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City Profile

Name: Novosibirsk (Russia)

Population (November 2014): 1,475,000

Area: 506.67 km2

Latitude: 55° 02′ N

Average temperature in 2010: 0.2 °C

Highest temperature in 2010: 25.7 °C

Lowest temperature in 2010: -32.3 °C

Total snowfall between Oct. 2010 and May 2011: 11.4 cm

City symbols: None


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Today Novosibirsk is the largest municipal entity in the Russian Federation and the biggest city in Siberia. Novosibirsk is the administrative center of the Novosibirsk Region and the seat of the Office of Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Siberian Federal District and other government agencies.


Novosibirsk holds a steady top position in Siberia and trails only Moscow and Saint Petersburg nationwide by the total indices of scientific and industrial, educational and cultural potentials. Novosibirsk exerts its influence over the entire Siberia – a vast territory of 8 million square kilometers inhabited by over 26 million people.


Novosibirsk is the largest Eurasian transport hub. It is the cross-point of the West-Siberian railway; federal motor roads Chelyabinsk – Irkutsk (“Baikal”) and Novosibirsk – Tashanta (Chuiski Trakt); international, federal and regional airways; the navigable river Ob, which provides access to the Northern Sea Route and ensures deliveries of goods to the territories of Russia’s extreme North, as well as domestic and international deliveries of the “river to sea” and “river to sea to river” types. Within the city there are 26 railroad stations and stops, including Inskaya Railway Yard, the largest one in Eurasia, and the large Kleschikha Container Terminal; a river port along with a river-boat station; a coach terminal; city airport; “Tolmachevo” International Airport. Since the Novosibirsk-Glavny (Main) Railway Station and “Tolmachevo” International Airport are situated along the main route of the Trans-Siberian Railway, it allows them to accumulate the passenger flow from the nearby regions with the help of the new-generation comfortable high-speed trains, and to provide efficient transportation for domestic and international tourists to the recreational zones in the Altai Mountains.


Industrial production in Novosibirsk is represented by the majority of up-to-date industrial branches. The main branches of industry are machine-building and metalworking, electric power industry, atomic power machine-building, food industry, ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy, production of construction materials; light, medical, chemical industries, woodworking and printing industries.


After Novosibirsk became the seat of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS) in 1957, the fundamental and applied sciences have become one of the main city-forming factors in Novosibirsk. Academgorodok (Science Town) is the core of the Novosibirsk science center. It comprises a number of research, design and experimental institutions, and production organizations of the Academy of Sciences, as well as infrastructure and social-oriented facilities. Beside the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences Novosibirsk is home to the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Siberian Regional Branch of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences. The total number of scientific institutions in Novosibirsk is 131.


Today, Novosibirsk is one of the recognized cultural centers in Russia. The city is home to the numerous creative unions and organizations, over 150 cultural institutions, over 700 creative teams and 8 professional theaters.


Novosibirsk State Museum of Regional Studies



  • The museum fund comprises over 215,000 exposition items.
  • The museum prepares over 1,300 exposition items annually. 
  • Storage area – 680 m2
  • Exposition space makes up 2,665 m2
  • The museum holds over 70 expositions annually, along with over 1,600 scientific and educational events. The museum’s annual audience exceeds 180,000 people. 

Novosibirsk State Arts Museum

  • The core of the museum’s collection is made up of the items granted in the late 1950s and early 1960s by the Tretyakov Gallery, State Russian Myseum, Pavlov Museum Palace, State Museum of Pictorial Arts n.a. Alexander Pushkin, the State Hermitage Museum, and other Russian museums.

Nikolay Rerikh Museum

  • The Siberian Rerikh Society is an interregional cultural and educational organization. The Society’s objective is to proliferate Rerikh legacy.

Science and Technology Museum of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Established in 2006. Core of the exposition – technologic devices, apparatus designed by Siberian scientists..

West-Siberian Railway Historical Museum


  • Established in March of 1980. The museum stocks over 33,000 storage items.


Historical and Cultural Museum of the Peoples of Siberia and the Russian Far East


  • The Museum’s exposition represents scientific research of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography. The collections are displayed in 6 exhibition halls.
  • Today the museum’s fund comprises over 80 000 exhibits, highlighting the major development stages of ancient and contemporary peoples of Siberia and the Russian Far East over the millennia.

Museum of Railway Mechanisms


  • Established in August of 2000. It is an outdoor museum that occupies 6 railway tracks. It boasts 100 samples of railway mechanisms, such as carriages, locomotives, etc. 


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