Krasnodar was founded as Yekaterinodar (“Catherine’s Gift”) as a gift to the Kuban Cossacks. After the Revolution it was renamed Krasnodar (“Red Gift”). Today the city is still considered the centre of the Kuban Cossacks and proud of this link. From Krasnodar it is easy to visit the Republic of Adygea and its capital Maikop which is located inside the Krasnodar Territory.
|Name in Russian||Краснодар|
|Status||City-municipality and administrative centre of the Krasnodar Territory|
|Location||On the River Kuban|
|Distance||280km south of Rostov-on-Don, 1,350km south of Moscow|
|Time Zone||Moscow Time|
|Population||805,680 people (2014)|
|City Day||Last Saturday in September|