Tour to Novosibirsk. Novosibirsk tour. Trip to Russia, Siberia.
WELCOME TO NOVOSIBIRSK
The largest cities in Siberia are
Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk
and Omsk. Of these, Novosibirsk is the biggest and considered the "capital
The city was founded in 1893, owing to the construction of the Great
Trans-Siberian Railroad and in the beginning was named Novonikolaevsk, having
been only recently renamed Novosibirsk in 1926.
Novosibirsk is the geographical center of Russia (whether you go to the west
or to the east till the Russian border, the distance is the same). An
advantageous location on the crossroads of the major transport routes promoted a
rapid growth of the city, sometimes being called the Siberian Chicago, because
of its phenomenal growth rate. Among all the big cities Novosibirsk is the most
fast-growing; it reached a million population mark in less than 70 years
(Chicago - in 90 years, New York - in 250, Moscow - in more than 700 years!).
Nowadays it's a third largest city of Russia after Moscow and St. Petersburg)
both by population and area, and is often called: The Uncrowned capital of
Novosibirsk is the business center of Siberia and home to the largest
Siberian banks, as well as the Siberian Stock and Commodity Exchanges. It is
also one of the largest industrial cities of Siberia. The main industries are:
instrument making, machine building, ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy,
processing precious materials, and production of farm machinery and chemical
Novosibirsk is also one of the most important transport centers of the
country. It is situated on the crossroads of water-, air-, auto-, and rail-ways
and is the major hub of the Asian part of Russia.
Novosibirsk is a cultural center of Siberia. The theatrical life of the city
is represented by 7 drama and 6 musical theatres and concert halls. The pride of
citizens of Novosibirsk, the architectural of the city is the biggest in Russia
Opera and Ballet House, which has won wide international popularity. Novosibirsk
is also proud of its Picture gallery, which is the biggest in Siberia. There are
Icons, works of Russian and foreign painters in its expositions. A collection of
Nikolay Roerich's pictures occupies the central place in art collection of the
There are several acting Orthodox cathedrals, a Catholic cathedrals, a Moslem
mosque in the city. St. Nikola's Chapel has become the visiting card of the
city. It is situated in the center of the Red Avenue.
SEVEN REASONS TO VISIT NOVOSIBIRSK:
- Novosibirsk is the capital of Siberia, the 3rd largest Russian city, and
the geographical center of Russia!
- Novosibirsk is the major crossroads of Russia - one of the main Transsib
points - from where it is possible to go to any direction!
- The Novosibirsk State Opera House is one of the biggest in the world and
its stage is still bigger than that of Bolshoi Theater of Moscow!
- Novosibirsk Scientific Center "Akademgorodok" is the only
scientific center in the world where ALL the scientific branches are
- Novosibirsk Zoo is the only in the world where Argali and Putoransky Ram
- The prettiest girls live here!
- After your journey you could brag of your courage: "I've been to
Siberia and had come back safe and sound!!!"
82∞ 55' E
600ft. (200 m)
GMT +8 hours
Temperature of January
Temperature of July
13 inches (35cm)
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