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Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk is the largest industrial, scientific, cultural and administrative centre of Siberia. In 1993 its inhabitants have celebrated the first century anniversary. Here 80% of industrial potential of area are concentrated, the major transport highways of the country are crossed. In Novosibirsk there are centers of the Siberian branches of the Russian academy of sciences, the Russian academy of agricultural sciences, the Russian academy of medical sciences. There are seven theatres in the city, and it is not casual that the image of one of them - the State academic theatre of opera and ballet - is the symbol of the city.
The city occupies the fourth place in Russia on population, on the area of territory it follows Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Grandiose buildings of railway station and hundred-housing building, Lenin's House, city and regional executive committees and the complex of the central area including opera theatre, define architectural shape of Novosibirsk. Buildings of pre-revolutionary construction were kept: regional study of local lore museum and the House of officers, Alexander Nevsky's cathedral. Modern buildings of young people's theatre and regional council, State Public Scientific Technical Library, circus, state department store "Russia" form architectural appearance of city. The city is divided into ten districts.
There are more than two thousand monuments of a history and culture in the territory of Novosibirsk area. About 70% of them are monuments of archeology. 836 monuments are under the state protection, except of it 1318 objects are taken on the account by bodies of state protection, as again revealed monuments of history and culture.

  • Last visit to Novosibirsk: Mar 1994
  • Intro Written Feb 21, 2005
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