Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk

Expanding Novosibirsk, with a population of 1.6 million, is the largest city in Siberia, and its industrial center. Novosibirsk did not exist before the Trans-Siberian railway was built, growing up around the place chosen for the rail line’s Ob River crossing. Nikita Khrushchev relocated his best scientists 30 km from here in 1959, in a special town built expressly for scientific research, called Academgorodok, or Academy City.

PUBLISHED: July 20, 2013