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Krasnodar

  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/