The Museum of Nature and Man is the oldest museum in Khanty-Mansiysk. It was founded in 1932 and opened on November 4, 1936. The Link of Times permanent exhibition comprises three sections: The Rhythm of the Biosphere, Historical Times, and Mythological Times. It features the history of the exploration and development of the region from ancient times to present day, the original culture of its indigenous people, as well as the animals and plants of Yugra.
Over 120,000 people visit the museum every year. The facility also has its own archives, a research library, restoration shops and a children’s art studio.
The President toured the museum, signed the distinguished visitors’ book and met with honorary citizen of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra, local storyteller, poet and keeper of local traditions Maria Voldina, who presented Vladimir Putin with a commemorative gift.