Russia - Western Siberia (PDF Chapter)
This is the Western Siberia chapter from Lonely Planet’s Russia guidebook.
Heading east from the Ural Mountains, the influence and reach of Moscow noticeably begins to wane as one enters Western Siberia. Unforgiving winters and a history of gulags give the re-gion a bad rap, but Western Siberia is surprisingly friendly, with plenty to offer the passing travel-ler.
- hike over the glacier that leads to the sublime and oft-frozen Blue Lake halfway up the daunting Mt Aktru
- feel Russia fade away and Central Asia come into play as you drive one of Russia’s most spectacular roads, Chuysky Trakt
- explor Siberia’s old capital, Tobolsk, with its glorious snow-white Kremlin and old town
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Tyumen, Tobolsk, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Novo-kuznetsk, Sheregesh, Altai, Barnaul, Biysk, Gorno-Altaisk, Lake Manzherok, Lake Teletskoe & Artybash, Chemal, Chuysky Trakt.
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