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The 1.5-million Novosibirsk is the third largest city of Russia (after Moscow and St.Petersburg) and the chief city of Western Siberia (see the map). Born in 1893 as a future site of a railroad bridge crossing the great Siberian river Ob where the latter is crossed by the famous Trans-Siberian Railroad (built in 1890s - 1900s), it oficcialy became a town in 1903.

After its foundation in 1893 and until 1926, Novosibirsk was called Novonikolayevsk. Even if you do not know Russian, it is not difficult to guess the meanings of the two names. The original name refers to Nicolas II (Nikolay II Alexandrovich Romanov), the last Emperor and Sovereign of Russia the Great, the Little and the White, the Grand Duke of Finland, the Tsar of Poland etc etc etc. In 1926, "by the demand of the people", it was renamed. All the names of the revolutioners have alread been taken, so that the name Novosibirsk ("New Siberia") naturally came up.



The major part of the photos is the family. However, a part, for the monuments of the city, comes from the Book " Novosibirsk - photoalbum " (Svet editions - ISBN 5-8124-0012-1), or of post cards. There are 40 kilometers in Akademgorodock and Novos, and I don't go there often. While Waiting, I began to scanner of the photos of this book... and I perceived that I am not the only one seems you him to him to have made!
The origin of the photos that are not those of the family is indicated.



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  • Last visit to Novosibirsk: Nov 2005
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  • DefectiveLimousine's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2008 at 8:42 PM

    I have heard that skin heads are a problem. Is this true?

  • wandeljp's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2007 at 7:45 AM

    Très interressantes pages. J'y reviendrai certainement. Je reçois un visiteur (auto-stoppeur) de là-bas le mois prochain. Belles photos. Jean-Pierre, Belgique.

  • alesseus's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2007 at 5:47 PM

    Thanks for info. I visited novosib last autumn, i did n't like it, it is so different from Europe it shocked me. I prefer Novokuznetsk, South Siberian Capital, it seems me more human oriented then cities like Novosib or Moscow.

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2006 at 6:47 AM

    very beautiful it seems. i hope to be here in near future. Very interesting version of russian-english vocabulary in your tip :-)

  • zizu's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2005 at 6:38 AM

    Trés bonne information sure Akademgodorok! vouz avez une jolie page

  • novsco61's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2004 at 12:42 AM

    I was in Novosibirsk 15 years ago and the memories are still so vivid. Nice page and photos.

  • suvaa003's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2004 at 8:58 AM

    Was wondering, the first picture with the snow did you take it, funny I have almost the same with the snow!!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2004 at 9:59 AM

    You have caught all wonderful views into your camera I must say! Yes, the houses are remarkable...

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