Krasnoyarsk beautiful Siberian city
Krasnoyarsk beautiful Siberian city. I like this Russian city! Some of these pictures were taken by me. Krasnoyarsk is located 4065 kilometers from Moscow along the Trans-Siberian railway. Krasnoyarsk is the second biggest city in Siberia after Novosibirsk and a powerful industrial center. There are about 950,000 inhabitants. Near Krasnoyarsk (20 mins by car from center) there’s a national park Stolby – a very diverse natural area with unusual cliffs.
Krasnoyarsk lies along Yenisei river — one of the most beautiful and powerful rivers of Siberia. It is surrounded by mountains, giving a very interesting flavor to the city views.
The history of Krasnoyarsk counts back to the year 1628 when it was founded by the Cossack Andrey Dubensky. At that time it used to be a local center and was an important transport hub for river transport (Yenisei river goes up to North ocean). During the XIX century it was an important cultural center of Siberia: in the end of 1880s the Regional Studies Museum was opened: one of the most important ethnographic and archeology museums in Russia. The Trans-Siberian road passing through Krasnoyarsk gave a boost to industrial development of the city, especially metal production, oil, and construction industries.
Krasnoyarsk is also famous because of general Lebed, who was the governor of Krasnoyarsk region in the end of 90s. He died in a helicopter crash in 2002, but local people respect him and relate a lot of improvements in the city life to his governance.
Krasnoyarsk beautiful Siberian city. After the construction of Krasnoyarsk hydro-electric dam, the river Yenisei ceased to freeze, no matter how low the temperatures. However, the city is a favorite destination for skiers, as the winter resorts near Krasnoyarsk are suitable for ski jumping and cross-country skiing.