Podporozhsky municipal district

Podporozhsky municipal district is located in the north-east of Leningrad region. Podporozhsky district is situated in the basins of the Svir and the Oyat rivers and Lake Onega, the cleanest lake in Europe. The district borders Republic of Karelia in the north, Vologda region in the west, Tikhvinsky and Lodeynopolsky districts of Leningrad region in the south and east. The territory of the district extends to 110 km from the north to the south and to 90 km from the west to the east.

Official website of the district

Distance to Saint Petersburg

250 km

Administrative centre



7,705 square km


30,523 people


The district has industrial economy. Industry of the district arose mostly from local resources, it includes logging and wood processing industry, building materials industry, power engineering. Besides, industry of the region includes manufacture engineering and metal working goods, construction and repair of inland vessels, production of bridge constructions and other structures made of reinforced concrete, light and food industry enterprises.


Podporozhsky district has a well-developed transport network:

  • railway transport: Oktyabrskaya Railway Saint Petersburg – Murmansk;
  • road transport: Saint Petersburg – Vytegra motorway passes the territory of the district. Total length of the roads is 775.318 km including 568.418 km of regional roads and 206.9 km of inner settlements roads;
  • water transport: there are several cargo berths belonging to enterprises in the territory of the district: in Vazhiny, Voznesenye, Nikolsky, Podporozhye and near Tolstoye at Lake Onega.

Large enterprises



Metsa Forest Podporozhye, LLC


Karyer Scheleyki, LLC

Stone mining for construction needs

Podporozhsky Mechanical Plant, OJSC

Manufacture of building metal constructions

Podporozhsky Bread-baking Complex, OJSC

Manufacture of bread and confectionery products

Podporozhsky Zavod MZhBK – branch of Mostozhelezobetonkonstruktsiya, OJSC

Manufacture of concrete goods

Podporozhye Clothing Factory BTK-group, CJSC

Production of overalls

Severo-Zapadniy Holding, CJSC Production of pellet fuel
Voznesenskaya Fleet Repair and Operation Base, OJSC

Repair of vessels


Production of pellet fuel

Metsa Svir

Production of sawn timber and wood chips

Largest investment project


Volume of investment

Construction of a section of middle pressure gas transmission pipeline in the territory of Vazhinskoe urban settlement  24.77 million rubles

Sawmill Metsa Svir, LLC (Svir Timber)

2,100 million rubles

Mineral Extraction Enterprise Karyer Scheleyki, LLC

360 million rubles

Development of cellular network in remote settlements of Vinnitskoye rural settlement and Voznesenskoe urban settlement


Construction of a gas transmission pipeline “Nikolsky – Vazhyny”

22 million rubles

Household waste polygon

77.46 million rubles.

Ferry crossing over the Svir river in Voznesenye

189.95 million rubles