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Limited Liability Company
Founded1993; 26 years ago (1993)
Key people
Alexey Bakulin
RevenueMore than 625 million rubles (2004)
7,000,000 rubles (2004)
Number of employees
circa 900

Volgabus (known as Volzhanin until 2008)[1] is a Russian bus manufacturing company located in the city of Volzhsky Volgograd region, and includes leasing company, a distribution center, a network of dealers, and logistics center. The general manager is Alex Bakulin, son of the vice-speaker of the Volgograd Regional Duma.[citation needed]


The company was founded in 1993, the first five years leasing buses made by the Likinskiy Bus plant. Volgabus was the first company in Russia to manufacture low-floor buses with aluminum body and electronic control systems. Revenues in 2004 exceeded 625 million rubles. In 2005 they produced 240 buses.

In 2011 it announced the launch of a compressed natural gas-powered bus, in partnership with Gazprom.[2] In 2015 the company had revenues of 3.2 billion rubles, making it the third largest bus manufacturer in the country.[3]

In 2016 Volgabus presented a prototype of an electronic driverless bus at the Skolkovo Innovation Center, the first such vehicle to be developed in Russia.[4]


The company currently produces urban, suburban, and intercity buses, and special purpose vehicles under the brand "Volzhanin", or "Volgabus" in foreign markets.

Urban buses[edit]

Volzhanin Sitiritm II for 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

Commuter buses[edit]

Intercity coaches[edit]

Special purpose buses[edit]



  1. ^ "ИЗ ИСТОРИИ ПРЕДПРИЯТИЯ". Volgabus. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Gazprom teams up with Volga Bus to build NGVs". Ngvjournal.com. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  3. ^ "The largest Russian manufacturers of buses and trolley buses by solvency ratio". Credinform.ru. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Russia's first driverless electronic bus unveiled at Skolkovo". Russia Beyond The Headlines. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2017.

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