Tambov, Russia



Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat


Description of Tambov

Tambov - a city in Russia, the administrative, economic and cultural center of the Tambov region, is also the administrative center of the Tambov district, which itself is not included, being an administrative-territorial unit a city of regional importance, forming the eponymous municipality of the urban district of Tambov. Tambov is located in the central part of the Oka-Don Plain on the channel of the Tsna River, 480 km south of Moscow.

It is the hub railway station (Tambov-I) of the South-Eastern Railway, from here there are lines to Michurinsk (towards Moscow), to Saratov (via Rtishchevo) and to Kamyshin (via Balashov).

Population - 293,661 people. (2018), and the population density is 3101 persons / km².

The city was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.


Destinations in Tambov

The city has preserved many old buildings in excellent condition, built in the XVIII-XIX centuries. The main sightseeing point is the Tsna River Embankment, about 2 km long and located on 2 levels. Here are:

1 Manor of the manufacturer Aseev. Palace-museum and park with fountains.
2 Church of the Intercession.
3  Monument to the Russian peasant.
4  Monument to Peter and Fevronia.
5  Kazan Monastery.
6  Monument to Sergei Rachmaninoff.
7  Savior Transfiguration Cathedral.

Outside Sovetskaya street:
8  Catholic Church.
9 Ascension Monastery.

10 Post office Wikidata item, Oktyabrskaya street, 1. One of the oldest civil buildings in the city was built in 1786 and, although rebuilt at the end of the 19th century, has retained its original function to this day.



1 Tambov Regional Museum of Local Lore, st. Derzhavinskaya, 3. ☎ +7 (4752) 72-63-13. Stationary expositions are devoted to the history and nature of the Tambov region.
2 Aseev Estate, st. Embankment, 22/1 (entrance to the territory from the Embankment or from Gogol street). ☎ +7 (4752) 63-64-70; 63-64-71. 10:00–18:00 (ticket office until 17:30), Thursday 13:00–21:00 (ticket office until 20:30), Monday closed. 150 rub. with a tour, the right to photograph another 170 rubles. Cash only! Museum and park complex. The Art Nouveau palace, restored in 2014, was built at the beginning of the 20th century according to the design of Lev Kekushev. Some details of the interior, built-in furniture have been preserved; the exposition is replenished with exhibits suitable in style and era. The park has walking paths. The fountains are open during the summer. A long-lived oak is growing, which is more than 270 years old. Free admission on May 18, September 27 and November 4. The area around the palace itself is not paved, but strewn with fine gravel, which can ruin your shoes. So we do not advise ladies to wear stilettos, especially since in the museum you still have to wear felt shoe covers.
3  G.V. Chicherina, st. Sovetskaya, 63. ☎ +7 (4752) 72-63-13. 10.00–18.00, Thursday 13.00–21.00, day off – Monday, last Friday of each month – sanitary day. House-museum on the site of the former city estate of the father of Georgy Vasilyevich Chicherin - Vasily Nikolaevich. An example of a noble provincial city estate of the 19th century. Photos and documents of the Chicherin family.
4 Museum of the History of the Tambov Post, st. Sovetskaya, 114. ☎ (4752)713001. Mon - Fri from 08:30 to 17:30, except for Sat and Sun, it is advisable to call in advance. In the exposition of the museum, which has been operating since 2001, one can get acquainted with the history of mail in the Tambov region and in Russia. There are letters, stamps, lanterns, bells, chests, a postal horn, a stamper, stationery, seals and stamps, scales and other postal items. V. N. Podbelsky, the first People's Commissar of Posts and Telegraphs of the RSFSR and a native of Tambov, has a whole stand dedicated to him. In 2007, the museum was recognized as the best among the museums created by branches of the Russian Post.
5 Museum of the History of Medicine of the Tambov Region, st. Gogol, 6. ☎ +7 (4752) 75-16-95. 10.00–18.00, Thursday 13.00–21.00, closed Monday, Last Friday of each month - sanitary day. Publications on issues of medicine, monographs and scientific works of health workers of the Tambov region, manuscripts, personal documents and photographs. There is also a numismatic collection (including awards from Tambov doctors, seals). Samples of medical equipment, instruments and medicines. Sculptural portraits of Tambov doctors by K. Ya. Malofeev. Collection of the inventor Alexander Leonidovich Chizhevsky. By the way, not far from the museum, on the territory of the clinical hospital, there is a monument to St. Luke (Valentin Feliksovich Voyno-Yasenetsky) - a surgeon, professor of medicine, archbishop of Tambov and Michurinsky.
6 Museum of sin, st. Sovetskaya, 93. Mon–Fri 9:00–17:00. Tambov's answer to the Kuntstkamera, but with an instructive bias: the exposition tries to show what the wrong way of life and bad habits leads to.



7 Tambov Drama Theatre, st. Internatsionalnaya, 15. Evening performances start early: at 18:00 or 18:30; children's performances are usually on Sundays at 11:00. edit
8 Tambov Puppet Theatre, st. Internatsionalnaya, 15. There are performances for kids (from 3 years old, from 5 years old), but there are performances for older audiences: based on Japanese fairy tales (for children from 12 years old), based on Gogol's play "The Government Inspector" - for teenagers from 14 years old .


Active recreation and entertainment

Amusement park with Ferris wheel.
Boat trip, st. Embankment. 200 rubles/35 min. - low-speed multi-seat; or 2500 rubles / 1 hour - a fast small boat. Walk along the channel of the Tsna River and the Tambov "sea"



Get in

By plane
1 Tambov Airport (Donskoye), 10 km north-east of the center, exit towards Morshansk. ☎ +7 (7452) 566836. Flights to Moscow (Domodedovo) once a day, to St. Petersburg twice a week. In summer, there are also weekly flights to Sochi and Simferopol.
You can get to the airport by bus, the final stop of routes 144 and 144p, intermediate 119 and 129 (seasonal). A taxi ride to the city center will cost 200-300 rubles (2018).

By train
Tambov stands on the line that runs trains from Moscow to Saratov (in Tambov, the almost unused line to Kamyshin departs from it). From Moscow (Paveletsky, less often Kazansky stations) several trains a day, including night ones, the journey takes 8-10 hours. To Saratov from Tambov 6-7 hours. The city also passes through the daily train St. Petersburg-Astrakhan and all sorts of rarer and more exotic routes like Belgorod-Novosibirsk or Saratov-Brest.

For arriving in Tambov, Michurinsk on the main line an hour and a half away can also be useful - but note that there are two different stations a few kilometers apart, and each train only stops at one of them. If you are traveling from the east, the Rtishchevo station may be convenient for transfers, but in any case, you will have to transfer from one long-distance train to another there.

Electric trains from Tambov run infrequently and do not leave the Tambov region.

2  Station Tambov-1 , Privokzalnaya sq., 1 (end of Internatsionalnaya st.).

By bus
Apart from numerous buses and minibuses to Moscow (from 7 hours on the way), the most active long-distance direction is Lipetsk (2.5 hours, at least five flights a day). Communication with other neighboring regions is worse: buses go to Voronezh for 5.5 hours, but at least several times a day, and in other directions, flights are even more episodic and at least no less long. Quite often there are buses to the cities of the Tambov region.

There are two bus stations in Tambov: New and Severny. All intercity buses (except buses to Moscow) and suburban buses depart from Novy to Michurinsk. On Severny, respectively, Moscow buses and routes to other cities of the Tambov region remained; however, they can also depart from the Station Square, from the Central Market and from somewhere else.

3  New bus station, st. Kikvidze, 77 (western exit from the city). ☎ +7 (475) 273-48-32. 6:00–19:30. There is a small waiting room with Wi-Fi. There is a Pyaterochka supermarket in the bus station building, and around there are several kiosks with pastries.
4 Northern bus station, st. Michurinskaya, 46. ☎ +7 (475) 253-50-03. 5:30–24:00.

By car
M6 leads to the city from the west.
P193 leads to the city from the southwest.
P208 leads to the city from the east.
A193 leads to the city from the north.


Get around

Mostly buses and minibuses, and large buses are found almost more often than minibuses. Nominally there are also trolleybus lines. The fare in buses and trolleybuses is 17 rubles, in minibuses - 18 rubles. (December 2018).

Contrary to the usual situation for the Russian regional center, in Tambov Yandex does not know anything about public transport routes and does not even show stops on the map. However, real-time information about the movement of buses can be found on the bus68.ru website and in the Smart Transport mobile application, but there is no route builder.

In some places around the city there are “smart stops” with Wi-Fi and a scoreboard with a countdown to the arrival of buses. However, they don't always work.



It seems that any Tambov souvenirs cannot do without the image of wolves. They are sold on the pedestrian Communal Street, parallel to it, International Street and in large shopping centers. If you are interested in something more practically useful, you should pay attention to various kinds of agricultural products.

Tambov shopping centers usually do not contain large grocery stores, especially in the city center.

Central Market. The main city market occupies several blocks between Kommunalnaya, Krasnaya, Oktyabrskaya and Nosovskaya streets and looks like a separate city within a city. The place is not the most pleasant, although not devoid of its flavor.


Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Average cost
1  AMAKS Park Hotel, Prigorodny Les, 101 block. Country hotel in a green area. Suitable for leisure but not suitable for tourism and business visits.

2  Hotel "Grand", st. Karl Marx, 176A. from 2600 rub. (single) up to 5800 rubles. (lux).
3  Derzhavinskaya Hotel, Lev Tolstoy Square, 4 (between Sovetskaya and Karla Marksa streets). ✉ ☎ +7 (4752) 48-35-00, 48-35-60. from 2000 to 7800 rubles. One of the two hotels where foreigners can stay (provides visa support). 127 rooms from "economy" to "luxury", the furnishings in the rooms are modest, the design is provincial, but everything you need is there. Suitable for a business trip, and for tourism is also conveniently located. The hotel has a restaurant and a beauty salon.


Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

Many "diners" are located in large shopping centers such as "Festival Park", "Orange", "Real" and "Magnit". Usually they are located in small groups, so finding them will not be difficult. Sometimes eateries are located on the streets. A network of fast food kiosks "Robin Sdobin" has been developed.

1 "McDonald's", st. Sovetskaya, 99A (near the shopping center "RIO"). There are tables outside.

Average cost
In Tambov, there are many cafes of average cost. Mostly pizzerias and sushi bars. The most famous of them are the chains of pizzerias Zhar Pizza and Signor Tomato.

2  Pizzeria Papa Carlo, st. Derzhavinskaya, 16A. ☎ +7-4752-722404 10:00-23:00.
3   Cafe "Debut", st. Sovetskaya, 79. ☎ +7-4752-796339. Large hearty chebureks with different fillings (from 80 to 130 rubles a piece), pita with different fillings, delicious smoothies and desserts (especially Napoleon). The café has a bistro cafeteria (separate entrance).
4 Cafe "Vintage", st. October, 11A. ☎ +7-4752-703242. 11:00-00:00.

There are also expensive restaurants in Tambov. Restaurant "Pirate" - one of the most famous in the city, located on the waterfront. Many restaurants are located on Sovetskaya Street.

5 "Pirate" restaurant, st. Sergeeva-Tsensky, 1A (embankment of the Tsna River Canal). "Paphos of a local scale." It is better to visit in the summer to admire Tsna and the view of the park on the other side.
6  Art-cafe "Gallery"  , st. Derzhavinskaya, 10A/1 (actually at the intersection of Kommunalnaya St. and Karl Marx St., but the official address is the same) (in the basement: be careful, steep steps). ☎ +7 (475) 272-91-91. Mon–Thurs 12:00–01:00, Fri 12:00–04:00, Sat 11:00–04:00, Sun 11:00–01:00. hotter. Three types of steaks, delicious salads, good coffee - and a "We don't have Japanese cuisine" sign on the wall. The place is cozy, the service is leisurely, therefore it is popular with the townspeople for unhurried gatherings. It is better to book tables in the evenings in advance.
7 "Vicar", Leo Tolstoy Square 4A k.1 (in the building of the hotel "Derzhavinskaya"). Suitable place for banquets and corporate events; it is convenient to dine if you are staying at the Derzhavinskaya Hotel.
8   Cafe "Bread and Vinoteka"  , Sovetskaya st., 119. Cozy cafe with delicious food and friendly service.



The main Russian mobile operators operate in Tambov: Beeline, Megafon, MTS, Rostelecom (under the brand name Tele2).

Russian Post: the main post office is located at st. Sovetskaya, 114 (opposite the square with the Eternal Flame). In the same building, the Museum of the History of the Tambov Post Office (works only on weekdays).


History of Tambov

Tambov is a Mordovian word. It means a whirlpool. Researcher of the Tambov region I.I. Dubasov says that the Tambov lands were previously inhabited by Mordovians, which is why many villages, hamlets and tracts received and now retain Mordovian names.

The city of Tambov arose in 1636 as a fortified point on what was once a “wild field”. At the first time of its existence, Tambov actually defended the southern possessions of the Moscow state from the raids of nomads, but when the fortified line was moved further to the south, it turned into a peaceful point. Almost a hundred and fifty years after its founding, in 1779, the city of Tambov resembled a large black earth village. Almost all of its houses were thatched, and the swampy streets were lined with fascinite, pitted with holes and crossed by weed mounds.

Academician Falk, who visited Tambov in 1769, found that “the city is not extensive and ugly. Residents are more engaged in agriculture than crafts, however, there were two cloth factories there. There were up to 626 merchants."

In the same year, Tambov was made the main city of the Tambov governorship, and 7 years later, in 1786, it received the famous poet G.R. as ruler. Derzhavina.

In 1781, the coat of arms of the city of Tambov was approved - a beehive and three bees on an azure background as a symbol of hard work and on-board farming (beekeeping), which the inhabitants of the Tambov region have been engaged in for a long time.

The development of Tambov began only at the beginning of the 19th century. At this time there were 12 thousand inhabitants. In 1872, Tambov had 25 thousand inhabitants, according to the 1897 census there were more than 48 thousand people, and on January 1, 1910 there were 68,400 people.

Now (as of 1913) Tambov is a relatively good city; it has running water, electric lighting, several secondary educational institutions: two men's and three women's gymnasiums, two real schools, a teachers' institute and more than 30 other educational institutions. It is impossible not to note another Tambov governor - Alexander Alekseevich Kornilov (brother of the famous Russian admiral - hero of Sevastopol. He spent five years in this position - from February 1838 to April 1843. It was with this time that many important changes were associated that took place in life not only Tambov, but throughout the region.

In 1843, an institute was opened to educate the daughters of impoverished nobles. In the first year after Kornilov’s arrival in Tambov, the newspaper “Tambov Provincial News” began to be published here. In 1841, a school was transferred from neighboring Voronezh to Tambov to train clerical workers, and a year later a provincial zemstvo hospital was built and a building was laid for a public House of Culture.

In the middle of the 19th century, the construction of stone buildings began in Tambov - a guest courtyard, government offices, a men's gymnasium and the Alexander Institute. The formation of the city center ended at the end of the 19th century with the construction of the Naryshkin reading room, the building of the State Duma and the Assembly of the Nobility.

In the 19th century, Tambov was a major center for grain wholesale trade. Industry developed slowly and in 1913 it provided only 2% of the total industrial output of European Russia. Before the October Revolution, the largest enterprises in Tambov were railway workshops (800 workers) and a candle factory (85 workers). In addition to them, there were about 30 small semi-handicraft factories.

The post-revolutionary period can be described as a time of demolition of churches and construction of factories, clubs, and educational institutions. Housing construction was also carried out. Standard five- and nine-story buildings, although they did not add beauty to the appearance of the city, made it possible to some extent solve the housing problem in Tambov, which had become an industrial center.

The February and October revolutions took place quite peacefully in Tambov. In 1920-21, a peasant uprising took place under the leadership of A.S. Antonov. In 1928, the Tambov province was included in the Central Black Earth Region. In 1937, the Tambov region was formed, which included the territory of the Penza and Tambov regions, and in 1939 the Tambov region adopted almost modern borders; The Great Patriotic War claimed the lives of thousands of Tambov residents and was remembered for its exhausting labor, the bombing of the city, and the opening of a large number of evacuation hospitals.


Physical location


Tambov is located on the Tsna River (Oka basin), 460 km southeast of Moscow. The area of the city is 92 km².



Tambov is located in the MSK time zone (Moscow time). The offset of the applicable time from UTC is +3:00. In accordance with the applied time and geographic longitude, the average solar noon in Tambov occurs at 12:14.



The climatic conditions of Tambov are determined by its geographical location. The climate is temperate continental, with distinct seasons. According to observations in the period 1981–2010, the average temperature of the coldest month (February) is about −8 °C, the warmest (July) is about +21 °C.

Winter is moderately cold, coming in December, when a stable snow cover is established. Depending on the direction of the wind, this occurs in mid-November - late December. Often there are prolonged thaws with rains and complete melting of the snow cover. But there are also severe frosts. Winter can drag on until the end of March. Spring is short. Usually in late April - early May, the temperature already reaches summer values. Summers are long and warm, the air temperature often fluctuates around +30 °C. In the summer of 2010, the temperature in the Tambov region in some places approached +42 °C and above. Autumn is mild, with a gradual decrease in temperature.

Annual precipitation ranges from 400 to 650 mm (555 mm on average), more than half (about 270 mm) falls during the warm season. The border of the coastline can fluctuate by 8-12 meters or more, depending on the time of year and weather conditions, as well as on the water level on the river. Tsna. In the area of the city, winds of southern, southwestern and partly northwestern directions prevail.

The average annual temperature is +6.5 °C (for the period 1991-2020),
The average annual wind speed is 3.2 m/s,
The average annual air humidity is 75%.



On the territory of the city of Tambov, there are several dozen enterprises that pollute the environment. According to Rospotrebnadzor, in Tambov in 2006 emissions of pollutants weighing 49,000 tons were released into the atmosphere. Despite this, Tambov's air pollution index (API) is 4.0. The city is one of the most environmentally friendly cities in Russia. Also on the territory of the Tambov region there is a waste sorting plant, which has established the processing of polymers into granules.


Parks and squares

The Central City Park of Culture and Leisure is located in the very center of Tambov between Sovetskaya Street and the channel of the Tsna River. On the territory of the park there are numerous attractions, entertainment venues, a dance floor, open summer stages, and a Ferris wheel. A suspended pedestrian bridge leads from the park to the opposite bank of the Tsna.

Victory Park is the largest park in Tambov, which was founded on the day of the celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War. The park is located in the northern part of the city along Michurinskaya street. On its territory there is an exposition of military equipment, a monument "Airplane", a light and music fountain operates. Also in Victory Park there is a monument to the Victorious Veteran and a monument in memory of fellow countrymen who died in Afghanistan in 1979-1989. The park has an amusement park and a children's playground.

The Druzhba Forest Park is a large park area located on the right bank of the Tsna River. On its territory there is a ski stadium, thanks to which the townspeople can go cycling and walking, skating and roller skiing, and skiing in the winter season. In addition, the park has two sand fields - for volleyball and football, as well as a tennis court.

Forest Park "Friendship"
Central Park of Culture and Leisure
South Park (Akhlebinovskaya Grove)
Park of the Museum Complex "Aseev Estate"
pioneer park
french park
Park of the 40th anniversary of the Victory
Park on st. Ryazan
Zoo (Zoobotanical Center) TSU G. R. Derzhavina
Sochi Park
Park them. I. V. Michurina
Olimpiysky Park is a new large park in the northern part of the city behind the Martial Arts Center, construction was carried out in 2014-2019.


Mass media

Through the efforts of Ivan Rachmaninov, a printing house was opened in Staraya Kazinka, in which four volumes of Voltaire’s works, previously unpublished in Russia, were printed. The nature of these works was such that Catherine II ordered the printing house to be closed and the books confiscated. But the rebellious and freedom-loving publisher still managed to fulfill the promise he made in his youth: “To my Fatherland, through my labors, to deliver useful books, if possible.”

Today, over a hundred periodicals of various forms of ownership are registered in the region.



Tambov newspapers thematically cover the spectrum from serious information and analytical to entertainment and advertising publications. Periodicals with a socio-political orientation are represented mainly by regional, district and city socio-political newspapers published with the financial participation of state authorities and local governments.


Internet media

The main registered Internet media are the information portal “Your Tambov”, information agencies “Online Tambov.ru”, “Tambov-inform”, sports information agency “Tambovsport”, portal “Vtambove.ru”. TOP68 - Tambov regional portal of regional media.

Other Internet media covering the life of the Tambov region are represented by the corresponding sections of federal publications, such as “Komsomolskaya Pravda - Voronezh-Chernozemye”, “Arguments and Facts - Tambov”, “Moskovsky Komsomolets in Tambov”, etc.

There are information groups on the social network VKontakte.


A television

It has existed in Tambov since 1960.

Currently, a regional television and radio broadcasting network operates in the Tambov region. Transmitting television and radio broadcasting stations are located in cities and regional centers of the Tambov region. In Tambov, regular on-air television programs are broadcast by the VGTRK branch of the State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company Tambov, the Tambov Governorate TV and Radio Broadcasting Company, and the Olympus and All for You television companies. Eight regional television companies provide broadcast programs of their own production.

In Tambov, 20 digital (DVB-T2) TV channels are available: in 2013, the first digital television multiplex was launched on 46 TVK (674 MHz), and in 2015, the second multiplex on 56 TVK (754 MHz). State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company "Tambov" broadcasts within regional windows on the Russia 1 and Russia 24 TV channels. The New Century TV channel broadcasts within regional windows on OTR, as well as on 21 buttons of cable operators. The TV company "Olympus" broadcasts on cable networks on the TV channel "Prodvizhenie-Tambov".


Radio stations

The Tambov radio and television center RTRS broadcasts 14 radio stations in the VHF-2 range: “Radio Russia”, “Mayak”, New Radio, “Our Radio”, “Radio Vanya”, “Europe Plus”, “Avtoradio”, “Road Radio”, “Russian” radio", "Children's radio", "Retro FM", "Love Radio"