Another interestin person connected with Novokuznetsk as Dostoevskij in modern times is Russian Revolution Poet Vladimir Mayakovskij. His was a poem dedicated to the new Novokuznetsk and words : "and it will be a city-garden!"
In fact one of the central squares of Novokuznetsk is Mayakovskaya Ploschad' in the name of the poet who spent his revolutionary passion also for Novokuznetsk and Siberian people in 30th of XX.
You can visit an Old Kuznetsk and to enojy a panoramic view on Novokuznetsk especially during the summer when numerous events and holidays are organized in the Kuznetsk Fortress and of course you can partecipate to all these celebrations with local people.
You will find both puppets and drama theater in Novokuznetsk city center.
The circus of Novokuznetsk is as big as Moscow circus and very good as all russian circusese.
Have a good time for your russian cultural program!
3 hours by train from Novokuznetsk you reach famous siberian forest Taiga, suggested to visit with a person expert or your tourist group guide.