According to written documents a settlement in the place where the modern Khanty-Mansiysk stands already existed in 1582. In the early 1980-s large reserves of oil were discovered around Khanty-Mansiysk. This fact drastically changed the entire area.

Currently Khanty-Mansiysk is a fast growing booming city virtually basking in petrorubles. It is sometimes referred to as the Russian Mini Emirate. The city is very green, cozy and well kept. The other name for the entire Khanty-Mansi area is Yugra or Ugra.

The central square.

The local government.

The Rotonda Fountain.

The Resurrection Cathedral with ten commandments cascading down to the Irtysh River.

The Victory Park.

The Pioneers of Ugra monument .

The Ugra University.

The view from the Resurrection Hill on the Irtysh River.

Perhaps, the main attraction of Khanty-Mansiysk is the unique archeopark dotted with sculptures of prehistoric animals which used to roam the Earth.