Useful Information

Omsk is an administrative centre of Omsk region. Its area is 567 sq. km.

The distance from Omsk to Moscow is 2 555 km.

The coordinates of the city of Omsk: the latitude of 55.00 degrees north, the longitude of 73.24 degrees east.

Time zone: GMT +7.

Climate is sharply continental. Winter is severe, long, with a stable snow cover. Summer is warm, more often it is hot. Spring and autumn are characterized by sharp temperature fluctuations. The average temperature of the warmest month (July) is plus 17 degrees centigrade. The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is minus 20 degrees centigrade.

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

Similar photos with Omsk fitter starring are wide-spread all over the world

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Money. Rubles. One can exchange money in banks opened from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday; on Saturdays some of them normally operate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is also possible to withdraw rubles using bank machine. Many bank machines accept VISA credit cards. There is an exchange office at the airport.

Language. Russian. It is recommended to use an interpreter getting around if the guests of the city don’t know Russian language well enough.

Internet. In Omsk there are many so called Internet-cafes where one can use a computer connected to the Internet (hourly pay). Some cafes and hotels operate Wi-Fi free of charge.

Printed press. In the news stalls one can buy a local newspaper Ihre Zeitung in German.

Transport. The main types of public transport are buses, trolleybuses and tramways. The cost of a trip is 11 rubles. To buy a ticket one should pay cash inside. There are also uniform tickets on all kinds of public transport for 30 or 15 days. One can buy the uniform ticket in specialized kiosks at bus stops. This kind of transport tickets is valid from the 1st or from the 16th day of the month.

Passengers also can use a fix route taxi-bus. The cost of a trip is up to 12 rubles depending on a route. The uniform tickets are invalid on any fix route taxi-bus.

Public transport works from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

There is a twenty-four-hour taxi service in Omsk. The cost of the trip can be defined at the order by many taxi services when one gives them a route.

Food. Nowadays Omsk offers its citizen and visitors Russian and European cuisine in cafes and restaurants. One can try dishes of Japanese and Chinese cuisine in specialized places. Many cafes and restaurants offer business-lunch from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please note that business-lunches are much cheaper than offers from the menu.

Tips are a commonplace in restaurants and bars. Tipping is optional, but it’s always appreciated to leave some extra money to the waiter as a thanks for excellent service. The average amount of tip is 5% of the bill.

Shopping. Small shops usually work from 10 a.m. to 7–8 p.m. without lunch breaks and days off. Large trade centers and hypermarkets are open until 10–12 a.m.

Museums. Museums work from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The most part of the museums is closed on Monday. It’s allowed to take pictures and to shoot in museums for an extra fee.

Medical assistance. Emergency medical assistance is provided free of charge.

Emergency numbers: when use a stationary telephone, one should dial 03; when use cell-phone, one should dial 112. The call is free of charge. While calling the emergency one needs to tell the reason of the call and the location. Scheduled medical assistance is provided on a fee paid basis.

Pharmacies. There are plenty of pharmacies in Omsk. The most part of them works round the clock.