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Akademgorodok (literally “the town of academicians”), founded in 1957, is located about 20 kilometers south of the center of Novosibirsk, on the right bank of the Novosibirsk reservoir.

It is one of the most important scientific and educational centers in Russia. On its territory there are dozens of research institutes, the Presidium of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk State University, and a physics and mathematics school. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Novosibirsk Akademgorodok, Russia - the scientific center of Siberia, photo 1

a town of scientists in the middle of the forest




Novosibirsk – the view from above

Novosibirsk, the administrative center of the Siberian Federal District and the Novosibirsk region, is the third largest city in Russia. It is the largest trade, business, cultural, industrial, transport, and scientific center of Siberia.

The population of Novosibirsk is about 1.6 million people. The city is located on both banks of the Ob River near the Novosibirsk reservoir. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Novosibirsk from above, Russia, photo 1

fly over Novosibirsk




The night views of Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk is the third most populous city in Russia (population – about 1.5 million). It is the administrative center of the Siberian Federal District and Novosibirsk region.

The city is a commercial, business, cultural, industrial, transport, and scientific center of federal importance. Let’s see how Novosibirsk looks at night time. Photos by Denis Mukimov

The district near the railway station

Night views of Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia, photo 1





Novosibirsk hit by a heavy hailstorm

July 12, 2014, Novosibirsk, the third largest city in Russia and the capital city of Siberia, encountered an unexpected whim of nature.

After one of the hottest days of the year, when the temperature reached 37 degrees Celsius above zero, the city was suddenly hit by a heavy hailstorm. Unique footage of this hailstorm was captured on the city beach.

Heavy hailstorm, Novosibirsk, Russia

terrible hailstorm and you are on the beach


Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater is the largest theater of Novosibirsk and Siberia. The theater building, located on the main square of Novosibirsk is Russia’s largest theater building.

Because of its large size the theater is called “Siberian Coliseum”. The theater building is the pride and symbol of Novosibirsk. Today about 900 people are working there. Photos by Stepanov Slava.

Largest theater building in Russia view 1


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Novosibirsk is the third city of Russia by population after Moscow and St. Petersburg. The city is business, cultural, industrial, scientific, trade and transport center of Siberia.

Novosibirsk was founded in 1893. The population of the city reached one million in 1962 making it the world youngest city with such a large population.

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Subway station dedicated to Yuri Gagarin

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight Novosibirsk subway redesigned the station named after the first cosmonaut of Earth. The photos were captured by Stepanov Slava.

Gagarin subway station, Novosibirsk, Russia view 1



Novosibirsk city is the third largest city of Russia after Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, the largest city and the capital of Siberia Federal District. The following photos were captured during evening and night time by Stepanov Slava (all the pictures are clickable).

Novosibirsk city, Russia evening and night view