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Title: Welcome to Kurgan city

Welcome to Kurgan city
  • Travelers Brochure
  • Project made by Svetlana Khodko and cadets of
    School No 23
  • Kurgan Russia
  • Music by Modest Moussorgsky

Kurgan Region on the Map of Russia
  • Kurgan is the city and the administrative centre
    of the Kurgan region.
  • Kurgan region is an independent subject of
    Russian Federation. The region was founded on
    February, 1943. The territory of the region is
    71.5 thousand square kilometers. The population
    of the region is over one million people, over 90
    are Russian.

Geographical Location
  • The region has a favorable geographical and
    geopolitical location at Eurasian continent. It
    is situated at the turn of the Ural Mountains and
    Siberia at the basin of the rivers Tobol and
    Iset. It borders on such highly developed Ural
    regions as Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk, as well as
    on Tyumen region and Kazakhstan.

Nature and Climate
  • The region is rich in natural recourses forests,
    land reserves, and wonderful nature with its
    recreational potentialities.
  • The climate is harsh continental with long cold
    winter (the average January temperature is -18
    C). Summer is warm, with regular droughts (the
    average )July temperature is 19 C).

Kurgan Coat of Arms
  • Kurgan is one of the oldest cities in Siberia. It
    was founded in 1662 as a peasant settlement on
    the bank of the Tobol River close to Tsar Barrow.
    The settlement was called Tsaryovo Gorodishcher.
    It acquired its present name in 1782.

Kurgan Flag
  • Some people compare this place to the United
    States of America underlining that the majority
    of people living here were persons who came here
    by their own will independent and enter-prising.
    Serfdom never existed here.

  • All kinds of vegetation, peculiar to forest
    steppe zone of Western Siberia, can be found in
    the region. There are miscellaneous herbs in the
    forest, a lot of dog rose, steppe cherry,
    current, stone berry, strawberry, bird cherry,
    various mushrooms.

The Fauna of the Region
  • The fauna of the region is various. There is a
    significant population of elk, wild boars, as
    well as wolves, badgers, foxes, white hares. In
    the lakes there are a lot of musk-rats and
    different kinds of fish. The most widespread
    birds are ducks, white partridges, black cocks,

Mikhail Naryshkin
  • Up to the end of XIX century it was developing
    slowly traditionally serving as one of exile
    places. In different periods the town saw 13
    members of December revolt of 1825, among whom
    there were such famous people as Vilhelm
    Kukhelbecker, Andrei Rosen, Mikhail Naryshkin.

Kurgan Railway station
  • During its life Kurgan had two major impulses for
    development opening the Trans-Siberian railway
    in 1894 and granting of regional centre status in
    1943 together with evacuation of major plants
    from the western part of the country during the
    Second World War.

Monument to the Soldiers of the 32nd Reserve
  • Over 250.000citizens of Kurgan region took part
    in the Second World War. Over 105.000 defenders
    of their Motherland were killed. 75.0000 war
    participants were decorated with orders and
    medals. One hundred and eight men were awarded
    the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union.

Kurgan Nowadays
  • Nowadays Kurgan is a modern centre of Eastern
    Ural with the population of334,1 thousand
    people. Its territory is 390 square kilometers.
  • Kurgan is twinned with
  • Appleton, United States.
  • Rufina, Italy.

The Industry of the City
  • The industry of the city is represented by sixty
    large and medium sized companies with the overall
    annual production of over 613 million . Powerful
    tractors, buses, bridge construction elements,
    equipment for oil and gas industry, drugs are
    produced at the city plants.

A Bridge in Leipzichmade in Kurgan
A School Bus
  • An airport, a railway station, a bus station
    connect Kurgan city with towns and cities of
    other regions.

Drama Theatre
  • Kurgan is an important cultural centre of the
    region. Theatres, museums and parks make it one
    of the most exciting cities in the region.
  • The regional Drama Theatre welcomes a great
    number of spectators every night. People can
    enjoy brilliant acting of many talented actors.

Philharmonic Society
  • The Philharmonic Society arranges musical
    festivals and concerts.
  • The Kurgan Regional History Museum contains a
    unique collection in archeology, ethnography and
    history describing the culture of Kurgan region.
    Its visitors can learn a lot about the flora and
    fauna of the region.

The Buildings of Kurgan
  • The building of the Fine Arts Museum is a fine
    example of modern architecture. Each year many
    exhibitions of local artists, as well as artists
    from the whole of Russia are held in the Museum.
  • Visitors to Kurgan are struck by its varied
    architectural styles. There are the buildings of
    the XIXth century construction

Lenin Square
  • Gogol Street is the main street of our town. The
    central square named after Vladimir Lenin is
    situated in it. He was the founder of the first
    socialist state in the world. The square is the
    place where different meetings and festivals take

Monument to the Soldiers Died in the Local
  • Kurgan boasts the only memorial complex in the
    Ural Federal District in memory of the soldiers
    died in local conflicts.

Tsar Barrow
  • One of the most amazing sights of the city is
    Tsar Barrow. There is a very interesting legend
    about this historical monument. In old times
    there was a famous khan who had a very beautiful
    daughter. She died young and grieving father told
    to bury her near his house and build a barrow on
    her grave.

Central Park
  • There are a number of parks in the city. A
    favorite place for rest for grownups and children
    is the Central Park. They can find swings,
    merry-go-round, sports grounds and what not.
    Trees, bushes and flowers make this park an
    enjoyable place for many people.

Additional Education
  • Kurgan has a highly developed system of
    educational institutions including schools,
    colleges, and institutions of higher education.
    The system of additional education is represented
    by 75 specialized institutions in which more than
    100 thousand children and teenagers study.

Palace of the Youth
  • One of the most popular institutions of higher
    education is the Palace of the Youth founded in
    1935. Its beautiful building is situated in the
    central square. More than two thousand children
    attend its clubs and studios.

Straw Handiworks
Young Technicians
Tourist Club
Drama Club
Dance Ensemble Smile
  • Katya Bondarenko has been studying Russian folk
    dances for seven years. Her folk dance ensemble
    Smile takes part in festival performances and
    competitions. The ensemble is very popular among
    children and grownups.

Gavriil Ilizarov
  • Kurgan city is a home to Ilizarovs Scientific
    Centre of Restorative Traumatolo-gy and
    Orthopedics. The founder of the Center Gavriil
    Ilizarov proposed a unique method of fracture
    healing by means of a compression and
    distrac-tion apparatus.

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City Day
  • People of Kurgan engage in all kinds of leisure
    activities. One of the most popular events is
    City Day. Its usually held in August.
    Traditionally the holiday begins on Lenin Square.
    The city authorities and honored people of Kurgan
    open the holiday. Many well-known orchestras and
    dance ensembles take part in the festival
    program. Special games are organized for

Pancake Week
  • Pancake Week festival enjoys great popularity
    with the citizens of Kurgan. The festival is held
    in the squares and parks of the city. Early in
    the morning a fairy Russian Stove drives along
    the streets and merry clowns invite citizens to
    the square .Grownups and children enjoy taking up
    in various traditional Russian competitions and

Burning of the Straw Dummy
  • Children like sledging. A horse harnessed in a
    Russian sledge decorated with bright colors,
    gives them an opportunity to have a merry drive.
    Grownups enjoy a traditional Russian game the
    storm of a tall pole.
  • Girls in bright Russian dresses sell pancakes
    with butter or sour cream. Traditionally at the
    end of the festival crowds of people gather
    around a straw dummy and burn it. Burning the
    straw dummy is a symbol of coming spring.

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