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Novosibirsk is the third largest city in Russia after Moscow and St. Petersburg and the largest Siberian city, often referred to as the capital of Siberia. The city is young in comparison with other Russian cities as it was only founded in 1893, at the future site of a Trans-Siberian Railway bridge crossing the great Ob River. During Stalin’s industrialization of Russia, the city experienced rapid growth and became one of the major seats of industry in the Soviet Union. In the 1950s, the scientific research complex of Akademgorodok was constructed about 30 km south of the city centre. The Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences is headquartered in Akademgorodok and the town hosts a total of fourteen research institutions and universities making it one of the most important centres for science research in the world.

In 1962, Novosibirsk reached a population of one million. At that time, it was the youngest city in the world with over a million people. Novosibirsk took fewer than seventy years to achieve this milestone, mainly due to the rapid industrialisation and the installation of the Scientific Research Centre. The first line of the Novosibirsk metro was completed in 1985 and the city has continued to grow in recent years.

Arriving in Novosibirsk isn’t difficult. There are direct flights from Moscow and most other large Russian cities daily. Most people arrive in Novosibirsk as a stopover on the Trans-Siberian railway. It is the largest station on this rail route.

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