Novosibirsk is one of the 10 most promising Russian megalopolises.

This city, situated on the banks of the Ob River, in just 111 years since its formation managed to become the center of science, culture and industry of Siberia.

Historical Roots of the City

The starting point of the city was the village of Gusevka which was established on the shore of the Siberian river Ob in 1893. In 1895, after merging with neighboring settlements, it was called Novonikolayevsk. The rapid growth and development of the settlement was provided by the passing through it Trans-Siberian Railway. In 1903, the village became a city, and in 1925 it got its current name.

In the 1930s in Novosibirsk large industrial, cultural and educational institutions were established. During the war of 1941 – 1945 into the city many military factorieswere evacuated.

Akademgorodok in Novosibirsk is the Engine of Progress

Akademgorodok in Novosibirsk

The breakthrough in the scientific development of the city and the region became the construction in 1957-1966 of the Academic town (Akedemgorodok) in the south of Novosibirsk.

Akademgorodok became a comfortable place to live and work. Here the best scientists of the country have worked. Great intellectual potential of the country is concentrated in the Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences, the Siberian Branch of the Academy of Medical Sciences and others, which became part of Akademgorodok. Here you can also find the Scientific and technical library and the University.

City’s Landmarks

High-tech industrial enterprises, advanced medicine, numerous educational institutions –this is the pride of Novosibirsk.

True landmarks of the city are its monuments of architecture. Among them:

• Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (1895).

• Church of the Ascension – the most beautiful and the largest in the city.

• Chapel of St. Nicholas.

Novosibirsk Zoo, Children’s Railway, the Botanical Gardens, beautiful parks and fountains, theaters and museums –this all Novosibirsk for you.

We cannot also ignore its beautiful subway which opened in 1985.

Novosibirsk is one of the most beautiful cities in Russia.


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