Krasnoyarsk is a city on the Yenisei River in Siberia, Russia. On the river’s left bank, Central Park Gorky has a children’s train, carnival rides and statues of writers Maxim Gorky and Alexander Pushkin. To the north, the 19th-century Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel offers city views atop Karaulnaya Hill. South of the city center, Stolby Nature Sanctuary is home to volcanic rock pillars ("stolby") and sprawling forests.
Russia, the world?s largest nation, borders European and Asian countries as well as the Pacific and Arctic oceans. Its landscape ranges from tundra and forests to subtropical beaches. It?s famous for Moscow's Bolshoi and St. Petersburg's Mariinsky ballet companies. St. Petersburg, founded by Russian leader Peter the Great, has the baroque Winter Palace, now housing part of the State Hermitage Museum?s art collection.