Kuragino is one of the ancient villages of Prytubin, founded in the middle of the 15th century in the principality of Tuba.
The village of Kuragino arose already in 1626, and the village got its name from the name of the former founder of the Kuraginsky ulus, Kuragi, who adopted the Orthodox faith in 1724 and became Kuragin.
At psent, Kuragino is a district center with a developed network of agricultural bias enterprises, many retail outlets, beautiful shops, cultural, educational, health, social protection institutions. On the territory of the municipality there are operating industrial enterprises and one hunting farm "Kuraginoe", specializing in the procurement of furs, fish and wild plants.
What to see:
► Museum of Local Lore, which contains more than 25,000 unique exhibits. Expositions: life and ethnography (genuine historical and documentary materials), the nature of the region, industry and agriculture, cultural life, education.
► Headquarters of the Vissarionites - here you can spend the night or stay for a few days. At the same time, it is necessary to observe the rules followed by the “Vissarionites”: do not drink alcohol, do not smoke, do not eat animal products (meat, milk, butter, etc.), tonic drugs (tea, coffee, medicines, especially antibiotics). In addition, you need to carry a set of sleeping accessories.
► Lake Tiberkul (95 km east of Kuragino) is considered sacred by local Old Believers and Vissarionites. Despite the late arrival of summer, the temperature of lake water on warm days reaches 23 ° C. The lake is rich in fish and picturesque nature around.
► Monument to the victims of political repssion - dedicated to workers and peasants, leading workers who suffered during the years of Stalin's hard times. These include the Volga Germans who were deported to Siberia in 1941, including to the Kuraginsky district