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.
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 By air
International airport Kemerovo  (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
Wikitravel has a guide to Trans-Siberian Railway.
Direct trains arrive from
 Get around
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.
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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.
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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).
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Vodka! The nearby town of Mariinsk is considered the best manufacturer of vodka in all of Russia.
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Plenty of hotels. Centrally located hotels include: Hotel Kuzbass - http://www.hotelkuzbass.ru/ Hotel Tomm - http://hoteltom.ucoz.ru/ Hotel Kristall- http://hotelcrystal.ru/. Outside the city in the taiga you can stay at the Park Hotel Graal (http://park-hotel-graal.ru) or the hotel Tsarskie Palaty.
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