The Fourth International Workshop "Applied Methods of Statistical Analysis. Nonparametric Methods in Cybernetics and System Analysis - AMSA'2017" will take place in Krasnoyarsk at the hotel "Grenada" located near one of the most beautiful Russian natural parks Stolby.
Krasnoyarsk is a city and the administrative center of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located on the Yenisei River. It is the third largest city in Siberia after Novosibirsk and Omsk, with a population of 1,035,528 as of the 2010 Census. Krasnoyarsk is an important junction of the Trans-Siberian Railway and one of Russia's largest producers of aluminum. The city is notable for its nature landscapes; author Anton Chekhov judged Krasnoyarsk to be the most beautiful city in Siberia. Krasnoyarsk’s biggest draw are the fingers and towers of volcanic rock called stolby. These poke above the woods in the 17,000-hectare Stolby Nature Reserve (Zapovednik Stolby).
Krasnoyarsk Stolby. National Nature Reserve. Krasnoyarsk has various sights worth seeing but the Stolby National Wildlife Nature Reserve, its glory, is a matchless attraction.
The offshoots of the mountains sinking in the green ocean of taiga approach the very outskirts of a great forge of Siberia - where else on Earth to find anything parallel? The growing Eastern Sayan mountains were pushed up by pulses of magma which arrived from great depths millions of years ago and left syenite outliers on the surface, rocky cliffs of a wonderful beauty. People call it "a land of fantastical rocks" or "a land of forest giants".
The rocks are called "Stolby". "Stolby" is the plural of "stolb", the Russian for "pillar". The place was discovered in 1624 by Russian kozaks, explorers of Siberia, who built a small fortress at the influx of the Kacha River into the Yenisei. They wondered at the huge intricately shaped stony blocks rising amid a thick forest and gave them the biblical name "Stolpy", reduced later to the popular "Stolby". Since then the name came into use for these and any similar rocky features in Siberia and the Russian Far East and was accepted as a geological term. Stolby covers 470km² in area, with many extraordinarily-shaped volcanic rock formations up to 100m high.