"the green city" Top 5 Page for this destination Omsk by Sioma

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This is really a pretty city!
Rather big (about 1200000 inhabitants), but also quiet and full of green like a country town.
It was founded by Kazachs in 1716, and it's one of the most important stops along transiberian railway (it's also place of railway university, the most prestigious in Russia).
It's situated in the place where the little river Om (that give the name to the city) goes inside Irtish river, the main tributary of Ob river...

...and this is the best part of the city.
Around here you can find a lot of parks, fountains, statues, nice buildings.
Here there are also a lot of bars, restaurants, cafe'...this is the meeting point of young people, and it's always full of life.
...Maybe it wasn't the same last century: this city was one of place where people " not nice to zar " where sent into exile; Dostoevskij had to spend here some years of his life
If you go there at the beginning of August, you can see the marathon of siberia; at the end of August, instead, the flora exibition.

  • Last visit to Omsk: Jan 2004
  • Intro Updated Nov 24, 2006
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  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2005 at 6:13 PM

    Omsk seems to be worth visting! Great winter pics!

  • Upstate1NY's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2005 at 4:13 PM

    Nice, I have written to a doctor in Omsk, I was looking to learn more about cities along the Transiberian Railroad so I can plan a trip "that way".

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2004 at 3:10 PM

    Fabulous page. Omsk seems to be very exciting in winter ..Well done ... :o)

  • suvaa003's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2003 at 11:08 AM

    nice start would like to visit next year

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