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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 22, 2016
Booking TSR tickets 'Moscow - Novosibirsk'  (9 Answers)


For the end of August I am considering visiting Novosibirsk. Despite the long journey, I prefer train to airplane because of the opportunity to see beautiful nature and the authentic Siberian way of life.

In this respect, any tips and recommendations are welcome - of course, especially from those of you who did it already. How did you manage with food and beverages during those 48 hours? How did you book your tickets: do you find reliable?

What about Novosibirsk? Is there any surroundings where you can find the typical Siberian landcape - endless plains, birch forests, lakes, etc.?

Thanks in advance!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 27, 2010
What's the chepest way to get to Novosibirsk?  (11 Answers)

I was thinking of flying into St Petersburg and then taking a train to Novosobirsk since the airfar there is around500 compared to almost 1,000 to fly into Novosobirsk. I would take the trans railway 3rd class. which is 178 or something like that. Thoughts?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 25, 2009
what to do  (6 Answers)

new and alone in this N-sk
What to do...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 28, 2009
Hospitals in Novosibirsk  (3 Answers)

Hi there

My company is thinking of visiting Novosibirsk, however we need to be near to good medical facilities. How good are the hospitals in Novosibirsk? Are their many private ones? Does anyone have any opinions or stories to share about their experiences there?

Many thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 28, 2008
RENT?  (1 Answer)

How much should I pay for rent in Novosibirsk?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2008
For Real?  (1 Answer)

Seriously, How bad is the pollution in the region?

I saw another picture connected to VT that showed local water in a tub - is it really that bad in Novosibirsk?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 22, 2008
Anyone knows the OVIR (visa and registry department) detail address and phone number in Novosibirsk?  (1 Answer)

I live in Toronto, Canada, I plan to go to Novosibirsk in 2 month to visit friends, I was told that my friend needs to get the certificate of invitation from OVIR, and I found this phone number :7-383-2-16-71-39 from the website, but this number is a wrong number, and my friend could not find this place.
Anyone who knows this place, please let me know as soon as possible?
Thank you so much.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 19, 2007
No hostels in Novosibirsk?  (1 Answer)

Are there no hostels in Novosibirsk?
I am looking for a place to sleep at the end of July 2008-beginning of August 2008. And I hope I can stay for EUR 20 a night. Is that possible?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 14, 2007
English-Russian Language Exchange, etc.

Hi all!

I realized there is no expat site for Novosibirsk, which makes it hard to find each other for foreigners. Would love to keep practicing my English with exapts in exchange for Russian. Why won't we meet up for a beer or a coffe and be friends?

I am a foreigner mysf, been here for more then a year now. My Russian is perfect, English is OK. You can reach me at [email].


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 03, 2007
French at Novosibirsk  (2 Answers)

I'm a French man living from 3 september at Novosibirsk. I do not know anybody. I'm looking for friends and a flat. Somebody can help me ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 29, 2007
accommodation for 2 or 3 nights  (3 Answers)

we (2 adults 48/52 non-smokers) are planning a train trip next september. need a cheap, clean accommodation in novosibirk for a couple of nights. private accommodation more than WELCOME. (we HATE international hotels)
any ideas????
thanks a lot for answering.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 19, 2007
need tips 4 vacation at novosibirsk  (6 Answers)

Am single and scheduled to visit Novosibirsk during first week of March
Planning my hotel booking.. Which is the best hotel?
Which are the best places for shopping?
Is english widely spoken? and english newspapers, magazines available.
Any nice lady or travel mate who WLTM welcome.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 22, 2006
Question About Relocating to Novosibirsk  (4 Answers)

I am American and our company is relocating us to Novosibirsk within the next few months. We have a dog and I was wondering if it was a good idea to bring her? If so, are there any vets located in Novosibirsk or Akademgorak (sp?)? Also, if we were to return home for a vacation, is there anyone that can watch our dog (kennel, in home nanny, etc.)? Please let me know as soon as possible because this is a major factor in our decision. Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 18, 2006
Need funished flat to rent on long term rental in Novosibrisk.

I am an American living in Novosibrisk. I need too rent a small flat with telephone. Agents are invited to writr me or anyone knowing where I can find one. The problem is I speak almost no Russian. I need flat for about one year. My e-mail address is [email]

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2006
Need Apartment

Does anyone know an agent for renting apartments in Novosibrisk? I am in Novosibrisk and need an apartment for about one year. I will be happy with Russian style apartment but I do need telephone. I do not want to pay more than350 a month if posible. I am alone so need only small apartment location not important as long as I can get to bus or metro close by. My e-mail is [email]. Need agent that can speak some English or a translator. Any help I can get will be great.
Thanks Roy

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 03, 2006
currency/using ATMs


I will be attending a conference in Novosibirsk in June 2006, and am wondering what type of currency is best to carry. Also, is there a reliable ATM network there?

Many thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2005
Foreigners living in novosibirsk?  (3 Answers)


I am looking for other foreigners who are living in novosibirsk. I am from Europe, and staying here for 2 months, would like to exchange experiances and information with people, so just write me!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 08, 2005
Language course of RUssian language  (9 Answers)

Hello you all, can you recommend me the right place to do a language course of Russian in NOvosibirsk? Is there any kind of Pushkin Institute in this city? I do appreciate any help, or tips on that.
Thanks a lot

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 19, 2004
From Kathmandu to Novosibirsk without airplane  (2 Answers)

I am traveling in January from Kathmandu to Novosibirsk, preferably without an airplane. Does anybody have an idea how it is possible in the easiest way? It would be probably through Kirkistan, Kazakhstan, Alma Ata or through Ulan Bator and Irkutsk...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 18, 2004
Traveling from Novosibirsk, Russia to the United States  (5 Answers)

How hard is it for someone in Novosibirsk, Russia to get a visitation visa to be able to visit here in the United States? Is it possible to arrange such a visit? Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. ~kevin

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 28, 2003
Financial aspect  (2 Answers)

Hello, Do yoy know what is the wage of a person working in a shop as secretary or a office ? What is the price of a flat in the center/near the center ? Where is it possible to rent ? Where has moved Babylon ? it was near Sibir Hotel thank you for the answer. Viktorio

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 27, 2003
Is Novosibirsk Really Safe for Foreigners  (11 Answers)

My fiancee is from Novosibirsk but our engagement has met some very disapproving behaviour from mainly 2 of her previous friends - namely two of her ex-boyfriends friends who are loosely associated with and work for the mafia. She came to visit me for the summer as she is finishing university now and since her return to Novosibirsk she has been threatened by these men that they will take her to a bana and gang rape her then leave her naked in the forest and that if, as is planned i come to visit at christmas and new year they will hurt me badly. In terms of these people it means a good beating at least but probably worse, guns or knives included. As a result she feels it safer that we go somewhere else to spend time together, and she knows Novosibirsk life well. Having already had one incident with these people in the past I am asking, is it really safe for me to travel there for Christmas or should I let these men get what they want and drive our relationship to the desparation of finding somewhere where we will both be safe?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 12, 2003
From Novosibirsk to Seoul  (1 Answer)

HI, anybody know which airline fly from Novosibirsk to Seoul ? And which is the cheapest? Thanks a lot !

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 11, 2002
flight's from novosibirsk  (1 Answer)

hi out there! after an altai-excursion with the uni. me and some friends will be in novosibirsk next august. unfortunately we'll not be able to stay in russia (visa problems) but would like to travel on from there. question: is it possible to catch an international flight to china in novosibirsk? is it possible to get a visa for this border crossing? what about kazachstan? (we have some contacts there, but cannot reach them at the moment) thnaks for any comment!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 08, 2002
accomodation and tips  (2 Answers)

i Iam coming to Novosobirsk in december, I am living here in Russia, I am dutch and want to see something of this country. I have a small budget, so who can tell me about accomodation cheap and compertable and suggestions what to do!!! I am planning to stay 2 or 3 days, any handy websites are welcome too Thnals already marga suvaal [email] ps. I would appreciate onlley emails about this subject and not otehr ones like asking for money ( this from people from africa)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 21, 2002
Flats  (3 Answers)

1. What is the average price for a flat in dollars in Novosibirsk? 2. Can the flats be financed or does one have to pay cash in Novosibirsk? 3. What is the best location to rent or buy a flat in Novosibirsk?

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