novosibirsk – новосибирск

Novosibirsk is Russia's third-largest city after Moscow and Saint Petersburg. It is also the largest city in Siberia. The city appeared in 1893 as a construction site of a bridge across the Ob River for the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Gradually Novosibirsk grew into one of the largest industrial centers of Siberia. It is a nice looking modern city but without any outstanding places of interest. The huge silver-domed Opera and Ballet Theatre is bigger than the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

The Lenin statue flanked by partisans and students stands in front of the theatre.

This little Chapel of St. Nicholas allegedly marked the geographical center of Russia when it was built in 1915. Today the geographical centre of Russia is located over 2,000 km to the north on the bank of Lake Veevee (Виви in Russian) in Evenkia.

The Red Torch drama theatre.


Novosibirsk skyline.

Tolmachevo Airport is 17 km from the centre of Novosibirsk. It is a home base of S7 airlines and the busiest airport in Siberia.

An Ilyushin-86.

A Tupolev-154.

The Sky Lounge Hotel.


tatrsk – татарск

The small town of Tatarsk is devoid of any sights of interest but can be used as an overnight stop when traveling by road to/from Novosibirsk. The Zarya Hotel is at your service.

The clock tower.

The railway station.

The World War II memorial.

The 1918-20 Civil War memorial.