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Tomsk
Official flag of Tomsk
Official seal of Tomsk
Flag Seal
Location
Tomsk and Oblast on the map of Russia
Coordinates 56°30′0″N, 84°58′0″E
Government
Oblast Tomsk
Mayor Aleksandr Makarov
Geographical characteristics
Area  
  City 294,6 km²
    Land   294,6 km²
    Water   0 km²
Population  
  City (end of 2005) 509,568
    Density   1,730/km²
Elevation +100 m
Website: Municipality website
Main railway station in Tomsk
Main railway station in Tomsk
Tomsk State University main building
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Tomsk State University main building
Silver three-rouble coin, 2004
Silver three-rouble coin, 2004

Tomsk (Russian: Томск) is a city on the Tom River in the southwest of Siberian Federal District, Russia, the administrative centre of Tomsk Oblast. It is located about twenty kilometres south-east of the town of Seversk, a major centre of plutonium and uranium enrichment in Russia. One of the oldest towns in Siberia, Tomsk celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2004. Population: 487,838 (2002 Census). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (887x593, 233 KB) Modern flag of Tomsk city from http://admin. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (710x1187, 288 KB) Coat of arms of Tomsk city from http://admin. ... Image File history File links RussiaTomsk2005. ... Oblast (Czech: oblast, Slovak: oblasÅ¥, Russian and Ukrainian: , Belarusian: , Bulgarian: о́бласт) refers to a subnational entity in some countries. ... Tomsk Oblast (Russian: ) (2002 pop. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre (in the U.S., chiefly meter) is a measure of length, approximately equal to 3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 296 KB) Summary Railroad vauxhall, Privokzalnaya square, 1 Tomsk city, Russia Photo by Dmitri Lebedev, 19. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 296 KB) Summary Railroad vauxhall, Privokzalnaya square, 1 Tomsk city, Russia Photo by Dmitri Lebedev, 19. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (593x800, 170 KB) Краткое описание ru:Томский государственный университет, главный корпус, 2004 en:Tomsk State University, Main building, 2004 Photo by Pavel Andryushchenko Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Russia Tomsk Tomsk State University ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (593x800, 170 KB) Краткое описание ru:Томский государственный университет, главный корпус, 2004 en:Tomsk State University, Main building, 2004 Photo by Pavel Andryushchenko Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Russia Tomsk Tomsk State University ... Tomsk State University (TSU) is the first university in Siberia - it was founded in 1878 in Tomsk. ... Download high resolution version (857x862, 148 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (857x862, 148 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... For the river Tom in the Amur basin see Tom River, Amur Oblast. ... Siberian Federal District (Russian: Сиби́рский федера́льный о́круг; tr. ... Tomsk Oblast (Russian: ) (2002 pop. ... Seversk (Северск) is a town (since 1956) in Tomsk Oblast, Russia on the bank of Tom River. ... General Name, Symbol, Number plutonium, Pu, 94 Chemical series actinides Group, Period, Block n/a, 7, f Appearance silvery white Atomic mass (244) g/mol Electron configuration [Rn] 5f6 7s2 Electrons per shell 2, 8, 18, 32, 24, 8, 2 Physical properties Phase solid Density (near r. ... General Name, Symbol, Number uranium, U, 92 Chemical series actinides Group, Period, Block n/a, 7, f Appearance silvery gray metallic; corrodes to a spalling black oxide coat in air Atomic mass 238. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Russian Census of 2002 (Russian: ) was the first census of Russian Federation carried out on October 9, 2002. ...

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Geography

Tomsk is divided into four city districts: Kirovsky, Leninsky, Oktyabrsky, and Sovetsky. The historical areas of Tomsk include: Voskresenskaya Gora (Resurrection Hill), the Swamp, Belozerye, Greater and Lesser Yelany, Zaistochye (Tatar settlement), the Lakeside, Kashtak, Kirpichi, and Mukhin Mound[citation needed]. Historically, the term Tatar (or Tartar) has been ambiguously used by Europeans to refer to many different peoples of Inner Asia and Northern Asia. ...


In 2005, the city annexed the settlements of Eushta, Dzerzhinsky, Timiryazevskoye, Zonalny, Loskutovo, Svetly, Kirgizka, and Kopylovo.


Climate

Tomsk has a continental climate. The annual average temperature is −1.3°C. Winters are severe and lengthy, and the lowest recorded temperature was −55°C in January 1969. However, the average temperature in January is between −21°C and −19°C. The average temperature in July is 17°C to 18°C. The total yearly rainfall is 435 mm. A continental climate is the climate typical of the middle-latitude interiors of the large continents of the Northern Hemisphere in the zone of westerly winds; similar climates exist along the east coasts (but not the west coasts) of the same continents, and also at higher elevations in certain other...


History

In 1604, the Russian tsar Boris Godunov ordered Cossack leader Gavril Pisemsky and boyar son and strelets officer Vasiliy Tyrkov to found a fort on the Tom River, on Tatar land, to protect the river crossing and Eushta population from Kalmyk and Kyrghiz tribes. It became important as a military center for pacifying the native people and evolved into a regional administrative center. Beginning in the late 1830s, its population grew quickly thanks to the intensifying gold-mining activity in Siberia. Events January 14 – Hampton Court conference with James I of England, the Anglican bishops and representatives of Puritans September 20 – Capture of Ostend by Spanish forces under Ambrosio Spinola after a three year siege. ... Look up Tsar in Wiktionary, the free dictionary For the US community of Czar, see Czar, West Virginia. ... Tsar Boris I Boris Feodorovich Godunov (Бори́с Фёдорович Годуно́в) (c. ... Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of Turkey. ... A boyar (also spelled bojar; Romanian: boier) was a member of the highest rank of the feudal Russian and Romanian aristocracy, second only to the ruling princes, from the 10th through the 17th century. ... Streltsy (Стрельцы in Russian), the units of Russian guardsmen (sl. ... For the river Tom in the Amur basin see Tom River, Amur Oblast. ... Historically, the term Tatar (or Tartar) has been ambiguously used by Europeans to refer to many different peoples of Inner Asia and Northern Asia. ... Events and Trends Electromagnetic induction discovered by Michael Faraday Dutch-speaking farmers known as Voortrekkers emigrate northwards from the Cape Colony Croquet invented in Ireland Railroad construction begins in earnest in the United States Egba refugees fleeing the Yoruba civil wars found the city of Abeokuta in south-west Nigeria... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine This article is about mineral extraction. ... Siberia is also an album by Echo & The Bunnymen. ...


Politics and government

Tomsk is governed by a mayor and a 33-member city Duma. The current mayor is Aleksandr Makarov and the current Duma chairman is Nikolai Nikolaichuk, both members of United Russia. Of the 33 members, 16 are elected from the eight double mandate districts while 17 are chosen from party lists. A Duma (Ду́ма in Russian) is any of various representative assemblies in modern Russia and Russian history. ... Aleksandr Sergeyevich Makarov is the current mayor of Tomsk, Russia. ... Informal leader of the party United Russia (Yedinaya Rossiya, Russian Единая Россия, the more correct translation is Unified Russia) is a political party in Russia, which usually labels itself centrist. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Plurality. ... Party-list proportional representation systems are a family of voting systems used in multiple-winner elections (e. ...


In the October 2005 local elections, United Russia was expected to cruise to a solid victory, however, the Pensioners Party put up a strong showing. The final count was: The Russian Pensioners Party (Rossijkaja Partija Pensionerov) is a political party in Russia. ...


Proportional representation

Communist Party supporters attend a May Day rally in Moscow The Communist Party of the Russian Federation (Russian: Коммунистическая партия Российской Федерации = КПРФ; translit. ... The Union of Right Forces, or SPS (Сою́з Пра́вых Сил, СПС/Soyuz Pravykh Sil), is a Russian political party commonly associated with free market reforms, privatization, and the legacy of the Young Reformers of the 1990s: Anatoly Chubais, Boris Nemtsov, and Yegor Gaidar. ... Yabloko logo Yabloko, (official title: the Russian Democratic Party Yabloko, in Russian: Российская демократическая партия Яблоко) is a Russian social-liberal party, led by Grigory Yavlinsky. ... The Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (Либерально-Демократическая Партия России, Liberalno-Demokratičeskaja Partija Rossii) is a political party in Russia. ...

Double Mandates
  • 10 seats - No party affiliation
  • 4 seats - United Russia
  • 1 seat - Pensioners Party
  • 1 seat - Liberal Democratic Party of Russia

Education

Tomsk has a number of prominent universities:

Thanks to its strong university presence, Tomsk has become a center of the IT industry in Russia. Tomsk State University (TSU) is the first university in Siberia - it was founded in 1878 in Tomsk. ... Western Illinois University A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees at all levels (bachelor, master, and doctorate) in a variety of subjects. ... Siberia is also an album by Echo & The Bunnymen. ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... Tomsk Polytechnic University is university in Tomsk, Russia. ... The Siberian State Medical University is a medical school in Tomsk. ... The Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building is located in Tomsk, Russia. ... The Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics is an engineering university in Tomsk, Russia. ...


Culture

Tomsk Regional Studies Museum and the Organ Hall of the Philarmony
Tomsk Regional Studies Museum and the Organ Hall of the Philarmony

Tomsk has many local cultural institutions including drama theaters, a children's theater and a puppet theater. One can find music at the city concert hall, home of the local orchestra, or the sports palace where pop and rock stars perform. The city also has centers of German, Polish and Tatar culture where residents can study languages or learn about other countries. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x796, 311 KB) Summary The Organ Hall of Tomsk Philarmonic Society, Tomsk Regional Studies Museum (The town hall is in the background) Lenin prospekt, 75, Tomsk city, Russia Photo by Dmitri Lebedev, 19. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x796, 311 KB) Summary The Organ Hall of Tomsk Philarmonic Society, Tomsk Regional Studies Museum (The town hall is in the background) Lenin prospekt, 75, Tomsk city, Russia Photo by Dmitri Lebedev, 19. ... Historically, the term Tatar (or Tartar) has been ambiguously used by Europeans to refer to many different peoples of Inner Asia and Northern Asia. ...


Unfortunately, one of Tomsk's theaters was destroyed in a bloody act of terrorism in 1905. The Korolevskii Theater (built in 1884-85) was being used by a group of communist revolutionaries one evening, when members of the Black Hundred struck. The Black Hundred was a hardline organ of the tsar and brutally stamped out opposition. The theater was set on fire with Black Hundred members shooting those who tried to escape the flames. Estimates of casualties ranged from 200 to 1000 people. Terrorism, as defined by the United States Department of Defense, is the calculated use of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or intimidate governments or societies in pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological. ... Communism - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ... The Black Hundred, also known as the black-hundredists (Чёрная сотня, черносотенцы in Russian, or Chernaya sotnya, chernosotentsy) was a Russia in the early 20th century, a supplemental organ of the regime, which stood for inviolable autocracy in its struggle against the revolutionary movement. ... Look up Tsar in Wiktionary, the free dictionary For the US community of Czar, see Czar, West Virginia. ...


There are a number of museums in Tomsk including those devoted to art, local history and wood carving. Tomsk State University has a number of small museums with exhibits on archaeology, paleontology, zoology as well as a herbarium and botanical garden. Archaeology, archeology, or archæology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech/discourse) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains and environmental data, including architecture, artifacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... A paleontologist carefully chips rock from a column of dinosaur vertebrae. ... Zoology is the biological discipline which involves the study of animals. ... In Botany, a herbarium is a collection of preserved plants or plant parts, mainly in a dried form. ... Inside the United States Botanic Garden Inside the Rio de Janeiro Botanic Garden (Brazil), 1890 Botanical gardens (in Latin, hortus botanicus) grow a wide variety of plants primarily categorized and documented for scientific purposes, but also for the enjoyment and education of visitors, a consideration that has become essential to...

The Epiphany Cathedral at the Lenin square
The Epiphany Cathedral at the Lenin square

As in many other cities in the Former Soviet Union, the government destroyed a number of old churches in the city including two that had existed since the 17th century. However, Tomsk managed to retain some of its churches by creating alternative uses for them such as machine shops, warehouses, archives, and even residences. Since the end of communism, some of the churches have been renovated and handed back to their congregations. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 296 KB) Summary Lenin square, 7, Tomsk city, Russia Photo by Dmitri Lebedev, 19. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 296 KB) Summary Lenin square, 7, Tomsk city, Russia Photo by Dmitri Lebedev, 19. ...


Tomsk is well-known for its (gingerbread) carved wooden houses. The quantity of these wooden houses is constantly decreasing due to fire and new construction.


Trud (Labor) Stadium, in central Tomsk, plays host to FC Tom' Tomsk, the city's soccer team. Thanks to the team's promotion to the Russian Premier League in 2005, local fans have the opportunity to see Russia's best soccer teams when they visit each year. Trud Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Tomsk, Russia. ... FC Tom Tomsk (Russian: Футбольный клуб Томь Томск), is a Russian football club, based in the Siberian city of Tomsk. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... The Russian Premier League is the top division of Russian football teams. ...


Tomsk does have many local media outlets including a television station TV2, radio stations (Radio Siberia and Echo Moscow - Tomsk) and newspapers (Tomskii Vestnik, Tomskaya Nedelya, Krasnaya Znamya and Vechernii Tomsk). TV2 is a common name for television channels. ... Echo Moscow (russian:Эхо Москвы - Ekho Moskvy) is the independent Russian radiostation based in Moscow and broadcasted in many other Russian cities and in Internet. ...


Tomsk received notoriety thanks to a major economic cooperation summit to be held in Tomsk between Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in April 2006. Flag of the President of Russia The President of Russia (ru: Президент России) is the highest position within the Government of Russia. ... (Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́тин, Vladímir Vladímirovich Pútin; born October 7, 1952) is a Russian politician, and the current President of the Russian Federation. ... The head of government in Germany has traditionally been called Kanzler (Chancellor). ... Angela Dorothea Merkel (pronounced //), born in Hamburg, Germany on July 17, 1954 is the current Chancellor of Germany. ...


Famous people

Ironical monument to Anton Chekhov who visited Tomsk on the way and mentioned it in his diary unfavourably
Ironical monument to Anton Chekhov who visited Tomsk on the way and mentioned it in his diary unfavourably

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 285 KB) Краткое описание Памятник Антону Чехову в Томске на берегу Ñ€. Томи напротив ресторана Славянский базар. Антон Павлович в Томске глазами пьяного мужика лежащего в канаве и ни разу не читавшего Каштанки. Памятник установил на народные деньги томский сульптор Леонтий Усов. Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Anton Chekhov Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 285 KB) Краткое описание Памятник Антону Чехову в Томске на берегу Ñ€. Томи напротив ресторана Славянский базар. Антон Павлович в Томске глазами пьяного мужика лежащего в канаве и ни разу не читавшего Каштанки. Памятник установил на народные деньги томский сульптор Леонтий Усов. Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Anton Chekhov Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. ... Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin (Trolo) (Russian — Михаил Александрович Бакунин, Michel Bakunin — on the grave in Bern), (May 18 (30 N.S.), 1814–June 19 (July 1 N.S.), 1876) was a well known Russian anarchist. ... This article is about the failed Russian revolt. ... A philosopher is a person who thinks deeply regarding people, society, the world, and/or the universe. ... Nikolay Burdenko Nikolai Nilovich Burdenko (Russian: ) (22 May [O.S. 3 June] 1876 – 11 November 1946) was a Russian surgeon, the founder of the Russian neurosurgery. ... Edison Denisov (April 6, 1929 - November 24, 1996) was a Russian composer from Tomsk, Siberia. ... Kniaz’ or knyaz is a word found in some Slavic languages. ... Peter II may refer to several monarchs or nobles: Peter II of Russia Peter II of Yugoslavia Peter II of Aragon Pedro II of Brazil Peter II of Portugal Peter II, Duke of Brittany Peter II, Duke of Bourbon Peter II of Cyprus This is a disambiguation page: a list... Old Style can refer to: Old Style and New Style dates, a shift from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar: in Britain in 1752, in Russia in 1918. ... A dramatist is an author of dramatic compositions, usually plays. ... Major-General Abram (Ibrahim) Petrovich Gannibal, also Hannibal or Ganibal, (1696 – 1781) was an African slave who was brought to Russia by Peter the Great and became major-general, military engineer and governor of Reval. ... Peter I Emperor and Autocrat of All Russia Peter I (Pyotr Alekseyvich) (9 June 1672–8 February 1725 [30 May 1672–28 January 1725 O.S.1]) ruled Russia from 7 May (27 April O.S.) 1682 until his death. ... Aleksandr Pushkin was a Russian poet and a founder of modern Russian literature Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Пу́шкин) (June 6 (May 26, O.S.), 1799 - February 10 (January 29, O.S.), 1837), Russian author, whom many consider the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. ... Marshal of the Soviet Union Leonid Govorov Leonid Aleksandrovich Govorov (Russian Леонид Александрович Говоров) (February 22, 1897 - March 19, 1955), Soviet military commander, was born in the village of Butyrki in central Russia (now in Kirov Oblast). ... The rank of Marshal of the Soviet Union (Russian: Marshal Sovietskogo Soyuza [Маршал Советского Союза]) was in practice the highest military rank of the Soviet Union. ... Mikolai Ilyich Kamov Nikolai Ilyich Kamov (Russian: Николай Ильич Камов) was leading constructor of the Soviet/Russian Kamov helicopter design bureau. ... Kamov projects, 1999 Nikolai Ilyich Kamov started building his first rotor-winged aircraft in 1929, together with N. K. Skrzhinskii. ... Sergei Mironovich Kirov (Серге́й Миро́нович Ки́ров) (March 15 O.S. = March 27 N.S., 1886 - December 1, 1934) was a Bolshevik revolutionary and Soviet communist. ... Vladimir Galktionovich Korolenko (Владимир Галактионович Короленко) (July 27, 1853- December 25, 1921) was a Russian short story writer and journalist. ... Valerian Vladimorovich Kuybyshev (also Kuibyshev; Russian: During 1928 - 1930 he was Chairman of the Supreme Council of the National Economy. ... Yegor Kuzmich Ligachev (Его́р Кузьми́ч Лигачёв) (b. ... (Russian: , IPA: , commonly anglicized as Gorbachev; born March 2, 1931) was leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991. ... Mikhail Leontyevich Mil Mikhail Leontyevich Mil (Russian language: Михаил Леонтьевич Миль 22 November 1909 - 31 January 1970) was a founder of the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, which is responsible for many of the well-known Russian helicopter models, notably the Mil Mi-24 Hind. He was born to a middle-class Jewish family... An oblast ( Russian, Ukrainian: о́бласть) is a subnational entity of Bulgaria, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and the now-defunct Soviet Union, approximately equivalent to a province. ... Vladimir Obruchev. ... A geologist is a contributor to the science of geology, studying the physical structure and processes of the Earth. ... A geographer is a crazy psycho whose area of study is geocrap, the pseudoscientific study of Earths physical environment and human habitat and the study of boring students to death. ... Plato is credited with the inception of academia: the body of knowledge, its development and transmission across generations. ... 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Konstantin Mikhailovich Staniukovich (Константин Михайлович Станюкович) (1844-1903) was a Russian writer, remembered today mostly for his stories of the Russian Imperial Navy. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... An Italian Futurist sculpture by Umberto Boccioni at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City (MoMA). ... Alexander Melentyevich Volkov (Russian: ) (July 14, 1891 – July 3, 1977) was a Russian novelist and mathematician. ... Lubov Ivanovna Yegorova (Russian: ) (born May 5, 1966, Seversk) — six time Olympics ski racing champion (first time in 1992) , many times world champion (first time in 1991), winner of World Cup (1993). ... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games or the Olympic Winter Games, are a winter multi-sport event held every four years. ... Cross-country skiing (also known as XC skiing) is a winter sport popular in many countries with large snowfields, primarily Northern Europe and Canada. ... Yakov Mikhailovich Yurovsky (June 19 [O.S. June 7] 1878 in Tomsk, Siberia, Russia – before 2 August 1938 in Moscow) is best known as the chief executioner of Russias last emperor Tsar Nicholas and his family after the Russian Revolution of 1917. ... The House of Romanov (Рома́нов, pronounced ) was the second and last imperial dynasty of Russia, which ruled Muscovy and the Russian Empire for five generations from 1613 to 1762. ...

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