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Surgut (Russian: Сургут soor-GOOT) is the largest city in Khantia-Mansia, the unofficial capital of oil-extraction of Russia.

Understand[edit]

While not the administrative capital of Khanty-Mansia, 300,000-strong Surgut is the largest city in the region, which is atypical in Russia. A growing population is the other distinctive feature of this city.

Geography[edit]

The city is located at the North of Western Siberia at the right bank of the river Ob, 250km east of Khanty-Mansiysk and 708km north-east of Tyumen.

Climate[edit]

Climate-wise Surgut belongs to the Extreme North zone, winter lasts for seven months. The average temperature of January is −20,9 °C. July averages on +17,4 °C.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Direct train from Tyumen (#939) and Nizhnevartovsk (#952).

By plane[edit]

Domestic flights from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Omsk, Tyumen, Khanty-Mansiysk, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Ufa, Krasnodar, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Saratov, Volgograd etc. International flights from Baku and Kiev, including charter ones from Bangkok and Hurghada.

By boat[edit]

The river port doesn't serve passenger transportation.

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See[edit]

  • 1 Surgut Art Museum (Сургутский художественный музей), ul. 30 let Pobedy 21/2, +7 346 2516808. Opened in 1992 and built up from scratch this museum hosts both a permanent exhibition of the region art and culture as well as several rotating exhibitions on modern art.
  • 2 Holy Transfiguration Cathedral (Собор в честь Преображения Господня), ul. Melik-Karamova, 76/1.
  • Historical-cultural center "Old Surgut".
  • Museum of regional studies.

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Go next[edit]

  • Tundrino - old Russian village with 19th century church.
  • Lyantor - village of Khanti of Pim river. You will see the museum and ethnic park with traditional Khanti habitats.
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