The   former    regional     capital     of Tashir  was founded in 1844 and named Vorontsovka after the Russian viceroy, then renamed Kalinino in 1935 after Soviet functionary Mikhail I. Kalinin, who rose to be Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet 1938-46. The Tashir cheese factory used to produced 33% of the USSR’s Swiss         cheese.        Newly        built

   Turning E in  Tashir,  the  road  leads to Medovka , with old fort nearby.


S. Sargis church is in the center. Another, church for catholic community, is a little bit further.


"DUSTR MELANYA" cheese factory "VILLAGE GROUP" cheese factory