Welcome to Krasnoyarsk Territory & Khakassia
Vast and beautiful, the Greenland-shaped Krasnoyarsk Territory (Красноярский Край) stretches all the way from the Arctic islands of Severnaya Zemlya to a mountainous tip at Mt Borus. Its capital is Krasnoyarsk, a buzzing, forward-looking metropolis and a popular stop for travellers riding the Trans-Siberian Railway. Attached to it in the south is the autonomous republic of Khakassia – the land of snow-capped peaks, lake-dotted taiga and sparsely populated steppe grasslands. The native Khakass people are descendants of Turkic nomads, closely related to the Kyrgyz, but these days they are vastly outnumbered by Russians.