Population 1,560,000 (UA)
Novosibirsk, founded in 1893 at the future site of a Trans-Siberian Railway bridge crossing the great Siberian river of Ob, first received the name Novonikolayevsk in honor both of Saint Nicholas and of the reigning Tsar Nicholas II. The bridge was completed in the spring of 1897, making the new settlement the regional transport hub.
Novosibirsk is the third most populous city in Russia after Moscow and St. Petersburg and the most populous city in Asian Russia. It is the administrative center of Novosibirsk Oblast as well as of Siberian Federal District. Novosibirsk is a large industrial center. The industrial complex consists of 214 large and average sized industrial enterprises. According to the television station RBC, Novosibirsk took third place in 2008 in the list of the cities of Russia most attractive to business (in 2007 it was placed thirteenth).
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