Yalutorovsk is a small town of big people.
Many tourists associate Yalutorovsk with the “Siberian Maslenitsa”, where people have baked giant pancakes for more than 10 years. But this small cozy town is known for more than this.
Yalutorovsk is the birthplace of the famous industrialist, patron of arts and founder of the first Private Russian Opera — Savva Mamontov — as well as the place where nine participants of the uprising on Senatskaya Square found their second home. Thus, Yalutorovsk is called the City of the Decembrists Here you will find the House-Museum of Muravyov-Apostol, which has preserved furniture, books, engravings and other things of the Decembrist; there, under the floor, a bottle was found carrying his “Message to the Descendants”. As part of the excursions, you can visit this building and other museums, walk through the Grove of Decembrists and visit the Sretenskaya Square, next to which there are old shopping malls, a merchant's mansion of the 19th century and the Yalutorovsk Ostrog. The latter is a cultural center and almost an exact copy of the structure that stood on this very spot more than 350 years ago, at the time of the foundation of the very first Russian settlement.