The Republic of Buryatia today is a region with a rapidly developing industrial potential. With a favorable investment climate it is one of the most attractive regions in Russia.

Our strategic goal is to raise the quality of life in this region. In order to attain this goal, we build a competitive economy; develop and modernize the industrial, transport and social infrastructure; create big production complexes; and set up the tourism and recreation special economic zone “Baikal harbour”.

Buryatia has everything for the development of investment cooperation, and I invite you to get aquainted with it.


Head of the Republic of Buryatia
Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn
  • Administrative center


  • Federal district


  • Distance to Moscow

    4426 km

    Moscow—Ulan-Ude — 6 hours 45 minutes

  • Timezone


  • Population

    978.00 million people

    3.30% english speaking population

  • Area of the Region

    351,3 thousand sq km


Economic performance

  • Gross Regional Product

    177 692 billion
    ₽ 182 653,80 thousand per person
  • Foreign Direct Investment

    $ 7,30 million
    $ 7,50 per person
  • Fixed investment

    36,07 million
    ₽ 36 945 per person
  • Unemployment rate

    8,40 %
  • Percentage of profitable companies

    68,80 %
  • Average cost of living

    8 263
  • Average monthly wage

    27 739
Gross Regional Product
GRP per capita
Foreign Direct Investment
Fixed investment
Fixed investment per capita
Unemployment rate
Average monthly wage
Percentage of profitable companies

Geographical location and climate

Largest cities



    416 K people



    25,3 K people



    24 K people



    20 K people


Border countries

  • Mongolia
Sunny days Average annual rainfall
300 258 mm
Average January temperature Average July temperature
-18°С 26°С
Agricultural period Snow cover duration
5.5 months 6 months
Natural area
Mixed forest

Natural resources

  • Mineral resources

    217 thousand t
    40 thousand t
    8.5 million t
  • Combustible resources

    128 million t
    Brown coal
    584 million t
  • Other resources

    Water resources The main body of water in the region is Lake Baikal. Its total volume of water is 23389 cubic km. Each year an eco-friendly water withdrawal from the lake amounts to 50 million cubic meters.

    Forest resources The total forest area in the Republic of Buryatia is 29.6 hectares. This area provides all the necessary conditions for the development of the wood processing industry. The total timber volume is 2.2 billion cubic meters.


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