Anisimov Bell Foundry is a unique Russian enterprise specialising in making bells for use in churches and cathedrals. We carry on Voronezh’s 200-year bellfounding tradition, having preserved the old-time practices of Russian campanology and complemented them with some state-of-the-art founding technologies of the modern age.
As of today, Anisimov Bell Foundry is considered one of the largest fullcycle enterprises specialising in bell-casting for churches in the world. Our equipment, experience and production technologies enable us to cast all kinds of bells — from handbells to massive bells weighing over 100 tons.
Owing to our laboratory’s special acoustic equipment, we can reproduce the acoustic patterns of old traditional bells, replicating all details of the original, including the sound. One of our successful projects we’re proud of was replacing the Lowell House bells in Harvard.
Our bells are cast of bell metal made on our factory’s premises, which helps to achieve a deep and pure sound. In the acoustic lab we assemble harmonious bell sets to suit any belfry’s needs. We also assemble carillons — musical instruments consisting of clear-tone bells, on which one can play to produce a melody.
Anisimov Bell Foundry provides bells for clients around the world — our bells ring in Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, Canada, Japan, Greece, Finland, South Korea, USA, Montenegro, Serbia and other countries for which we’ve cast over 24,000 bells. Among them are unique items such as a 35-ton bell for Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery in Zvenigorod, a 16-ton bell for St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral in Kronstadt, a 25-ton bell in Tobolsk and 14-ton bells in Harvard, Odessa, Saint-Petersburg and Valaam.
Even in greater demand are our souvenirs — signature handbells cast using the techniques applied to large bells. Our masters and artists will create any product with an individual, custom-made design for every client.
Anisimov Bell Foundry has been operating for 24 years and made great advances in revival of Russian bellfounding. Our bell’s construction is protected by an author’s certificate; every product goes with an individual product passport with a 5-year guarantee. Our products have won multiple awards and international acclaim.