project for organization and holding of the World Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk in 2020 was announced.


“The aim of the project is to increase the proportion of the population systematically engaged in physical culture and sports by 2024 to 55% of the total population living in Ugra, as well as improving competitiveness of Ugra sports in the Russian and international sports arena, increasing competitiveness of the Autonomous Okrug as a region that successfully holding the largest world-class sports competitions, popularizing physical culture and sports among various segments of the population,“ Director of the Department of physical culture and sports of Ugra Sergei Artamonov said.

Natalia Komarova stressed significance of this project: “There was high confidence from FIDE, from the Russian Chess Federation, the most famous and ordinary chess players of the planet to Ugra, as to the region where Russian and international chess tournaments are held regularly. In this regard, I hope we all understand the consequences of such a status.”

The Head of the Region also focused on the information that during the preparation of the Olympics, the regional government proceeds from the fact that the new infrastructure is being created, first of all, for the people of Ugra, and it is transferred to the Olympics only for the time it is held.

The meeting also discussed implementation of a plan for preparation of regional components of national and federal projects in 2018.

The passports of regional projects in the areas of “Demography”, “Healthcare”, “Education”, “Culture”, “International Cooperation and Export” have already been prepared.

For example, the portfolio of projects “Demography” includes 5 projects. Among them: “Financial support for families at the birth of children”; “Promoting employment of women – accessibility of pre-school education for children”; “Older generation”; “Strengthening public health”; “Sport is a norm of life.”

The “Healthcare” portfolio includes 7 projects: “Development of Primary Health Care”; “Program for development of children’s healthcare, including a modern infrastructure for provision of medical care to children”; “Fight against oncological diseases”; “Fight against cardiovascular diseases”; “Qualified personnel for medical organizations of the healthcare system”; “Creating a unified digital circuit in healthcare on the basis of unified state healthcare information system (EGISZ)”; “Development of exports of medical services.”

“Education” portfolio includes 8 projects: “Modern School”; “Success of every child”; “Support for families with children”; “Digital Educational Environment”; “Teacher of the Future”; “Young professionals”; “New opportunities for everyone”; “Social activity”.

The “Culture” portfolio consists of 3 projects: “Cultural Environment”, “Creative People” and “Digital Culture”.

“The next step is to add information recorded in the passports of the projects into information system for managing project activities of the executive bodies of state power,” Natalia Komarova summarized.

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Russian geological holding company Rosgeologiya has completed 3D seismic exploration works in the Nyarmeisky and Leningradsky licensed sites of the Kara Sea shelf on orders from the Gazprom Geological Exploration (Gazprom Geologorazvedka) company, the holding’s press statement said.
Foto: RIA Novosti. Aleksey Danichev
Foto: RIA Novosti. Aleksey Danichev

The geophysical exploration works covered a 1,650 sq km area, with the Sevmorneftegeofizika company’s vessel Akademik Primakov involved in the project.

“We started geophysical exploration on the Arctic shelf in 2014 and set a number of industry-specific records in open-water seismic survey activity. During this period, the total area of our geophysical research amounted to some 40,000 sq km. Obtaining highly accurate seismic data and high quality processing and interpretation are crucial to further successful exploration of the Arctic,” the statement quoted Gazprom Geologorazvedka director general Alexey Davydov as saying.

In April, Gazpom’s corporate journal said that the company was expecting growth in the Kara Sea natural gas reserves by over one trillion cubic meters for 2018-2021. During this period, Gazprom plans to complete the construction of eight wellbores on the Kara Sea shelf, and to conduct 3D seismic survey works on an area of over 9,000 sq km.

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Ugra delegation headed by the Governor Natalia Komarova takes part in the 11th Russian-German Raw Materials Conference, which is held in Potsdam (Germany).

This year the forum has become a platform for discussing sectoral topics in the energy and raw material sectors, and further developing the raw materials partnership of both countries.

Key topics of the conference: raw materials regions in the process of transformation: the consequences of a structural change in the raw materials producing regions; challenges for Russia: sustainable development and environmental protection – chances for a new partnership in the context of modernization ?; digitalization of raw materials industry; high-tech use of traditional energy resources; technologies in the field of development of unprofitable fields; prospects for Russian-German cooperation between universities and research institutions.

Ugra residents began their working visit by laying flowers at the Memorial to the fallen Soviet soldiers. Today there will be a business meeting with representatives of the trade mission of the Russian Federation in the Federal Republic of Germany, representatives of German companies. The discussion will focus on the opportunities for German business to participate in large investment projects in Ugra.

Tomorrow the program of the Ugra delegation will include the opening of the conference, plenary sessions “Problems and prospects of the Russian-German cooperation in the raw materials sphere”, “Raw materials in the process of change: Problems and consequences of structural changes in the development of the economy of raw materials producing regions”.