15 Facts About Krasnoyarsk


Krasnoyarsk is the largest city and administrative center of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia.

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Krasnoyarsk is an important junction of the renowned Trans-Siberian Railway, and is one of the largest producers of aluminium in the country.

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Krasnoyarsk is a major educational centre in Siberia, and hosts the Siberian Federal University.

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In 2019, Krasnoyarsk was the host city of the 2019 Winter Universiade, the third hosted in Russia.

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Major rivers in and near Krasnoyarsk are the Yenisei, Mana, Bazaikha, and Kacha Rivers, the latter flowing throughout the historical center of the city.

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An intensive growth of Krasnoyarsk began with the arrival of the Siberian Route in 1735 to 1741 which connected the nearby towns of Achinsk and Kansk with Krasnoyarsk and with the rest of Russia.

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The Krasnoyarsk meteorite is important because it was the first pallasite ever studied and the first meteorite ever etched.

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In 1822 Krasnoyarsk became the administrative center of Yeniseysk Governorate.

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In 1934, Krasnoyarsk Krai was formed, with Krasnoyarsk as its administrative center.

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Krasnoyarsk was a home to Krasnoyarsk Northeast air base, which was turned into living blocks after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

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Population of Krasnoyarsk includes a number of peoples, the most numerous are Russians, Ukrainians, Tatars, Germans, and Belarusians.

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Bridge near Krasnoyarsk carries the Trans-Siberian Railway across the Yenisei.

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Krasnoyarsk has a number of local television companies and the highly developed telecommunications, many districts of the city have LAN-based broadband Internet access.

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Krasnoyarsk zoo is a major attraction for residents and tourists.

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Areas, where Krasnoyarsk excels compared to other Russian cities, include rugby union, bandy, and freestyle wrestling.

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