Abakan River Station

January 20, 2009

The Abakan river runs more than 500 kilometres accompanying the upper Yenisei and finally flowing into the Krasnoyarskoye reservoir feeding the Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric dam. Obviously the river is navigable and back in 1974, when the picture postcard shown was issued, was used by passenger ships or ferrys. Here we have the riverside station of Abakan, part of a postcard set of 12, issued by the publisher Sowjetskaja Rossia. Pictures are taken by D. Kritshewski.

Abakan River Station

Abakan River Station

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Abakan Airport

January 20, 2009

The city of Abakan today is the largest in the Republic of Khakassia. It is located down south central in Siberia. Thinking of the distances one has to bridge in this geographic area, an airport is a must-have for most places and is crucial for public transportation. Abakan airport calls itself  “International” but this is mainly for cargo connections to China. For passengers Vladivostok air currently (season Winter 2008-2009) maintains a regular flight connection to Vladivostok and Moscow-Vnukovo.

Airport Abakan

Airport Abakan

Website City of Abakan (Russian)
– the Wikipedia on Abakan: englishrussiangerman
Abakan Airport