On December 7 we will celebrate Day of Saint Martyr Catherine. From the date of our city foundation she is considered to be celestial patroness and interceder of citizens, curator of Kuban and Kuban Cossacks.
The main Cathedral of Kuban is hallowed and named after her, and not long ago a statuary group made in honor of Saint Catherine was installed in Krasnodar as a symbol of faith, welfare and justice.
I’m sure that it is very St. Catherine who can become a spiritual and moral compass for many of citizens.
With all my heart I wish all citizens good health, happiness, welfare, mercy and vitality.
Head of Krasnodar City municipal formation
Krasnodar is an administrative centre of the Krasnodar Region, the capital of the Region that will host winter Olympic Games-2014 and World Cup-2018.
The city was founded by Cossacks in accordance with the decree of Empress Catherine the Great as a fortress for the defense of Russia’s southern boundaries in 1793. Since then on, the citizens of Krasnodar have carefully been preserving the history of the city. And the unique style of the Cossacks’ capital architecture is in natural harmony with the modern image of the city.
Close vicinity of the two warm seas, the Caucasian Mountains, mild climate, exquisite flower attire, well-groomed parks and squares, short winters and warm southern sun make the city an unusually attractive place for the guests.
The city is situated in moderate climate zone. Summer is hot and maximum air temperature can reach 40-41 degrees centigrade in July-August (1996, 2006). Krasnodar winter is soft and featured with unstable snowpack. Probably there can be outbreak of polar anticyclone that brings a great drop in air temperature in January and February. An average year-round temperature is 11,9 °C.
Now Krasnodar is a centre of business activities of the Region. Its economy is dynamically developing. Here the major branches of economy are presented, i.e. construction and industry, services and trade. Agro-industrial complex is also being developed in an active way.
Krasnodar is a city of newly-erected buildings. Together with Moscow and Saint-Petersburg Krasnodar is also a leader in the construction sector of Russia. Besides, an effective system of support for investors was created in Krasnodar. Over 400 enterprises with foreign capital actively operate in the city. For several years Krasnodar is recognized as the most comfortable city of Russia for running business according to the rates of the “Forbes” magazine.
Krasnodar is a cultural centre of the South of Russia. The achievements of art masters and creative groups of the city are known far beyond our Region.
There are 5 theatres in Krasnodar: Krasnodar Academic Drama Theatre, Puppet Theatre of the Krasnodar Region, Krasnodar Musical Theatre, Municipal Youth Theatre and New Puppet Theatre. Theatrical Association “Premiere”, Kuban Cossacks Choir and Krasnodar Regional Philharmonic Theatre are known not only in Russia but also abroad.