Khabarovsk - хабаровск

Khabarovsk was founded in 1858 as a military post. Today it is a nice city with 19th century brick buildings, parks overlooking the Amur River and nice waterfront with a strip of sandy beach.

The statue of Count Muravyov-Amursky who ordered to build Khabarovsk and Blagoveshchensk (see Amur Oblast).

A cliff-top tower overlooking the Amur River stands next to the statue.

The statue of captain Yakov Dyachenko who led the first detail of cossaks who actually started building the city.

The riverfront combined with a strip of beach is a very popular place both with beer drinkers and sunbathers, especially on hot summer days. The view of the riverfront from the cliff-top tower. July 2008.

July 2016.

July 2018.

March 2019.

June 2021.

A walk along the Muravyov-Amursky Street gives a chance to admire the graceful 19th-20th century architecture. The street begins at Komsomolskaya Square.

The street ends at Lenin Square.

The Khabarovsk Krai administration.

The Assumption Cathedral.

The Transfiguration Cathedral.

The theological seminary.

The sign of military glory.

The impressive WWII memorial.

Symbols of the past.

Young Vladimir Ulyanov (Lenin).

Komsomolsk-on-amur – Комсомольск-на-амуре

The city is located about 400 km from Khabarovsk down the Amur River. It was founded in 1932 with as a major industrial center. Today the city is known for its aircraft and ship building works.

The monument to the city founders who landed here in summer 1932.

Glory to Komsomol (The Young Communist League)!

A rather unusual WWII memorial.

The city administration.

The Amur Hotel.

troitskoe - троицкое

The indigenous people of Khabarovsk Krai are the Nanai. Their administrative center is the town of Troitskoe 150 km from Khabarovsk down the Amur River.

petroglyphs of sikachi-alyan

About 80 km north of Khabarovsk near the Nanai village of Sikachi-Alyan there are enigmatic stone carvings dating from the 11th century BC. They can be found on basalt boulders scattered along the Amur River's bank.

Modern petroglyphs depict a bikini-clad girl.