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Krasnoyarsk

Essentials

  Krasnoyarsk is a million-city and the third largest city in Siberia after Novosibirsk and Omsk. It is the administrative centre of the Krasnoyarsk Territory - Russia’s second largest subject. It is the largest city on the River Yenisey, which never freezes here due to its proximity to the Krasnoyarsk Hydroelectric Dam. On the outskirts of the city are the Sayan Mountains and the Stolby Nature Reserve. The city is depicted on the RUB 10 banknote, which is in the progress of being replaced by a coin.


Basic facts
Name in Russian Красноярск
Status City-municipality and administrative centre of the Krasnoyarsk Territory
Location On the River Yenisey
Distance 4,155km east of Moscow; 800km east of Novosibirsk
Time Zone Krasnoyarsk Time (Moscow +4)
Population 1,066,934 people (2016)
Founded 1628
City Day 12 June
Official Website http://www.admkrsk.ru/