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Surgut (Russian: Cургут soor-GOOT) is the largest city in Khantia-Mansia, the non-official capital of oil-extraction of Russia.


Not the administrative capital the city, however, possesses 300,000 strong population, the largest in the region, which is not too typical for Russia. Naturally growing population is the other distinctive feature of the city.


The city is located at the North of Westen Siberia at the right bank of the river Ob', 250km east of Khanty-Mansiysk and 708km north-east of Tyumen.


Climate-wise Surgut belongs to the Extreme North zone, winter lasts for seven months. The average temperature of January is −20,9 °C. July averages on +17,4 °C.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Direct train from Tyumen (#939) and Nizhnevartovsk (#952).

By plane[edit]

Domestic flights from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Omsk, Tyumen, Khanty-Mansiysk, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Ufa, Krasnodar, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Saratov, Volgograd etc. International flights from Baku and Kiev, including charter ones from Bangkok and Hurghada.

By boat[edit]

The river port doesn't serve passenger transportation.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Surgut art museum.
  • Holy Transfiguration Temple.
  • Historical-cultural center "Old Surgut".
  • Museum of regional studies.

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Get out[edit]

  • Tundrino - old Russian village with 19th century church.
  • Lyantor - village of Khanti of Pim river. You will see the museum and ethnic park with traditional Khanti habitats.

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