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Krasnodar

Essentials

  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.

Krasnodar


Basic facts
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)
Founded 1793
Former Names Yekaterinodar
City Day Last Saturday in September
Official Website http://krd.ru/