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With a population of 1.6 million people, Novosibirsk is considered the first in the world in growth rate, it has reached the mark of 1 million people in 70 years, which is 20 years less than Chicago. It is the 4th largest city in Russia after Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Nizhny Novgorod. For that reason, Novosibirsk is often called the Capital of Siberia.

Only here you may experience the traditional hospitality of Siberians well matched with warm and sunny weather that is a welcome surprise to many visitors. The region preserves the memory of the times of Siberias colonization and has a great number of museums, churches, cathedrals and archeological sites that may tell a lot of Siberias past.

A trip to Akademgorodok - the town of scientists - will plunge you into the life of famous Russian scientific institutes and secret research centers.

Being a large city, Novosibirsk also offers avenues with restaurants, shops, nightclubs, etc. making the city so attractive and comfortable for traveling. Novosibirsk is a nice stopover point for those traveling by Trans-Siberian to the East Siberian regions.

Around Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk Region has a significant potential in the sphere of historical and cultural tourism. There are over 2,500 historical and architectural monuments on the territory of the region. About 80% of them are archeological monuments.

The most ancient archeological monuments are Volchya Griva and Novo-Nartasskaya sites. They are over 14 thousand years old. Sopka-2 is a unique complex of archeological monuments containing over 100 burial mounds.

The wooden Church of the Savior of Zashiversk built in the 17th century is considered a true masterpiece of the 17th century architecture. Now it is located in the Open-Air Museum of Wooden Architecture in Academgorodok.

The towns of the Novosibirsk Region Kainsk and Kolyvan - played an important role in the history of Suberias colonization and are considered a sort of Russian historical and architectural monuments of the 18th-20th centuries.

Special significance among architectural monuments belongs to churches. These were the highest and extremely rich complexes that were compositional centers of the surrounding landscapes. Kolyvan is proud of its stone Alexander Nevsky Church (1887), simple but graceful and elegant. The Church is located on a high hill and may be observed from quite a big distance.

The ancient settlements of Siberian Tatars are among the oldest archeological monuments of the Novosibirsk Region that preserved the memory of events that rook place long before Siberia had been colonized. The Ascension Site of Ancient Tatar Settlement called Tontur is located on the left bank of the Om River, opposite the village of Voznesenskoe.

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