A small historical reference
Barnaul - the center of the Altai Territory, situated in the north of the region, on the left bank of the Ob River, at the confluence of the River Ob in Barnaulka. Date of establishment - 1730. The basic version of the name "Barnaul" - from the Turkish "village Barna." The city history begins with the village during the copper-silver foundry plant Akinfiya Demidova.
By the end of XIX century the city became a major center of the merchant, there are tanning, candle, brick, brewing, soda, Fur, sawmill and other industries. During World War II the city was evacuated about one hundred industrial enterprises from Moscow, Leningrad, Odessa, Kharkov and other cities.
Sights: Altai State History Museum (1823), a unique complex of silver-plant Demidov Square ensemble and Paul lines, the building of the City Council, Trade House of Polyakov (Department Store "Red"), gymnasium Budkevich (in Krasnoarmeysk Avenue), manor of engineer Alexander Adol'fovich Lesniewski.
Date of foundation: 1730
Population: 635 585