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Tyumen – the First Russian City in Siberia

Tyumen, founded in 1586, is a large city with a population of more than 700 thousand people located in the south of Western Siberia, about 2,200 km east of Moscow, the administrative center of the Tyumen region.

It was founded as a defensive outpost, which played an important role during the initial colonization of Siberia and the Far East. In the 18th-19th centuries, the town turned into a large transit and trade center, as well as a center of crafts. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Tyumen - the First Russian City in Siberia, photo 1

fly over Tyumen


Tyumen was the first Russian city in Siberia. Being an administrative and business center of the largest oil- and gas-extracting region Tyumen is unofficial “oil and gas capital” of Russia.

The following pictures were captured from the tallest building in Tyumen, residential complex “Parusa” (25 floors, 78 meters). The building is located at the intersection of Melnikaite and Taimyr streets. Photos by Stepanov Slava.

Tyumen, Russia view from the city's tallest building 1