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Guide to Novosibirsk

Every city, as well as people, has its own autobiography, it writes for not only years, but decades and centuries. Every city has its secrets and memorable dates. Either and the Novosibirsk.

Novosibirsk — an unusual city in which historical monuments and modern realities of major parts center was interwined. A unique metropolis with a rich history confidently adjoins to the new opportunities of business perspective.

10 places of interest in Novosibirsk

1. Zoo — one of the largest zoos in Russia with the largest collections of animals of the weasel family and cats. Also liger lives at the zoo (no, it’s not a mistake, but a hybrid of a lion and a tiger!). Now it is building a dolphinarium and a pavilion for primates.

2. State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre — one of the best theaters in Russia, second in stage equipment unless the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. Its productions are famous not only in Russia but also in the world.

3. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral — one of the first stone buildings in Novosibirsk. Cathedral was built in neo-Byzantine style consecrated December 9, 1899 by Tomsk Bishop and Barnaul Makarius.

4. Novosibirsk Regional Museum — if you are found of skeletons of mammoths or skulls of females cave lions, then you here! Moreover there is an extensive collection of the monuments of the early history of Siberia: engravings, paintings, objects of everyday life.

5. «Stokvartirnyi dom» — construction of the house began in 1934. At the International Exhibition of Arts and Technology in Paris December 11, 1937 draft of «Stokvartirnyi dom» was awarded the diploma of the 1st degree, a gold medal and the Grand Prix. Surprisingly, the number of apartments in the house 110 instead of 100.

6. Novosibirsk Railway Museum — development of Novosibirsk began with the construction of railways in Russia, so this mode of transport is given special attention. Locomotives, diesel locomotives, electric locomotives and carriages are awaiting you!

7. Globe Academic Youth Theater — the Theater was founded in 1930. It is one of the oldest theaters in Novosibirsk. It shows the play of different genres. Architecture of the building is also interesting: it resembles a sailing ship.

8. Chapel of St. Nicolas — many residents of Novosibirsk believe that the Chapel is the center of Russia. But it was the geographical center of the country only until 1913.

9. Signalmen’s Alley — alley is located in the heart of the city — between the Conservatory and the main office of telecom operator. This is the modern architectural complex with arches and lamps in the form of telephone sets. Benches are also made in the form of discs of old phones and in harmony with the general telecommunications sounding ensemble.

10. Monument to the traffic lights — theme monument which was placed at the spot where has stood one of the first traffic lights in Novosibirsk.

Do you know about…?

1. Novosibirsk is the third largest city in Russia — after Moscow and St. Petersburg. There are officially about 1.5 million people, but actually live about 2 million people.

2. Novosibirsk is often called the capital of Siberia, because it takes the appropriate place in the region’s economy. Influence of the city covers an area of ​​over 5 million square km., which is 30% of the territory of Russia. In this area live more than 20 million people, or 14% of the total population of Russia.

3. Novosibirsk was able to quicker get million residents compared to other cities takes just 70 years. For example, Moscow took 700 years and New York — 250.

4. Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre is the largest theater building in Russia.

5. Novosibirsk Metro develops actively and Metro Bridge is the longest in the world.

6. Famous hypnotist and soothsayer Wolf Messing lived in Novosibirsk in 1943–1944.

7. The poster with the slogan: «Long live what makes us — no matter what!» was set In the Kirov district of Novosibirsk on the street Petukhov.

8. Street «Planirovochnaia» is both parallel and perpendicular to itself and forms two intersections with itself.