Kuzbass is the industrial heart of Russia
It is a dynamically developing region located on 95 500 square kilometers, which is equal to 4% of Western Siberia, or 0,56% of Russia. Kuzbass is situated in the geographical center of Russia, between Moscow and Vladivostok.

The region is known for it's rich deposits of useful minerals, but it's true wealth is the people, who are pioneers of advanced technologies and industrious visioneers, coming from diverse background of 150 ethnic groups.

The history began in 1721, when prospector Mikhailo Volkov discovered coal deposits of Kuznetsk Coal Basin, thus giving it the name - Kuzbass. From that moment active development has started and in 2021 the whole Russia celebrated it's
300 year anniversary!
Kemerovo is the capital of Kuzbass, the city to host Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Games!

Parks, colossal industrial plants, Dutch architectural heritage and a modern satellite town "Lesnaya Polyana".

The city has a thick industrial image in public opinion, which is correct on one hand, with largest coal, chemical, machine-bulding and electrical plants located in the capital of the region.⠀
On the other hand - Kemerovo attracts tourists with it's rich history, culture, traditions and hospitality.
It's oftem ranked as one of the best cities by a variety of criteria.

Worth seeing:

- Monument "In the Memory of Kuzbass Miners" by Ernst Neizvestny and skyline viewpoint at Krasnaya Gorka;
- Embankment of the Tom River;
- Winner of the Prix d`Excellence Awards – satellite town Lesnaya Polyana;
- Stroiteley Boulevard, Vesennyaya Street, Sovetsky Avenue.

Worth visiting:

- Relic pine forest in the city center;
- Botanical garden at Lesnaya Polyana;
- Moskovskaya Square;
- Lozha theater, founded by Evgeny Grishkovets;
- Experimental performances of the Theater for Children and Young People;
- Cultural environment of Redaktsiya.

One of the oldest cities in Siberia, where the modern megalopolis spirit meets rich history. The city is famous for its large-scale industrial complexes, jazz, and ice hockey.
The foundation date is considered to be in 1618 when a detachment of servicemen founded the Kuznetsky Ostrog fortress on the left bank of the Tom river. Two years later, the fortress was moved to the right bank, to a high terrace at the foot of Mount Voznesenskaya. For approximately 100 years the fortress was the southernmost Russian outpost in Western Siberia. With the course of time, a settlement grew around the fortress, and Kuznetsk gained features of a town.

What to see:
- KMK Tunnel, architectural monument of Kuznetsk Construction;
- Theatre Square, Metallurgov Garden, Gagarin Park and Social Town district;
- Kuznetsk Fortress dating from early 20th century.

What to visit:
- Museum of academician Ivan Bardin, genius of Kuznetsk Construction;
- Retropark motor vehicles museum, largest in Siberia;
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky Memorial Museum;
- a concert of world jazz stars in Gelikon jazz club.

What to try:
- black ice-cream;
- admire the city architecture;
- discover a star in the Planetarium.

Tashtagol is located in Mountain Shoria, the region of vast taiga woods almost unaffected by human presence.

Tashtagol is the only town in Mountain Shoria and the southernmost town of the Kuzbass Region.

The Shors, natives of Tashtagol, are among the indigenous minorities of Western Siberia. They contributed to naming of Mountain Shoria and of most local rivers, mounts, and villages.

Tashtagol Ethnography and Nature Museum of Mountain Shoria is the only Russian museum with exhibitions fully dedicated to the Shor culture.

What to see:
– Golden Shoria sculpture by Dashi Namdakov;
– Ethnography and Nature Museum of Mountain Shoria;
– Shor National Park.

What to try:
– taiga honey;
– pelbeny – Shor dumplings made from rye flour, meat and pine nuts;
– pine cone jam.

Tashtagol will host snowboard and freestyle skiing competitions.

Sheregesh is a famous Kuzbass ski resort.

Today Sheregesh is one of the leaders among the country's ski resorts. Lovers of active winter sports have proved it with a record number of New Year's visits – almost 174 thousand people.

What to see:
- Camels rocks-remnants;
- memorial cross on Mount Kurgan;
- panoramic view from the Devil's Finger Rock;
- famous powder snow.

What to visit:
- 55 km of trails;
- SPA centers and baths.

What to try:
- rosehip drink;
- grilled grayling from the mountain river;
- pine nuts.

One of the largest by population and territory city in Kuzbass. It is located within 63 km from Novokuznetsk and within 307 km from Kemerovo.

The city sits between the Tom and Usa Rivers, hence the name (Mezhdurechensk means “between rivers”). Mezhdurechensk is surrounded by hills and mountains on all sides, which provides fascinating views for guests of the city.

What to see:
– Mezhdurechensk Museum of Local Lore;
– City Culture and Leisure Park;
– Kuznetsky Alatau Nature Reserve.

What to try:
– fish soup, consisting of two fish species in the restaurant "Izba by the river" on the banks of the Tom River.
– go skiing or snowboarding.

The hallmark of Mezhdurechensk is the Yugus Winter Sports Complex, located on the opposite bank from the city, on the slope of Mount Yugus.

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