Tula Region

Illustrative photo of the region

Geography. The region is located in the Central Russian Upland, within the steppe and forest-steppe zones. It borders the Moscow Region in the north and northeast, the Ryazan Region in the east, the Lipetsk Region in the southeast and the south, the Orel Region in the south and the southwest, and the Kaluga Region in the west and the northwest. The area is 25,679 km².

Climate. The climate is moderately continental, with moderately cold winters and warm summers. 

Average temperature

  • −10°C in January
  • +20°C in July


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Economy. The main industries are metallurgy, mechanical engineering, metalworking, chemistry, and agriculture.


  • The region is crossed by the important federal highways: М2 Crimea, М4 Don, and republican highways: Kaluga – Tula – Mikhailov – Ryazan, Kaluga – Peremyshl – Belev – Orel, Ryazan – Dankov – Efremov – Orel.
  • There are railway stations in almost  all large population centers. The length of public railways in the region is 1,706 km.

Tourist attractions

  • Leo Tolstoy Estate Museum Yasnaya Polyana is a unique Russian estate, a family estate of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. Over a period of the 18th and 19th centuries, a unique manorial landscape was being created here:  parks, gardens, picturesque avenues, ponds, and a greenhouse full of plants. An architectural ensemble, that included a big manor house and two wings, was created.  The estate museum is ranked among especially valuable cultural heritage sites. The museum collection includes almost 56,000 exhibits.
  • Tula Kremlin is the oldest building in Tula. It is called an ancient citadel on the border of the steppe frontier region that protected the southern borders of the Principality of Moscow from the Crimean horde. In 2020, Tula Kremlin turned 500 years old. Besides the ancient walls and towers, the architectural ensemble of the Kremlin includes the Assumption Cathedral of the 18th century with unique monumental paintings by Yaroslavl craftspeople (1765−1766), the cathedral bell tower, recreated in 2013–2014, the Epiphany Cathedral of the 19th century, and the markets of the 19th century. In 2017, the Museum and Exhibition Complex with modern multimedia exhibitions opened after reconstruction on the territory of the Kremlin. 
  • The Monument to Levsha is one of the symbols of Tula, the city of Russian gunmakers. It is a monument to the legendary Tula craftsman, main character of Nikolay Leskov’s story. The monument embodies the mastery of Tula workers.

The capital is the city of Tula, founded in 1146. 


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Tula is famous as the motherland of delicious gingerbreads and the samovar capital of Russia.

movie theaters

Universities in the Tula Region

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