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RUSSIA - SIBERIA - KRASNOYARSK

KRASNOYARSK:

Krasnoyarsk is a modern industrial city with unique architecture, a capital of artistic and talented people of Siberia and one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Several years in succession, Krasnoyarsk has been recognized as one of the most comfortable cities in Russia.

In the 1960's, Krasnoyarsk became a major transport junction. Three of the most important transport routes, the Trans-Siberian railway, a highway of federal significance and the river Yenisei pass through the city.

Citizens of Krasnoyarsk carefully maintain their history, restoring and preserving monuments of architecture and valuable features of ways of life. Krasnoyarsk is well known in Russia for its Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel, for an architectural ensemble of office buildings on Karl Marks street, as well as for its Clock Tower.

Krasnoyarsk bridges are among the main sights of the city. The Railway Bridge over the Yenisei, constructed in 1899 by mechanical engineer E.K. Knorre as part of the project by known Russian engineer L.D. Proskuryakov, was awarded with gold medal at the World Fair in Paris in 1900 as the highest achievement of technical idea.

At present, there are 166 objects of cultural heritage of regional and national importance in Krasnoyarsk. The city has rich cultural traditions. Great Russian artist, Vasiliy Surikov, writer Victor Astafyev, and opera singer Dmitry Khvorostovskiy were all born, educated and worked here. There are 5 professional theatres in Krasnoyarsk. Mikhail Godenko’s State Academic Dance Company of Siberia is known to spectators of more than 50 countries worldwide.

The city is distinguished by its unique landscapes, mountain views, majestic Siberian forest and well-known Stolby Nature Reserve. This work of nature is a series of exotic rocky eminences situated in the taiga on the spurs of the Eastern Sayan Mountains.


Location:

In the centre of Russia at the confluence of the small river Kacha and mighty Yenisei.

Local Time: Moscow time + 4 hrs
Brief History:

The town was founded in 1628 by Cossacks under troop leader Andrey Dubenskiy’s command and was originally named ”Krasniy Yar”. Krasnoyarsk received the status of city in 1690, when Siberia finally joined Russia. In 1822, it became the centre of the Yenisei province.

Attractions & Highlights:

Stolby National Wildlife Nature Reserve - The nature itself has created this marvelous cosy nook and decorated it with tens of natural granite sculptures. Some of them have absolutely fantastic shapes.
Shushenskoe settlement (in the south of Krasnoyarsk region) - is worth visiting. Local ethno­graphic museum displays in details the wooden architecture and way of the Siberian peasants life of the past centuries.
One can take the steam-ship cruise on the river Yenisey from Krasnoyarsk to the northern port Dudinka. Such travel will enable you to admire the beauty of the Siberia nature and study the local cultural monuments.

Hotels:

Siberia ****, Oktyabrskaya ***, Yakhont ***

Tour Packages: The Great Sayan Ring Tour
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The Great Sayan Ring Tour 10 day(s)  More Info




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