Siberian capital of Russia Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk

The bridge at the sunset. Siberian capital of Russia Novosibirsk

Siberian capital of Russia Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk – the third most populous and twelfth in terms of area city in Russia, has the status of city district. The administrative center of the Siberian Federal District, as the city is the center of Novosibirsk agglomeration – the largest in Siberia. Commercial, business, cultural, industrial, transport and scientific center of federal significance. Founded in 1893, the status of the city received in 1903. Population – 1,547,910 people. (2014).

Coat of arms of the city of Novosibirsk

Coat of arms of the city of Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk is widely spread on both banks of the Ob River. Geographically, its central position between the other Siberian regions helps it to have the title of “Capital of Siberia.”
Novosibirsk is the city of 38 higher education institutions (13 universities, 9 academies, 16 institutes), in addition there are 14 branches of universities of other cities of Russia (including Moscow and St. Petersburg).

Monument of Glory - a monument to the Siberians-veterans of the Great Patriotic War

Monument of Glory – a monument to the Siberians-veterans of the Great Patriotic War

Museum of Sun

Unique Museum of Sun

Museum of Sun – the only museum of the Sun, located in Novosibirsk Akademgorodok. The basis of the museum is a private collection of images of the Sun and the solar gods of ancient civilizations made in wood based on archaeological finds. The museum contains about 2000 exhibits dedicated to the Sun – more than 500 of them – the author’s wood carving of the museum founder VI Lipenkov.

Russia's only Museum of World Funeral Culture

World Funeral Culture museum

Russia’s only Museum of World Funeral Culture officially opened in Novosibirsk. The museum has been created by a local businessman – founder of Novosibirsk crematorium Sergey Jakushin. The exhibition features more than 10 thousand exhibits that are dedicated to the funeral traditions of the XIX century.

Siberian capital of Russia Novosibirsk

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