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    Monument to the sable

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Aug 23, 2015

    This is a new monument. I did not see it during my previous stay in Novosibirsk a few years earlier. On its four sides are the names of Siberian cities where there are sables.
    Sable is a small animal that lives in northern Asia and has soft, brown fur.

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    Opera and Ballet

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Aug 23, 2015

    This building is wonderful and the performances are not expensive at all for an european visitor. I heard that its dome is the greatest in Russia. It is a must to go to a ballet or concert during your visit to Novosibirskl.

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    Novosibirsk State Art Museum

    by jorgejuansanchez Updated Aug 22, 2015

    This lovely museum is located in Krasni Prospekt, in downtown. I was specially interested in the paintings of Nikolai Roerich, that died in the Himalaya mountains.
    There is a hall devoted to the european painters, mainly from Holland, such as Rubens. I also found a Tintoretto work, with the name Resurrection of Christ.
    But I spent most of my time in Nikolai Roerich 3 rooms, where are exposed 60 painting of him, plus five of his son, Svetoslav. They all were donated by Nikolai Roerich because he loved the Altai Mountains, where he thought that shelters a fabled town called Belovodie, similar to Shangrila.
    Nikolai Roerich was a dedicated activist for the cause of preserving art and architecture during times of war. He earned several nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize.
    I had visited the place where his body was cremated, in Kullu Valley, India, and also a museum devoted to him in New York. So I was very interested in revisiting that museum of Novosibirsk, in spite of having lived in Novosibirk for almost 3 years and having seen all his Himalaya 60 paintings many times, because they have hypnotic expressions.
    In the museum they also sell books and booklets about Nikolai Roerich. I bought a small book for only 50 rubles, or less than 1 US Dollar, showing most of his 60 paintings in that museum.

    The museum I am close to N. Roerich painting This is Genghis Khan painting This is called Santana painting These are painting by Svetoslav Roerich
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    Opera House

    by JessieLang Written Oct 18, 2012

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    They have a wonderful State Opera & Ballet Theater, built in 1945. It is the largest in Russia—the main stage theater seats 2,000. It is only open from Nov. to June. People probably don’t want to be inside in the summer. The cloakroom area is huge—all those heavy coats, hats, boots, etc.

    We didn't atternd a performance, but it was fun jus to tour the place and look around.

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    Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

    by Nuclei Written Dec 1, 2009

    One of the most distinguishable structures in Novosibirsk. This cathedral was named after Grand Prince Alexander Nevsky. The orthodox cathedral is also separable by its stone construction with red bricks and neo-Byzantine style which is not common in Siberia. The dom is gilded.

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    Lenin Square

    by Nuclei Written Dec 1, 2009

    This is the city center. Square is garnished with Lenin statue. Behind the statue, amazing Opera and Ballet of Novosibirsk, across the statue Local Studies Museum. The space between the statue and opera house is generally used for open bazaar.

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    Andrei Dmitrievich Kryachkov Statue

    by Nuclei Written Nov 30, 2009

    Professor Kryachkov was one of the greatest architectures of his time. With his designs such as Lenin House, Work of Palace, Picture Gallery and many others, he contributed Novosibirsk to be one of the biggest (as some say 3rd biggest in Russia) cities in Russia. This statue was erected for his memorial. There is also small park here.

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    Cathedral of the Ascension

    by Nuclei Written Nov 30, 2009

    Another gold domed cathedral in Russia. Comparing the others I saw throughout Russia, this one looked average from the outside but inside is supposed to be more interesting. Another gold-green-white combination of exterior

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    Another Spot on Trans Siberian Railway

    by Nuclei Updated Nov 30, 2009

    Largest train station is Russia. Really huge and decorated like a concert hall in Vienna. Novosibirk was the geographical "center" of USSR so the train station had a significant importance. High ceiling, big chandeliers, the architecture, unique.

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    Ob Sea

    by daisuke_jp Updated Sep 4, 2008

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    This artificial lake is within 10 minutes on foot from Akademgorodok. One of the good places to enjoy sunshine in summer. Train station "Obskoe More (Ob Sea)" is exactly in front of the SEA and it takes approx. 45 minutes from main station in the city centre (RUB 30).

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    Akademgorodok

    by yumyum Updated Mar 23, 2007

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    You can take a direct marshrutka to come here. It's about 30 km from Novosibirsk. But be warned, if you don't have a special interest and don't know any people here, it's actually rather boring and confusing. There isn't really anything to see and we got lost and to get back to Novosibirsk is tough in the evening as all marshutkas are already full. There are lots of institutes and some monuments but that's about it.

    The positive thing after Novosibirsk is that you can take a walk in the nature. On the way there you will pass the open-air railway museum in Seyatel on your left. This seemed much more appealing to me but I didn't get to visit.

    statue with institute somewhere in Akademgorodok - lost me in Akademgorodok - yes, it's true! take a walk another institute

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    Champignons

    by Klod5 Written Oct 25, 2006

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    Dès la fin du mois d'août, on trouve à profusion des champignons.
    Beaucoup de Pleurotes, qui poussent à proximité des peupliers, mais aussi de beau et succulents Cèpes...

    Since the end of the month of August, one finds to profusion of the mushrooms.
    A lot of Pleurots, that push close to the poplars, but also of beautiful and luscious Ceps...

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    Teatr Operi I Baleta

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Oct 14, 2006

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    This is the greatest theatre in Russia, and the dome is beautiful, without columns to support it.
    If you happen to be in Novosibirsk do not miss a performance in it. Besides, it is very cheap and they do not discriminate the foreigners (In Moscow Bolshoi Theatre and in Saint Petersburg Mariinski, foreigners pay about ten times more than the locals!).
    The cultural atmosphere in its interior is admirable. Children adore theatre and go proudly and very nicely dressed with their parents.
    The quality of its actors has nothing to envy to any other theatre in Russia. There you will be able to watch Giselle of Adolphe Adams, Carmen of Bizet, Eugene Onegin, The Sleeping Beauty, or listen wondeful musical composition by Prokofiev and Rakhmaninov.

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    Novosibirskaya Kartinnaya Galereya

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Jan 29, 2006

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    Nikolai Roerich was a Russian painter who travelled extensively around the Himalayas, Altai, Tibet, Mongolia, etc, looking for Shangri-la or Shambhala. Finally he found it, but was not in the Himalayas, but inside himself. He donated 60 of his Himalaya paintings to Novosibirsk because he was convinced that near Novosibirsk, in the Altai Mountains, near the peak Belukha and Osera Teletskoye (lake), there is a fabled town called Belovodie, where still today live in secrecy, isolated, many Old Believers (Orthodox Christians who rejected the reforms of Patriarch Nikon in the XVII century). According to the legend you can find this town without realizing that it is Belovodie if your heart is not pure.
    The museum costs 80 roubles for Russians, you just say ODIN (pronounced like Adin), and get Russian price. My favourite Roerich painting is Santana.

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    Etnografic museum

    by Sioma Written Nov 10, 2004

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    unfortunately i haven't any pic, but i liked it very much. It's an interesting museum about the story of Siberia, its ancient populations, and its colonization.
    It's in Krasnij prospect, just south of Ploshchad Lenina, not far from S.Nicholaj chapel.

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