Tomsk (Томск) is a Siberian city of around 500.000 people. It’s considered as one of the oldest city of Siberia and has the oldest University of Russia
The Lagernyy Sad (Лагерный сад) (camp garden) is a park on the right side of the Tom river. It offers wonderful sunset during the winter
Tomsk is well know for its traditional wooden architecture. It’s on a list of six ‘touristic’ places of Russia that will soon disappear made by Forbes. The house below from the early 20th century is now a Russian-German house. Russian-German occupy the 4th place after the Russians, Ukrainians and Tatars in the Tomsk Region.
The decoration inside the house remains well preserved and shows how it was in the past
Another interesting house is the house with Firebirds. It’s a beautiful and colorful house with orange walls and red roof. Wooden Firebirds, who are the symbol of Tomsk can be seen on the gable cornice.
Tomsk is the biggest academic city of Siberia. The Tomsk State University – TSU (Национа́льный иссле́довательский То́мский госуда́рственный университе́т) was opened in 1888 with 72 students. It has now more than 14000 students and more than 2000 international students. A lot of foreigners are studying in Tomsk.
Tomsk Train Station
Tomsk-1 railway station is the main railway station of Tomsk. It’s a massive yellow building. It was reconstructed in 2004 for the 400th anniversary of Tomsk
During the winter, there are a lot of ice statues in the centre of Tomsk. As every cities there are a lot of illuminations and decorated Christmas tree.
The main square is decorated with a lot of ice sculptures during the winter.