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Krasnoyarsk city on the map of Drifting.

Covering Siberia theme, we shall say a few words about Krasnoyarsk city.

Krasnoyarsk is a large industrial city located on the Yenisei River. More than a million people live here. This number is not large for some neighbor countries, but significant by Russian standards.

In 2028 the city of Krasnoyarsk will celebrate its 400th anniversary. We can be quite sure that the figure 400 will dominate the streets of the city in a variety of forms and performance.

The appearance of Drifting on the streets of Krasnoyarsk and other Siberian cities was influenced by native Siberian ice on the roads, and rare for that time videos about drifting from the country of the rising sun.

In addition, the proximity of Japan has influenced the abundance of JDM cars, which further pushed those eager to repeat what they saw on the video.

The first meetings of the drifting enthusiasts began in the mid-2000s. As a result, clumsy, and often dangerous attempts to put the car into a slide, led to the first drifting competitions in Krasnoyarsk in 2008. It was an ordinary open court, with tire-lined trajectory, and yes, it was a rather comical sight.

However, after a couple of years, the drifting competitions moved to the Red Ring racing track. Launched in Krasnoyarsk in 2007, Russia's first professional race track.

It is important to note that already then, not only outstanding personalities of the drifting of the Siberian movement, but also the organizers of the aforementioned events, were the current champions Arkadiy Tsaregradsev и Gocha Chivchyan.

They laid a solid foundation, to this day known to the whole world, the Siberian drifting school. The level, scale and geography of events grew, systematically uniting all the cities of Siberia.

Competitions were divided into pro level and street legal, they got professional teams, sponsors (for example, Autoprofi and Forvard Avto) and loyal fans. Top pilots of Siberia compete on a par with the best pilots from different countries in world-class championships.

But to this day you can see on the city streets, especially in the frosty snowy Siberian evenings, when the asphalt is completely frozen, the cars going sideways, driven by new drifting enthusiasts with shining eyes, and a wild desire to imitate to their idols and founders of the Siberian drifting.

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