Oil workers' city Almetyevsk: population

TOP 4 - what to see in Almetyevsk in one day

Almetyevsk has a lot of attractions, but against their backdrop, truly special places stand out, which are deservedly considered symbols of the city.

Cathedral Mosque named after Rinat Galeev

  • Address: Sh. Marjani street, 82a.

The Almetyevsk Cathedral Mosque is a grandiose religious building, the construction of which took nine years (1990-1999). It received its name in honor of the former head of the Tatneft enterprise, Rinat Gimadelislamovich Galeev. He took an active part in the formation of the mosque, and his contribution was appreciated.

The mosque is located on an elevated place and attracts the eye from a distance. Although the building is modern, its architectural style retains elements of traditional Islamic architecture.

The mosque is decorated with five minarets. The tallest of them is crowned with a massive dome with a crescent at the end. In clear weather, the sun's rays reflect off the golden roofs of the minaret and the main building, causing the temple to shine dazzlingly.

The interior decoration of the mosque is replete with rich decorations and decorations in the form of wall paintings, ceramic tiles and stained glass windows. The Cathedral Mosque is the main Islamic temple of Almetyevsk and, undoubtedly, its most beautiful building.

Museum of Local Lore

  • Address: st. Mira, 1.

The local history museum was founded in 1994. Initially, it did not have its own premises, but in honor of the city’s fiftieth anniversary, a separate building was allocated for it, spacious enough to accommodate the museum’s collection, which numbered more than 7 thousand.

The exhibitions tell about the history of the Almetyevsk region, from antiquity to modern times. They are divided into several sections:

  1. “It all started like this...” The section covers different eras of life in the region and tells about ancient settlements, traditions and culture of indigenous people, merchants and nobles of the 17th-20th centuries, war years, the discovery of oil fields, the development of medicine and sports in the city.
  2. “Newlyweds of all times unite!” — the original exhibition is dedicated to the evolution of wedding traditions. It tells about wedding costumes, festive treats, superstitions, bride price and marriage rituals.
  3. "No one is forgotten, nothing is forgotten". This room reveals more deeply the events that took place in the city during the Second World War. Tourists are presented with personal belongings of soldiers, letters from the front, archaeological artifacts recovered from the battlefields and biographies of natives of Almetyevsk who participated in the battles.

In addition to the main exhibitions, the museum organizes thematic excursions, public events and children's parties. Master classes on clay modeling and weaving with beads and rags are also held.

Oil Monument

  • Address: microdistrict 4B.

A spectacular and memorable monument to black gold was erected in 2007 on the occasion of the production of the three billionth ton of local oil. The sculpture of impressive size symbolizes the flow of oil gushing from the depths of the earth. The monument is located on a granite platform with a circular staircase.

Pedestrian promenade

  • Address: Gagarin street.

A pedestrian promenade is a walking area that stretches over several streets. Its territory is filled with gazebos, sculptural compositions, fountains and is framed by well-groomed alleys.

This place is popular among young people and lovers of colorful photo shoots, because literally every centimeter of the attraction provides an original backdrop for an interesting photo.

Mass media

Printed publications

  • “#MyAlmetyevsk” is a free news newspaper and news website.
  • “Znamya Truda”, the oldest newspaper of the city and region.
  • “Yashlar Zamany” and “Youth Meridian”.
  • "Oilman"
  • "Regional Real Estate Express".
  • "Cities".
  • "Evening Almetyevsk".
  • "Teleseven".
  • The Best House, monthly glossy magazine.
  • "Construction+", construction magazine.
  • “Almat tannars.”
  • "Oil News".
  • "Professional" is a corporate newspaper.

A television

The city receives signals from federal TV channels: “Channel One”, “Russia-1”, “Match TV”, “Russia-K”, “NTV”, “TNT”, “STS”, “REN TV”, “Channel Five” , “Home”, “TV Center”.

Local and Tatarstan television, Tele, Recom TV, RTK Almetyevsk, Alma TV, Tatarstan - New Century, State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company Tatarstan produce their own program product and rebroadcast federal channels on the basis of a network partnership.

Cable television services are provided by the following companies:

  • "MTS" (analog, digital (DVB-C),
  • "Letay-TV" (JSC "Tattelecom") (IPTV),
  • “Smotri-TV” (Tataisneft LLC) (IPTV),
  • Radiotelecom LLC (digital terrestrial TV (DVB-T).


There are 23 radio stations broadcasting in the city in the FM range.

The only radio station with completely local broadcasting is Zhelanoye Radio, which appeared in 2004 (the radio station stopped broadcasting in 2022). Other radio stations make extensive use of local inserts with news, weather forecasts and advertising.

Some homes also had wired broadcasting until September 2012.

Museums and cultural institutions of Almetyevsk

In Almetyevsk, great attention is paid to the culture, education and social life of the townspeople.

Tatar State Drama Theater

  • Address: st. Lenina, 37.

The drama theater building is the pearl of Almetyevsk. It is distinguished by snow-white columns and high arches. The history of the theater began in 1944, when an amateur troupe of aspiring actors was formed in the city.

Talented boys, girls and even children took part in impromptu performances. Since then, the drama theater has come a long way and from a small creative circle has turned into a professional theater recognized as one of the best in Tatarstan.

Performances here are performed in two languages: Russian and Tatar. The attraction's repertoire includes pop concerts, productions for children and adults, ballet, talent shows, and themed events.

Palace of Culture "Neftche"

  • Address: st. Lenina, 98.

The building of the Almetyevsk Palace of Culture was designed in 1973 with the help of specialists from the Kyiv Architectural Institute. The main purpose of the building was its ability to accommodate a large number of people and provide them with a comfortable pastime.

The designers managed to accomplish this task: the Palace of Culture became the most visited and multifunctional institution in the city.

Today it houses the following leisure facilities:

  • concert hall with modern sound and acoustic equipment;
  • a parquet hall for holding public events, including themed balls;
  • an extensive library with a collection of scientific publications;
  • winter Garden;
  • showroom.

The grand opening ceremony took place in the fall of 1981.

Art Gallery

  • Address: st. Lenina, 98.

The art gallery hosts exhibitions of paintings and photographs by various authors. Most of the art is dedicated to oil themes and city landscapes.

A place of honor here is occupied by the works of the painter Kondrat Maksimov, who, although a native of Vyatka, spent his youth in Tatarstan.

On his canvases he depicted the charm of the Almetyevsk region with soul and feeling. The townspeople are very proud of these paintings, and the gallery treasures them.

Historical Museum named after Khaliulla Akhmetshin

  • Address: st. Lenina, 101A, village of Nizhnee Abdulovo.

The historical museum is located in the outskirts of the city, in the village of Elokhovo. It was founded by the honored cultural figure and World War II veteran Khaliulla Khairullovich Akhmetshin at the end of 1961.

The museum's collection began with a tiny penny dating back to 1734 and has grown to 12 thousand exhibits. These include:

  • archaeological artifacts;
  • samples of national applied art;
  • objects of natural origin (fossils, minerals, plants, rocks, precious metals and stones);
  • paintings and sculptures;
  • items of peasant and noble life.

There are also permanent exhibitions dedicated to the development of agriculture, schools, the oil industry and the war period. The exhibitions are housed in a one-story building, decorated in a colorful national style.

Early years

The estimated date of the settlement's appearance is 1719; the founder was Mullah Alma (or Almet). The settlement was first called Almatovo. In 1743, a highway to Central Asia passed through the village, which accelerated economic development. According to the first revision of 1746, there were twelve households in the village, the population of Almetyevsk was about “one hundred souls of both sexes.” The villagers farmed and also transported copper ore from many small local mines to the Bogoslovsky Copper Smelter.

During the 1859 census, there were 214 households in the village, the population of Almetyevsk was 1,518 state-owned peasants and Bashkirs. The village had a yam station, inns, a small hospital, a water and windmill, 3 mosques and 2 madrasah schools. The village held an annual regional fair. By 1910, the population of Almetyevsk reached 2,628 people who lived in 500 households.

Orthodox temples and churches of the city of Almetyevsk

All Orthodox churches in Almetyevsk were built in our time. There are no ancient churches or ancient monasteries here. Modern buildings breathe newness and serve not only as spiritual centers, but also as decorations of the city.

Temple of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God

  • Address: Cathedral Square, 1.

The church stands next to the Cathedral Mosque. This location was not chosen by chance - churches belonging to Orthodoxy and Islam standing side by side symbolize the peace and equality that reigns between people of different nationalities and cultures.

The temple was built in 2003 in a classical style. It impresses with its size, spaciousness, white stone walls and the beauty of its five golden domes. The belfry is filled with eleven bells made in Yaroslavl (the largest one weighs more than a ton).

More than a thousand believers can be in the Kazan Church at the same time. Divine services, liturgies, baptismal and wedding ceremonies are regularly held here.

Church of the Nativity

  • Address: st. Pushkina, 49.

A small temple was erected in memory of the fallen soldiers of the Great Patriotic War. Very often it is mistaken for an ancient church, but in fact it is a building of the 21st century. The ancient appearance is the result of imitation of the architectural style of the Yaroslavl Chapel of Alexander Nevsky, dating back to the end of the 19th century.

The architects of the temple did not skimp on decorations and gave it figured masonry, decorative barrels, shining hipped roofs with domes and bright colors. Around the building there is a small garden with flowering shrubs and flower beds. The territory is fenced with a wrought-iron fence on brick pillars.


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War Monuments: Monuments and Sculptures

There were no military operations on the territory of Almetyevsk, but many of its residents took part in the battles for their homeland and died defending it. In honor of the heroes, monuments were erected on the streets of the city, reminding the modern generation of the cost at which peace was restored.

Military memorial complex

  • Address: City Park.

The military memorial is the most significant monument in Almetyevsk. It is a massive stone slab with a carved portrait of a Russian soldier. The young man’s face is full of determination, his eyebrows are sternly knitted, and he clutches a gun barrel in his hand.

The monument is installed on an elevated platform, at its foot the Eternal Flame burns. The opening ceremony of the complex took place on May 9, 1975 - the thirtieth anniversary of Victory Day. Since then, a solemn meeting has been held annually on its territory.

Monument to fallen compatriots

  • Coordinates on the map: 54.895014, 52.154270.

The monument to the fallen fellow countrymen was erected on the outskirts of the city in the 1980s. This is a stone stele depicting the Eternal Flame and the coat of arms of the Soviet Union.

The slogans are inscribed on the polished surface: “No one is forgotten, nothing is forgotten” and “Eternal glory to the fallen” in Russian and Tatar. The main part of the monument is occupied by memorial plaques with a list of the names of natives of the Almetyevsk Territory who died in battle.

The location in a remote place does not affect the attendance of the monument - there are always wreaths and fresh carnations lying next to it.

Almetyevsk sculptural compositions

Another decoration of the city are sculptures. Each of them has its own meaning and hidden meaning, revealed only to attentive viewers.


  • Address: ave. Gabdully Tukay/st. Lenin.

The sculpture “Inspiration” was created by the famous Tatar artist Mahmut Gasimov. He depicted the Muse riding a pegasus across the waves of a stormy sea. The figure is installed on a high pedestal in the form of a marble column with national ornaments.

The sculpture “Inspiration” is dedicated to Gabdulla Tukai, a national writer who did not live even thirty years, but during the allotted time he became an outstanding poet and made an invaluable contribution to the development of Tatar literature. The monument is located on Gabdulla Tukay Avenue.

"Mother Tartary" ("Fertility")

  • GPS coordinates: 54.923300, 52.287259.

The work of sculptor Rafael Agafonov depicts a beautiful woman dressed in the Tatar national costume. Her right hand is extended in an inviting gesture, and her left hand holds the sun, symbolizing the friendliness and hospitality of the Republic. The height of the sculpture is seven meters, it is located at the entrance to the market square.

“Peace to the world!”

Sculpture “Peace to the World!” is a group of three people belonging to different nationalities. They hold the Earth in their outstretched arms, entwined with a long ribbon on which the word “PEACE” is embroidered in all languages. The symbolism of the composition lies in the desire of ordinary people who have gone through wars to live in peace and tranquility.

The author of the project was the sculptor Stanislav Slovitsky. Similar monuments were erected in many Soviet cities at the turn of the 1950s and 1960s, but most of them were destroyed during the “perestroika” period. Currently, examples of the monument “Peace to Peace” exist only in Moscow and Almetyevsk.

Monument to Pioneer Oil Workers

  • Address: Neftchinikov Square.

In 1984, Almetyevsk celebrated the production of its two billionth ton of oil. In honor of this event, a monument to the pioneering oil workers was erected on Neftchinikov Square.

The sculptural composition consists of two figures of drillers of Slavic and Tatar origin. Together they work, mining “black gold”. In the same year, a large fountain was built next to the monument.

Lover's Bridge

  • Coordinates: 54.896326, 52.283146.

In the center of the city there is one of the most beautiful and romantic places in Almetyevsk - the Bridge of Lovers, from where picturesque city views open up. Almost all newlyweds come here. And here you can see swans gracefully swimming across the pond, across which the bridge is built.


  • Almetyevsk vocational college.
  • Almetyevsk Polytechnic College.
  • Almetyevsk Trade and Economic College.
  • Almetyevsk Medical College.
  • Almetyevsk College of Physical Culture
  • Almetyevsk Music College named after F. Z. Yarullin
  • Almetyevsk State Oil Institute.
  • Almetyevsk branch of the NOU “Institute of Economics, Management and Law” (Kazan).
  • Almetyevsk State Institute of Municipal Service.
  • Branch of the Kazan Institute of Business and Management.
  • Branch of the Kazan National Research Technical University named after A. N. Tupolev.
  • Almetyevsk branch of the National Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education "Tisby University of Management" (Kazan).
  • School No. 15

Where to go with a child in Almetyevsk

There is not much entertainment in the city of Almetyevsk, but still, city residents with children and family tourists will not be bored here.

Planetarium-cinema "Sfera"

  • Address: ave. Stroiteley, 30/2B.

As reviews say, this is one of the most interesting places for a child in Almetyevsk. In addition to the fact that here you can admire the beauty of the starry sky, the most interesting films and films on the theme of space are available for viewing. The most interesting master classes for children are held here, and you can also organize a real holiday, such as a birthday, which will definitely cause a lot of positive emotions in your child.

Almetyevsk Children's Zoo

  • Address: City Park.

People also often come here with their parents. Not to say that there are a lot of animals here, but the kids also like the ones that exist. Moms and dads note that the enclosures here are clean, the animals are cute and kind.

Almetrica Museum

  • Address: st. Lenina, 69A.

This unusual place will help your child get acquainted with various physical phenomena, where even an adult will find it very interesting. The Music Department, the Science Block and the robotics presented deserve special attention. In a word, one visit to this attraction will clearly not be enough to see and try everything.

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General information

The city is the administrative center of the district and urban settlement of the same name. In terms of population, Almetyevsk (154 thousand people) is in fourth place in the republic. The city's territory covers an area of ​​114.98 square meters. km.

The Almetyevskaya railway station of the Kuibyshev railway is located 13 km away. For air traffic, the airport of the neighboring city of Bugulma is used, which is 57 km away. The Kazan-Orenburg federal highway passes nearby. From Almetyevsk there is the Druzhba main oil pipeline to Central Europe and local oil pipelines to Russian regions.

The settlement houses the office of PJSC Tatneft, which is the largest city taxpayer. In addition, several other oil enterprises and companies related to this industry operate here. For example, the Almetyevsk Pipe Plant, which produces oil and gas pipelines, and Tatneftedor, one of the largest companies in Tatarstan for the construction of highways.

Nature around Almetyevsk

Almetyevsk is a green city, replete with picturesque views and unique natural sites.

City park named after the 60th anniversary of Tatarstan oil\

  • Address: st. Radishcheva, 22.

The city park has everything you need for recreation: bicycle and walking paths, comfortable benches in the shade of spreading trees, cafes, picnic fields and tennis courts. In winter, you can go ice skating and skiing here.

The local amusement park is very popular: it has more than thirty carousels, including an autodrome, Formula Viatti and Free Fall. A small zoo is open for children.

Every year the park becomes more fashionable and modern thanks to the sponsorship of the Tatneft enterprise, which makes a significant contribution to the development of the city.

Cascade of ponds

  • Coordinates: 54.902200, 52.285743.

Initially, the park area near the Cathedral Mosque was neglected and poorly maintained. It was crossed by an overgrown ravine with a swampy pond.

However, in 2003, Shafagat Takhautdinov, the director, organized work to improve the natural area. Then lawns and leafy alleys were planted, pedestrian and bicycle paths were equipped, and a Cascade of ponds was erected on the site of the ravine. It is made up of several lakes located at different heights and separated by bridges.

Many years have passed since the park was founded, but it still enjoys the love of the townspeople and is included in the list of the most picturesque places in Almetyevsk.

City Beach

  • Address: Shevchenko street.

In the city center there is also a small but quite cozy and equipped beach where you can swim, sunbathe and relax. Near the beach there are a number of shops and kiosks where you can buy everything you need.

Komsomolsky Park

  • Address: Sovetskaya street.

Komsomolsky Park is a corner of nature in the middle of a bustling city. It is literally surrounded by the greenery of a birch grove, bushes and flower beds. The area is perfect for families with children. For them, there are playgrounds with carousels, swings and sandboxes, as well as sports courts suitable for roller skating and cycling.

Lake Aktashsky Proval

  • Coordinates: 54.915000, 52.148027.

A natural sinkhole formed in 1930 and filled with karst waters, turning into an amazingly beautiful turquoise lake.

The reservoir contains a large amount of minerals, especially calcium. Its depth is 20 meters and its circumference is 28 meters.

In December 2005, Aktash Proval received the status of a natural monument and is protected by the state as a protected area.

Karabash reservoir

  • GPS coordinates: 54.700450, 52.656322.

The reservoir is located upstream of the Zai River. On its shore there is a recreation area that provides services such as rowing boats, catamarans and fishing.

Nature lovers have the opportunity to walk along the hilly surroundings of the river and find a secluded place for a family picnic and tent camp.

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Almetyevsk is an ideal destination for budget travel. Life in it is in full swing and infects guests with its festive mood. No matter how experienced and sophisticated a tourist is, he will leave this city with pleasant impressions.



Rugby has been developing in Almetyevsk since 2001. On the initiative of the Moscow rugby club "Slava", the Almetyevsk branch of this capital club was opened. In 2006, its branches opened in Nizhnekamsk and Naberezhnye Chelny. In 2004, the Rugby Federation of the South-East of the Republic of Tatarstan was formed.

In 2010, the Almetyevsk branch ceased to exist. The Aldan rugby club appeared (translated from the Tatar language as the first). In 2011, the school rugby club School L XV arose on the basis of MAOU “Secondary School No. 15” with the support of the Rugby Federation of the South-East of the Republic of Tatarstan.


In big sports, Almetyevsk is represented by the Neftyanik hockey team.

  • Bronze medalist of the Major League of the Russian Championship (2002/2003),
  • winners of the Russian Premier League (1997-1998 and 1999-2000),
  • silver medalist of the VHL 2010/2011,
  • winner of the Bratina Cup 2015/2016


From 2000 to 2009, there was a professional football club “Alnas” in Almetyevsk.

  • Best place in the Second Division: 4th (2006).

Today, the Neftegrad football club is taking part in the championship of the Republic of Tatarstan.


The Aeronaut sports club was created in Almetyevsk in 1989 by Anatoly Nikolaevich Shchugorev and Rasim Mahasimovich Sitdikov.

Took part:

  • 1997 - fiesta “France Lorraine”,
  • 1999 - fiesta “France Lorraine”,
  • 2002 - the first Russian Cup in Velikiye Luki,
  • 2004 - Golden Gate festival (Suzdal, Vladimir),
  • 2004 - “Kazan Euro-Asian Festival”,
  • 2005 - “1000-year-old sky of Kazan”
  • 2005 - fiesta “Golden Ring of Russia” (Pereslavl-Zalessky, Rostov the Great),
  • 2006 - V International Economic Forum “Kuban-2006”, Sochi,
  • 2007 - VI International Investment Forum "Sochi-2007", Sochi,
  • 2008 - VII International Investment Forum "Sochi-2008", Sochi,
  • 2011 - 10th international sports and entertainment festival of aeronautics "Sky Fair of the Urals-2011", 17th Russian Aeronautics Championship, Kungur.

In 2009, the Aeronautics Federation of the South-East of the Republic of Tatarstan was created. President of the Federation Shchugorev Nikolai Anatolyevich, Vice-President Mazarov Dmitry Nikolaevich.

Ski race

Two-time Olympic champion, four-time world champion Olga Danilova studied at secondary school No. 11 in Almetyevsk in 1977-1985. She began skiing in 1982 in the ski section at secondary school No. 11 from the Dynamo Youth Sports School.

Sports complexes of the city

  • Sports Palace "Yubileiny"
  • Sports and fitness complex of PJSC Tatneft NGDU Almetyevneft,
  • Fitness-,
  • Karate House,
  • "Tennis City"
  • Fitness-,
  • Children's and youth sports school for football,
  • Sports and entertainment complex "Snezhinka",
  • Ski complex "YAN" (at a distance of 4 km from the city),
  • Wake park on the city lake,
  • Skate park on a cascade of ponds,
  • Sports and fitness complex "Miras".


An extensive network of bicycle paths covers the entire city, the length is 260 km, which puts Almetyevsk first in Russia in terms of their length.

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