"Omsk, Winter-Spring 2004" Top 5 Page for this destination Omsk by searcher68

Omsk Travel Guide: 98 reviews and 252 photos


If you travel to Russia, I highly suggest learning the cyrillic alphabet. Many words are similar and can be deciphered. I noticed, from other pages, some translations were incorrect. Before I made my trip I learned the aplhabet and a little of the language. I am in the process of learning the language. I learned a lot about the culture, life and people in Omsk. Often, one has preconceived ideas or stereotypes. Life in Russia is not as it is portrayed in much of the Western world.

Have an open mind and don't hold onto stereotypes.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Warm, friendly people - a very nice place. I have friends there.
  • Cons:Still rebuilding after end of communism/socialism
  • In a nutshell:A very historical city
  • Last visit to Omsk: Feb 2004
  • Intro Written Apr 2, 2005
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  • Jul 18, 2008 at 12:52 AM

    I'm so happy to find this site and to see that another black person has been some place that I'm about to travel to. If you moved there or are going again please let me know. Di from NYC

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    Apr 11, 2006 at 9:03 AM

    What an interesting page on Omsk! I really enjoyed my virtual tour there. Happy birthday from Finland!

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    Apr 2, 2005 at 5:22 AM

    Good tips! Looking forward to see more pics :)

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