Altai Krai is in a region Western Siberia. It is located immediately west of the semi-autonomous Altai Republic. Both regions are named after the stunningly beautiful Altai mountains and are home to the Altai people, an ethnically Turkic group living in the region for over 10,000 years.
Barnaul is the capital of Altai Krai. The city was founded in the XVIII century as a center of silver and copper mining, and has a population of over 600,000.
Biysk is the second largest city in Altai Krai with population of 220,000 people and featured as naukograd i.e.
Srostki is a village in Altai Krai. This is a birthplace of well-known Russian writer, actor and film-director Vasily Shukshin.
Around Altai Krai
- 8 km northwest
- 8 km west
- 9 km southeast
- 9 km northeast
A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. - Tim Cahill