Angarsk, Russia


Angarsk is a city in Eastern Siberia, with adjacent settlements forms the Angarsk urban district. The city is located in the southern, most developed and economically developed part of the Irkutsk region. The city's name comes from the name of the Angara River.

Unofficially, from the moment of its foundation, the city has been called the City Born by Victory. In the media, in relation to Angarsk, the definition is often used - the City of Petrochemists.

The economic basis of the city is formed by large enterprises of oil refining, chemical industry, nuclear and construction industries.

Angarsk is one of the best in terms of landscaping in Eastern Siberia: in 2003 the city took second place in the competition for the most comfortable city in Russia, and in 2005 and 2008 - the first. In 2013, according to the results of the competition among municipalities "The Cleanest City of Russia", held within the framework of the All-Russian political project "Clean City", Angarsk took first place in the category "Big Cities".



The centralized library system has a book fund of about 1 million copies and annually serves 72 thousand readers, including 20 libraries, including the Neftekhimik DK library, the Arkady Gaidar children's library, the Central City Library (TsGB), the library of the AECC trade union committee, etc. In 2014, on the basis of the Central State Library, the information and educational center "Russian Museum: Virtual Branch" was created - the first virtual branch of the Russian Museum in Transbaikalia and the 153rd in Russia.

Palaces of Culture
Palace of Creativity for Children and Youth.
DK "Neftekhimik" is the first large cultural institution of the city of Angarsk. The palace building was designed by the Leningrad department of Gorstroyproekt, architects Tarantul and Davydov, and built of granite in 1955. Twice awarded the title of "Exemplary Cultural Institution of the Irkutsk Region".
DC "Contemporary".
DC "Energetik".
DK "Lesnik" (put into operation after a major overhaul on 09/08/2016).
Previously, there were houses and palaces of culture "Builder", "Bytovik", "Architect" and others, which are now closed or reorganized.



There are no professional theaters in Angarsk.


Museums and zoo

Clock Museum;
Museum of Victory;
Mineral Museum;
City Exhibition Hall (art gallery and applied arts);
AECC Museum (in the building of the House of Culture "Sovremennik");
ANHK Museum (in the MORUTS building);
Museum "Old Apartment" (in the premises of the club at the place of residence, 1st quarter 1)
Museum of fire protection (on the basis of PSCH No. 9 of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia).
"Experimentary" (72 quarter, house 20).
Zoo (at the Palace of Creativity of Children and Youth).



Homeland - st. Comintern;
Cinema center (4 halls), the cinema is located on the 4th floor of the shopping center "Center" in the building of a former garment factory on the street. Gorky;
Mega Cinema (4 halls), the cinema is located on the 3rd floor of the Mega shopping center on Angarsky Prospekt;
Festival (6 halls), the cinema is located on the 4th floor of the Festival mall on Leningradsky Prospekt.


City parks

Park of Petrochemists -
The park is an integral part of the architectural ensemble framing the central square of the city. There is a fountain in the park, a children's playground is equipped. The park is one of the favorite places for walking and recreation of citizens.

Park named after the 10th anniversary of Angarsk -
The so-called "Alley of Love" has been equipped, the sculpture "Book of Desires" has been installed here, symbolic bridges for wedding ceremonies have been reproduced, a fountain is operating, tennis courts, a universal sports ground, a children's playground, and a summer stage with stands are equipped. In the summer of 2019, a Ferris wheel 28 meters high was installed in the park. Further reconstruction of the park is planned. The park also features a rock garden with a Japanese-style gazebo in honor of the sister city of Komatsu, Japan.

Park DK "Sovremennik" -
There is a fountain on the square adjacent to the central entrance to the park, children's attractions, and a summer stage. The park itself has a children's playground, a playground for extreme sports, outdoor sports equipment, a children's road with markings, road signs, and a bridge. On June 25, 2020, a monument to Novokshenov, the first director of AECC, was erected in the park.

Builders Park -
In the park there is a monument to the victorious warriors, the first builders of Angarsk, as well as a memorial stele in honor of the builders of Angarsk. The fountain works, there is a summer stage, children's and sports grounds, outdoor sports simulators are installed. In May 2020, the Eternal Flame was opened.

Park of the 55th anniversary of the Victory -
There is an Orthodox chapel in the park, a memorial cross has been erected in memory of the soldiers-internationalists who died in the line of military duty in the hot spots of the planet. Next to the park is the Victory Museum.

Square "Pioneer" -
Located behind the Palace of Veterans "Victory". In the spring of 2019, a flat fountain began to work. The square has a children's playground, stands with information on the history of the city.

Family Square —
It is located near the city perinatal center, small architectural forms, the sculpture "Family" are installed.

Park of the former Palace of Pioneers (not landscaped);
Embankment of the Kitoy River
A new, popular walking and recreation area. There is a fountain on the Embankment, two children's playgrounds are equipped. There are cycling and jogging paths, as well as a sports ground.

Other parks and squares - the park of the dispensary "Rodnik", a square at the intersection of Karl Marx and Tchaikovsky streets (block 88), a square at the intersection of Voroshilov and Gorky streets (block 85, the attraction of the square is a sculpture depicting a marmot in a fur molded hat), a square on the territory of Lyceum No. 1 (at the intersection of Gorky and Moskovskaya streets, quarter 72), a square at the intersection of Socialist and Leningradsky streets (benches, trash cans, flower beds are installed here. But the square needs repair and reconstruction, paving slabs have become unusable, there are not enough green The entire walking area between the Silhouette store and the Yermak Sports Palace also requires reconstruction, etc.



Shopping center, Gorkogo Street, 21
Shanghai Mall, ul. Lenina, 45. ☎ +7 (3955) 66-10-12



Rotex (ANHK), ANHK industrial area, 29 microdistrict (MORUTS).
Cheburechnaya, 82 quarter.
Orbita, 210 block.
fast food cafe McFoods, st. Karl Marx.
Subway, st. Karl Marx.



Hotel Gis, st. Makarenko 81a or 91 sq. (opposite the 8th house).



Area code (3955), as well as mobile operators - MTS, Rostelecom, Baikalwestcom, MegaFon, Beeline.

Since February 2013, 4G services from Yota and MegaFon have been provided.



In the summer of 1945, on the Kitoy-Angara turnout, a place was determined for the construction of a plant for the production of artificial liquid fuel, the equipment for which was imported from Germany on reparations. According to the plan, it was planned to build a working village here.
In October 1945, the first fifteen builders arrived at the site. The construction of the first dugouts began in the area where the 18th quarter is now located.
In the spring of 1946, the construction of the village of Mayska began.
In April 1948, in the area of ​​the 1st quarter, the construction of the first stone house began, so Sotsgorod was founded. Along the Naberezhnaya and Moskovskaya streets (between quarters 1, 26 and 38), the Komsomoltsev square was laid (now there is a monument to the Decembrists in this place).
In the summer of 1948, the construction of the city and the plant was transferred to the Glavpromstroy of the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs. Construction of barracks and yurts began around the industrial zone, along the Trans-Siberian Railway, from the village of Kitoya to the Sukhovskaya station. This is how the 2nd, 7th, 8th, 13th districts and the Yuzhny settlement appeared.
In 1949, the massive construction of a two-story stone dwelling began. 26, 27, 35, 36, 37, 38 and other quarters were built. By the beginning of 1950, over 100 thousand square meters of housing, three schools, a kindergarten, shops and canteens were commissioned.
On May 30, 1951 Angarsk was given the status of a city. By this time, about 700,000 m² of housing had been built, half of which was in capital construction.
In 1959, according to the All-Union census, the population of Angarsk reached 134 thousand people.
January 18, 1971 by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR: "For the successes achieved by the workers of the city in fulfilling the tasks of the five-year plan for the development of industrial production, to award the city of Angarsk, Irkutsk region, with the Order of the Red Banner of Labor." Angarsk became the 25th city in the USSR to receive such an award.
In 1993 the Angarsk region was created. The territory with a total area of ​​71,973 hectares was allocated to Angarsk from the Irkutsk and Usolsk regions. Four years later, the territory within the boundaries of the district with the city became the Angarsk Municipal Formation (AMO).



Angarsk is located on a mountain at the confluence of the Kitoya River with the Angara.

The territory within the city limits covers an area of ​​294 km² (21 thousand hectares).

Angarsk is located 5150 km from Moscow, 40 km from the regional center of Irkutsk, 50 km from Irkutsk airport, 117 km from Lake Baikal.

In clear weather, from the upper floors of the Angarsk high-rise buildings, the peaks of the Kitoiskiye Goltsy, a mountain range in the Eastern Sayan system, are clearly visible.


Problems of the administrative structure

On December 31, 2004, two municipalities were formed by the Law of the Irkutsk Region:

Angarsk municipal formation with the status of an urban settlement, that is, the city of Angarsk proper.
Angarsk municipality of the Irkutsk region (AMO) with the status of a municipal district, which included the city of Angarsk and other municipalities.
Since that time, for more than ten years, Angarsk has been one of three cities in Russia with a population of more than two hundred thousand people (along with Balakovo and Nizhnekamsk) that do not have the status of an urban district. This laid the foundation for a potentially conflict structure in the budgetary, social and other spheres. In 2005, there were numerous protests in the city for granting the status of an urban district to the Angarsk municipal district, and in April 2006, the population of Angarsk voted in a referendum to unite with the villages of Meget and Savvateevka into a single municipality. The population of the village of Odinsk refused to take part in the referendum, postponing the decision to the spring of 2007, when the village deputies again refused to call a referendum, depriving the residents of the opportunity to determine the fate of the AMO. As a result, no decision was made on the status of the urban district.

In May 2006, the governor of the Irkutsk region, Alexander Tishanin, proposed another option - to unite the cities of Irkutsk, Angarsk, Shelekhov and many other settlements into one municipality "Big Irkutsk", but after the resignation of A. Tishanin, the consideration of the project was postponed indefinitely.

In 2014, the issue of merging Angarsk and AMO into a single municipality again became relevant in connection with the elections of the mayor of AMO and the regional Duma.

By the law of the Irkutsk region, from January 1, 2015, all municipalities of the Angarsk municipality (the municipality "city of Angarsk", the Megetskoye municipality, the Odinsk municipality and the Savvateevskoye municipality) were transformed into the Angarsk city municipality, endowed with the status of an urban district.


Modern local self-government

In December 1991, for the first time, elections were held for the head of the administration of the city of Angarsk. Alexander Terentyevich Shevtsov was elected mayor.
On April 1, 1994, Vladimir Alexandrovich Nepomniachtchi took over as mayor.
In April 1998 Viktor Viktorovich Novokshenov was elected.
On April 7, 2002, Evgeny Pavlovich Kanukhin took the post of head of the Angarsk Municipal Formation (AMO). On October 9, 2005, he was re-elected to the post of head of the administration of the city of Angarsk, and Andrey Petrovich Kozlov (now Kapitonov) became the mayor of the AMO (municipal district).
According to the results of the elections on December 2, 2007, Leonid Georgievich Mikhailov was elected to the post of head of the administration of the Angarsk urban settlement, for whom more than 70% of the votes were cast.
In the summer of 2010, amendments were made to the Charter of the AMO, according to which the institution of a city manager was introduced, and the mayor of the municipality was elected not by direct popular vote, but from among the deputies of the Duma of the AMO by secret ballot of the deputies themselves. This decision caused a great public outcry.
In October 2010, elections to the Duma of the AMO were held. The deputies elected a member of the United Russia party Vladimir Valentinovich Zhukov as the mayor of the AMO. The deputies approved Anton Medko for the position of city manager. Amendments were made to the Charter of the AMO, in accordance with which direct elections of the mayor were returned.
On March 4, 2012, a referendum was held in which the issue of granting the status of an urban district to the Angarsk urban settlement was decided. As a result of voting, 85% of voters supported the transformation of Angarsk into an urban district
October 14, 2012 in Angarsk, elections were held for the head of the city and deputies of the city Duma. Vladimir Valentinovich Zhukov was elected to the post of head of the city administration.
Since January 1, 2015, the urban settlement of Angarsk, the Angarsk municipality and other municipalities of the district have been transformed into the Angarsk city municipality with the status of an urban district. The powers of the previously existing bodies of the executive and representative authorities have been terminated, they continue to temporarily exercise their powers until the formation of the authorities of the city district.
On April 26, 2015, elections of deputies and the mayor of the Angarsk city district were held in Angarsk. Sergey Anatolyevich Petrov was elected the head of the urban district. 25 deputies were elected to the Duma of the Angarsk municipality of the first convocation.
On September 13, 2020, the elections of the mayor of the Angarsk city district were held in Angarsk. Sergey Anatolyevich Petrov was elected the head of the urban district



Angarsk accounts for 13.2% of industrial output and 10% of the region's population.

More than 6 thousand enterprises and commercial organizations are registered in the city. 85 thousand people are employed in various sectors of the economy.



During its existence, the city became known for the largest industrial zone in Asia, which stretches along the Angara coast for almost 30 km.

The largest city-forming enterprises for a long time were the Angarsk petrochemical company and the Angarsk electrolysis chemical plant. Currently, both enterprises are large taxpayers and employers in the city, but the concept of "city-forming enterprise" does not apply to them.

Angarsk Petrochemical Company (JSC ANHK) is part of Rosneft Oil Company. The largest East Siberian enterprise for the processing of oil and oil products, which includes an oil refinery, a chemical plant, an oil plant, etc.
Manufactured products: sulfuric acid, butane, carbon dioxide, propane, butyl alcohol, methyl alcohol (methanol), phenols, heating oil, diesel fuel, motor gasoline, aviation fuel, petroleum coke, lubricants for compressors and vacuum pumps, mineral motor oils, synthetic oils for transformers, amines, polyethylene film, etc.

Angarsk Polymer Plant (JSC "AZP") - until 1997, it was part of the ANHK. In 1997, it was transformed into an open joint stock company, while remaining a subsidiary of ANHK. Since 2007, it has been a separate division of Rosneft Oil Company. The plant produces petroleum benzene and ethylbenzene, styrene and polystyrene, pyrolysis resin, high pressure polyethylene, propylene and ethylene. Ethylene is transported by pipeline to the city of Sayansk to the Sayanskkhimplast enterprise.
Angarsk Plant of Catalysts and Organic Synthesis (JSC "AZKiOS") - until 1997 it was part of the ANHK. In 1997 it was transformed into an open joint stock company. It currently remains a subsidiary of ANHK.
Angarsk Electrolysis Chemical Combine (JSC AECC) is an enterprise of the Russian nuclear industry, a subsidiary of the state corporation Rosatom, part of the TVEL Fuel Company (uranium enrichment, production of uranium hexafluoride, chemical production, production of soccer balls).
Angarsk household chemicals plant - until 1997, the household chemicals plant (ZBKh) was part of the ANHK. In 1997, the plant was transformed into an open joint stock company. After the acquisition by Nevskaya Kosmetika, it was renamed into OAO Baikal Kosmetika. Since 2000, the company has been a branch of Nevskaya Kosmetika.
Angarsk Nitrogen Fertilizer Plant (AATZ LLC) was built in 1962. Until 1997, the nitrogen fertilizer plant (ZAU) was part of the ANHK. In 1997, the plant was transformed into an open joint-stock company Angarsk Nitrogen Fertilizer Plant. It specializes in the production of mineral fertilizers and nitrogen compounds. It was owned by OAO Sibur-Minudobreniya. Since December 2011, it has been a part of OAO SDS Azot.
The Angarsk Cement and Mining Plant is the only enterprise producing cement in the Irkutsk Region. As of 2013, it ranks 2nd in terms of sales among enterprises in the building materials industry in Eastern Siberia. Since 2011, 50.52% of the shares have been owned by LLC Russian Cement Company (a joint venture between the holding company Siberian Cement and the State Corporation Rostekhnologii). A 29.9% stake is owned by the holding company Siberian Cement. The remaining shares are in the hands of private portfolio investors.
Plant of autoclaved aerated concrete (SC "Stroykompleks").
Angarsk plant of metal structures (GK "Stroykompleks").
Irkutsk Pipe Plant (Polyplastic Group).

East Siberian Machine-Building Plant (Vostsibmash) is a subsidiary of ANHK JSC. Until 1997, as a mechanical repair plant (RMZ), it was part of the ANHK.
CJSC PK "DITEKO" - production of petroleum products. The assets were acquired by Krasnoyarsk Capital Oil.
TsUP ESPO LLC (Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean project management center) is a branch of OAO AK Transneft. The purpose of the Eastern Siberia - Pacific Ocean pipeline system construction project is to ensure the transportation of oil from Western and Eastern Siberia fields to Russian refineries and for export to the Asia-Pacific countries through the Kozmino port and to China. The ESPO system is technologically connected to the main oil pipelines of Transneft and creates a single network that ensures the efficient distribution of oil flows across Russia. In order to ensure an increase in oil supplies to Russian refineries and for export, further development of the ESPO capacity (construction of new PSs) is envisaged.
Irkutsk RNU "Transneft-Vostok" - operator of the main oil pipeline
Irkutsk caterpillar plant. One of the few factories in Russia for the production of all-terrain vehicles, complex tracked vehicles based on MTLB and GAZ components, used in the mining industry, forest protection, geological exploration. Works in Angarsk since 2015. It annually produces about 150 vehicles, is the largest manufacturer of tracked and wheeled all-terrain vehicles in Eastern Siberia and the Far East.
Previously, there were the Angarsk Garment Factory, the Angarsk Ceramics Plant (ceramics, sanitary ware), the Angarsk Electromechanical Plant (AEMZ), the Kitoyles association (complex wood processing), the BVK plant, AUS-16 included DOK-2, convoys No. 1,2,3 , 8, Vostokkhimmontazh (VKhM), there were 10 clubs and cinemas.



Angarsk Construction Department (JSC AUS) - in Soviet times, the enterprise was the largest construction organization in the Irkutsk region, its forces built residential areas and industrial facilities in the cities of Angarsk, Baikalsk, Slyudyanka, Sayansk, Krasnokamensk and Zabaikalsk (Transbaikal Territory). In 2014, the bankruptcy procedure of the enterprise was initiated, external management was introduced, a significant part of the assets was sold.
Construction and Installation Management LLC is a large construction organization.
CJSC "Stroykompleks" - has its own production base.


Power industry

There are three combined heat and power plants in the Angarsk district, which are part of the structure of PJSC Irkutskenergo:
Plot No. 1 CHPP-9 (former CHPP-1),
Irkutsk CHPP-9,
Irkutsk CHPP-10.
The length of heating networks is 429 km. The potential of the Angarsk CHPPs can be used to eliminate the shortage of electricity in the Irkutsk region.


Light industry

Angarsk City Printing House is a large printing company that has been operating since the founding of the city.
Interesting fact. During the years of perestroika, Angarsk hat-makers became famous all-Union, they were engaged in the mass production and sale of hats from tarbagan and mink skins. The project of a monument to the Mongolian tarbagan near the former restaurant "Barguzin" was considered. Later, on September 6, 2005, a monument to the marmot was erected in one of the city squares (85th quarter, corner of Voroshilov and Gorky streets).


Food industry

Ice cream factory "Angaria"
CJSC Angarsky Meat Processing Plant;
Dairy plant "Angarsky";
JSC "Karavay" (bakery and confectionery);
Brewery JSC "San InBev".
Factory of soft drinks JSC "Irkutskpishcheprom";
ZAO Angarsk Poultry Farm is part of the Yanta Group of Companies.
CJSC "Sarsenbaev" (seafood)