The City in Siberia – Novosibirsk, Russia Photos

It's 9*C in early September.

During the 2nd World War, Germany invaded European Russia.

To avoid losing the entire Russian manufacturing industry, Stalin packaged every factory in Euro-Russia.

Stalin then shipped the factories to this city to be rebuilt, in order to produce an endless supply of tanks, planes, and weapons.

Welcome to New Siberia

P.S. Since the end of the USSR, Novosibirsk has undergone a rapid gentrification. Pretty much new malls, apartments, restaurants, and everything else.

Novosibirsk is a modern city, without a doubt, with it's Soviet Era style still intact.

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Chapel of St. Nicholas cuts through the main road of Krasnny Prospekt (Red Avenue) in Novosibirsk, Russia

Facing a building built in 1921 after soviet occupation, with a Rosgostrah Bank advertising on it, in Novosibirsk, Russia

Plochad Lenin (Lenin Square), with a statue dedicated to WW2 in Novosibirsk, Russia

A statue in Plochad Lenin dedicated to the workers of the soviet union in Novosibirsk, Russia

A girl walks through the underground markets in Novosibirsk, Russia

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St. Nicholas Chapel in Novosibirsk, Russia

An interesting building featuring the ‘Gastronimic Theatre' in Novosibirsk, Russia

An old pre-soviet building overshadowed by a beautifully blue coloured building in Novosibirsk, Russia

Overlooking the Alexander Nevsky Chapel in Novosibirsk, Russia, built in 1899 by the order of Emperor Alexander.

A cross atop the Alexander Nevsky Chapel in Novosibirsk, Russia

The orange structure of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Novosibirsk Russia contrasts against the blue sky

Inside the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Novosibirsk, Russia

A man prays inside the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Novosibirsk, Russia

The various priests throughout the years in the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Novosibirsk, Russia.

The fancy chandelier in the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Novosibirsk, Russia.

The various priests over the years in the Russian Christian Religion

A priest gives a sermon in the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Novosibirsk, Russia.

A statue of a bull overlooks a motorbike outside a restaurant in Novosibirsk

An old soviet railroad over the river Ob in Novosibirsk

The security outpost used to prevent risks during the soviet era on the river Ob

The river Ob in September in Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk is rapidly growing thanks to foreign and domestic investments into property

A common tradition, to affirm your relationship with a lock on a bridge, Novosibirsk in this case

A statue of Emperor/Tsar Alexander the 3rd in Novosibirsk, Russia

2 men gaze at their construction equipment next to the river Ob in Novosibirsk

A common trend is to have a boat-restaurant on rivers

People inside the Novosibirsk metro station

Cathedral of Ascension (Voznesensky Sobor) in Novosibirsk

A Soviet-era grey apartment block on the left, and a 21st century apartment on the right in Novosibirsk

The main train station to travel around Russia. You can go as far as you wish from Novosibirsk

Pigeons bask in the warm sun, amidst the rapidly dropping temperature in Novosibirsk, in front of the train station

A girl poses in front of the Train station in Novosibirsk. This is typical September clothing in Russia

The various destinations across Russia, available on the board in the main train station in Novosibirsk

The main office building for the Train administration in Novosibirsk

AeroFlot office building in Novosibirsk. Aeroflot is one of the oldest flight agencies in Russia, since the soviet era. Still has the hammer and sickle.

The view of the city from the rooftops of Novosibirsk. A mix of old and new architecture. Overlooking Krasny Prospekt (Red Avenue)

Nuclear and coal energy power the city of Novosibirsk. The close proximity is startling

The soviet-block configuration of Novosibirsk is incredible!

A closeup of Krasny Prospekt (Red Avenue) in Novosibirsk

Rays of sun poke through the clouds onto the south eastern part of Novosibirsk

Giant Lego-block like structures permeate no more than 10-15 floors above the ground in Novosibirsk. Architecture advancements in Russia were creatively very suppressed.

Probably the old offices of Aeroflot, one of the oldest flight agencies in Russia

The buildings in this case look like L-shaped Tetris blocks, in Novosibirsk

A new blue-coloured apartment shoots through the sky in Novosibirsks central core

Renovations in Novosibirsk are underway for the last 25+ years after the fall of the Soviet union.

Almost every apartment complex in the ex-soviet union states has a playground, to spur the growth of families

Focusing more on central Krasny Prospekt in Novosibirsk

There is an abundance of grey soviet-era blocks in Novosibirsk, Russia. These were simply, and fast to build, and served their purpose of housing families… nothing more.

A panoramic view of Novosibirsk, Russia

Facing northwards in Novosibirsk. There is a crazy mix of old and new architecture.

Looking at Ploshchad' Kondratyuka in Novosibirsk

The Cathedral of Ascension (Voznesensky Sobor) in Novosibirsk really contrasts with its surroundings

Leonidas taking a selfie on the rooftops in Novosibirsk

Despite a vast grid of grey apartment blocks, Novosibirsk still tries to beautify itself once in a while

 

Conclusion

Novosibirsk represents a typical soviet-style city, with a large number of ‘communist blocks' of apartments, for kilometers on end. The city is clean, safe, and very well organized.

I would recommend visiting here for a day or 2 maximum, although there isn't much to see outside of buildings within the central cores.

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