Man's yesterday may ne'er be like his morrow; Naught may endure but Mutability. - Percy Shelley

In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires. - Ben Franklin


Located in the southwest of the West Siberian Plain, this is the 14th largest region in Russia and has as its capital, the city of Tomsk. The region borders were defined in 1944 but the city of Tomsk was founded in 1604 and now has a population of around one-half million. It also contains some smaller towns and cities such as Strezhevoy, Asino and Kolpashev which are listed below. The region borders on the Krasnoyarsk Kray, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk, Omsk, and Tyumen Oblasts.

We have grouped the resources for the the Tomsk region and city together and have placed the other cities and towns below those.

We hope this list will continue to grow as more communities become represented on the World Wide Web so please be sure to let us know if you are aware of any other sites.

Region in General and its Capital

  • NUPI Centre for Russian Studies Database - Tomsk *

    Facts, statistics and information about the government is provided about this region.

  • Old Tomsk *

    This site describes sites in Old Tomsk that are noted on a map (in Russian only).

  • Open Tomsk *

    The city, its people, the nature of the area, and the business environment are all presented.

  • Who is Who - At the Turn of the XXI Century *

    This page gives information on the city and region and also has a few pictures. (Note: The rest of the pages provide information on organizations and personnel in the region.)

  • Other Cities and Towns in the Region
  • Welcome to Asino

    Information and photos of the city of Asino in the Tomsk region.

  • Happy Web Land: Strezhevoy, Siberia, Russia *

    This site, developed primarily by teenagers, presents a variety of information about Strezhevoy in the Tomsk area of Siberia and includes weather, nature (taiga), ecological problems and many, many fantastic photos of this beautiful land. This is one of the best sites found that allows "getting to know" the citizens!

  • [English] [Russian TRANS | KOI8 | ALT | WIN | MAC | ISO5]

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    Make sure to visit the Project Harmony web site. This is one of the best organizations involved in US, Russian exchange - and they've been at it for a long time (since the days when US and Russian exchange was limited mainly to music and performing arts). Colleen Halley does a super job with their site (and with the Internet School Linkages Program).