Fine Art of Leather Making

Founded in 1730

The oldest Tannery in Russia
  • Located on the shores of Lake Seliger

    Seliger water is one of the key components to contribute to the high quality of leather produced by Volga Tannery. Its natural composition proved to be just perfect for leather production.

  • The oldest enterprise in the leather industry of Russia

    It traces back its history from the workshop of the merchant Savin, a descendant of one of the first settlers in the town of Ostashkov, he founded the business that had became the cornerstone of the whole Ostashkov – leather tanning and processing.

Our awards
  • 1820
    Savin was granted the title of nobility for his services in equipping the Russian army with boots during the Patriotic War of 1812. As a sign of special goodwill, Emperor Alexander I personally visited Ostashkov city
  • 1870
    The Tannery was granted with a Russian State Two-Headed Eagle mark
  • 1901
    The Tannery’s products were awarded with the highest prize at an exhibition in Glasgow
  • 1943
    The State Defense Committee awarded the Tannery with the Red Banner
  • 1975
    In 1975 the Tannery’s products were awarded with USSR Quality Mark
  • 1980
    The Tannery was awarded with the prestigious government Order of Red Banner of Labor
  • 2003
    The Tannery was awarded the Diploma “The Best Company of the Year" at ХХ Federal wholesale trade fair of Textile and Light industry’s goods and equipment
  • 2012
    The Tannery received the title of "The Best Russian Exporter“
  • 2018
    JSC “Volga Tannery” was awarded a gold medal by the International Society of Leatherworkers LWG (Leather Working Group) following the audit
  • 2020
    The Ministry of Economic Development of Russia included JSC “Volga Tannery” in the list of strategically important enterprises for Russian economy
  • 2021
    Volga Tannery became a laureate of the Leader of the Year award
  • 2021
    JSC "Volga Tannery" is re-accredited with a Gold status by the International Society of Leatherworkers (LWG) following an audit
Large-scale and
  • >70%
    products exported to more than 10 countries
  • ~30%
    we process every third hide in Russia
    Processing up to 3000 tons of raw materials a month


  • 20
    dyeing drums
  • 30
    tanning drums
  • 46
    liming drums
  • >1000
  • >400 000 м2
    >400 000 м2
    monthly output of various types of leather