The history of Krasnoyarsk began in 1623, and in 1822 the Yeniseisk Gubernia was created by the tsar's decree. Krasnoyarsk was chosen as its center. It had the most favorable economic and in geographical position. Another important date in the history of Krasnoyarsk is December 6, 1895, when the first train of Trans-Siberian railway arived to the city. You can imagine what kind of life was in Krasnoyarsk in the late XIX - early XX after looking at this set of old photos.

Scottish circus in Krasnoyarsk. Russia, 1916 year.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

Bazaar not far from the Theotokos-Rozhdestvensky Cathedral. Russia, Krasnoyarsk, 1910.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

Crowds of people in the New Market Square. Russia, Krasnoyarsk, 1895.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

Portrait shot in the main avenue of the city park. Russia, Krasnoyarsk, the 1890s.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

Residential house on Teatralniy lane. Russia, Krasnoyarsk, 1906 year.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

The building of the theological seminary. Russia, Krasnoyarsk, 1905 year.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

Library of the Public School of Primary Education. Russia, Krasnoyarsk, 1914.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

Carousels on the New Market Square. Russia, Krasnoyarsk, the 1910s.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

A new roundabout near the Bogoroditsa-Rozhdestvensky Cathedral. Russia, Krasnoyarsk, the 1900s.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

Moleben about the victory of the Russian army in the Galicia battle. Russia, Krasnoyarsk, 1914.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

Moleben on the ship in the Nikolsky holiday. Russia, Krasnoyarsk, the 1890s.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

Moleben at the laying of a railway bridge across the Yenisei River. Russia, Krasnoyarsk, 1896.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

Moleben at the opening of a public garden at the crossroads. Russia, Krasnoyarsk, the year 1899.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

A polar Norwegian explorer before a trip to the vicinity of Krasnoyarsk. Russia, September 27, 1913.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

Crossroads of two streets. Russia, Krasnoyarsk, the end of the 1870s.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

Funeral procession, walking along Blagoveshchenskaya street. Russia, Krasnoyarsk, the 1890s.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

Fire in hotel Golden Anchor.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

Crowds of people in the New Marketplace.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

Construction of the Catholic Church.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

People on the corner of New marketplace..

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

Laying of water pipes through the duct.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

House Myasnikov merchants, in which he lived Decembrist Davydov.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

New market square in the middle of trade.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

Old wooden house near the town.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

St. Basil's Cathedral.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

Theatre Square after a major fire.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

Self-propelled cargo ship with shallow draft on the Yenisei.

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

People walk on the main avenue of the city park

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

Playing football at the central stadium

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

The building of the Krasnoyarsk Regional Museum

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

Tactical fire exercise in the fire station building

Pre-revolutionary Russia. Retro photos of Krasnoyarsk in the late 19th century

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