Novosibirsk

Essentials

  Novosibirsk is Russia’s third city by population and the largest in Asian Russia. It was founded in 1893 during the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway where the railroad crosses the River Ob. Today the city has become an important transport hub, scientific research base and industrial centre. It is also a popular stop on the Trans-Siberian.

Novosibirsk


Basic facts
Name in Russian Новосибирск
Status City-municipality and administrative centre of the Novosibirsk Region
Location On the River Ob
Distance 3,255km east of Moscow
Time Zone Omsk Time (Moscow +3)
Population 1,547,910
Founded 1893
Former Names Aleksandrovsky, Novo-Nikolaevsky, Novo-Nikolaevsk
City Day Last Sunday in June
Official Website http://новосибирск.рф/