Krasnoyarsk through the eyes of children. Exhibition "Welcome to My City!"

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​​​​​Dear friends!

​Welcome to the opening of the exhibition
"Welcome to My City!"

Today you will join a tour around the distant Siberian city - Krasnoyarsk. Founded in 1628 as a military fortress, it covered then a tiny area of ​​400 square meters. Now it is a large modern metropolis, located on both banks of the great Siberian river Yenisei, one of the few Russian cities with a population over one million. At this exhibition you will see what Krasnoyarsk looks like today, will find out what makes it interesting. The authors of the paintings and drawings are schoolchildren living in Krasnoyarsk. They presented their most favorite places in the city, among which are the Yenisei River embankment, the Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel, Mira Avenue, their schools and other places. All works are filled with love for Krasnoyarsk, and young artists generously share this love with all of us.

I am sure that having visited the exhibition, you will certainly wish to come to Krasnoyarsk and see all its beautiful places with your own eyes. Well, our city definitely has something to surprise you with!

See you in Krasnoyarsk!

Mayor of Krasnoyarsk
Sergei Eremin


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Hello, my name is Christina! I am 15 years old. I'm in the 10th grade. I was born and live in Krasnoyarsk, which is located in Siberia. School takes a lot of time and effort, but still I try not to forget about my hobby - drawing. I like to give life to my ideas, display my emotions on paper, create something with my own hands.

My painting pictures a monument to the Krasnoyarsk artist Andrey Pozdeev. This artist's paintings can be found in many museums around the world. I'm proud that he lived and worked in my city. The monument I painted was erected in 2000 in the historical center of Krasnoyarsk on Mira Avenue.


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Hello, my name is Ksyusha! I am 14 years old. I'm in the 7th grade. I love painting and hanging out with my friends. For summer holidays, my family and I often go to Lake Shira. The water in this lake is salty and good for health. It also has a very beautiful nature surrounding.

My painting pictures the Svyato-Pokrovsky Cathedral - an architectural monument of the 17th century, the oldest surviving stone building in Krasnoyarsk. It belongs to the Yenisei school of the Siberian baroque. First, your attention is attracted by the cathedral. It looks pure white, but it actually has a lot of different shades. In the foreground, I have pictured some pigeons, as there are always a lot of them there.

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Hello, my name is Daria Steinbrecher! I am 13 years old. I am in the 8th grade. I love dancing and watching movies. I have painted Vantovy (cable-stayed) Bridge, as I like to walk it. I have many good memories of this place connected with my family and friends. It is also very beautiful in the evening, with the city lights reflected in the water of the Yenisei. That’s exactly the time of the day I chose for my picture.​

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Hi, my name is Sonya! I am 14 years old and I study in the 8th grade of regular school, and in the 3rd grade of the Art School. In addition to drawing, I like cross stitching and making various models using plasticine or clay. I drew a swing next to the Pushkin Pocket Park. I chose this place because I often go there alone or with my friends, and I just … really like this place.  


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Hi, my name is Fedor Korobko! I am 14 years old. I am a 7th grade student with a passion for programming and graphic design. I love to draw, especially with color markers. My city is very beautiful. I like different parts of Krasnoyarsk, it all really depends on my mood. My drawing shows a view of the city from the side of the Lokomotiv Stadium.






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Hi, my name is Yaroslava Lashakova! I am 18 years old. I study in Vasily Surikov Children's Art School №1. I love to embroider and to play the piano. I painted the Lenin Museum (current Museum Center Ploshchad Mira), because it is a multifaceted building. On the one hand, it is one of the most unusual buildings, offering original concepts inside and outside, and on the other it is also one of the best Siberian platforms for contemporary art presentation. This building resembles «Stolby» – beautiful stone rocks that can be found near Krasnoyarsk and are one of its symbols. The museum always hosts interesting exhibitions and the building itself is a symbol of contemporary art for me.

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Hey! My name is Katya and I am 15 years old. I am from Krasnoyarsk. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I study in the 9th grade of gymnasium with an in–depth study of a foreign languages. I’m also in my 3d year at the Art School. I love to draw and design comics; I also enjoy horseback riding and photography. I decided to draw the River Station because when I was little, this building seemed so beautiful and majestic to me. It was always interesting to look at it from the inside. I hope that after its restoration I will have a chance to visit it again. If you’d like to contact me, you can find me on Instagram @smislova75

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Hi, my name is Amalia Wolfe! I am 16 years old and I'm in the 9th grade. Drawing is my main hobby and something I’d like to connect my life in the future with. Besides that, I really like to develop and try something new. In my drawing, I showed a fragment of our city - Mira Avenue. I drew this particular street, because I think it is always different and unusual. Each person sees this street in their own way. For me, this street is a special world, filled with a sea of creativity, beautiful architecture, warm memories and beautiful weekends when it turns 100% pedestrian thanks to the «In the Center of Mira» project.


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Hello! My name is Dasha, I am 15 years old. I live in Krasnoyarsk and for three years already I have been studying at the Children's Art School №1 named after Vasily Surikov. In addition to drawing, my hobbies are photography, playing the flute and design. I really love Mira Street and when I walk it I often pass by this building. I like to watch it in different weather. That is why I painted it.





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Hi! My name is Christina Salmina, I am 14 years old. I am in the 8th grade of general school and in the 4th grade of the Art School. Besides drawing, I also enjoy acrobatics. I decided to draw the Organ Hall, because of its beautiful architecture, with a lot of decorative elements, both outside the building and inside. This place is dear to me since elementary school when I came here with my classmates and it was a wonderful excursion.

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Hello! My name is Ulyana Ryabinina, I am 15 years old. I am in the 8th grade. I love reading and cooking. I painted the left bank embankment of Krasnoyarsk, as I really love being there. I am attracted by the simplicity and liveliness of the landscape; it’s enchanting you with the water surface, which like a mirror, reflects trees, mountains, the sun and the sky. I also like to watch cute ducks that are always frolicking in the water there.​




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Hello! My name is Yaroslava Gnatyuk, I am 15 years old. I'm in the 9th grade. I am fond of photography, taking photos of my friends and animals. Since childhood, I have been dedicated to the faith, so I decided to draw one of my favorite churches – the Church of St. Sarkis, which is located in our city.






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Hi, my name is Nastya! I am 14 years old. I study in the 8th grade of a comprehensive school and in the 4th grade of Vasily Surikov Children's Art School №1. In my free time I like playing the ukulele. I drew a view one can see through the window of our art school. If you’d like to contact me, you can find me on Instagram @an.erashova







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Hi, my name is Polina Zhiganchina! I am 12 years old. I'm in the 5th grade. Besides drawing, I also love learning foreign languages, watching French films and learning something new. I chose this place for my picture because I like old wooden houses with carved gates. I really love the old buildings of our city and their history. To all friends from abroad, I would like to show the best parts of the architecture in my city.



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Hello! My name is Diana Samochernova, I am 15 years old. I'm in the 9th grade. Besides drawing, I also love to cook, dance, sing, read detective stories, visit places of culture together with my family, and, of course, learn new things.
I chose this place because I am interested in beautiful architecture. When we look at this street filled with beautiful buildings, we gradually immerse in a cozy and calm summer atmosphere. You get this feeling of something dear and close to your soul. To all my friends abroad I’d like to show the beauty of Russia and to let you feel that even in cold and distant Siberia it can be warm and cozy.


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Hello! My name is Yulia Yunakova, I am 15 years old. I'm in the 9th grade. Besides drawing, I also love to sing and travel. My family and I often visit the National Park Stolby. It's amazing. I also love the old Krasnoyarsk, which is now gradually disappearing. There are fewer and fewer nooks in the city where you can find wooden houses and feel history and time through them. It's great to explore these quiet streets covered in lacy shadows in summer. To my friends from other countries I would like to show our Russian, Siberian summer, its heat and brightness. And I would very much like to break the stereotypes about cold and inhospitable Siberia, showing the warm side of it.
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Hi, my name is Dasha Yesyakova! I am 14 years old. I am in the 8th grade. Besides drawing, I also like cooking, sculpting with clay, doing something creative, reading, walking around my city and learning new things. I chose this place for my picture, as it reflects all the beauty of the old Krasnoyarsk in summer. Looking at the wooden house on this street, at the mailboxes, we are travelling in time. To my friends abroad I’d like to prove that even though Krasnoyarsk is situated in Siberia, it is cozy, warm and atmospheric in its own way.

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Hello, my name is Alexandra! I am 11 years old. In my free time, I like going out with my friends. We have a lot of different interests and common ideas. Recently, as a present for my birthday, I got a guitar. I am learning some songs to play them for my family and friends. I also have a pet, my cat Stasik. It is white. Recently I also got a younger sister, Zhenya. I call her «Businka» (a small bead) because she is very beautiful, like a pearl.
Now I’d like to tell you about my picture. It shows the Park of Flora and Fauna Roev Ruchey, our local zoo. I decided to paint it because I spent half of my childhood there. The background shows the Ferris wheel, which my parents and I always ride when we go to the Park. The foreground shows a lake, which I like because you can see swans there, graceful and noble birds. Roev Ruchey is a place which constantly attracts you, giving a chance to observe nature and animals.

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Hello! My name is Polina, I am 12 years old. I'm in the fifth grade. Besides painting, I like going out with my friends. I also love cooking various dishes. In my free time I read a lot of books, where I find new themes for my pictures. My favorite book is «Robinson Crusoe».
My favorite place in Krasnoyarsk is the «Roev Ruchey» Zoo. That is why you can see giraffes in my picture. They are big and really interesting creatures. I enjoy watching the animals at the zoo. I also have a cat at home.




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Hello, my name is Bogdana! I am 12 years old. I have a calm and humble personality, but also cheerful. I love painting and playing the ukulele. Another hobby of mine is cooking various dishes, which I then offer to my family. I also like going for a walk with my best friends. Sometimes I write poetry and stories. I want to write a book in the future. I like to watch various films and anime. 
Now let me tell you about my picture. It shows a place called «Stolby» – a national park, against the sunset. Thanks to the wonderful sunset, beautiful shades of purple, red and green are imprinted on the mountains and trees. The trees in the background are a mixture of green, brown and blue colors. The mountains are dark blue. Sunset shimmers with all the variety of colors. In the foreground of the picture there is a huge rock, next to which there are many more smaller rocks, among which you can see the snow that has not yet melted. A lot of people come here, as the view of this natural beauty is absolutely breathtaking.


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Hello, my name is Polina! I am 12 years old. I'm in the 6th grade. I really like painting. I also have other hobbies. One of them is embroidery. I learned to embroider from my mother. I take samples for my embroidery from the Internet, and then try to repeat them. Sometimes I embroider and make small brooches for bags, briefcases or clothes. I devote all my free time to this hobby.
In my picture, I painted my favorite place in Krasnoyarsk. This is the Communal Bridge and the left bank embankment of the Yenisei River. Our embankment has recently changed a lot. It is very clean and beautiful. There are many trees, grass, flowers, art installations there. I often go there with my friends to walk and sit on the grass when it's sunny outside. The embankment provides a beautiful view of the Yenisei, with boats on it, and in the background you can see the outlines of the right bank part of Krasnoyarsk.


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My name is Milana Ovsyankina. I live in Krasnoyarsk and study at School № 65. Studying is important to me, I take a responsible approach to it and to the assignments that teachers give me. But most of all I love painting. I have been painting since childhood constantly learning and improving my skills. The vastness of the city, the faces of people on the streets and simple little things inspire me. I always try to do everything in the best possible way, overcome difficulties and strive for the best results, both in painting and in my everyday life. I love walking and looking at the cityscapes. It is very valuable for me to be able to enjoy these moments. I have painted the Krasnoyarsk Museum of Local Lore, as I can call it my favorite place in the city. I go there every year, because I enjoy exploring ancient household items. In the museum, you can literally touch the history. It is very quiet and peaceful in the museum, I feel comfortable there. That is why I love this place. If you like, you can write to me: Milana-ovsyankina"at"mail"dot"ru

Hello! My name is Anastasia. I am 12 years old. I study well both in general education and art school. I`m active in public and private life, I am cheerful and kind. I have many friends. In my house there lives a real squirrel, it is very beautiful and fluffy, and very interesting to watch. My dream is to learn to skate, and I will definitely make it come true.
In my picture I showed the entrance to “Tortuga” - a park of culture and recreation in Sayanogorsk (a town in the nearby Republic of Khakassia). We often go there with my parents to enjoy wonderful views of nature, breathe clean air on the banks of the Yenisei River. In the forest, that surrounds the Tortuga Park, there are many interesting plants.


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Hello! My name is Polina, I am 15 years old. I am in the 9th grade. I really like drawing. This year I graduated from art school.
I had a great opportunity to draw my favorite city, the way it looked in the sixties. My picture shows the Communal Bridge.









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Hello, my name is Asel! I am 15 years old. I'm in 9th grade. I am Kyrgyz by nationality. I have had a lot of hobbies. I like drawing since my childhood. I also tried volleyball, dancing, swimming, but I gave up all that because of my love of drawing. I have lived in Krasnoyarsk for a long time and have fallen in love with this city. I am very interested in its history.
In my picture, I depicted the Holy Protection Cathedral dating back to the 19th century. It is located in the center of the city and it still works.




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Hi! My name is Nastya. I am 12 years old. I live in Krasnoyarsk. I'm in the 5th grade. I love painting and want to become a designer. I also love dancing, playing computer games and chatting with my friends.
I painted the Krasnoyarsk Stolby National Park, because it is one of the most beautiful places in our city. It offers an excellent view of the endless forest and the Yenisei River.
I'd love to find new friends in foreign countries.



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Hello! My name is Ekaterina Khodykina. I am 11 years old. I am in 6th grade. My hobby is swimming. I painted the house where Vasily Surikov had lived, a famous artist from Krasnoyarsk.









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Hello, my name is Nikita Bazhanov! I am 14 years old. I'm in the 7th grade. I was born and raised in Krasnoyarsk. I really love painting and travelling around my native land. I dedicated my work to my hometown.
Krasnoyarsk “Big Ben” is the embodiment of the city's monumentality and beauty. Every time I pass it, I admire its significance, the way it complements the city. After all, not every city has a clock tower of such a scale. Every half hour the clock strikes and plays a melody. And every evening a real miracle begins - the clock tower gets illuminated and illuminates the night sky with spotlights!


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Hello, my name is Margarita Koledina! I am 15 years old. I study in the 8th grade of a general school and I’m in my fourth year in the art school. I really like painting, I also go in for equestrian sports and I read a lot of books. I was born and raised in Krasnoyarsk. My favorite place in Krasnoyarsk is the left bank embankment. Carnivals and holidays are often held on the embankment. I love to walk along the waterfront with my parents and friends, watching the beautiful views of the city. 



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Hello, my name is Ira Revyakina! I am 13 years old. I'm in the 7th grade. In addition to drawing, I also love to sing, play the piano, watch English films and learn new things. I drew this place, as I have many bright and sunny memories associated with it. We often go for a walk there with my mother, and it is here that I can often feel summer in all its glory. It is the place where I fully feel all the beauty and warmth of this season.
I would like to show our Russian summer to schoolchildren from other countries, show its warm and bright days. And I would like to break the stereotypes about cold and inhospitable Siberia, by showing in my drawings the warm side of it.


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Hello! My name is Dasha, I am 13 years old. I live in Krasnoyarsk and I am in my third year at the Krasnoyarsk Children's Art School №1 named after Vasily Surikov. Besides painting, I am interested in vocal singing, English and design. I like our Lenin Street and the «Blagoveshchenskaya» Church, which I often pass by. I really like the architecture of the church. That is the reason why I painted it in my picture.






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Hello, my name is Ekaterina Elizarova! I am 16 years old. I'm in the 10th grade. In addition to drawing, I like to read and I go in for equestrian sports. I was born and raised in Krasnoyarsk. In my free time I like walking along the central streets of the city. Luckily, many beautiful old houses managed to survive in the city center. One of my works depicts Mira Street. Not far from the Pedagogical University there is a monument to the artist Andrei Pozdeev, who was born in Krasnoyarsk and also worked here. Two other works depict the Pokrovskiy Cathedral dating back to the 18th century and the Church of Vera, Nadezda, Lyubov (Faith, Hope, Love) and their mother Sophia. Near the building of the Cathedral you can see a monument to the great Siberian artist Vasily Surikov. I study at the art school named after him. The Orthodox Church is located on the territory of the Krasnoyarsk Regional Clinical Hospital. The bright image of the church and its interior decoration give hope, consolation and faith in successful healing. 
I would greatly like to hear from my foreign friends about their homeland painters and the pictures they like best.




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Hello, my name is Zhenya Lapteva! I am 16 years old. I’m in my 10th grade at a general school and I have graduated from the Art School named after Vasily Surikov, where I studied for 5 years. After graduating from the art school, I signed up for preparatory courses at the Art College, also named after Surikov. Hopefully I will get a scholarship.
I drew these places because they are very memorable. Every day, people pass these places going on their usual business (going to work, going shopping, going to drink coffee). My drawings show the world through my eyes, through my inspiration. It might seem that these are ordinary places, but this is totally different for me.
Well, enough about me, how about you? What does the word “art” mean to you? Is it important in your life? I hope, one day we will meet and discuss it. See you soon!



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Hello, my name is Nastya! I am 12 years old. I'm in 7th grade. I love nature, hiking and sewing toys. I also like training my one-year-old puppy. I live in the heart of Siberia and my city Krasnoyarsk is beautiful. I am now sharing with you a small part of this beauty. My painting shows a monastery. It is a monument of Orthodox culture. The monastery is located among the mountains, on the banks of the mighty Yenisei River. Every weekend the embankment is filled with people - everyone comes here to feed the ducks. 
I wish you good luck and Siberian health!



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Hello, my name is Anna Nepomnyashchikh! I am 15 years old. I am in the third grade of art school. Before that, I studied at a music school. I came there when I was very small and studied the piano for 8 years. In my painting, I depicted my music school. This place is dear to me. The building of the music school is very old. It is an architectural monument and is protected by law. The building is very beautiful. Its facade is richly decorated with stucco molding. It was built in 1910-1922 according to the project of the provincial architect Vladimir Sokolovsky and the sculptor Alexander Popov. On the first floor there was a pastry shop, the second floor was residential. A few years after the revolution, this building was given to the musicians. In the 60s, the Children's Music School №1 opened in the building.

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Hello, my name is Angelina Ocheredko! I am 14 years old. I am in 8th grade. I love different kinds of art, so in my drawing I decided to depict the Krasnoyarsk Theater of Opera and Ballet named after Dmitry Hvorostovsky. The theater was founded in 1976, and in 2018 it was named after the outstanding Siberian baritone Dmitry Hvorostovsky.






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Hello, my name is Darina Ovchinnikova! I am 14 years old. I am a student of the Art School named after Vasily Surikov. I really love painting and have been doing it since I was five. Most of all I like painting with watercolors or drawing, using a graphics tablet. I really like our city, its history, nature, and especially its historical center. It is very beautiful and has many old buildings dating back to the 19th century. I decided to draw the Art Museum named after Vasily Surikov, a great Russian artist who was born in Krasnoyarsk. I was in this museum on an excursion with my class and I really liked it. I learned more about the artist and saw his works. I hope that someday I will be able to paint well too.

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My name is Alina Mamykina, I am 13 years old. I'm in the 7th grade. I really like reading science fiction and drawing.
There are many old wooden buildings in our city. Some of them are especially interesting. I chose the museum named after Victor Astafiev. The museum occupies an old wooden mansion of the 19th century. The Art Nouveau mansion with Gothic motives belonged to the merchant Frida Zuckerman. Once, this mansion was one of the best houses in the city. In 1894 the Governor of the Yenisei Province lived there.


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Hello! My name is Nikita and I'm 15 years old. I live in Krasnoyarsk and study in the third grade of the Children's Art School named after the artist Vasily Surikov. In addition to drawing, I am fond of linguistics and the study of foreign languages such as German, English, Spanish. My drawing shows the Church of Michael the Archangel. This building is one of my favorites in the city. I often go there for a walk. This church’s appearance attracts me with its combination of elegance and severity, lightness and grandeur.

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Hello! My name is Sofia, I am 13 years old. I live in a beautiful city - Krasnoyarsk. I study at the Gymnasium №9, in the 7th grade. I really love painting and playing the guitar. I also love animals! I’ve got a cat, Marusya, a dog Mila and a hamster Michelle. My drawing shows the Central Stadium. This stadium can accommodate up to 15 thousand people. The grand opening of the stadium took place on October 29, 1967. The architect of this beautiful building is V. Orekhov. The stadium was renovated in 2005 and 2018 years. For my work I used dark blue canvas and gouache (ocher, white, green), mixing different colors. I tried this technique for the first time and really liked it. I decided to paint this particular place, as I really like the architecture and silhouettes of this stadium.   

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Hello, my name is Polina Feoktistova. I'm 12 years old, almost 13. I'm in the 7th grade. I also finished my second year at the art school. I really love painting and working with clay. I even go to a pottery club. Besides creative activity, I love hiking and skiing. Our region is amazing, the nature is fantastic. We have taiga, rocks, rivers, lakes and waterfalls. I would also very much like to go to Japan and see the skyscrapers, multi-level streets and old Japanese temples. And to chat with my peers from Japan. My painting shows the Bobrovy Log resort and the cable car there. In winter I go mountain skiing there. I have never met bears there though, but I think it would be fun.

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Hello, my name is Sofia Lebedeva! I am 12 years old. I am in the 6th grade. I’m also a second-year student of art school. I enjoy painting, as well as the humanities and reading comics (manga). I painted a river port in my picture, because it is one of the historically important buildings of Krasnoyarsk. I often pass it on my way and it always attracts my attention.

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Hello, my name is Angelina! I am 14 years old. I'm in the 9th grade.
I love both going out with my friends and watching TV shows at home. I chose the Communal Bridge for my picture because I like this place. The Communal Bridge is one of the landmarks of Krasnoyarsk. I like the way it looks, especially when it's dark. It lights up with different colors and it's very beautiful.
 

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Hello! My name is Artyom. I'm 11 years old and I'm in the 6th grade. In addition to drawing, I also like playing computer games. Krasnoyarsk is very beautiful and I am proud to live here. 






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Hi! My name is Diana Gredyushko. I am 11 years old and I am in the 5th grade. Besides drawing, I like swimming and learning English. For my picture I chose the Krasnoyarsk Museum of Local Lore. It is very beautiful both outside and inside. I recently went to the museum. I liked the stuffed mammoth and the figures of people there most of all.

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Hello! My name is Ksenia Rybinskaya. I am 11 years old. I’m in the 6th grade. In addition to drawing, I like diamond painting and plasticine modeling. My drawing shows the River Station in black and white, with people fishing, walking around and admiring the beautiful scenery, boarding a motor ship.


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Hello! My name is Polina Kazancheeva. I am 11 years old. I am in the 4th grade. In addition to painting, I also study English. I have painted the «Stolby». This is a national park with many rock pillars, each bearing its own name. For example, «Grandad», «Feathers», «Lion Gates».



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Hello! My name is Daniil Kovalev, I am 14 years old. I am an art school graduate in music and art departments. I really love drawing and want to become a professional artist. I also like playing the clarinet and the piano. I study well at school. Besides art, I go in for sports. My drawing shows the beautiful landscape of modern Krasnoyarsk. 

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Hi! My name is Ksenia Lukasova, I am 13 years old.
I love painting and watching anime, I am also learning to play the guitar. I spend a lot of time outdoors, play volleyball. I love reading books. My picture shows my city surrounded by majestic and breathtaking Siberian nature.

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Hello! My name is Ksenia Grischuk, I am 13 years old. My favorite activities are painting and music. I play the piano and sing in the choir. I really like watching movies, especially anime. My drawing shows the beauty of our wonderful city, offering a mixture of many architectural styles.


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Hi! My name is Alexandra, I am 14 years old. I really like painting and reading various books. In my free time, I learn how to sew using a sewing machine. I also like watching TV series. I enjoy walking the streets of our city, spending my time in the fresh air. My painting shows an old Orthodox church that was built in the 19th century. It stands on a hill in the center of the old part of Krasnoyarsk.

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Hello! My name is Polina Shchukina, I am 14 years old. I live in the village of Berezovka situated in the outskirts of Krasnoyarsk, on the banks of the Yenisei River. I am in the 8th grade. I have an elder brother and a younger sister. I like painting. I really like anime. I like Tik-Tok and love playing with animals.
I have painted a chapel on the Karaulnaya Hill - one of the symbols of Krasnoyarsk.





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Hello! My name is Elena Bezborodova, I am 12 years old. I study well at school. I really love painting and I go to an art school. This year I started learning to play the piano. In my free time I watch cartoons, anime and draw a lot of anime characters.
I have painted the «White horse» sculpture because I really like horses.
The «White horse» sculpture was installed in Krasnoyarsk in June 2006, as part of the City Day celebration. The sculpture was installed in honor of the Russian pioneers of Siberia, at «Strelka», the birthplace of Krasnoyarsk, where the Kacha River flows into the Yenisei. The sculpture is a life-size replica of a horse. The height is about 1.5 meters, the weight is about 430 kilograms.

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Hi! My name is Alexandra Badak, I am 12 years old. I live in Krasnoyarsk and study at the Gymnasium №11 in the 7th grade. I really like the architecture of my city. When we were offered to paint a picture dedicated to Krasnoyarsk, I immediately remembered the building of the Organ Hall, near which I have often walked with my parents. The Organ Hall is a historical monument, built in the Gothic style. It has tall pointed towers and patterned brick walls. I love my city. There are many interesting places here that I would love to paint.


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Hello everyone! My name is Yaroslav. I live in Russia in a very beautiful city called Krasnoyarsk. I have a very busy life. I go to art school, music school and break dance! I love reading, composing songs, collecting Lego, crafting from wood, riding a bicycle, rollerblading, skateboarding, ice skating, sledding, but most of all I love a delicious food))). That's why I also love cooking. I have an elder brother and an elder sister, we all go in for break dance :) I love animals, we have a cat Tosya. She is very smart, can follow different commands: "sit", "give a paw", "give another paw", "voice", but her favorite command is "yum-yum" (go eat!).
Now I'll tell you about my city. We have a very green city. The entire city is surrounded by mountains covered with dense forests (wild animals live in the forests: brown bears, wolves, foxes, hares, lynxes, snakes, squirrels, woodpeckers, owls and many others). The highest mountain is the extinct volcano "Kara-Dag", which the local people call "Black Sopka". This volcano can be seen from all points of the city. When all the snow has already melted in the city, it still lies on the volcano. In the middle of our city, the powerful Yenisei River flows, dividing the city into 2 banks: left and right. Kara-Dag is located on the right bank. We aslso have islands in the middle of the Yenisei. The largest is called Tatyshev Island, where we go to relax and play sports. There are many sports and playgrounds there, in winter you can ski and ice skate, play hockey, in summer it's open for rollerblading, bicycles, skateboards, wakeboards, scooters and summer skiing. You can also use boats, fly kites, play table tennis, football, frisbee. There is even a helipad on this island. But the main feature is the presence of a large number of gophers and ducks. You can even see foxes in distant parts of the island. People constantly feed the gophers, and the gophers completely lost their fear of man. They fearlessly approach people and beg for food, sometimes even too brazenly, climbing into bags and pockets! But we must remember that these are still wild animals and be careful with them! 
I have drawn everything that I told you about: a fragment of Tatyshev Island, a bay of the Yenisei River, a rescue boat, our mountains, and our "Fujiyama", which can be seen from all points of the city!
If you are interested in learning more about our city, about our country and culture, please, write to me: b-boyyarkus "at" yandex "dot" ru, I will be happy to answer all your questions or simply make new friends! :)

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Hello! My name is Vadim Kovalev. I am 13 years old. I study at the art school in the music and art departments. I love drawing and playing the button accordion. I study very well at school. I also go in for boxing and kick boxing at the «Soyuz» sports club. In summer, I like to walk around the city and draw. My drawing shows a piece of the old part of our city.

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Hi! My name is Anastasia Dulepova, I am 17 years old. I'm in the 11th grade. I like anime, playing games and I enjoy creative activity. I also like reading books, my favorite genre is science fiction. Drawing is one of my favorite creative hobbies, I prefer drawing with a graphite pencil. My picture shows one of the cozy spots of the old part of our city.
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