Tourism in Russia > Krasnoyarsk
Krasnoyarsk Region is a unique Siberian region that occupies the tenth of Russia’s
territory. It extends almost for three thousands kilometers from the south to
the north, alongside the most affluent Russian river - the Enisei; from the
Sayan Mountains to the Arctic Ocean. There is a callow valley alongside the
Enisei’s left bank, and the Central Siberian Plateau, which height is up to
500-700 m above sea level, alongside the Enisei’s right bank. On the north the
Region is bounded by the Kara Sea and the Laptev Sea.
Several climatic zones are situated at the Region’s territory, and a great
diversity of landscapes is presented here. Krasnoyarsk Region territory may
be called the big museum of nature. Taiga and tundra, steppe and arctic desert
can be found here. Not only climatic zones verge here, but civilizations as
Krasnoyarsk Region is full of different symbols and legends, traditions and
customs. It is a region of the great Enisei and Sayan’s snow-covered crests,
Tunguska meteorite and “Stolby’s” rock silhouettes. There are dozens of the
specially protected areas with a great diversity of flora and fauna. Our region’s
biological resources exceed the resources of any Russia’s territory. More than
550 species of plants vegetate in Krasnoyarsk Region, and the animal kingdom
numbers 342 species of birds and 89 species of mammals; there are about 400
thousands of rivers and almost 300 thousands of lakes. More than 45% of the
whole territory is covered by taiga and deciduous forests.
The ancient city of Krasnoyarsk region established by Cossacks in 1619 as the
first Russian fort on the Yeniseysk served the Siberia settlers as the passage
way: Dejnev, Poyarkov, Khabarov. In the 17th century the city became Siberian
icon painting center then it grew the major commercial and transport center
homing exhibitions'fairs well'known in Russia. Called Siberian "Eldora
do" after the lucrative gold deposits discovery. There are know more than
one hundred monuments of history and architecture. Here you'll see Christmas
monastery. Combination of 19th centery's electivity, ancient private houses
in Siberian baroque style represent distinguishing feature of Yeniseysk.
Krasnoyarsk is the city of theaters. Our theaters Ml are world being proud
of ..Let's start with the ù I Opera and Ballet House. The names of the best
baritone in the world — Dmitriy Khvorostovsky and the outstanding ballerina
Natalia Chekhovskaya are well — know to the theater — lovers of many
countries. The Pushkin's Drama Theater and we can continue the list with the
following establishments and art groups: the Theater of Young Spectators, the
Musical Comedy Theater, The Concert Hall, the Symphony Orchestra, the Siberian
Dance named after Michael Godenko and many others. All of them are well-know
The most famous Krasnoyarsk citizen is a world -known painter Vasiliy Surikov.
Two museum in Krasnoyarsk are connected with his name. There are the Arts Museum
where you can see his distinguished works and the Surikov's Estate -Museum.
Krasnoyarsk is our native city. It's more than 380 years old. But it doesn 't
grow older every day it's getting younger and younger. And due to this fact we
are proud and happy to show quests round the city.
Siberia is rich in peculiar, places of interest which could bey, found now
here but only here. There is the powerful and ^ magnificent Yenisei River, Small
but fast mountain streams, 3 unique stone sculptures of the reservation' “Stolby
”, the endless taiga, deep caves and high rocky mountains. And the most essential
thing is that we. Krasnoyarsk people, love our dear "Motherland so deeply
and we are ready to show the unique Siberian nature and national traditions
of Siberian people to foreigners; and we are eager to do it with our special
The Orthodox temples are the real decoration of Krasnoyarsk. But you u|'ll
seewhat a great number of new churches have been lately built or reconstructed.