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Kemerovo

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Kemerovo (Russian: Ке́мерово KYEHM-eer-uh-vuh) is a city in Kemerovo Oblast, Western Siberia. Kemerovo is the capital of Kemerovo region or Kuzbass. It is a city with over half a million of population — big enough for Siberia. Rivers Tom and Iskitimka run through the city.

Kemerovo railway station

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

By train[edit]

Direct trains arrive from

Get around[edit]

By bus, trams, trolleybus, taxi. Prices are fair enough: 14 руб for public transport and around 200-300 руб for a taxi, depending on how far you want to go.

See[edit]

Kemerovo City Counsel

There are many museums and art galleries in Kemerovo, most of which are located in the city center. The grand Lenin's Square with the Lenin`s monument is a symbol of past Soviet times. Also you can find here a monument dedicated to miners who gave their lives working the region's mines.

Also the city is surrounded by beautiful forest — taiga, where you can almost feel the wildness and greatness of lands untouched by civilization.

  • 'Khimik' Stadium, one of the largest hockey arena in the world where Russian hockey teams play.

Do[edit]

Skiing, snowboarding, bowling, pool, hiking, hunting, fishing. Also Disco and night clubs.

Take a tour of the massive strip mine just outside Kemerovo, which fueled Russia's industrial revolution under Stalin's 5-year plan.

Buy[edit]

Most common Russian souvenirs. Matryoshka, lapti, beresta. Different types of woodcarved hand-made souvenirs.

Eat[edit]

There are great number of restaurants. Russian, sushi, European and others. Fast-food meal for 2 people will be around 300 руб. A restaurant meal for 2 people with beer or wine will be as much as 1000 руб.

Drink[edit]

Vodka! The nearby town of Mariinsk is considered a somewhat adequate manufacturer of vodka.

Sleep[edit]

Plenty of hotels. Centrally located hotels include: Hotel Kuzbass, Hotel Tomm, Hotel Kristall. Outside the city in the taiga you can stay at the Park Hotel Graal (http://park-hotel-graal.ru) or the hotel Tsarskie Palaty.

Go next[edit]

Gornaya Shoriya and a ski-resort Sheregesh.

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