Krasnodar General Information
As the 2014 XXII Olympic Winter Games approach, the gaze of much of the world will inevitably turn to the small but vital federal subject of Krasnodar Krai in Russia. Though eminently familiar to millions in the vast Black Sea, Sea of Azov and Western Caucasus regions as a place of inimitable charm and spectacular beauty, as Sochi follows in the footsteps of the 2010 Vancouver Games, Krasnodar Krai will garner international attention on a scale wholly without precedent in this part of Russia.
One major beneficiary and focal point will be the city of Krasnodar. While Sochi is the de facto host of the Games, with events on the Black Sea coast and Krasnaya Polyana mountain resort outside of the city proper, surely Krasnodar will cull a tourism spin-off before and after the Olympics take place. The city of 700,000 people certainly deserves more than a cursory glance as a potential holiday target. Not only is Krasnodar a wonderful gateway to the Western Caucasus UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city also unfurls a majestic array of fine landmarks, monuments and museums. Flagship points of interest to bear in mind in Krasnodar include the remarkable Shukhovs Hyperboloid Tower, Krasnodar Regional Museum and Krasnodar Fine Arts Museum.
- Western Caucasus UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Catherine the Great Monument
- Krasnodar Fine Arts Museum
- Shukhovs Hyperboloid Tower
- Krasnodar Regional Museum
- Operetta Theatre
- Drama Theatre
- Philharmonic Hall
- Kuban Jazz Festival
- International Festival of Photography
- Don Bazillo
- La Manche
- Live Bar V-Twin
Krasnodar has a humid subtropical climate, with four distinct seasons.
- Winter (December to February) 3-11°C
- Spring (March to May) 5-21°C
- Summer (June to September) 16-27°C
- Fall (October to November) 8-20°C