When a Westerner hears "Siberia", images of frozen tundra and prison camps come to mind. But things are changing even in this lost region. Tundra and prison camps are still there but people go to concerts of organ music and dig ground out of pure curiosity. Information about Siberia collected on these pages contains social, cultural, historical, geographical and economic facts, experts' evaluations of Siberian markets and opinions of foreign businessmen that do business here.
Siberia is situated in the northern-central part of Asia (see map). It is known for its rich natural resources. Native population is small, the gallery of ethnographic images gives some ideas of its culture. Ancient history of this land is presented by the gallery of archeological collection. A catalog of academic publications about Siberian history and culture may be interesting for those who specialize in the area.
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It is intended for Western businesspeople, travellers, tourists and scholars.
The following organization and individuals from Novosibirsk took part in its creation: see the list of participants.
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