Krasnodar

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Krasnodar


Krasnodar (in Russian Краснода́р), is the capital of the territory of the same name, located in southwestern European Russia. When it was founded in 1793, it was called Ekaterinodar. The current name was given to it in 1920. The city is crossed by the Kuban River. Krasnodar is located 1350 km south of Moscow, on the right bank of the Kuban River and 120 km from the Black Sea coast.


Cossacks Fortress

The city was founded from the construction of a Cossack fortress. The original name of Ekaterinodar means gift from Catarina, the empress. After 1920, it became Krasnodar, the gift of the communists (red, krasno).
It was heavily punished during World War II. In our days, Crasnodar is an important commercial center, dynamic and entrepreneurial. Crasnodar International Airport is quite busy.

Attractions

Lively city with pleasant weather and good shopping (Oz Mall is the largest mall in southern Russia), check it out below some of the attractions of Crasnodar.


What to see?

• the Cathedral of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, the city's patron

• the State Arts Museum

• the Krasnaya Street, with its lively shops and restaurants and its Triumphal Arch

• the Maxim Gorky Theater

• the State Cossack Choir



Russia's Regions

The country's territory is divided in 85 administrative entities (oblasts, republics, krais, federal cities, among other) which are included in eight federal districts. Among the entities we highlight: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Krasnodar, Ekaterinburg, Rostov on Don, Ufa, Kazan, Nijni Novgorod, Tcheliabinsk, Tiumen, Samara, Saratov, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk, Krasnoiarsk, Stavropol, Barnaul, Makhatchkala, Perm and Volgograd, among the most important.

Russia's Main Cities

The 10 main cities in Russia are:
  1. Moscow, the capital
  2. Saint Petersburg
  3. Krasnodar
  4. Ekaterinburg
  5. Rostov-on-Don
  6. Kazan
  7. Volgograd
  8. Perm
  9. Nijni Novgorod
  10. Samara


Russia's Main Tourist Destinations

Important tourist destination in the world, Russia welcomes about 25 million visitors every year. O turismo representa cerca de 10% do PIB do país. Moscow is one of the most visited cities in Europe and the world . The 10 main tourist destinations in Russia are:
  1. Moscow, the capital
  2. Saint Petersburg
  3. Krasnodar
  4. Ekaterinburg
  5. Rostov-on-Don
  6. Kazan
  7. Volgograd
  8. Perm
  9. Nijni Novgorod
  10. Samara



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