Visit Krasnodar - Best of Krasnodar

Krasnodar enjoys the privilege of being an administrative, industrial and cultural center of Russia. The city is relatively young in the sense that it was founded in 1793 by the Cossacks on the lands granted by Ekaterina II (hence its former name was Ekaterinodar). Krasnodar gets its current name from the Soviet system that rose to power around 1920. You can easily witness the Cossacks’ emblems strewn around the city.

Considered to be the greenest cities of Russia, Krasnodar has an ideal climate for tourism with short winters and the tender southern sun. Endowed with a wonderful geographical location, the city is a center of the Russia’s southern touristic zone, situated on the right bank of the Kuban River, 120-150 km from two warm seas – the Black and the Azov. What makes the city’s location conspicuous is that it lies in the golden section of the Earth, almost in between the equator and the North Pole, also called “the Golden Line” or “the Life Line”. According to the popular opinion, the living conditions in these latitudes are most favorable for human.

This modern city has its own pages of history to delineate. Today, Krasnodar nestles its historic monuments quite dearly and hasn’t let the World Wars and Soviet regime destroy their structures. The city’s architecture ranges between different styles from Baroque and Classicism to late Modern. With past and present existing so harmoniously together, the city deserves a visit during your tour to Russia.

Krasnodar Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Krasnodar tips for your visit

  • Almost all traffic signs are only in Russian. Familiarize yourself with the alphabet before arriving so you will feel a little less lost.  
  • Many people in the tourist trades speak some English but most people don't.
  • Russians wear formal clothes when they visit public spaces such as theatres. Even the visitors are expected to follow the same cultural cues.
  • Walking around the city, you can come across plentiful of unlicensed cabs. It’s better to avoid them.

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Facts and Stats for Krasnodar*

  • Pollution Statistics in Krasnodar

    Know the pollution level of Krasnodar before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 65 (High)
    • Water Pollution 47.5 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 60 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 45 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 55 (Moderate)
  • Krasnodar: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Krasnodar for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Krasnodar.

    • Burglary and Theft 31.94 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 30.88 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20.83 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.67 (High)
    • Car Stealing 30.88 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 42.65 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 34.72 (Low)
    • Drug offense 33.33 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.28 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 20.83 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 29.17 (Low)
  • Living in Krasnodar - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Krasnodar is 116.07 (High)

    • Safety Index 68.69 (High)
    • Climate Index 78.72 (High)
    • Pollution Index 67.07 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 57.5 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 28.75 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 51.92 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.73 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 49.46 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Krasnodar

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Krasnodar

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.35 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70.27 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 54.16 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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