Krasnodar is like a beautiful gift which fills your heart with happiness. Krasnodar- once known as Yekaterinodar ( Catherine’s Gift)- began life as a fortress built to help defend Russian claims on the Caucasus against the advances of Ottoman Turkey in the late 18th. century. This name is important in that Saint Catherine of Alexandria is Krasnodar’s patron saint. After Russia’s October Revolution, religious buildings were seen as symbols of decadence, a threat to Communism. The Church Destruction Committee, who would oversee the demolition of numerous sacred structures across the Soviet Union, prepared to blow up the cathedral and reuse its bricks for projects more closely aligned to their own ideology. Thankfully, architect Ivan Malgherb put his professional reputation on the line and campaigned to save the building he’d designed, arguably the pinnacle of his career. The committee softened their stance. The cathedral was desecrated and later converted into a storehouse, but it survived.
After this short info, let’s look at more about the city. Cycling is an important and pleasant part of daily life in this city. Make sure to try borscht soup. You can run into open-air concerts by the municipality band. The tram line in Krasnodar has been used since the 1900s. You can opt for it as a convenient and pleasant means of transportation in the city. Krasnodar Stadium hosts many important events with a capacity for 33.000 people. The staff at traditional restaurants offer service with regional costumes. Theater Square is the largest dancing and musical fountain in Europe, with carefully choreographed water jets, sound, and colored lights. (Skylife)