Krasnoyarsk is the largest city and administrative centre of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia. It is situated along the Yenisey River, and is the third-largest city in Siberia after Novosibirsk and Omsk, with a population of over 1 million. Krasnoyarsk is an important junction of the renowned Trans-Siberian Railway, and is one of the largest producers of aluminium in the country. The city is known for its natural landscape; author Anton Chekhov judged Krasnoyarsk to be the most beautiful city in Siberia. The Stolby Nature Sanctuary is located 10 km south of the city. Krasnoyarsk is a major educational centre in Siberia, and hosts the Siberian Federal University. In 2019, Krasnoyarsk was the host city of the 2019 Winter Universiade, the third hosted in Russia.
Railway Krasnoyarsk lies on the Yenisei River and historically has been an important junction on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Krasnoyarsk-Passazhirsky (Russian: Красноярск-Пассажирский, lit. Krasnoyarsk-Passenger) is the main railway station of Krasnoyarsk. Long-range trains of the Trans-Siberian Railway stop at this station. There are some stations served by Elektrichka and there is Krasnoyarsk-East goods station 26.3 km east of Krasnoyarsk-Passazhirsky.
Airports Yemelyanovo Airport is the main airport and handles both medium and long-haul domestic as well as international flights, and is 27 kilometres (17 mi) north-west of the city.
Krasnoyarsk was ranked #348 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Krasnoyarsk has a population of over 1,090,811 people. Krasnoyarsk also forms part of the wider Krasnoyarsk metropolitan area which has a population of over 1,125,000 people.
Krasnoyarsk is twinned with: Heihe, China • Istaravshan, Tajikistan • Sault Ste. Marie, Canada • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.