Trans-Siberian Rail Road
T O M S
Tomsk locates in West
Siberia. It is worth stopover during the Trans-Siberian journey.
Tomsk (about 500 000 of population) is an old Siberian town, founded in
1604, it’s situated on the river Tom, next to Novosibirsk. Its historical
center formed first of all by the main street – Lenina (Lenin’s) - still
represents the typical architecture of the early XXth century, mostly three-
or two-floored buildings, of modernist style, for it was very popular at
that time. The buildings of the 5 universities are located on the same
street. As a result you see plenty of young faces around the year everywhere
– on streets, in cinemas, night clubs (to be called strictly discos), in
many cafes, coffee houses, by the way the last two are rather cheap, the
cuisine is eatable however. The most curious could find a couple of life
music clubs to study the alternative scene of the region, some museums and
theatres. The further main feature of Tomsk are wooden houses about 200
years old, decorated with so-called “wooden laces” – different pattern,
there are a lot of them unlike to near Siberian cities and towns still kept,
in spite of fire and their deterioration.
Speaking to the identity of Tomsk, its people, weather, nature and history,
who makes it: Tomsk is worth visiting to get acquainted with the friendly
province atmosphere and Siberian way of life.
I was born there. I love this city. And I would like to
invite you to visit it and to enjoy...
W E L C O M E !