Hi, Everyone. At last I found some time to contribute to this forum.
First of all a few words about me. My name is Konstantin. I live in Russia. At this moment I'm a unemployed. I got my high school certificate a month ago and now I'm waiting for a time I could start to work (some bureaucratic preparation must be done for this).
I guess most of you have some information about Russia. This general infomation you probably could get from newspapars. TV programms and so on. But I'm not sure that anyone of you know something about the city I live, about Togliatti.
Togliatti is a relativly young, fast growing industrial city. Tha population is around 750.000. Togliatti was names after the italian communist party leader Palmiro Togliatti in 1964. The main reason is that the car plant in our city, AutoVAZ, was built with the technical help of fiat company. AvtoVAZ is the main attractive of our city. The cars that poduces AutoVAZ are known as LADA. Probably you hear something about this cars.
Besides the car plant we have here several other industial plants. Becаuse of that the city's ecology is at the low level. But there are many frees here and a river so it is not so bad at all. My house is next to forest and I like to go there for a walk. In winter I like to ski there.
The main reason I love my city is that it is very compact and comfortable. I think Togliatti has everything you need for you life in a small area. There are many cultural places, sport facilities, educational institutions and helth centers here. One can say that Togliatti has all the advantages of a big city without its disadvantages like long traffic jams. Of couse this sutiation is not everlasting. The city is growing very fast and in some yaers we will face all the problems big cities have.
Nevertheless I belive that all these problems would be solved and Togliatti will remain as good as it is now and in some ways better.
Hope you will find all I have written here intersting.
I'm willing to answer all you questions.
Thanks Sebastien for this opportunity.