Krasnodar Region is the most southern frontier region of Russia. Krasnodar region is a territorial entity of the Russian Federation, territorially being part of the Southern Federal District.
The original name Yekaterinodar meant "Catherine's Gift" in recognition of the Russian Queen "Catherine The Great".
Over one hundred and forty nationalities live together peacefully here. Over 85% of the population is Russian, there are also: Armenians, Georgians, Ukrainians, Greeks, Tatars, and other peoples from the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe.
Today Krasnodar is a dynamic modern city - major industrial, agricultural, and cultural center in the south of Russia. After Moscow, it is the fastest growing region in Russia.