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    Museum of regional studies

    by Klod5 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Novosibirsk Regional Studies Museum

    Novosibirsk Regional Studies Museum is one of the major museums of Siberia.Currently it's collection contains more than 170,000 artifacts. These illustrate 150,000 years of Siberian history, and describe the native culture and population.

    address: 630099. Russia. Novosibirsk. Krasny Prospekt 23. Metro "Ploshad Lenina"
    phone: +7 (3832) 27-1543, 27-1538
    admission: $1.7 adults,
    $3.3 including excursion.
    operating hours: Open from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. Day off: Monday, Tuesday.
    e-mail: M1046@mail.museum.ru

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    7 octobre

    by Klod5 Written Nov 7, 2004

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    7 octobre in Novosibirsk

    Le 7 octobre, c'est la commémoration de la révolution. Les nostalgiques de l'époque communiste se réunissent. Mais ce ne sont plus les grande fêtes d'autrefois !
    Oui, il reste peu de communistes !
    Et je me souviens des demonstrations de mon enfance. C'etait gai ! Des ballons multicolores, des drapeaux, tout le monde qui marchait le long de l'avenue Moskoi... c'etait une fete populaire !

    October 7, it is the commemoration of the revolution. The nostalgic of the Communist time meet. But these are not anymore the big feasts of once !
    Yes, he/it remains few Communists !
    And I remember the demonstrations of my childhood. It was cheerful ! Of the multicolored balls, of the flags, everybody that worked along the Avenue Moskoi... it was a popular feast !

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    Sauna

    by Klod5 Updated Nov 1, 2004

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    Russian sauna

    Le sauna (prononcer saouna), est vraiment une tradition russe bien ancrée dans les moeurs !
    Ceux qui n'ont pas la chance de posséder leur propre pièce, vont au sauna public, plusieurs fois par mois.
    La tradition veut aussi que l'on sorte du sauna pour :
    - en été, s'asperger d'eau glacée
    - en hiver, aller se rouler dans la neige (par - 30 degrés !!!).
    Je n'ai pas encore osé...

    The sauna (to pronounce saouna), is indeed a Russian tradition well anchored in customs!
    Those that don't have luck to possess their own piece, go to the public sauna, several times per month.
    The tradition also wants that one leaves the sauna for:
    - in summer, to sprinkle itself of frozen water,
    - in winter, to be going to roll itself in snow (by - 30 degrees!!!).
    I didn't yet dare...

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    Koulitchs

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    Koulitchs

    Pour Pâques (les Pâques orthodoxes sont une semaine après la fête catholique), on confectionne les gateaux traditionnels : les koulitchs.
    Ils en existe de toutes les tailles, pour tous les appé*** (et les familles plus ou moins grandes). Il sont vendus le matin, après la sortie de la messe, puis toute la journée.
    Il s'agit d'une sorte de kake, décoré sur le dessus avec du sucre glace fondu, et des motifs différents.

    For Easter (the orthodox Easter are one week after the Catholic feast), one prepares the traditional cakes: the koulitchs.
    They exist some of all sizes, for all appetites (and the families more or less big). There are sold the morning, after the exit of the Mass, then all day.
    It is about a way of kake, decorated over on the with sugar, freezes melted, and of the different motives.

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    Oeufs décorés

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    Oeufs de Paques d��cor��s

    Pour Pâques (les Pâques orthodoxes sont une semaine après la fête catholique), la tradition est de décorer des oeufs.
    Chaque année, les enfants (ou les grands), montrent donc leurs talents artistiques !

    * A ne pas confondre avec les Pisanki ukrainiens, qui sont des objets traditionnels, devenus désormais une marchandise touristique.

    For Easter (the orthodox Easter are one week after the Catholic feast), the tradition is to decorate some eggs.
    Every year, the children (or the oldests), show their artistic talents therefore!

    * To not to confound with the Ukrainian Pisankis, that are traditional objects, become henceforth a tourist merchandise.

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    Comme des vaches sur la glace

    by Klod5 Written Nov 1, 2004

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    Siberian on ice

    Comme des vaches sur la glace !
    C'est une expression que vous entendrez souvent, en Sibérie, lorsque le froid transforme les trottoirs en véritable patinoire et que vous devrez faire très attention au moindre de vos pas... Plus de six mois à marcher ainsi, comme une vache sur la glace !

    As cows on ice!
    It is an expression that you will often hear, in Siberia, when the cold weather transforms the sidewalks in real rink and that you should pay a lot of attention to the least of your steps... More than six months to walk thus, like a cow on ice!

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    Novosibirsk ZOO

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    Novosibirsk ZOO

    Situated in the pine forest just ten minutes ride from the city center ZOO has to offer you more than 4000 animals of 399 species a third of which are rare and disappearing.

    address: Timiriazeva St., 71/1,
    phone: (+7-3832) 251747
    admission: $1.7

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    Krasny fakel

    by Klod5 Written Oct 31, 2004

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    Novo

    The Theater "Krasny fakel"
    (in english means red torch)

    address: Russia, 630099, Lenina St.,19
    phone:+7 (383-2) 10-04-01,10-06-71,10-01-64
    tickets are sold in theater's ticket-office, prices vary from 30 to 200 rubles
    operating hours: 11:00 - 19:00, (lunch break 15:00 - 16:00)

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    The Youth Theatre LE GLOBE

    by Klod5 Written Oct 31, 2004

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    Le Globe

    The Youth Theater Globus situated in the centre of Novosibirsk, a short walk from the Chapel.
    The Globus today is: a huge building with two auditorias, the large one for 540 seats and the small one for 100 seats;
    a repertoire of 30 plays by various playwrignts from Shakespeare to our contemporaries;
    productions in various genres: psychological dramas or comedies are along with concert shows,

    address: Russia, 630099, Kamenskaya, 1 (near Ploschad Lenina metro station)
    phone:+7 (383-2) 236-684, 238-841
    e -mail: theglobe@globe.nsc.ru
    booking-office works from 11.00 till 19.00
    Prices vary from 50 to 250 rubles

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    State Academy Opera and Ballet Theater

    by Klod5 Updated Oct 31, 2004

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    State Academy Opera and Ballet Theater

    The theatre has three halls: large - 2,000 seats, concert -550 seats, small - 130 seats.
    The theatre is well-known in Russia and abroad.
    Its repertoire comprises such operas and ballets as "Eugene Onegin", "The Swan Lake", "The Nutcracker" by Tchaikovsky", operas by Moussorgsky ("Boris Godunov", "Khovanschina"), Rimsky-Korsakov , Borodin ("Prince Igor"), Verdi ("La Traviata", "Othello", "Aida", "II Trovatore"), Donicetti- ("Lucia di Lammermur"), Pucchini ("Tosca","Madam Butterfly", "La Bohema"), Motzart ("Die Zauberfloete"), and many others.Operas of foreign composers are produced in the original languages.

    address: 36, Krasny Prospect (right near Ploschad Lenina metro station)
    phone:+7 (383-2) 22-59-90, administration
    +7(383-2) 22-37-90, 27-15-37 booking-office
    e -mail: administrator@opera-novosibirsk.ru
    booking-office usually works from 11.00 till 19.00
    on Sat. and Sun. from 11:00 till 18:00
    you can book tikets by e-mail
    Prices vary from 35 to 200 rubles

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    Groupe folklorique

    by Klod5 Written Oct 31, 2004

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    Folk song of Russia

    Je ne sais pas exactement quels sont ces costumes, ce sont des costumes traditionnels russe mais dans chaque region il y avait des particularites. Chez nous il y a des groupes folkloriques, ils chantent des chants anciens, ils cherchent des costumes dans les villages lointains, puis ils confectionnent d'apres ces modèles...

    I don't know precisely what these costumes are, these are costumes traditional Russian but in every region there were some particularities. At home there are folk groups, they sing old songs, they look for the costumes in the faraway villages, then they prepare according to these models...

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    Les cosaques du Don

    by Klod5 Updated Oct 31, 2004

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    Les cosaques du Don

    Ils sont beaux !
    Mais il y a des cosaques habillés en cosaque, et d'autres en bocheviks. Remarquez les couteaux. Les français ont peut être raison quand ils disent des cosaques, qu'ils égorgent d'abord et posent les questions après... Il y a chez ces gens ce côté guerrier cultivé, capable de participer à une tuerie, et de chanter divinement bien.
    Mais ceux-ci etaient très calmes et ils chantaient très bien, avec des voix fortes et nettes.


    They are beautiful!
    But there are the Cossack dressed in Cossack, and of others in Bocheviks. Notice the knives. The French have can be reason when they say the Cossack, that they first slaughter and put the questions after... There are at these people this cultivated war side, capable to participate in a slaughter, and to sing divinely well.
    But these were very quiet and they sang very well, with strong and clean voices.

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    La Maison des Savants

    by Klod5 Written Oct 30, 2004

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    La Maison des Savants

    The House of Scientists, a center of social and cultural life. It's a theatre, a cinema, a filarmony hall - all together. There are also a restaurant, a library, a gym, a ballet studio, a picture gallery and various hobby-clubs in the House.

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    HOT PHONES Country Code for...

    by Valentina777 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    HOT PHONES
    Country Code for Russia - 7, City Code for Novosibirsk -3832

    City Emergency Services:
    01 - Fire
    02 - Militia (Police)
    03 - Ambulance
    04 - Gas Service
    Emergency Towing Service: 001
    Visas :
    The Novosibirsk OVIR head office
    phone: 16-71-39
    To order a taxi :
    Express taxi
    phone: 180-000, 222-222

    'Sozvezdie Scorpiona'
    phone: 545-545,107-107

    Other Useful Telephone Numbers :

    Directory Inquiries, General Inquiries About Novosibirsk
    phone: 09

    DHL
    phone: 220215, 223666
    address: ulitsa Lenina 3, office 210

    To book tickets on international flights:
    phone: 217111
    address: ulitsa Gogolya 3 (near the Krasny prospest metro station)

    Inter-city telephone inquiries
    phone: 07

    Railway Terminal Inquiries
    phone: 2077711, 207712, 207713, 207714

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    Novosibirsk is one of the...

    by Valentina777 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Novosibirsk is one of the biggest cities in Russia and considered the third largest city after Moscow and St.Petersburg and the biggest one behind the Ural. It's situated right in the middle of Russia. The City lies on bouth banks of the Ob river.The day when construction of the new bridge across the Ob river was started is considered to be the day when Novosibirsk was founded.
    In 1993 Novosibirsk celebrated it's 100th anniversary and it's growing rate is so high,that we can call the city the Russian Chicago.

    It occupies the area of 477.2 square kilometres.
    Novosibirsk local time is Greenwich Mean Time plus 6,
    Population: about 1.5 million people,
    Basic language: Russian.
    Mayor of Novosibirsk- Victor Tolokonsky

    Administratively Novosibirsk is segmented into 10 administration districts. Leninsky and Kirovsky districts are situated on the left bank of the Ob river while Zaeltsovsky, Zheleznodorozhny, Dzerzhinsky, Tsentralny, Oktyabrsky, Kalininsky, Pervomaysky and Sovietsky are on the right one. Here is some more boring information

    The City Soviet of People’s Deputies is the main legislative body. The executive power is exercised by the Mayor and the prefects of the districts. The municipal authorities are elected by the citizens of Novosibirsk. Elections are held once in four years.

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