The city of Tomsk is the administrative center of Tomsk region, Russia, located on the Tom River. The city is the oldest in Siberia and is a major educational, scientific and innovation center that includes 9 universities, 15 research institutes, a special economic zone of technical innovation type and 6 business incubators. Tomsk is a member of the Association of Siberian and Far Eastern cities.
The city is rich in monuments of wooden and stone architecture of XVIII-XX centuries.
The city’s population is 575,352 people (2019).
Sights of Tomsk
The unique monuments of Russian architecture are the main historical value of Tomsk. Among the variety of buildings are world-scale sights.
The building of Tomsk State University, a true example of classicism, is among the outstanding attractions. Tomsk is particularly known to have a lot of old buildings made of wood. Tomsk has managed to preserve entire blocks of artistically valuable wooden architecture, parts of streets and houses.
The city has a number of green areas (parks, gardens, groves). Most of them are concentrated in the city center: Lagerniy Garden, City Garden, Siberian Botanical Garden, University Grove, Novosobornaya square, Buff-garden, Igumen park, and others.
The climate of the Tomsk region is continental with warm summers and cold winters, sharp weather changes in a relatively short period of time (a few days or even hours). In autumn light frost comes, but even after the first frost the weather might become nice and warm for a few weeks. This is called “Indian summer”.