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Omsk Oblast

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Omsk Oblast
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Quick Facts
Capital Omsk(Administrative center)
Government Russian Oblast
Currency Russian Ruble (Pуб.)
Area 139,7002
Population 1,977,665(2010 est)
Language Official:Russian
Religion Russian Orthodox 35.7%, Non-Religious Spirituality 39%, Atheist 13%, Other 12.3%
Electricity 220V/60Hz (European plug)
Time Zone UTC +7
Lenin Street in Omsk

Omsk Oblast (Russian: О́мская о́бласть OHM-skuh-yuh OH-blust’) is a region in Western Siberia, which borders Tyumen Oblast to the northwest, Tomsk Oblast to the northeast, Novosibirsk Oblast to the east, and Kazakhstan to the south.



  • Omsk — One of Siberia's most important cities and one of Russia's largest, an excellent stop on the Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Tara — one of Siberia's first cities in the 16th century and the "mother" to many of Siberia's most important cities as it was an expeditionary base; currently a sleepy town home to a number of historical churches
  • Bolsherechye — a historic old Siberian fortress town (1627), which contains a huge zoo; its hippopotamuses made the news by turning up in a nearby lake and giving a couple drunk fishermen a real scare!

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Expect that some knowledge of Russian will greatly assist you in your travels here.

Get in[edit]

Omsk is a major stop (and indeed, one of the best stops) on the Trans-Siberian Railway. This capital city is also the "terminus" for the Trans-Siberian Railway's South Ural branch.

Omsk has an airport, serviced by flights from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, and Andijan, Uzbekistan.

Get around[edit]




  • Cruising, whitewater rafting, and canoeing along the Irtysh, Tara, and Shish rivers
  • Hunting



Stay safe[edit]

Get out[edit]

The next major stops on the Trans-Siberian Railway are Tyumen to the west and Novosibirsk to the east. The first major stop to the west along the South Ural Branch of the Trans-Siberian Railway is Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan.

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