Krasnodar Travel Guide

  • Krasnodar
    by JuliaMac
  • Krasnodar
    by JuliaMac
  • Krasnodar
    by JuliaMac

Krasnodar Things to Do

  • Z. Cossacks write the letter to Turkish...

    On September 28, 2008 in Krasnodar 215 anniversary celebration from the date of formation of the Kuban capital on crossing of streets Krasnaya and Gorkogo there was a solemn opening of a city sculpture based on I.Repin picture "The Zaporozhye Cossacks write the letter to the Turkish sultan". In 1888 Ilya Repin ar"rived in Ekaterinodar for a sketch...

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  • Oceanarium

    here fishes of the Black Sea and the whole world are brought together. It is possible to see dangerous and not dangerous piranhas, feeding of sharks and moray eels.

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  • The theater of light opera

    The theater of light opera (Musical theater).Краснодарский theater of light opera was born from an operetta enterprise of madam Amirago … In 1931 its troupe was registered by the city of Armavir as the first Azovo-Black Sea regional theater of a musical comedy. Now here...

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  • Touch them a nose or a paw for Luck....

    Two charming-petty-bourgeois doggies and some words from a poem: "It not the dog's wildness, it's Dog's capital" Vl. Mayakovsky. Mayakovsky's charming playful poem about Krasnodar - shows his rare observation. In Krasnodar many dogs were valid. Dogs were different and good."Capital Sobachkina" is the comic city sculpture evoked by a literary...

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  • Light-musical fountain on a theater...

    It's a new fountain in town.Every day it works like tupical fountain and in holidays you can see Light-musical fountain show.

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  • Monument in honor of Kuban Cossack army

    Monument in honor of the 200 anniversary of the Kuban Cossack army, 1897 (it is restored in 1999), the architect V.A.Filippov. It's on crossing of street Red and Budyonny's street.At this monument truly surprising destiny. Creation of a memorable obelisk has been dated for celebrating of the two-hundredth anniversary of the Kuban Cossack army...

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Krasnodar Restaurants

  • Austrian cuisine

    it's very cosy, small restaurant with the several halls which have been made out in different style and classical music.Restaurant offers 3 coffee rooms "Mozart cafe,"Shonbrunn Beisl "," Vis -a -vis" and Salon"Gloriett".Das Restaurant der osterreichischen Kuche "Shonbrunn" ist ab 12.00 bis 23.00 Uhr, sonnabends und sonntags ab 13.00 bis 23.00 Uhr...

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  • Hungarian food

    Once the idea of opening a restaurant serving Hungarian dishes struck their minds, all the family was lager to immediately open it. But how to furnish? How to decorate? What dishes to serve? Old books gave answers and fervently acquainted with Madyars' traditions and customs and the utmost dainty receipts of Hungarian cuisine.Now it is also...

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  • Slavic Food

    If you want to test real Russian food and to spend time at cosy atmospher , i thinks restaurant "Selpo " is best place for it. inside this restauran made in slavic style. i liked small "rooms" executed in style of small court yard . Food and drinks are very tasty there . Waiters are dressed in national costumes. And also it was amusing to see nice...

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Krasnodar Nightlife

  • Bachelor-garage (Holostyak-Garaz)

    Cozy night club with a scene where local groups give concerts. 3 halls, it is possible to communicate easy with friends and to dance. The club interior is made from old motorcycles and spare parts of cars. Noooooooooo

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  • Had a good time in club-Miami Beach

    This club has a beach theme. Most people are very young-probably in the early 20's. Mostly girls-started night at 90-10 percent girls and by midnight there was probably 70-30 percent girls. All of them were beautiful, many looked like models. Drinks were expensive and they gave you a card to charge your drinks on and you better keep it or you will...

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  • For coffee, tea and many many cocktails

    Great (new) cafe along Krasnaja Ulitsa with an even better roof terrace. From here you see over Krasnaja and can watch the people walk by, dressed up for the evening and night. The drinks that can be ordered have a wide variety and can be said to be outstanding. Cocktails for everyone!

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Krasnodar Transportation

  • Fly into the Kuban region with Kuban Air

    Krasnodar has it's own (semi-inter)national airport and even it's home airline company: Kuban Air. For most outsiders (non-Russians) one will enter Russia through one of Moscow's airports and then can go on to Krasnodar (KRR). From Sheremethevo and Vnukovo the best connections are by Aeroflot, but highly recommended come Siber-Air flights from...

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  • Russian airlines

    The best and fastest way to get to Krasnodar is traveling by air with Russian Airlines. I don't know weather it is expensive to get there by air or not but I know that for that money you can get a shopping tour for several days from Khabarovsk to China. It costs over 500$. The flight takes over 14 hours to get from Khabarovsk to Krasnodar with two...

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  • Trains from Moscow to Krasnodar

    Russia's railways are the largest network on rails in the world. The most famous track is no doubt the Trans Siberian and the most luxereous is the Red Arrow running between Saint Petersburg and Moscow. Lines down South often have destination Krasnodar in them and run frequently from Moscow (several a day). The distance is still around 1.400 km and...

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Krasnodar Shopping

  • The big shopping center "OZ""

    Many various little shops and small cafes. Ice skating rink, bowling and cinema theaters.Here you can buy everything and very nice and interesting spend time.

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  • CD's, DVD's and video's against good...

    ESCO (in Russian your write ECKO), is a CD-DVD shop chain in Souther Russia with also a filial in Krasnodar. Russia is wellknown for it's low prices for audio/video software products. CD, DVD's and video's are approximately 25% to 10% of the costs in the Netherlands (sadly enough the most expensive place to buy these items). CD's cost around 100...

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  • The place to be for shopping endlessly

    Running through town fron North to South, Krasnaja Ulitsa is Krasnodar. This long boulevard with various sections offers, besides green shady footpaths, a wide collection of shops. The immediate sidestreets add many more littler shops, that sometimes sell the craziest items. First section from Krasnaja Ulitsa (from Avrora to Severnaja Ulitsa) has...

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Krasnodar Local Customs

  • Shasliek, still originating from the...

    Now popular around the whole of Russia, Shasliek (the Caucasus and now Russian variant of Barbecue) is something that most Russians cannot get enough of. There must be a pyromaniac in all males here (including myself - hahaha). In a huge variety of cans, drums, barbecueshaped things and more, wood is burned to sharred coal and above the hot...

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  • Visit a Russian Orthodox church and it's...

    Join the Russians in their religious activities and a whole new world will open for you (see also my page about Russia in general).A visit to one of the Russian Orthodox churches is a very special event full of mysticism. The iconostases of many churches are magnificent and the candlelights and (sometimes present) Gregorian singing give a...

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Krasnodar Warnings and Dangers

  • A new threat to public society: gambling

    As if the economic situation is not already worrying enough with the wide gap that is in between rich and poor, the situation is even made worse by the enormous amount of casino's and gambling clubs that appear everywhere in Krasnodar (as well as many other Russian towns). Hopefully Russians know that wealth does NOT come the easy way and besides...

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  • Don't get off on the wrong foot!

    This page shows mostly the attractive side of Krasnodar. However, this town of about one million inhabitants is for 90% old and falling apart - just like most other Russian cities, except Moscow and Saint Petersburg. As these two swallow up the majority of state funding, other towns are in deficit with every public affair. Roads are full of holes...

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  • Huge differences between middle class...

    Russia has had it's share of misery after East and West made the connection. Several financial crises have paralised the public sector and the state actually is already several times bankrupt. Taxes are relatively low and therefore the infrastructure is shockingly bad, as well as other public matters (affordable housing). Meanwhile the constant...

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Krasnodar Tourist Traps

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    by JuliaMac Updated Jul 11, 2011

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    The monument of St.Catherine is located in Krasnaya Street downtown.
    The eight-meter statue of St.Catherine stands om a huge pedestal in the form of a bell.
    Vitaly Shanov, a sculptor from Moscow, created this composition.
    You can see four angels and a fountain around it.
    The new monument became a popular place with newly-weds who come here on their wedding day.
    St.Catherine is also the well-known patroness of lovers !

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Krasnodar Off The Beaten Path

  • Still to come, a monument for Jekatarina

    Finally, Jekatarina, that founded this city, gets her place in Krasnodar. The city started out as a Kozak fortress that fell to the grace of tsarina Jekatarina. The town that came to be around the fortress and along the river Kuban was named Jekatarinodar (Gift of Jekatarina) at first and only in Sowyet times changed to Krasnodar (beautiful gift)....

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  • Krasnodar as education centre

    Krasnodar has many educational institutes of which the university is the most important. Though quite different as in Western countries, students have to really study hard to get the paper and degree. Many other professional schools are around Krasnodar, such as the Sports academy and the Technical school.

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  • Remarkable houses within Krasnodar

    Two houses jump out in an endless row of remarkable buildings within Krasnodar centre. On Pushkin Square a wonderful fine decorated house in blue-greenish and white. The house belonged to a wealthy family in the days of Jekatarinadar (old name of Krasnodar) and also is now-a-days a museum. The rooms are in old styles and give a good impression of...

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Krasnodar Sports & Outdoors

  • Athletics in the sports stadion on...

    Along Krasnaya Ulitsa, hidden behind a long row of small shops, is the athletic oval of Krasnodar. The building needs some attention, but looks quite beautiful and in true Olympic styles (Greek, that is). White and light blue colours, columns and a wide field surrounded by the redish running track.

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  • The football team of Krasnodar: Kuban

    One of the most significant buildings in the Southern outskirts of Krasnodar is for sure the stadion of THE Krasnodar football team "Kuban". This national famous team has more and more supporters and is in lead of the league in which it's plays (2005).

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  • Cooling down with swimming and sliding

    Almost to be called necessary, in Krasnodar there is a great place to cool off from the terrible heat that raviges these parts of Russia in summertime. On the Kuban polo-ostrov (peninsula) a large waterpark has recently been finished, creating a spot where one can swim and slide from various large slides. Great for children of all ages, as the...

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Krasnodar Favorites

  • Krasnodar, a city undergoing great...

    Its bee n almost 2 years since the last post. How was your trip to Krasnodar? Do you plan to return. I can assure you that the city is much different since you last visited! I've been visiting Krasnodar since 1995. Much has changed since my first visit!

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  • Favorite Russian City

    I have been to Krasnodar several times but not during the last ten years.I plan to vacation there during the Summer of 2007. I am very much lookingforward to visiting many friends there. The only hotel I have stayed at is Hotel Intourist and it has always been a positive experience. I have many friends there in Krasnodar. I am looking forward to...

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  • Our VT-specialist in Krasnodar

    If anyone has questions about present situation in Krasnodar, I am honoured to present to you our most active member there: JuliaMac. We met in the first VT-meeting ever in Krasnodar and we spend a lovely evening together talking about thousand-and-one item. Meeting a new friend always belongs to my best memories.

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Legislative Assembly
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Alexander’s Arch of Triumph
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Alexander Nevsky Church
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New Zoo in Town
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Pushkin's library
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Buildings of law and finance
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Russian, lovers of the fine arts
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Literature, something Russians are still proud of
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Krasnodar Kray and City Historical Museum
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The graceful Orthodox churches
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A peninsula of memories and fun
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The surprisingly green Russian town
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Avrora, the icon of Sowyet times
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Caucasus recepies in great setting
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Food and entertainment on the Kuban river
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Traditional Russian food at it's best
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Perfect place for dancing on a warm summer eve
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A very original interior
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My favourite Orthodox church
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(War)monuments in general
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Stumbling over war monuments
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A stranger among Russians.
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Young (and old) hanging out together.
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