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Snow Flower of Siberia

Do you hear the music of the taiga,
That snow is brought blizzard
That drowning in green foliage.
Lubov Milyaeva

The city of sporting achievements and hopes, the niche space for creative thought, flight of Modern Art, the urge of innovation, the value of national culture and the majestic beauty of the harsh northern nature.

Khanty-Mansiysk  is the capital of the Khanty-Mansiskiy Autonomous Okrug, the total area of which – 338 square kilometers. The city is located on the West Siberian Plain, on the right bank of the Irtysh River, 20 kilometers from the place of its confluence with the river Ob. All times locality – +6:00. The time difference with Moscow is two hours. Today in the Ugra capital lives about 76,100 people.

World ski center

It was here in 2000, 2005 and from 2007 to 2010 were the World Cup Biathlon. And in 2002, 2004 and 2006 – Grand Prix of IBU.

In 2003, Khanty-Mansiysk, first in the history of Russia took the World Cup Biathlon in 2011 – the second one. In 2005 and 2010 world championships were held in a particular discipline – mixed relay. Also in 2000 the city held the World Cup in summer biathlon, and a year later – the Junior World Championships in biathlon.

The capital of Ugra hospitably hosted many international competitions in ski racing. For example, in April 2008 the final stage of the Grand Prix “Sprint Tour 2008”.

Moreover, in Khanty-Mansiysk has a professional ice hockey club “Ugra”. It became twice champion of the Higher Hockey League of Russia and now represents the city in the Continental Hockey League. For the history of Russian hockey, “Ugra” was a real discovery, as the scale of the achievements of the team to quickly and continually increases.

Special feelings of the residents to winter sports is not accidental: the climate and location of the capital are historically predetermined. One-third of the year – it snows, the height of its cover up to one meter. At low humidity (80%) of the temperature in winter drops to – 40 degrees Celsius. Average temperatures range from – 20 to – 25 degrees.

Comfort and culture of the “green island”

Khanty-Mansiysk is on the seven hills on all sides by the Irtysh and its tributaries. The city called the “green island”, because residential areas are scattered in the territory of the natural park “Samarovskiy Tchugas.” The pride of the park is the cedars forests, which occupy about half of the forested land.

Due to the landscape and climatic features in the natural park “Samarovsky Tchugas” formed by the unique beauty of natural systems. The combination of flooded river meadows, and steep banks covered with taiga, many small lakes and swamps are rich in berries, create a picture of unsurpassed beauty of nature in Western Siberia.

The territory of the natural park is 6621 hectares. Besides in “Samarovsky Tchugas” there are three natural and three archaeological sites, ethnographic open air museum “Torum Maa” ski resorts “

” Spruce Urman” and “Cedar”, skiing Sports Junior Sports School of Olympic Reserve “Valley streams “tubing trail and winter sports center on behalf of  A.V. Filipenko.

Sophisticated set of architectural design and historical memory in the heart of the city shines only in Russia and abroad Park Slavic literature and culture. It is possible to see small architectural forms on the biblical Ten Commandments.

Since 2010 created and maintains an active concert “Brass Band of Ugra”, hitting his audience the magic of music. The house-museum of Vladimir Igoshev, Museum of Geology, Oil and Gas, Museum of Nature and Man, and generations of State Art Musuem are making a portrait of a bright bar ideas of enlightenment.

One of the most interesting sights of Khanty-Mansiysk is “Arheological park”  a geological monument, archaeological monument “Samarovskiy butte” and a park of sculptures depicting animals Pleistocene epoch and Paleolithic people.
Annual festivals are always held a variety of areas in the Northern Territory.

The city develops every day. Khanty-Mansiysk  is a place where creative modern infrastructure that blends perfectly with the progress of thought and keenness of spiritual culture.

Medal count
Belarus 2 1 3
France 2 2
Germany 1 3 4
Norway 1 1 1 3
Ukraine 1 1 2
Finland 1 1 2
Sweden 1 1
Russia 1 1

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