Omsk: General Information

Location

Omsk is one of the largest cities of West-Siberian region of Russia. In the west and north Omsk region borders with Tyumen region, in the east it borders with Tomsk and Novosibirsk regions, in the south and south-west — with Republic of Kazakhstan.

The distance from Moscow to Omsk is 2 555 km.

Omsk panoramic view

Omsk panoramic view

Old Omsk

Old Omsk

Population

The population of the city as of 01.01.2013 amounts to 1160.7 thousand citizens.

Omsk is multinational city. It is inhabited by Russians, Germans, Ukrainians, Tatars, Kazakhs, Belorussians and other nations — about 80 nationalities altogether. At present time more than 20 centers of national culture are functioning, regenerating its national traditions. Religious unions of 50 confessions are acting too.

Little girl at the feast

Little girl at the feast

Culture

Omsk is one of the cultural centers of Siberia. There are 57 public libraries with the fund of 5.8 mln. exemplars, 8 museums, 24 institutes of entertainment, 8 professional theaters, State circus, Concert Hall and Organ Music Hall of Omsk Philharmonic.

"The Cherry Orchard" by Anton Chekhov on the stage of Omsk Drama Theater

Theaters of Omsk are well known in Russia as well as abroad. They represent different genres of dramatic art for adults and children. Many times Omsk theaters have been taking part in national and international festivals and have been awarded prestigious drama prizes.

Annually more than 500 cultural events like festivals, exhibitions, concerts take place in Omsk.

Summer festival

Summer festival

Education and science

Omsk is a leader among Siberian cities as per the number of higher and specialized educational institu­tions (its amount is 62).

Omsk universities and institutes are well known for its high level education in different branches of knowledge: medicine, transport, agriculture, jurisprudence, economy, business, pedagogic, natural sciences, philology, history, culture and arts. Students from other cities and countries study at Omsk institutions of higher education.

41 organizations including institutions of Omsk scientific centre of Siberian branch of Russian Academy of Science are engaged in various scientific researches and developments.

Laboratory research in Omsk State Pedagogical University

Laboratory research in Omsk State Pedagogical University

Healthcare

There are specialized medical centers in Omsk like endocrinologic and cardiologic dispensaries, restorative medicine and physiatrics, hemodialysis , planned parenthood and perinatal centers etc.

Omsk dentist at work

Omsk dentist at work

Sports

The city has rich sports traditions. There are 1988 sports constructions in operation in Omsk including 7 stadiums, 427 sports halls and 55 swimming pools. Every year such sports events as Siberian International Marathon, All-Russian Day of Run "Cross-country Race of Nations", complex Olympics "Sports City", sports festival "Velo-Omsk" etc. take place. Omsk sportsmen take medal places in Olympics and Paralympics, European and world championships.

Riding for great victory

Riding for great victory