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Revision as of 22:45, 3 January 2010

Kemerovo 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 Tomm and Iskitimka run through the city.

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Get in

By air through Moscow or by train through Moscow as well.

Get around

By bus, trams, trolleybus, taxi. Prices are fair enough: 8 rubles for public transport and around 100-200 rubles for a taxi, depending on how far you want to go.

See

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.

Do

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

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

Buy

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

Eat

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

Drink

Vodka! Nearby town of Mariinsk is considered the best manufacturer of vodka in whole Russia.

Sleep

Plenty of hotels. Centrally located hotels include: Hotel Kuzbass, Hotel Tomm, Hotel Kristall. Outside of city in the taiga you can stay at hotel Park Hotel Graal (http://park-hotel-graal.ru) and hotel Tsarskie palaty.

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