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 Petrozavodsk is:


  • One of 12 cities of European Russia, hosting Research Centers of the Russian Academy of Science;
  • One of 50 university cities of Russia;
  • A city with a high level of education -37 secondary; schools, 19 institutions of vocational education, 14 institutions of higher education;
  • One of 15 Russian cities with conservatory and a full cycle of musical education;
  • A city with living national traditions of indigenous peoples – Karelians, Vepsians, Finns;
  • A city with one of the highest levels of IT development in Russia;
  • A city with active role of SME’s:  9575 small businesses and  7916 individual entrepreneurs are registered in Petrozavodsk; 
  • A city with 1271 NGO’s, including 42 friendship societies with foreign countries and national and cultural associations.

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Petrozavodsk City Administration,

Republic of Karelia,

Petrozavodsk 185910, Lenin Ave 2,

Fax (+7 8142) 71 36 44

Tel. (+7 8142) 71 33 75, 71 33 76, 71 33 94

E-mail: erd@petrozavodsk-mo.ru