Volvo Day took place in Kaluga's Annenki sport center on the 4th of September.
Kaluga is the terminal point which welcomed Volvo trucks after their long drive of several hundred kilometers along Russian roads undertaken as part of Volvo Silver Ring Demo Tour. The trucks were joined in Kaluga by other members of the Volvo family: articulated hauler A35D and excavator EC290B. This tour was dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the company celebrated this year. The trucks had stopped in Tver, Yaroslavl, Vladimir, Ryazan, and Tula. In each city a family festival had been organized involving the demonstration of Volvo trucks, a test drive and various entertaining activities.
The idea of Volvo Days was born in mid 90-s and since then such days have been repeatedly held in Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as in the cities of Siberia, Ural and Volga region.
Visitors had a chance to take a ride in the articulated hauler Volvo A35D. In addition, the audience had a chance to watch an extraordinary show: basketball with a Volvo excavator in the main role. Anyone could try to get the ball in the basket with the excavator bucket. The governor Anatoly Artamonov himself took part in this outstanding game.