Novosibirsk is the third-most populous city in Russia. As it’s located in Siberia, you will be exposed to the you will ever have in your entire life. However, life in Novosibirsk is anything but frozen – following the fall of Soviet Union, Novosibirsk became the city with one of the richest cultural scenes in the country.
Proud home of many national-level universities, Novosibirsk people take pride of being Academic capital of Russia. The number of people on the streets, who could communicate in English is as high as it is in Moscow.
- Population: 1.6 million
- Public Transportation: International airport, 2 line Metro, railways and a number of bus routes & taxis
- Language: Russian
- Climate: Humid continental, with warm summers and bitterly cold winters. Winter temperatures can go as low as −30 °C, while summer temperatures can go as high as +30 °C.
WHAT MAKES NOVOSIBIRSK UNIQUE
- Used to be an important academic center since Soviet times, Novosibirsk hosts a number of number of nation-level higher education institutions. Academgorodok is the whole suburb dedicated to science.
- Novosibirsk is an important city for Russian musical culture. Performances shown at Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theater as well as in other musical venues are some of the best in the country.
- The Novosibirsk Zoo is not only a world-renowned scientific institution but also a popular tourist attraction. Around 1.5 million people visit the zoo each year.
- Novosibirsk is located in Siberia (in fact, the city name can be translated as New Siberian City), so if there’s one thing there no shortage of, it’s snow in winter. Which makes skiing and ice skating a popular past time.