A view of Belinskogo Street.
The KATEK Coal Research Institute is a 30-storey, 104-metre-high building on which construction began in the 1980s. The skyscraper is located on Ploshchad Mira, the oldest square in the city, and it can be seen from almost any point in Krasnoyarsk. The construction was nearly complete when financial difficulties halted the project. For over eight years, the building has been in the process of being renovated. There's a new design for the roof, as well as a plan to cover the whole building with glass.
The view from the KATEK Coal Research Institute. The free climbers were literally above the clouds, through which they could see the city.
The Oktyabrsky Bridge connects the left and right banks of the Yenisei River. The largest factories in the city — Metallurgical, or KRAMZ, Aluminum, or KRAZ, and others — were on the left bank during the Soviet era.
The free climbers scaled a 120-metre-tall skeleton of an old pipe on the right bank, which gave them a breathtaking view of Krasnoyarsk’s industrial areas.
The City Administration Tower is considered to be the main attraction in Krasnoyarsk. Locals call it Krasnoyarsk's "Big Ben" because of its similarity to the London landmark.
The Vinogradovsky Bridge is named after its designer. The bridge goes across the Yenisei Canal to Tatyshev Island. The bridge is a part of the Strelki architectural complex, which also includes a museum and theatres.
Vehicles are forbidden on the bridge. The Vinogradovsky Bridge wasn't easy to climb due to difficulties with its stairs, but the free climbers still managed to take some impressive pictures.
The Oktyabrsky Bridge is both for cars and pedestrians. It connects the right and left bank of Krasnoyarsk and is named in honour of the 60th anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution. The total length of the bridge is more than 2.5 kilometres.
The Kommunalny Bridge is a Krasnoyarsk attraction and it's even depicted on the ten-rouble note.
According to experts, the Kommunalny Bridge connects not just two banks of the river but two architectural eras. Designed in the Stalinist style, it was built at the dawn of Soviet Modernism. It flawlessly combines both classical and newer architectural ideas.
The view from the Metropol business centre, located in the heart of the city.
The free climbers were also interested in the Pervaya Bashnya business centre, which stands 118 metres tall. This building in the city’s Vzletka neighbourhood is the highest not only in Siberia but also beyond the Urals. It houses offices for the largest companies in the city.
The Krasnoyarsk industrial zones and enterprises are located on the right bank of the Yenisei. Initially, all the residential areas on this bank were for factory employees but when the city began to grow rapidly, the situation changed. Now there are also enterprises, educational institutions and sports facilities in this area.
The view from the Peria residential complex and the constant fog over the Yenisei. Because of the Krasnoyarsk Hydroelectric Power Station, the river stopped freezing in the city even at sub-zero temperatures.
When designing the station, it was assumed that the non-freezing effect would influence a 20-kilometre stretch of the river, but in fact it affects 200 kilometres. This influenced the local climate greatly, making the weather milder and more humid.
Due to high humidity, all the trees in the city are beautifully covered with frost in winter.
Russian free climbers Vitaly Raskalov and Vadim Mahorov climb the tallest buildings and bridges around the world without any safety equipment just to enjoy the views and take unique pictures. Lenta.ru shows the duo’s panoramic pictures of Krasnoyarsk, the “city of a thousand fountains" that is one of the oldest and most beautiful places in Eastern Siberia.