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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.
Regions [ edit ]
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!
Other destinations [ edit ]
Understand [ edit ]
Expect that some knowledge of
Russian will greatly assist you in your travels here.
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 ]
Itineraries [ edit ]
Cruising, whitewater rafting, and canoeing along the Irtysh, Tara, and Shish rivers
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.