For those who enjoy history, varied architecture and culture, the Russian city of Krasnodar is a destination to consider for a city break. Fly with Austrian Airlines to experience a city whose name translates as ‘beautiful gift’. It is reflected in its parks and buildings. Strolling the tree-lined streets, don’t miss the approach to the Alexandr Nevskii Cathedral on a sunny day. Its stark white exterior with gilt, will shine bright. Another glory of Krasnodar is its steel lattice hyperboloid tower, built by the famous Vladimir Grigorievich Shukhov in 1928. Music lovers will appreciate the acoustics in the concert hall, said to be the best in southern Russia. The street not to be missed is Krasnaya Street. Packed with cultural activities from one end to the other, in the middle is Krasnodar’s Triumphal Arch. With more than 140 nationalities living together there is always something to take a tourist’s interest.