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The town of Barabinsk grew out of the railway station of the Omsk section of the Trans-Siberian Railway with the biblical name Kainsk.


Abaza is a small town with 17 thousand inhabitants, with mostly low-rise buildings located in the intermountain basin of the Western Sayan Mountains.


A white rock stands opposite to Divnogorsk. According to a legend, once there lived a monk in the monastery on the place of modern Divnogorsk and suffered from unrequited love.


Anzhero-Sudzhensk means both the mine and the Trans-Siberian Railway. The villages of Anzherka and Sudzhenka that merged into the town had appeared when coal had been found here during the geological exploration for the highway being constructed.


Divnogorsk climbs on a slope of a high hill like a cat. Pine trees on its boulevards, according to local residents, have not been planted they have been saved during the initial clearing of taiga.


Abaza is of interest for tourists not in itself, but rather as a transit point on their way to other places.


There is no tourism infrastructure in Anzhero-Sudzhensk. The city has the only Central Hotel with about three stars, one restaurant in it and several cafes.


One of the newest and most comfortable towns of Khakassia. A large ski resort is located close to Sayanogorsk.


A watchtower designed to protect the local land from the enemies stood on the place of modern Sayanogorsk in 1717.


The history of Divnogorsk Story started in 1954: it was a settlement where the builders of Krasnoyarsk HPP lived.


People in Barabinsk bake delicious buns with raspberry, bilberry, and sea buckthorn fillings. The local dairy factory makes a very tasty melted butter.


The town of Alapaevsk of Sverdlovsk Oblast is situated on the Neiva River, at the place of its confluence with the Alapaikha River. The settlement emerged in 1702 around the Neivo-Alapaevsky Ironworks being under construction.


Sibai quarry ranks second in the world by its depth after Chiles Chuquicamata.


According to a legend, a hunter from the village of Old Sibai found red clay while digging a martens hole in early XX century.


A large industrial town of Sibai lives on ore mining, and its main attraction is the quarry for copper extraction striking with its size.


Zima City is one of the oldest settlements in the Irkutsk region.


The town has three hotels: Sibai - an old hotel built in Soviet times, Tatiana - a small and comfortable hotel with tea and coffee in rooms, and The Golden Yurt - a new hotel in a European style.


The town derives its name from the features of the local landscape: here massive rocks of spur of Salair mountain range come to the earth surface.


Salavat located in the very heart of Bashkiria is an oil city. Oil literally feeds and nurses it. Thanks to it, Salavat is considered the most favorable small city of Bashkiria.


The official history of Salavat begins in 1948, with the erection of a petrochemical plant and a working settlement next to it. The plant was to recycle heavy oil grades there are plenty of them in the Bashkir land.


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