How different are Russian provincial cities from the capital? We decided to go further from Moscow and visit one of them.
Kurgan is an important economic, scientific and cultural centre of Ural, a large transport node, it is listed among other historic cities of Russia.
City population is 334 thousand people (as per 2010).
In Russia Kurgan is famous for its clinic and apparatuses of Ilizarov (It is used in surgical procedures to lengthen or reshape limb bones; to treat complex and/or open bone fractures; and in cases of infected non-unions of bones that are not amenable with other techniques), for its sportsmen and its infantry fighting vehicle BMP-3.
From here starts the road to another city – Omsk.
“Adidas” seems to be a popular brand…
This place needs a bench.
The restored city.
Movie theatre “Russia”
The house of the nineteenth century.
Radio station advertising: “The end is near”
Cosy knitted things for sale.
The Kurgan was founded in 1679. They say that everything started from some peasant Timophey Nevezhin who built a house on a the bank of the Tobol river, soon other settlers started to move there too.
“We are the first to offer you Snickers pancakes!”
After the collapse of the USSR the number of the population started to fall.
Kurgan has 127 objects of cultural and historic heritage.
The Kurgan region is one of the five most criminal cities of the country.
The babushka has cool Spiderman socks.
By the way they use nets to protect poles from sticking ads.
For the USSR!
Some more architecture
A monument to a manufacturer.
Local flora is indeed looks like some popular plant, isn’t it?
If you wish to travel to Kurgan you can take a train from Moscow or charter a jet right from your home city, also there is a possibility to travel by a rental car.