Krasnoyarsk is a developed and modern city and the administrative center of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located on the Yenisei River, with an interesting history and architecture. Founded in 1628, It is the third-largest city in Siberia after Novosibirsk and Omsk, with a population of 1,035,528 people. (2010). Krasnoyarsk is an important junction of the Trans-Siberian Railway and one of Russia's largest producers of Aluminium.
The city is known for its nature landscapes; author Anton Chekhov judged Krasnoyarsk to be the most beautiful city in Siberia.
FACTS ABOUT KRASNOYARSK
In the 19th century, Krasnoyarsk was the center of the Siberian Cossack movement.
By the end of the 19th century, Krasnoyarsk had several manufacturing facilities and railroad workshops, and an engine-house.
Krasnoyarsk continued its growth with the discovery of gold and the arrival of a railroad in 1895.
In the Russian Empire, Krasnoyarsk was one of the places to which political exiles were banished. Numerous large plants and factories were constructed in Krasnoyarsk: Sibtyazhmash, the dockyard, the paper factory, the hydroelectric power station (now the fifth largest in the world and the second in Russia), and the river port.