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Khanty-Mansiysk – the view from above

Khanty-Mansiysk, the capital of Khanty-Mansi autonomous okrug – Yugra, is located on the territory of the West Siberian Plain, on the right bank of the Irtysh River, 20 kilometers from the confluence with the Ob River; in the natural area of the taiga.

Yugra is the main oil and natural gas region of Russia and one of the largest oil producing regions in the world. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

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Khanty-Mansiysk is a compact town with a population of about 95 thousand people.

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The central square of Khanty-Mansiysk with the shopping and business center “Gostiny Dvor” built in the form of a stylized chum (traditional dwelling of the reindeer herders – a conical hut made of poles).

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Opened in 2006, this shopping center has become one of the symbols of Khanty-Mansiysk, the center of trade and business life of the town.

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Ugra Government.

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The pedestrian section of Karl Marx Street.

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Khanty-Mansiysk is well lit at night.

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Church of the Resurrection. The height of the bell tower – 62 meters.

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Chekhov Street. Most administrative and social facilities were built relatively recently.

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Ugra Chess Academy. In 2020, the World Chess Olympiad will be held here.

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The main source of the budget of Khanty-Mansiysk – the taxes of large enterprises.

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The Central Park named after Boris Losev.

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The monumental fountain “Ob and Irtysh”.

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The bridge “Red Dragon” connecting the east and west of Ugra and leading to the center of Russia.

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One of the most popular tourist attractions – the complex “Archeopark”, Museum of Nature and Human. The complex includes sculptural groups depicting mammoths, cave bears and other relic animals.

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There are several ski slopes in Khanty-Mansiysk.

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Khanty-Mansiysk is one of the most illuminated towns in Russia.

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“Olympic” – the largest hotel in Khanty-Mansiysk.

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The international airport “Khanty-Mansiysk”.

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