Four new cities of over millions have officially appeared in Russia – Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Voronezh and Krasnodar. Fontanka talks about what attracts immigrants to them.
According to the 2010 census, the list of millionaires included 12 cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Rostov-on-Don-Don, Samma the population of the country lived in them. After 11 years, there are already 16 cities with a million inhabitants. The list of newcomers has unexpected names.
The capital of Kuban is perhaps the most predictable of the newcomers with millions of people. Tired of sullen faces, always dark weather and lack of summer, Russians are attracted to the sun. There is no sea in Krasnodar, but there is a park in Galitsky and Sochi nearby.
“To be honest, it’s difficult to answer the question of what is so attractive about Krasnodar,” said Viktor Dereza, editor-in-chief of 93.ru. “We do not have huge factories and factories that form cities. Basically, people are employed in the service sector, there are a lot of civil servants. Small business is growing – shops, counters, nail salons, beer liqueurs are here at every turn. It is not very clear how much money this brings, but traditionally there are many expensive foreign cars on the streets of Krasnodar.
Why do they go to Krasnodar? I think the main reason is the climate. It is really hot here, and many Russians, tired of the snow and cold, go south to live permanently in a resort. In addition, a few hours from the city is the Black Sea.
Another important point is the relatively affordable housing. The city has been growing rapidly for several years. Many houses are being built and until recently, prices per square meter in Krasnodar were lower than in Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok. The Far East sold “three rubles” to the outlet in their city and that money was enough to get an apartment in a new building, make repairs to it, upgrade the car and repay the old loan. Real new life.
Among the additional advantages, visitors point out the availability and quality of the products. According to reviews, our vegetables and fruits are cheaper and tastier than anywhere else in Siberia. And it is available almost all year round. You can also develop your own.
By the way, the city is growing not only because of visitors from all over the country. Many people move to us from the villages and small towns of Kuban. “In Krasnodar, wages are higher, there are more jobs, entertainment and study opportunities.”
The ancient city on the river was gathered in the image of the “Real Boys” and “Happiness is not far away”. Visitors are attracted by the steady work – in one place the whole vertical oil and gas, mining and processing industry, Uralkali and Lukoil and around the picturesque nature of the Kama region and the Urals.
“If you have at least an average income, then this is a very good place to live, the city is growing, there is a sufficient amount of good housing in interesting (in terms of life and leisure) neighborhoods, despite the fact that real estate prices are much lower than in other cities. And most importantly, there are mountains, rivers, forests nearby, and nature is so beautiful that there is something to do all year round, skiing, rafting, hiking in forests / mountains … which in turn is divided into dozens of interesting hobbies . “And if you need something, you can get on a plane,” said Alexander, a resident of the area.
Krasnoyarsk and Novosibirsk, Russia’s third largest city, have long been at loggerheads over the right to be named Siberian capital. The weather here is not Krasnodar at all, but there is beautiful nature, the Yenisei embankment, the Krasnoyarsk columns and a lot of steady work, especially against the backdrop of the neighbors.
“Krasnoyarsk became a millionaire ten years ago,” said Evgeny Zinoviev, editor-in-chief of NGS24. – Basically, the population increased due to the immigrants from Central Asia and the inhabitants who moved from small towns and rural areas. In addition, Krasnoyarsk attracts residents of neighboring areas, which are poorer – areas Kemerovo, Irkutsk, Khakassia, Tyva.
Yes, Krasnoyarsk is a large financial center of Siberia. One of RUSAL’s largest plants, the Krasnoyarsk Aluminum Plant, operates here. Krasmash, which is part of Roscosmos, is the largest defense company in Russia. Many other factories. There is work here – and very stable. It is true that everything is sad with the environment, but if the city comes to life not from candy factories, but from heavy industry, then how else.
But the city itself is comfortable – well-maintained, with an elegant Yenisei mound. There are cool restaurants, original theaters, strong sports teams here. And very beautiful nature around the city.
Some Russians know the cradle of the domestic fleet not from history books, but, for example, from the cartoon “Kitten from Lizyukov Street” and the fighters, which, judging by the ZVO reports, really “bomb” the Voronezh region. about once every six months in training. The capital of the Chernozem region is a strong industrial complex, which brings together residents from neighboring Orel, Kursk, Lipetsk and Tambov. In contrast to Perm and Krasnoyarsk, the climate here is relatively comfortable and winter is short.
“There are cities alive and dead, I feel very good. People live in dead cities, but they have no future. Young people leave there, there is no prospect, it smells of despair. Voronezh is a vibrant city. You do not want to be frustrated if you cannot get the right pitch so invest in a good capo. “In terms of energy, it is very similar to St. Petersburg, only without Chinese tourists,” wrote blogger Ilya Varlamov about Voronezh. He noted the renovated airport, the modern parks, the interesting dining areas and the public areas.
Ilya Kazakov, Fontanka.ru