Novosibirsk is one of the largest Russian cities, and it is often called the “capital of Siberia.” The name is, of course, unofficial, but it accurately reflects the essence. Novosibirsk is a large industrial center and is one of the most important countries for the Russian economy.
Until the 20-ies of the 20th century, two time zones passed through Novosibirsk. Later it was decided to abolish, as this circumstance created known inconveniences for city residents.
The former name of Novosibirsk is Novo-Nikolaevsk.
The Red Avenue in Novosibirsk is the longest street in the world without turns (almost 7 kilometers).
In Novosibirsk there is a museum of the Sun, dedicated to solar cults of different peoples. The museum is a famous local landmark.
The area of Novosibirsk is more than 500 square kilometers, which is more than the area of some tropical countries, for example, Niue.
The longest metro bridge in the world, with a length of more than two kilometers, is also in Novosibirsk. It trains the local metro across the Ob river.
By the way, the Ob river is the most extensive river in Russia in terms of area of the basin.
The famous hypnotist Wolf Messing lived in Novosibirsk in the mid 40s of the last century.
Novosibirsk is one of the fastest growing cities in the world.
The largest theater structure in Russia (and the second in the world) is the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theater.