Krasnoyarsk region is located within the Eastern part of Siberia mostly, along the Yenisei river. This region is stretching for almost 3,000 km beginning with mountain district of South Siberia till the Arctic ocean in the north. The very heart of Russia, its geographical center is located in Krasnoyarsk region, nearby Vivi lake.Geography
Krasnoyarsk region is located within the Eastern part of Siberia mostly, along the Yenisei river. This region is stretching for almost 3,000 km beginning with mountain district of South Siberia till the Arctic ocean in the north. The very heart of Russia, its geographical center is located in Krasnoyarsk region, nearby Vivi lake.
The city of Krasnoyarsk is the capital of Krasnoyarsk region (krai), the biggest cultural, economic, industrial and educational center of Central and Eastern Siberia. Krasnoyarsk is the most eastern Russian city with the population over 1 000 000 people.
But meanwhile the population of Krasnoyarsk region is more than 3 000 000 million people only.
Flora and fauna
The forest zone takes about 69% of Krasnoyarsk region. The stock of industrial wood is about 18% of whole Russian wooden stock. Typical trees in Krasnoyarsk region are: a larch, a fir, Silver fir, Scotch pine, Siberian cedar. Fauna is very rich, there are 342 kinds of birds, 89 kinds of mammals, 30 species of commercial fish in Krasnoyarsk region.
There are 8 animals to be under UNESCO protection such as polar bear, Asiatic wild dog, snow leopard, Atlantic walrus, imperial eagle, white-tailed eagle, Asiatic white crane, hooded crane.
There are 7 state reserve areas in the Krasnoyarsk region areas.
The climate is strongly continental. Average temperatures from -36C in January in the north part will -18C in the south part; +10+20C in July accordingly. The annual precipitation is about 320 millimeters per year. In some parts of Eastern and Western Sayan Mountains snow can be whole year round.
Major part of population is Orthodox Christians. To a lesser extent there are Islam, Judaism, Lutheran, Buddhism and others.
Traditions and cuisine
Siberian menu typically looks like: fresh potatoes, vegetables, mushrooms, berries in summer and water fowl dishes, meat dishes in winter. Traditionally there are blini (pancakes) for Maslenitsa, Easter cake for Easter. Pies with different filling, multi-fruit jam, herbal tea are very popular. The most popular Siberian appetizer: green salted fish, stockfish, salt cucumbers, salt melon, canned tomatoes (Minusinsk specially), mushrooms.
How to reach
- By plane
For detailed information follow the official Krasnoyarsk airport (Yemelyanovo) website - www.yemelyanovo.ru/en
- By train
For detailed information follow the official Russian railway website - eng.rzd.ru
- By auto
But also it’s possible to reach Krasnoyarsk by public bus from the nearby located cities such as Kemerovo, Tomsk, Abakan, Kyzyl and others.
- By ship
Top 5 reasons to visit Krasnoyarsk region
- The Krasnoyarsk International Music Festival of the Asia-Pacific region (APFest)
- Shushenskoye village
- Ergaki national park
- Yenisei river
- Krasnoyarsk Stolby