Shushenskoye ( _ru. Шу́шенское) is an urban-type settlement in the southern portion of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located at the confluence of the Yenisei and Big Shush. Population: 19,067 (2002); 19,289 (1989 Census).

Vladimir Lenin was in exile here from 1897 to 1900. In 1970, a museum dedicated to Lenin's time in Siberia was opened. Presently, this museum is one of the most prominent local sights. Many visitors from all over Russia and abroad come here to see the history of Lenin's stay as well as to see the peasant way of life during the 18th century. The other feature of this area are its nature reserves.

During 2003 and 2004, a new festival was started in Shushenskoye. This is a festival of ethnic music called the Sayan Ring ( _ru. Саянское кольцо). Many people come here from all over Russia and abroad. Different ethno-music styles are played during its 3–4 day duration.

The climate is very warm in summer (local people cultivate melons and watermelons), and very cold in winter (down to -40 Celsius).

External links

* [ Official website of the Sayan Ring festival]

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