Kemerovo

KEMEROVO - КЕМЕРОВО

Kemerovo is a young city. 85 years ago it was just a village. Therefore, the city can`t boast of old buildings and historic sights. There are two cathedrals built recently. Today Kemerovo is a modern industrial and administrative center. The entire area, where Kemerovo is located, is called Kuzbass. This is the main coal mining area of Russia.


NOVOKUZNETSK - НОВОКУЗНЕЦК

Novokuznetsk founded in 1618 is the biggest city in the Kemerovo oblast. It makes a convenient stop between Abakan and Biysk when driving from Altai to Khakasia. The Kuznetsk fortress built in 1790 is the city’s main attraction. The fortress overlooks the town from the hilltop. The restored stone ramparts are massive and topped with canons.

SCENIC AREA OF SHORIA - ГОРНАЯ ШОРИЯ

Shoria is a scarcely populated scenic area in the very south of the Kemerovo oblast. It is reach in pine forests, lakes and wildlife.


Sheregesh is a mining village located in the heart of Shoria. It is a booming skiing resort especially famous for its massive bikini downhill riding events. The road to Sheregesh is very scenic winding through little villages and deserted mountain countryside.


North of Kemerovo the town of Yashkino is worth a detour to see spectacular ancient petroglyphs. The place is called Tomskaya Pisanitsa.

The Tom River

A pontoon bridge across the Tom River

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