About Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk is the largest city and administrative center of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located on the Yenisei River. It is the third-largest city in Siberia after Novosibirsk and Omsk. Krasnoyarsk is an important junction of the Trans-Siberian Railway and one of Russia's largest producers of aluminum.

The city is known for its nature landscapes; author Anton Chekhov judged Krasnoyarsk to be the most beautiful city in Siberia. The Stolby Nature Sanctuary is located 10 km south of the city. Krasnoyarsk is a major educational center in Siberia, and hosts the Siberian Federal University.

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

Krasnoyarsk is a major industrial complex and one of the largest producers of aluminum in Russia. Its chemical industries make rayon and tire cord, synthetic rubber, and tires. Engineering plants manufacture cranes, harvesters, bulldozers, lumbering equipment, television sets, and refrigerators; there are shipbuilding and repair yards. Large-scale timber processing produces sawtimber, furniture, pulp, and paper. Krasnoyarsk has a forestry institute, polytechnic and medical institutes, and a number of research establishments, particularly associated with timber exploitation.

Study in Krasnoyarsk

​​​​​​​​​​​​Krasnoyarsk offers various opportunities for international students. Many Krasnoyarsk higher education institutions have long-standing cooperation links with foreign universities. Students coming from abroad always praise Krasnoyarsk universities for the high level of education provided, state of the art technical equipment for science research, great campus atmosphere, various cultural and outdoor entertainment programs, access to sports facilities, and Krasnoyarsk in general for its vibrant cultural life and availability of different nature recreation zones, such as Nature Park "Stolby".​

Advantages of the Krasnoyarsk

- Affordable to live,

- Pretty safe, 

- Fast internet, 

- Lots of fun stuff to do,

- Good air quality on average,

- Spacious and not crowded,

- Very easy to do business,

- High quality of education,

- Good hospitals,

- People can speak basic English

Disadvantages of the Krasnoyarsk

- There is no time schedule for public transport. There is only a written time interval. For example:
Bus nr 99 goes from 7.00-14.00 every 10 minutes and from 14.00-22.30 every 15 minutes.

- Very few knowledge of English or other foreign languages,

- Never-ending winter

- Expensive flights (no low costs) and inconvenient connections,

- Very humid now


- The Krasnoyarsk was founded on August 19, 1628

- The total area of the city, including the suburbs and the river, is 348 square kilometers.

- Krasnoyarsk is twinned with the following cities: Heihe, China; Binzhou, China; Istaravshan, Tajikistan; Mogilev, Belarus; Sault Ste. Marie, Canada; Daqing, China; Harbin, China; Ulan Bator, Mongolia; Samarkand, Uzbekistan; Oneonta, United States; Qiqihar, China; Cremona, Italy;  Unterschleißheim, Germany; Changchun, China & Žilina, Slovakia.

- The 2019 Winter Universiade was hosted by Krasnoyarsk in 2019.

- Krasnoyarsk is a city and the administrative center of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located on the Yenisei River.

- The Krasnoyarsk Kray occupies nearly one-seventh of the territory of the Russian Federation. It is a part of the Siberian Federal District and is the largest region of SFD.

- The Yenisey River flows through the city. The Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric dam, 20km upstream, prevents the river from freezing.

- Krasnoyarsk was originally called Krasny Yar, meaning “Beautiful Steep Bank”.

Climate of the Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk experiences a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb borders on Dfc). Its climate in July and January is very similar to that of Fort McMurray and Winnipeg in Canada, the latter of which is a good deal further south geographically. Compared to Thompson, Manitoba, or Labrador City at similar latitudes, Krasnoyarsk's winters are relatively mild. Compared to European cities on a similar latitude, Krasnoyarsk has much warmer summers, but much colder and longer winters (for example, AalborgDenmark). The summer is also on average warmer than similar inland latitudes of Scandinavia, owing to Siberia's greater continentality. Krasnoyarsk has high differentials between summer and winter temperatures.

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