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OMSK -ONCE CAPITAL OF RUSSIA
The reasons you should visit Omsk ( may be first in form of a virtual tour) being, as we presume, a true friend of Siberia are:

1.To see most beautiful Church in all Siberia where the Banner of Ermak was kept. When you stand near this church you understand why some people call Omsk 'St.Petersburg of Siberia'.
2. To see a building where may be most romantic love story in Russian history between Admiral Kolchak and Mrs. Temiryova took place.
3. To see the Governor's palace from where under the Tsar huge territory from the Arctic ocean to the Xinjiang deserts in present-day China was managed and where the old good Russian imperial banner used to be hoisted ( the honor given at the time only to Moscow, St.Petersburg, Tiflis, Helsingfors and Omsk ).
4. To see the building where the Gold reserve of Russia was kept only to disappear some time later in the flames of the Civil war.
5. To see the Guard's house( the oldest stone building of the fortress) where the Siberian regionalists used to sip their beer behind bars discussing the strange and thrilling idea of separating Siberia from mainland Russia and creation of United States of Siberia!

We designed for you here a virtual tour of this one of the most interesting Siberian cities.
Run through the parks and streets of the former capital of Russia, follow the path of Dostoevsky, see best museums in Siberia and try to understand why Omsk is often referred to as City of flowers and beautiful girls :
1.VIRTUAL TOUR OF OMSK


If you then decide to make a real stop in this really interesting city of Siberia, we can provide you with an attractive solution for your sightseeing needs. Ideal for short Transsib stop-overs for just two people or more. No worries how you come to the place, hotels, how to avoid annoying taxi drivers, where to eat and go,etc.
We have collected in this part some useful information which we hope will make your stay in Omsk as nice as possible:
2.OMSK TRAVEL PACKAGE

A nice hotel for your stay in Omsk:
3.HOTEL IBIS SIBIR OMSK
HISTORICAL OMSK
Strange as it may seem, Siberia was already inhabited during the Stone Age – some 10-14 thousand years ago! There are some uncovered sites in the vicinity of Omsk that clearly show that the first “Omskovites” were nomads and their main occupation was cattle-breeding. Some of them (the Hungarians) moved through unknown reasons later to the West ( the first Siberians to emigrate!).
1.WHAT THE OMSKOVITES DID IN THE LAST COUPLE OF CENTURIES

OMSK DURING AND AFTER THE CIVIL WAR IN RUSSIA:
1.Admiral Kolchak
2.Achair - former Gulag camp near Omsk

TARA:
It is still unknown what the history of our region would be without this northern city.
Taking into account the whole Trans-Urals, Tara is the 3rd age city after Tyumen and Tobolsk. Taking into account Siberian federal district that does not include the Tyumen Region, Tara is the oldest city in Siberia.
1.Not from the novel 'Gone with the wind' but still interesting

OMSK: AT A GLANCE AND SISTER-CITIES:
1.Omsk in brief and sister cities of Omsk
OMSK ACTIVE TOURS
1.RAFTING RIVER OM 2012

2.RESULTS OF SIBERIAN ICE MARATHON 2012
CULTURAL OMSK
International Festivals.
1. Puppet theatres Festival Visiting Arlekin


Omsk has a rich cultural tradition. Important here are:
1.MUSEUMS OF OMSK
2.THEATRES OF OMSK
3.OUTSTANDING PEOPLE
4.MUSICAL BANDS
5.COMPLEX IN BOLSHERECHYE
6.CENTER OF SIBERIAN CULTURE IN OMSK
PEOPLE OF OMSK
Some Omsk people were really great.
Read about a person who did gardening in Siberia:
1.KOMISSAROV GARDEN

Omsk had also a great business lady:
2. SHANINA - GREAT BUSINESS LADY
LEGENDS OF OMSK
Irtysh is the 4th longest river in Russia. Its length is 4248 kilometers. The apartments with views onto Irtysh are supposed to be very popular among the citizens of Omsk as the river is extremely picturesque in city area. The Chinese have a saying: “A wise man likes rivers, a dreamer likes mountains”
1.IRTYSH

Thousands of years ago 5 fragments of a huge meteorite hit Siberia in the region of Omsk and made round holes which then were filled with living water. Thus appeared 'space-born' lakes Linevo, Danilovo, Urmannoe, Indovo and the most mysterious lake - the Secret Lake.....
2. The five lakes
MAJOR PROJECTS
In Omsk Metro bridge, which was being built during 12 years, was finally set in operation in 2007.
1.OMSK SUBWAY

Alas, one of the greatest rivers under this sun -Irtysh- is in grave danger ( through climate change,etc). Omsk wants to act:
2.IRTYSH RIVER DAM
NEW OMSK ECONOMY
Omsk is getting international ( as in fact the case befor the Bolshevik revolution of 1917 was). You will see here a number of interesting international projects. Some of them were the first ones of the kind in Russia.

We talked already above about the Five lakes. Four have been found and one is still missing. We have here in Omsk a plant though which has already found the solution: they produce vodka with the lable 'Five lakes'. Some joke - when you have drunk enough, you finally find also the fifth, the secrete lake!
1.BEST SIBERIAN VODKA

It is not only that we have here the best Siberian vodka. We have here also the ROSAR beer - the best in Siberia, the country or the whole world?
2.BEST SIBERIAN BEER

Where Ikea sets foot - there is a sound economic environment ( a Russian saying). Read about Ikea, Media Markt and Castorama in Omsk
3. IKEA IN OMSK, INTERNATIONAL TRADE CHAINS

New interesting producer of wood products in Omsk:
4.AVA COMPANY
BUSINESS TIES
Here we depict foreign economic activities of Omsk and its ties with foreign countries:
1.FOREIGN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN 2007

The Czechs have always had a profound impact on Omsk ( for instance delevering the White Admiral Kolchak to the Reds for getting free passage to the Pacific Ocean). But let bygones by bygones - what do the Czech business circles in Omsk - tremendous and fantastically positiv:
2.OUR STRONGEST ECONOMIC ALLIES
OMSK AGRICULTURE
In order to produce beer you need barley. To produce good beer you need exellent barley. It was a problem till recently.

The SunInBev company is stimulating local farmers to introduce this crop on a large scale.

What are the results?
Siberian barley in Omsk
OMSK EDUCATION
1.Omsk institutions of higher education
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