Brief information about the Novosibirsk
Located in the southwestern part of Siberia on the banks of the Ob River, it is the third-most populous city in Russia (after Moscow and St.
Petersburg) in addition to the most populous city in Asian Russia, with a population of 1,612,833 as of the 2018 census. Novosibirsk was founded in 1893 on the Ob River crossing point of the future Trans-Siberian Railway. Initially called Novonikolayevsk, it grew rapidly into a significant commercial transport and industrial hub.
The city was ravaged by the Russian Civil War but recovered during the Soviet period, and gained its current name in 1926. Novosibirsk became one of the biggest centers of Siberia. Following the outbreak of the Great Patriotic War the city hosted factories hauled from European Russia.
Novosibirsk is home to the headquarters of many corporations, in addition to the world-renowned Novosibirsk Zoo. Tolmachevo Airport, the busiest airport in Siberia serves it.