The capital of Siberia. There you'll feel as if you are taken back in time from Russia to the Soviet Union.
Novosibirsk is an industrial city. It was built around the Trans-Siberian railroad 130 years ago, and since then has grown a lot. There is a university town Akademgorodok next to Novosibirsk, situated on the shore of the beautiful Ob river. We usually catch a local train to enjoy the warm sand of the Ob river-sea (it is a river, which looks like a sea!) and to check out the peaceful student town, too.