The city is also famous for Akademgorodok, one of the most important scientific and educational centers of Russia. On its territory there are lots of research institutes, the Presidium of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Novosibirsk State University.
Every year cultural events are organized at the national and international levels: festivals of science fiction (White Spot), documentary films (Meetings in Siberia), youth subcultures (Znaki), Celtic music and dance (Anima Celtica) and others.
Novosibirsk was built on the banks of the longest river of Russia, the Ob. Also, the city is the central point of the famous Trans-Siberian Railway. You can find out how this city was founded at the Museum of the History of the West Siberian Railway. The museum has a large collection of steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, electric locomotives, wagons, mainly working on the railways of Western Siberia. In addition, the museum's collection contains Soviet cars GAZ (Gorky Automobile Plant), Moskvich, ZAZ (Zaporizhia Automobile Building Plant) of different years of production, as well as several trucks, tractors and all-terrain vehicles.