Khanty-Mansiysk – is a wonderful city, where people remember olden days’ legends and feel the confident about the future!
KHANTY-MANSIYSK MEETS GUESTS
Welcome to Khanty-Mansiysk! If you come by plane, so you can see the city full of light, which is divided into two parts – northern and southern ones with the natural park “Samarovskiy Chugas”. If you arrive by bus or motor ship, you will be met by a modern river station complex with a original sculpture composition on the Irtysh riverside. Moving by car down to Samarovskiy rock, you dip into quaint world of Archeopark, where mammoths, rhinos, cave bears, bisons and other ancient animals wandered. Khanty-Mansiysk – it’s the city with the four centuries history, the city of contrasts. There are wooden houses with carved frames next to ultramodern glass and concrete buildings. Khanty-Mansiysk is an administrative center of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, it is also called “Russian energetic heart”. The city is in the point of the many important country and worlds events. Citizens are proud that the first “Russia – EU” summit was held in the Ugra’s capital. Khanty-Mansiysk Biathlon Center which holds prestige biathlon and skiing championships also has got the popularity with the perfect arrangements and special atmosphere of biathlon fans who always give heartily support all participants of these championships. In winter time city also holds with Film Festival: more than ten years Khanty-Mansiysk meets the participants and guests of International Film Festival “Spirit of Fire”. It gives start in the Art for many young and talented filmmakers. And undoubtedly, a calling card of our Capital is the International TV Ecological Festival “To Save and Preserve”, which had been held from 1996. For all these years many representatives of Russian and foreign TV companies discover their own Ugra, which takes the front rank for oil production and at the same time invest huge money in environmental protection. No wonder that Ugra citizens highly appreciate of what nature give them: millions hectares of wood, 30 thousands of rivers and 290 thousands of lakes. There is an amazing place in Khanty-Mansiysk, the example of north nature and subterranean springs of healing water – it is the Valley of brooks. The oldest cedar grows here – it is the same Khanty-Mansiysk age! Not far from the city archeologists discovered the most northern palaeolithic site of ancient people in West Siberia, also a unique find – mammoth’s vertebra pierced with a spear – was found here.