What is Omsk known for?
After the defeat of Kolchak, Omsk was deprived of the right to be the Siberian capital, as a punishment of the Soviet authorities. The capital was transferred to Novosibirsk. However, Omsk grew and developed anyway, thanks to the advantageous position of the Trans-Siberian Railway.
What products are made in Omsk?
Native name Омский завод транспортного машиностроения Founded Railway workshops: 1896 Military production: 1942 Headquarters Omsk, OMS , Russia Products Military vehicles, Self-propelled artillery, Multiple rocket launchers, tractors, excavators, metal castings, washing machines, other metal products
Who founded Omsk?
The entire 18th century was marked by a keen fight against Siberian nomadic tribes. In 1716 military expedition of Lieutenant Colonel Ivan Bukholts sent by the order of Tsar Peter the Great to find gold and furs founded the first wooden fortress at the mouth of Om River.
Crime rates in Omsk, Russia
|Level of crime||38.10||Low|
|Crime increasing in the past 3 years||33.33||Low|
|Worries home broken and things stolen||26.19||Low|
|Worries being mugged or robbed||26.19||Low|
|Worries car stolen||29.76||Low|
Largely due to its strategic importance as the gateway to Siberia and the Russian Far East, Admiral Kolchak of the anti-Soviet White Army chose Omsk as his base and "capital of Russia" in 1918–1919. Today, Omsk is Russia's seventh largest city with a population of over 1.1 million.
Just three of Russia's largest cities, Novosibirsk, Omsk, and Samara, are located in Asian territory. Interestingly, the bulk of Russia's population that resides in Asia lives close to the border with the country's southern neighbors.