Thursday, June 4, 2009

Novosibirsk, Russia

From my motherland of Russia, I received a nice card from Olya/Kelpie through the "Russia and the Rest of the World" tag. I think it depicts an interesting place in the big modern city. It is a small chapel of St. Nickolas, the miracle worker, right in the middle of a busy boulevard.

Here is a little about Novosibirsk: "Novosibirsk (Russian: Новосиби́рск) is Russia's third-largest city, after Moscow and Saint Petersburg. It is also the largest city in Siberia. The city was founded in 1893 as the future site of the TransSiberian Railway bridge crossing the great Siberian river Ob' and was known as Novonikolayevsk after Saint Nicholas. It also was the name of the Tsar ruling at that time, Tsar Nickolas II. Now, the popilation is about 1.5 million. Amazingly, I found out that Minneapolis is a sister-city to Novosibirsk since 1989! Interesting...

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