Escorted Rail Tours to Novosibirsk
The largest city in Siberia
Founded in 1893, Novosibirsk is the capital and largest city in
Siberia, and is the third largest city in all of Russia. It developed
quickly after the opening of the Turkestan-Siberia Railway in the
late 1890s. Following the revolution soon after the city's
founding, the city became loyal to the Bolsheviks. On Lenin's death
in 1924, a Lenin statue was erected in the new Lenin Square.
Yet undoubtedly the main attraction of Novosibirsk is the
theatre. The performing arts are an important part of both the city
and Siberia, and the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet
Theatre is the largest building of its kind in Russia. Built in
1944, the magnificent structure has been a key symbol of the city
ever since. Due to its importance in the country, this theatre has
been nicknamed the 'Siberian Colosseum' and is a much-loved
attraction of both Novosibirsk and Siberia.