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Novosibirsk is the third most populous city in Russia.
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Andrey Shapran

Novosibirsk is the third most populous city in Russia.
It is inhabited by representatives of more than 80 nationalities, but the majority of its population is Russian.

Andrey Shapran

It is inhabited by representatives of more than 80 nationalities, but the majority of its population is Russian.
The largest ethnic groups there are Germans, Ukrainians, Siberian Tatars, Jews and Byelorussians.

Andrey Shapran

The largest ethnic groups there are Germans, Ukrainians, Siberian Tatars, Jews and Byelorussians.
Over the last years the ethnic structure of Novosibirsk has noticeably changed owing to the increase in the number of migrants from CIS countries and China.

Andrey Shapran

Over the last years the ethnic structure of Novosibirsk has noticeably changed owing to the increase in the number of migrants from CIS countries and China.
Novosibirsk is often unofficially called the capital of Siberia.

Andrey Shapran

Novosibirsk is often unofficially called the capital of Siberia.
The climate in Novosibirsk and its suburbs is continental. The lowest temperature was registered on January 9, 1915 (-51.1 °C).

Andrey Shapran

The climate in Novosibirsk and its suburbs is continental. The lowest temperature was registered on January 9, 1915 (-51.1 °C).
The economy of Novosibirsk is based on industry, commerce, transport, construction and science.

Andrey Shapran

The economy of Novosibirsk is based on industry, commerce, transport, construction and science.
The city’s production complex comprises over 250 large and medium-sized industrial enterprises which produce over 2/3 of the total regional output of products and services.

Andrey Shapran

The city’s production complex comprises over 250 large and medium-sized industrial enterprises which produce over 2/3 of the total regional output of products and services.
Novosibirsk is the largest transport hub in the Western Siberia which is located on the intersection of various transport lines including the Trans-Siberian Railway. There is also a railway line connecting it with the Central Asia.

Andrey Shapran

Novosibirsk is the largest transport hub in the Western Siberia which is located on the intersection of various transport lines including the Trans-Siberian Railway. There is also a railway line connecting it with the Central Asia.
Commerce is one of the leading sectors in the structure of the city’s economy. In May 1993 Novosibirsk was admitted to the World Trade Centers Association.

Andrey Shapran

Commerce is one of the leading sectors in the structure of the city’s economy. In May 1993 Novosibirsk was admitted to the World Trade Centers Association.
Novosibirsk is the largest center of academic sciences in the Asian part of Russia, its scientific potential is very strong.

Andrey Shapran

Novosibirsk is the largest center of academic sciences in the Asian part of Russia, its scientific potential is very strong.
In the city there are over 100 organizations working in the spheres of fundamental and sectoral sciences and 7 international research centers.

Andrey Shapran

In the city there are over 100 organizations working in the spheres of fundamental and sectoral sciences and 7 international research centers.
Today Novosibirsk is considered the cultural center of Siberia and is recognized as one of the cultural centers of Russia.

Andrey Shapran

Today Novosibirsk is considered the cultural center of Siberia and is recognized as one of the cultural centers of Russia.
The first man on the Moon, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, visited Novosibirsk with a special purpose – to collect a handful of soil from outside the house which was the home and workplace for one of the pioneers in cosmonautics – Yuri Kondratyuk, the author of the scheme of a spaceship flight to the Moon which was used in the Apollo program.

Andrey Shapran

The first man on the Moon, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, visited Novosibirsk with a special purpose – to collect a handful of soil from outside the house which was the home and workplace for one of the pioneers in cosmonautics – Yuri Kondratyuk, the author of the scheme of a spaceship flight to the Moon which was used in the Apollo program.
December 28, 2012
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