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Krasnoyarsk National and Cultural Autonomy of the Chuvash People: Who We Are

Welcome, this is the official site of the Krasnoyarsk National and Cultural Autonomy of the Chuvash People: Russian and English versions.
Our location: Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk region, Siberia, Russia.


Chuvash people live not only in Chuvashiya Republic but and in other regions of Russia. In the Krasnoyarsk region the Chuvash people live on the banks of the Enisei river, mainly in the agricultural areas. In many areas of Krasnoyarsk region there are populated areas of compact living of the Chuvash people, where the original traditions and distinctive culture of the of the Chuvash people are well preserved.


According to the census of population in 1989 more than 24 thousand of Chuvash people live in Krasnoyarsk region. They live almost in all areas and towns of the Krasnoyarsk region (the 6-th place in the size of population among the citizens of Krasnoyarsk region). It is not observed that Chuvash people go away from Krasnoyarsk region. The number of the Chuvash population is increasing properly by the natural increment.


The Chuvash people in Krasnoyarsk region began to unite to save the Chuvash traditions, the Chuvash culture, the Chuvash language at the end of the 80-s years and at the beginning of 90-s years of the last century. The meetings of the Chuvash people were held in Krasnoyarsk, Sharypovo, Bolshemurtinsk, Kazachinsk, Beryozovka and other cities, towns and regions. It was come to a decision to set up the Chuvash social and cultural associations. Now days Krasnoyarsk National and Cultural Autonomy of the Chuvash People unites two autonomies the regional autonomy and the autonomy of the city of Krasnoyarsk, 18 representatives in the areas, cities and towns of the compact living of the Chuvash people.


Gennadiy Khramov, PhD, is the President of the Krasnoyarsk National and Cultural Autonomy of the Chuvash People at present time.


Our Photos

We take part in various events in Krasnoyarsk and outside of Krasnoyarsk. Below some photos of our events:


         The Chuvash music group (the city of Krasnoyarsk)


         The Chuvash People Congress (november, 2011, Moscow)


         The national Chuvash holiday of Akatuy (07.02.2011, Krasnoyarsk)


         The national Chuvash holiday of Chukleme (10.08.2011, Nazarovo city, Krasnoyarsk region)


         In the domestic museum in Krasnoyarsk


         Vladimir I. Meshkov, the Chuvash painter


         Chuvash music bands (Krasnoyarsk city)


         Cheboksary, the capital of Chuvashiya


         Kanash, the city at Chuvashiya


         Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan


Our Video

         1. The beginning of the national Chuvash holiday of Chuklene in Nazarovo city, october, 2011:

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         2. The national Chuvash holiday of Chuklene in Nazarovo city, october, 2011:

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         3. The Chuvash people:

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         4. The national Chuvash Holiday of Akatuy (Kozulka village, Krasnoyarsk region):

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         5. Before the national Chuvash holiday of Akatuy:

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         6. The Chuvash music group:

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         7. The Chuvash People Congress (Krasnoyarsk):

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