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Kemerovo (Russian: Ке́мерово KYEHM-eer-uh-vuh) is a city in Kemerovo Oblast, Western Siberia. Kemerovo is the capital of Kemerovo region or Kuzbass. It is a city with over half a million of population — big enough for Siberia. Rivers Tom and Iskitimka run through the city.

Kemerovo railway station

Get in[edit]

By air[edit]

International airport Kemerovo [1] (ICAO:UNEE, IATA:KEJ) serves flights from Moscow, Vladivostok etc. and charters from Bangkok, Sanya, Hurghada etc. The bus #101 goes from the airport to the railway station.

By train[edit]

Wikitravel has a guide to Trans-Siberian Railway.

Direct trains arrive from

Get around[edit]

By bus, trams, trolleybus, taxi. Prices are fair enough: 14 rubles for public transport and around 200-300 rubles for a taxi, depending on how far you want to go.

See[edit][add listing]

Kemerovo City Counsel

There are many museums and art galleries in Kemerovo, most of which are located in the city center. The grand Lenin's Square with the Lenin`s monument is a symbol of past Soviet times. Also you can find here a monument dedicated to miners, who gave their lives working the region's mines.

Also the city is surrounded by beautiful forest — taiga, where you can almost feel the wildness and greatness of lands untouched by civilization.

  • 'Khimik' Stadium, one of the largest hockey arena in the world where Russian hockey teams play.

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Skiing, snowboarding, bowling, pool, hiking, hunting, fishing. Also Disco and night clubs.

Take a tour of the massive strip mine just outside Kemerovo, which fueled Russia's industrial revolution under Stalin's 5-year plan.

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Most common Russian souvenirs. Matryoshka, lapti, beresta. Diferrent types of woodcarved hand-made souvenirs.

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There are great number of restaurants. Russian, sushi, European and others. Fast-food meal for 2 people will be around 300 rub (10 euro). A restaurant meal for 2 people with beer or wine will be as much as 1000 rub (30 euro).

Drink[edit][add listing]

Vodka! The nearby town of Mariinsk is considered the best manufacturer of vodka in all of Russia.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Plenty of hotels. Centrally located hotels include: Hotel Kuzbass - Hotel Tomm - Hotel Kristall- Outside the city in the taiga you can stay at the Park Hotel Graal ( or the hotel Tsarskie Palaty.

Get out[edit]

Gornaya Shoriya and a ski-resort Sheregesh.

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