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Barnaul History, Russia

Barnaul History - Early Times

Barnaul was set up due to an unbelievable fortune that God left on this land. It is one of the first cities built in Serbia and its history is closely related to the Altai Mountains, located just a few kilometers away. Barnaul History begins when a very rich family, called the Demidov family, becoming aware of the great amount of cooper and, later on, of deposits of silver that could be found in the Altai Mountains, decided to set up a site in the vicinity. With the passage of time, they developed an entire industry with big factories that had been taken over by the Royalty, later on. Soon Barnaul turned into the most important Russian silver center.

Barnaul History – 18th and 19th Centuries

Nature helped this small city flourish to such an extent that by the end of the 19th century it represented a great trade center and also an important cultural region. The Crown became more and more interested in this region that brought to the country so much wealth. Russians decided to move here and enjoy the benefits of such a blessed place. With the growth of the number of locals, the city’s infrastructure also developed, culminating with the construction of the Turkestan-Siberia Railway. Basically, the small factory built up by the Demidov family gave birth to one of the biggest cities in Siberia.

Barnaul History – World War II

Even the atrocities of the two World Wars helped Barnaul flourish. The wars never got to this far away place but its deposits had been used by the Russian government that moved here the factories from all over the country and Ukraine. Economically speaking the city developed, but many of its inhabitants died trying to protect their land and families. The copper deposits from the Altai Mountains were used in the fabrication of ammunition which helped Russia in times of war.

Barnaul History has been a peaceful one and the inhabitants of this old city can call themselves lucky people because of what nature gave them. Nowadays this historic city still represents an important deposit of silver and cooper, Altai Mountains continuing to be a never ending source of wealth. It is mainly an industrial town, but its architecture and museums are worth visiting, just like the entire Russia, Novosibirsk Travel Guide and Moscow Travel Guide confirming this belief.

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