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Novosibirsk, Siberia's capital

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Novosibirsk is the unofficial Siberia’s capital, Russia’s third largest city and a worthwhile Trans-Siberian pit stop. Founded in 1893, the city boasts a warm, welcoming atmosphere and is home to nice wooden architecture, exceptional theatres and museums and a renowned research center. Novosibirsk is really easy to get to, as you can take a plane to it from almost any town in Russia and from a number of cities abroad. What’s more, there are many interesting places nearby, like Tomsk.

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How to get to Novosibirsk?

By plane

Tolmachevo airport has a lot of connections, both domestically and internationally. You can fly to Novosibirsk from almost anywhere in Russia as well as Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Erevan, Larnaka, Cairo, Sharjah, Dubai, Dushanbe, etc. The Moscow-Novosibirsk ticket costs from $50.

By train

Novosibirsk is a stop on the Trans-Siberian railway. You can take a train from Moscow, and the trip will last about 3 days. The prices start from $70.

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What to see in Novosibirsk?

Novosibirsk is full of great things to see, from exceptional theatres and galleries to one of Russia’s biggest zoos to the museums of railway technology and more.


Novosibirsk Zoo is the first Siberia’s zoo and accounts for over 11,000 individual animals and 700 species, of which 350 species are rare or endangered. It is considered one of the most responsible zoos in the world and hosts over 70 ecological events and festivities each year. In summer, the zoo is open from 9am to 9pm, in winter - from 9am to 6pm. An adult ticket costs $5.

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