Krasnoyarsk is the largest cultural and economic center of Eastern and Central Siberia. The city is also the administrative center of Krasnoyarsk region. The city is situated on the Yenisei River. The population of the city in 2010 estimated over 972 thousands of people.
The city differs from other Siberian towns by unique sceneries, mountain landscapes, ancient Siberian forests and a famous “Stolby” National Park. The park occupies a territory of 47,000 hectares covered with taiga. On the territory of the park are located exotic peaks of Eastern Sayan Mountains.
Nowadays Krasnoyarsk is a modern industrial center famous for its unique architecture. This is the motherland of talented Siberian craftsmen and one of the most beautiful cities of the country.
The city is a large transportation crossing. Through its gates northern, central and western Russia gets access to markets of the entire world via water, railway and automobile routes. Krasnoyarsk is also the bridge between Europe and Asian countries.
There are many places of interest in Krasnoyarsk. The most notable of them are Parasceva Friday Chapel (you can see it on the 10 rubles banknote), “Stolby” of Krasnoyarsk, Railway bridge across the Yenisei River, Central Park, Fan-park “Bobroviy Log”, Park of Flora and Fauna “Royev Stream”, Troitsky graveyard, over 200 fountains and monuments. There are many museums in Krasnoyarsk. Among them are Museum of Art, Railway Transport Museum, Museum of Forest, Museum of Communications, Museum of Pharmaceutics, Museum of History of Medicine, Anatomic Museum and much more.
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