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Tolyatti (alternatively spelled as "Togliatti") is a city in Samara Oblast in Russia. It is best known internationally as the headquarters of AvtoVAZ, manufacturer of the Lada automobile. AvtoVAZ is Russia's largest automaker and the factory itself is one of the largest in the world. For this reason, Tolyatti is often nicknamed "The Motor City" or "The Detroit of Russia".


Tolyatti was named after Palmiro Togliatti, an Italian communist who played a major role in establishing the giant VAZ automobile factory around which the modern city was built. VAZ (now known as AvtoVAZ) is the manufacturer of Lada automobiles. The population is approximately 720,000, of which 110,000 are employed by Lada. In the 1950s, when the population was 12,000, the entire city was moved to its present location to allow for construction of the Zhiguli Hydroelectric Station.

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By plane[edit]

Kurumoch International Airport, (IATA: KUF) is 55 kilometers east of the city and is the closest airport to Tolyatti. Bus 652 (160₽, 60-80 minutes) operates between the airport and the city. Direct flights are available to/from Russian cities including Moscow and Ufa as well as international cities including Osh.

By train[edit]

Timetables and fares can be searched for on the RZD website. Search for "Toliatti".

Train 066Й operates daily from Moscow Kazansky vokzal, departing Moscow daily around 5PM, arriving in Tolyatti between 10AM and 11AM the next morning. The 17 hour trip costs from 1,700₽.

Get around[edit]

Buses, trolleys, and marshrutkas are availble for 30₽.

See[edit][add listing]


  • Transfiguration Cathedral - A huge cathedral built in 2002.


  • Avtovaz Museum - A museum dedicated to the Lada automobile.
  • Tolyatti Museum of Local Lore - relics from the area dating back to the Stone Age.


  • Tatishchev Monument - An equestrian statue on the banks of the Volga River; it honors Vasily Tatishchev, the founder of the city.

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  • Park Complex of Equipment History Named After K.G. Sakharov - A park with old military equipment including helicopters and cannons.
  • Victory Park - A park popular with the locals; it is dedicated to World War II and includes tanks and other military equipment

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Shopping malls[edit]

  • Park House, Avtozavodskoye Shosse 6, +7 848 242-18-88, [1].  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Le Buffet, Leningradskaya Ulitsa 15, +7 848 255-76-76, [2].  edit
  • Redkaya Ptitsa, Bulvar Tupoleva 12А, +7 848 293-10-35, [3]. Restaurant and billiard hall.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Pub XIII, Ulitsa Sovetskaya 74А, +7 848 239-46-13, [4]. A noisy pub with good burgers.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Alpen Park, Ulitsa Banykina 19A, +7 927 893-17-93 (), [5]. Rooms, suites and chalets in a casual resort featuring an indoor pool & a spa area.  edit
  • Lada-Resort, Lesoparkovoye Shosse 55, +7 848 264-56-56 (), [6]. Rooms & apartments, 2 pools, a karaoke bar, and a restaurant.  edit
  • Mini-Hotel Matreshka, Ulitsa Larina 46, +7 927 891-10-04, [7]. Basic hotel. From 1,100₽.  edit

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