emblem as an insult
Russia is a huge and great country that is rich in great and wonderful cities. I would like to talk about each separately. Let’s start with the largest city of Siberia – Krasnoyarsk. We will hold a small excursion. The godfather of Krasnoyarsk, the initiator of its construction was the first Yenisei voivode Yakov Ignatievich Khripunov, appointed to Yeniseisk in 1623. It was he who sent his relative Andrei Anufrievich Dubensky with the Cossacks up the Yenisei – to look after the place for the construction of the prison, which from the south would cover Yeniseisk from the raids of “non-peaceful” local residents and ensured the collection of tribute from the Kachinsky Tatars. Andrey Dubensky left a horse on the bank of the Yenisei, threw a sword on the ground and said that a city would be founded on this place. That is why the Strelka has a white horse monument dedicated to the Russian explorers of Siberia. Continue reading
We continue our acquaintance with the Russian cities – Irkutsk. The city is located in the valley of the Angara River, at the confluence of its two tributaries, Irkut and Ushakovka, at the Trans-Siberian Railway, 55 km from the unique natural complex, World Heritage Site – Lake Baikal. Irkutsk is a cultural and scientific center of Eastern Siberia, in which more than 600 thousand inhabitants live.
The ancient Siberian city, founded as a prison in 1661. In the fire of 1879 was severely destroyed. Referred to the historical settlements of Russia; The historic center is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Before the October Revolution, it was a merchant city that flourished for a long time on Russian-Chinese trade, and later on the gold industry; a place of political exile. From 1803, it was the center of Siberia, from 1822 to 1884 — the East-Siberian General Governorship. Continue reading