On September 29, Kaluga hosted the opening ceremony of the new production complex of the Bosco Manufacture – a leading consumer goods enterprise. The large-scale modern complex with an area of 16 000 square meters boasts a high level of automatization and will stimulate the development of production capacities in Russia.
The following esteemed guests participated in the opening ceremony: Ksenia Sobchak and Konstantin Bogomolov, Alexander and Valeria Rodnyansky, Alexander Kibovsky, Pasquale Terracciano (Italian ambassador to Russia), Vladislav Tretyak, Alexander Popov, Alexander Karelin, Svetlana Khorkina, Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė, Ksenia Alferova, Paul and Svetlana Astakhov, Maria Golubkina and her son Ivan, Igor Butman, Valeriy Syutkin, Victor and Tamara Shkulev, Tamaz and Iveta Manasherov, Igor Mirkurbanov, Tatiana Mikhalkova, Artyom Mikhalkov, Anton Tabakov, Gor Nakhapetyan, Konstantin and Helena Remchukov, Alexander and Yekaterina Strizhenov, Arina Sharapov, Igor Ugolnikov, Dmitry Chernyshenko, Sergey Shakurov, Yan Yanovsky, Alexey Tikhonov and Maria Petrova, Yekaterina Mtsituridze, Aram Matsakanov, Yekaterina Rozhdestvenskaya, Nelly Kobzon, Alexey and Galina Nemov, Margarita Koroleva, Ksenia Solovyeva, Igor Gagarin, Alyona Peneva.
Friends of the Bosco Family travelled to Kaluga by a special train from Kievsky Train Station. They boarded the train to the accompaniment of Butman’s Moscow Jazz Orchestra.
The Bosco team headed by Mikhail Kusnirovich greeted the guests at the Kaluga-2 Train Station. The group then proceeded to visit the main landmarks of Kaluga, including Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics which served as the backdrop for the newest ad campaign for Bosco. The guests had lunch at the Central Culture and Recreation Park and then travelled to the Bosco Manufacture. The opening ceremony launched with a ceremonial planting of a cherry garden and proceeded with the ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Mikhail Kusnirovich.
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Olga Golodets was impressed by the production complex: “We waited for this project for a long time… I was amazed by the high level on which the production is organized, as well as the modern equipment of the manufacture. Moreover, everything has been done to ensure a proper environment for the workers.”
Governor of Kaluga Oblast Anatoly Artamonov awarded Mikhail Kusnirovich with the Badge of Honor for the development of the region: “I am overjoyed that the manufacture was opened here, in Kaluga Oblast. I am sure that we are in store for fruitful cooperation.”
Bosco di Ciliegi Group Board of Directors President Mikhail Kusnirovich was next: “The idea of establishing the Bosco Manufacture was suggested by the What Is to Be Done? novel by Chernyshevsky. We had an international team of suppliers; the technical work was done by a German company.”
The celebrations continued with a tour of the factory. The guests were greeted with a music played by the symphonic orchestra led by the People's Artist of Russia Paul Kogan. The event culminated with a banquet and the concert of Valeriy Syutkin.
Alexander Karelin: All is hi-tech, modern, and presentable. Everything, from the choice of interior colors, is top-notch.
Svetlana Khorkina: The Bosco Family has created a wonderful platform for realizing dreams. No sanctions will stand in its way.
Ksenia Solovyeva: Bosco is more than a fashion retailer, it strives to unite people, to remind us of the important things, to make the world better. Mikhail Kusnirovich is ever the epitome of patriotism.
Ksenia Alferova: Everything that is presented here was even grander than we could have hoped for.
Tatiana Mikhalkova: The whole world is envious of our manufacture. This is a boon for Russian designers. A powerful production line with so many jobs – a dream come true. We should continue planting gardens, building factories, boosting our economy, we have nothing to fear in the way of sanctions!
Alexey Nemov: We are already on the very top international level and we can do anything that we set our minds on. Mikhail Kusnirovich and his team have proven this beyond the shadow of a doubt.