The Krasnoyarsk region
The Krasnoyarsk region is one of the largest territories in Russia. It spreads from the Arctic Ocean to the Southern sides of the Altay-Sayan highlands and takes the central geographical position in the Russian Federation.
This is the richest territory in terms of natural recourses, which is a basis of its investment attractiveness and future development.
More than 2000 cultural heritage sites of peoples of the Russian Federation are located at the territory of the Krasnoyarsk region (historical and cultural landmarks) including the archaeological heritage sites. The Putorana Plateau which is situated above the Arctic Circle is included in the List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Russia as a nature phenomenon of extreme beauty and aesthetic importance.
The Mighty Yenisei River crosses the territory from the South to the North; it is one of the largest rivers in the world: the fifth longest and seventh fullest-flowing river. The Krasnoyarsk city is the administrative center of the Krasnoyarsk region. It was founded in 1628 on the banks of the Yenisei River.
There are 159 nationalities in the Krasnoyarsk region. It defines the diversity and variety of cultural traditions of people of the Krasnoyarsk region.
Among the world famous Krasnoyarsk people there are a painter Vasily Surikov, a writer Victor Astafyev, a choreographer Mikhail Godenko, a painter Andrey Pozdeev, a singer Dmitry Khvorostovsky. Their names are known far beyond the region.
58 museums preserve and demonstrate the historical and cultural heritage of the Krasnoyarsk region. Among them are the Russian largest ones: the Krasnoyarsk Regional Museum, the Minusinsk Regional Museum named after Nikolay Martyanov. The only Permafrost Museum in Russia is located at the Igarka town.
Theatre and philharmonic art of the Krasnoyarsk region is an inevitable part of history and modern state of Russian art. Nearly all types of theatres are presented in the Krasnoyarsk region as well as genres and forms of theatre and music arts: drama, comedy, musical, ballet, contemporary dance, opera, operetta, puppet theatre, classical and chamber music.
Today the Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre, Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia named after Mikhail Godenko, Krasnoyarsk Academic Symphony Orchestra, Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic Russian Orchestra named after Yuri Bardin, Krasnoyarsk Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Ballet of Valery Tereshkin and other creative teams and artists present their traditions and achievements to the people of the Krasnoyarsk region, Russia and other countries.