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Barnaul sign near the Ob River
Barnaul sign near the Ob River

Barnaul (Russian Барнау́л, pop. 603,500) is a city in Russia and the administrative center of Altai Krai. Barnaul is in the southwest of Siberian Federal District on the Ob River. Geographical location is 53°21′N 83°45′E. Image File history File links Barnaulsign. ... Image File history File links Barnaulsign. ... Обь Length - measured from the river-head of the Katun - 3650 km - measured from the river-head of the Irtysh - 5410 km Elevation of the source  ? m Average discharge 12,500 m³/s Area watershed 2,930,000 km² Origin  Altai Krai Mouth  Karskoe Sea Basin countries Russia This article is... Altai Krai (Russian: ) is a federal subject of Russia (a krai) in the Siberian Federal District. ... Siberian Federal District (Russian: Сиби́рский федера́льный о́круг; tr. ... OB can stand for: OtakuBoards, a message board, with its main focus set at anime. ...

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History

Barnaul is one of the older cities in Siberia, founded in 1730 by the Demidov family of silver-founders. By the 1900s, it had grown into a major center for trade and culture of the region, especially after construction of the Turkestan-Siberia Railway. Barnaul's economy also benefitted from evacuation of major factories from the west of Russia and Ukraine in the WWII times. Siberia Siberia (Russian: , common English transliterations: Sibir’, Sibir; from the Tatar for “sleeping land”) is a vast region of Russia and northern Kazakhstan constituting almost all of northern Asia. ... Events Pope Clement XII elected September 17 - Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Ahmed III (1703-1730) to Mahmud I (1730-1754) Anna Ivanova (Anna I of Russia) became czarina Births April 16 - Henry Clinton, British general (d. ... Coat of arms of Prince Anatole Demidoff. ... // Events and Trends Technology Lawrence Hargrave makes the first stable wing design for a heavier-than-air aircraft Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first documented flight in a powered heavier-than-air aircraft Mass production of automobile Wide popularity of home phonograph Panama Canal is built by the United... The Turkistan-Siberian Railway (the Turk-Sib) is a railway connecting Central Asia with Siberia. ... Combatants Allied Powers Axis Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties 17 million military deaths 7 million military deaths World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th century conflict that engulfed much of the globe and is accepted as the largest and deadliest...


Transportation

Public transport
Public transport

The city lies approximately 220km south of Novosibirsk, at a junction of the Novosibirsk-Almaty and -Biysk train lines. Trains to Moscow Kazan station take 60 hours, 32 hours to Almaty, Krasnoyarsk 23 hours, Irkutsk 42 hours, Bishkek 42 hours and Tashkent 53 hours. There are also irregular trains to Abakan and Novokuznetsk, 24 hours. There are also frequent buses to nearby cities Biysk and Gorno-Altaysk. It takes about four hours to reach the Altai Mountains in the south by car. Download high resolution version (992x1600, 185 KB)The tram was headed west on Des Voeux Road past the Landmark in Central File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (992x1600, 185 KB)The tram was headed west on Des Voeux Road past the Landmark in Central File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Novosibirsk (Russian Новосиби́рск, pop. ... Novosibirsk (Russian Новосиби́рск, pop. ... Landsat satellite photo of Almaty Almaty (Алматы; formerly known as Alma-Ata, also Verny, Vyernyi (Верный) in Imperial Russia) is the biggest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of over 1,300,000 (9% of the population of Kazakhstan) citizens. ... Biysk (Russian: ) is a city in Altai Krai of Russia. ... Kazan (Tatar Qazan, Казан, Russian Казань) is the capital city of Tatarstan and one of Russias largest cities. ... Landsat satellite photo of Almaty Almaty (Алматы; formerly known as Alma-Ata, also Verny, Vyernyi (Верный) in Imperial Russia) is the biggest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of over 1,300,000 (9% of the population of Kazakhstan) citizens. ... Krasnoyarsk Coat of Arms (2004) Krasnoyarsk (Russian: Красноя́рск), administrative center of the Krasnoyarsk Krai, is the third largest city in Siberia. ... Irkutsks location Irkutsk (Иркутск), the chief town of the Irkutsk Oblast, is one of the most important places in Siberia, being not only the principal commercial depot north of Tashkent, but also a fortified military post, an archbishopric of the Russian Orthodox Church and the seat of several learned societies. ... Bishkek cityscape Bishkek (Бишкек, بىشكهك) (population in 2005 approx. ... Tashkent Tashkent (Toshkent or Тошкент in Uzbek, Ташкент in Russian; its name translates from the Turkoman language to Stone City in English) is the current capital of Uzbekistan. ... For the river Abakan, see Abakan River For the Abakan assault rifle, see AN-94 City coat of arms Abakan (Russian: ) is the capital of Khakassia in Russia, in South Siberia. ... Novokuznetsk (Russian Новокузне́цк, pop. ... Biysk (Russian: ) is a city in Altai Krai of Russia. ... Gorno-Altaisk or Gorno-Altaysk (Russian: Горно-Алтайск) (pop. ... For the republic in Russia, see Altai Republic. ...


A small airport also exists about an hour from the center of the city, which offers daily flights to and from Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Barnaul is approximately 4 hours by plane to Moscow, and slightly longer to Saint Petersburg. Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA: â–¶(?)) is the capital of Russia, located on the river Moskva. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland...


Any part of the city can be reached using public transportation, whether one decides to use the city's many buses, trolleys, or taxis. The average bus ride costs about 7.5 rubles, making transportation not exactly luxurious but quite affordable.


Business

 Barnaul's Staryi Bazaar
Barnaul's Staryi Bazaar

Considering the difficult economic cirumstances in which Siberia finds itself today, business is thriving in remote Barnaul. As a result the city is home to two Rotary clubs, chartered in 1997 and 2005 respectively. Image File history File links Staryi. ... Image File history File links Staryi. ... It has been suggested that React Club be merged into this article or section. ...


The main business street of the city is Prospekt Lenina which runs between Oktyabrskaya and Sovietov squares. New cafés and clothing stores are opening all the time along Lenina and its surrounding area as Russia's economy continues to develop. The economy of Russia experienced a dramatic transformation in the 1990s. ...


In addition to the smaller shops along Lenina are various sprawling outdoor markets located in other areas off of the main street, where anything from fresh meat to CDs and clothing can be purchased in stalls and from vendors on the streets.


Education and Culture

Barnaul is known as a Siberian scientific center. It has five universities (Altai State University, Barnaul State Pedagogical (Teachers' Training) University, etc.) and 35 libraries. It also has 5 theatres and 3 museums. The city's Kraevedchesky Museum (Museum of Local Lore) was founded in 1823 and is one of the oldest museums in Siberia, displaying local artists' work as well as unique artifacts from the nearby Altai region and more. Barnaul State Pedagogical University (Russian: Барнаульский государственный педагогический университет) is a university in Barnaul, Russia. ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


External links

  • Barnaul.org - Official city site
  • Altravel.ru - Barnaul Travel Bureau
  • Rotary International in Barnaul (Russian only)
  • Barnaul Satellite Photo
  • Barnaul Weather

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Barnaul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (457 words)
Barnaul is in the southwest of Siberian Federal District on the Ob River.
Barnaul is one of the older cities in Siberia, founded in 1739 by the Demidov family of silver-founders.
Barnaul's economy also benefitted from evacuation of major factories from the west of Russia and Ukraine in the WWII times.
Barnaul - Wikipedia (377 words)
Barnaul is een van de oudste steden van Siberië.
Sindsdien trekt de economie van Barnaul weer sterk aan, wat zich weerspiegelt in de bouw van vele dure appartementencomplexen in de stad.
Dit is zelfs in het straatbeeld te merken: de stadsbussen van Barnaul zijn allemaal tweedehands uit Duitsland overgenomen.
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