Barnaul - a city in Western Siberia, on the banks of the Ob River (near a tributary of the Barnaulka), the administrative center of the Altai Region. History The city was founded by Akinfiy Demidov ( ), a Russian founder of the mining industry in Altai in Geography The city is located in the steppe zone of the West Siberian Plain, on the north east of the Ob plateau on the left bank of the Ob, where the Barnaulka river flows into the Ob. - The distance from Moscow km. - The nearest big city - Novosibirsk (193 km). - The absolute height above sea-level city of m. - The area of the city km. square.
Akimphy Demidov, the son of the famous merchant and Tula citizen Nikita Demidov, started sending walkers and manufactures to Siberia in the search of furs and minerals. They found great reserves of copper ores.
Demidov square is one of the oldest areas of Barnaul. It is located in a historic city center. The square is located between the streets of Polzunov, Pushkin and Red Army in the prospectus of the Central District. So people honour the historical person.
Barnaul is not only administrative, but also an educational city. In 2007 higher education in Barnaul is provided by nine public universities, which invite students not only from Altai, but from other cities and countries.
The Altai State Agrarian UniversityAltai State Pedagogical Academy
Barnaul Institute of Law, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Altai Economics and Law Institute
Barnaul is a cultural centre There is a lot of fun: There is a lot of fun: cinema houses, theatres, different youth clubs
Ivan Ivanovich Polzunov He was born in March Ekaterinburg and lived and worked in Barnaul. Ivan Ivanovich is an outstanding Russian inventor, creator of the first steam machine in Russia.
Lieutenant General Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov He was born in November 10, 1919 in Russia's southern Altai region. Mikhail Timofeevich is a Russian small arms designer, most famous for designing the AK-47 assault rifle.
Mikhail Evdokimov He was born in December ,in Stalinsk. Mikhail Sergeevich was an actor of the bandstand, humorist, movie actor, well-earned actor of the RF, since April 2004 to August 2005 chapters to administrations of the Altai region.
Valery Zolotukhin He was born in June 21, 1941, Bystry Istok, the Altai Region. Valery is a Russian and Soviet film and theater actor, Natonal Artist of Russia.
Altai is one of the best land in Russia. It is rich. If you were born here or visited it once you will never forget it.