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.
Hundreds of years ago, the Cosssacks were at the forefront of the conquest of Siberia; now the heritage passes to a new generation.
Gunman 'with hatred for ethnic minorities' killed two in security service office, one in an earlier shooting, before he was 'eliminated'.
As well as her amazing 'modern' footwear, this Mongolian 'seamstress' went to the afterlife with four changes of clothes, her sewing kit, a horse and a ram's head.