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Krasnoyarsk

Country
Russian Federation
State
Krasnoyarsk Krai
City
Krasnoyarsk
Type of Location
Multiple
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How to Reach

By Air

Krasnoyarsk is served by two airports: Yemelyanovo Airport is the main airport that handles both medium and long haul domestic plus international flights, and is located 37 km northwest of the city. The secondary Cheremshanka Airport handles short haul flights.Cheremshanka has lost its eminent role as the main base airport for an extensive network of local air services (MVL) in Krasnoyarsk Region formerly served by the local Aeroflot Krasnoyarsk Directorate.

By Train

Krasnoyarsk lies on the Yenisei River and historically has been an important junction on the Trans-Siberian Railway.An underground system (three lines) has been in planning and construction phases in Krasnoyarsk for decades.The first three stations have not been opened yet, but several construction sites around the city are visible.The system is expected to be finally opened in 2010-2012.

By Car

The road connecting Vladivostok and Moscow, semi-officially called Moskovskyy Trakt passes through Krasnoyarsk.However, Russian automobile roads are not very suitable for long-distance travel: motels and road cafes are very rare there, though you can find a dirty hotel and cafeteria in every town.

By Bus

Buses are available only from the cities in the region and from the neighbouring Khakassia region.They arrive to the main bus station, located in the northern part of the city known as Vzlyetka (short for Airstrip, called so because the main airport was located there until the end of the 1980's).A usual price for a trip up to 400 km is about 200-300 rubles (8-12 USD).

Key places to visit
The Krasnoyarsk regional museum, Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel, Krasnoyarsk Dam, Karaulnaya Gora, Andrey Dubensky Monument, Culture and History Center


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Places to Visit

The Krasnoyarsk regional museum

Is one of the oldest museums in Siberia and Russia. It was built by I.A. and U.P.Matveevi, representatives of local intellectuals, at the initiative of people on February, 12 (25), in 1889.The Museum collection consists of more than 448 exhibits. It is one of the most largest museum collections in Siberia and Russia. It mainly consists of archeologic, paleontologic, ethnographic, natural-scientific collections of universal importance, and also the epistles of Decembrists, collections of V.I.Surikov, G.V.Udin, V.P.Astafyev, D.A.Hvorostovskiy and so on. All this reflects the different aspects of Priyenisey region history (Yenisey region establishing, Krasnoyarsk territory in Soviet time, during the Great Patriotic War, the development of industry in postwar-time, perestroika, post-Soviet period and so on.), fates of famous people, that made contributions to the development of the region. The Museum collectionpresents the history of region from earlier days till today.The opening of the regional museum at the beginning of the XXI century, which was the first among regional museums, influenced on the development of all kinds of museum work: new forms of museum collections publications and new services for visitors appeared. New technologies are used extensively in work of the museum: marketing, museum-educational and informational technologies. Successes of the museum made it more influential in the museum community. The museum is the member of the RMU (the Russian Museums Union) since 2002; it was presented in ICOM of Russia and assists to development of inter-museum and intercultural contacts.

Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel

Is a Russian Orthodox Chapel, situated on the top of Karaulnaya Mountain, in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. It is dedicated Paraskevi of Iconium (Paraskeva Pyatnitsa).Before the arrival of the Cossacks, a pagan temple of the Tatars was located in the current place of the chapel. The Cossacks placed on the top of the mountain a watchtower to notify citizens about hostile raids.The chapel was abandoned during the Soviet era. Between 1973 and 1975 the building was restored with the projects of A.S. Brusnikin.Since 1980 the building has been an architectural monument of local significance. It is in fact one of the major symbols of the city. The Chapel is today a important place of pilgrimage by citizens and visitors of Krasnoyarsk. A prominent number of brides and fiancées make their way towards the Chapel to make a declaration of love to each other. The Chapel, as a symbol of the city, decorates the 10-rouble notes.

Krasnoyarsk Dam

Is a 124-metre (407 ft) high concrete gravity dam located on the Yenisey River about 30 kilometres (19 mi) upstream from Krasnoyarsk in Divnogorsk, Russia. It was constructed from 1956 to 1972 and supplies 6,000 MW of power, mostly used to supply the KrAZ (Krasnoyarsky Aluminievyy Zavod, Krasnoyarsk Aluminum Plant). Both power and aluminum plants are controlled by the RUSAL company.The Krasnoyarsk dam has greatly affected the local climate. Before the dam was built, the Yenisey in that area was free from ice around 196 days per year. Now it is free from ice the entire year up to 300 to 400 km downstream. The huge amount of water stored in Krasnoyarskoye reservoir makes the local climate more warm and humid.The dam is equipped with a canal inclined plane to allow passage of ships. Different from other installations it is in fact an electric rack railway. At the time of its construction, this feat of modern engineering allowed for ships to be physically re-moved in only 90 minutes. Held to be a landmark symbol of Krasnoyarsk, it is depicted on the 10-ruble bill.

Karaulnaya Gora

A large hill with the Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel on its top is a symbol of the city depicted on the 10-ruble banknote. To get there you can take a bus, in the autumn 2008 the suitable bus numbers were 32,64,74 and 88, and ride to Ploschad Pobyedy Russian for The Victory Plaza),from there walk the Stepana Razina Str. until you see the chapel. In the village-type surrounding area you can easily come upon criminals and drug traders,so you should better not try to walk there.

Andrey Dubensky Monument

located at the top of the Krasnyy Yar hill after which the city was named is a monument to the Cossack leader Andrey Dubensky who has founded the stockaded fort of Krasnyy Yar in 1628 by the order of Michael I. The monument was erected in 2003 to honour the 375th anniversary of the city.

Culture and History Center

Constantly presents various local and international exhibitions and events, all open to the public and sometimes free: fine art and photography by modern artists, art-house and independent movie festivals, museum nights with performances by young local artists, wax figure exhibitions, moving exhibitions from other cities, etc.The very building of the center itself is an incredibly interesting place to visit due to its original and atmospheric inside architecture.

Right Time to Visit

July - December
January - March

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