Novosibirsk - the unofficial capital of Siberia - is an excellent stopover for train travellers in search of rest and relaxation as they cross the continent.
Below are a few ideas, both within the city and also on a trip out to the satellite town of Akademgorodok, in the heart of pine forests
In summers - when it can be very hot - or in the extremely cold but sunny winters, the city is good for strolling, with plenty of pubs and cafes to wander into for those in need of a cooling, or warming, drink.
You’ll be pleased to see how many people speak good English.
Believed to have been distracted by her cell phone, she mows down people as they cross the road in on Russky Island near Vladivostok.
Siberian ancestors hunted the squat short-legged horse, even though this type of animal was believed to have been wiped out 400,000 years ago.
Intriguing finds from archeological excavations in old garrison town of Tara, a key historic staging post to the east.
Pictures prove the gruesome fate of reindeer 'to meet demands for traditional medicines in China and South Korea'.
Waves on Russia's Pacific shoreline crafted old bottles, porcelain and tiles into a sparkling tourist attraction.