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Omsk Oblast (Russian: О́мская о́бласть OHM-skuh-yuh OH-blust') is a region in Western Siberia, which borders Tyumen Oblast to the northwest, Tomsk Oblast to the northeast, Novosibirsk Oblast to the east, and Kazakhstan to the south.

CitiesEdit

Map of Omsk Oblast

  • 1 Omsk — One of Siberia's most important cities and one of Russia's largest, an excellent stop on the Trans-Siberian Railway
  • 2 Tara   — one of Siberia's first cities in the 16th century and the "mother" to many of Siberia's most important cities as it was an expeditionary base; it is a sleepy town home to a number of historical churches
  • 3 Bolsherechye   — a historic old Siberian fortress town (1627), which contains a huge zoo; its hippopotamuses made the news by turning up in a nearby lake and giving a couple drunk fishermen a real scare!

Other destinationsEdit

UnderstandEdit

 
Lenin Street in Omsk

TalkEdit

Expect that some knowledge of Russian will greatly assist you in your travels here.

Get inEdit

Omsk is a major stop (and indeed, one of the best stops) on the Trans-Siberian Railway. This capital city is also the "terminus" for the Trans-Siberian Railway's South Ural branch.

Omsk Tsentralny Airport (OMS IATA), serviced by flights from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, and Andijan, Uzbekistan.

Get aroundEdit

SeeEdit

  • 1 Achair Convent. A beautiful convent outside Omsk, which was used as a gulag in the 1930s, where over 100,000 perished from malnutrition and the cold  

DoEdit

  • Cruising, whitewater rafting, and canoeing along the Irtysh, Tara, and Shish rivers
  • Hunting

EatEdit

DrinkEdit

Stay safeEdit

Go nextEdit

The next major stops on the Trans-Siberian Railway are Tyumen to the west and Novosibirsk to the east. The first major stop to the west along the South Ural Branch of the Trans-Siberian Railway is Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan.



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