city, Russia. Arrival in Perm. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
Lunch. City-tour. Dinner.
After breakfast trip for the whole day with excursion and lunch to
founded in 1946 under Stalin and closed under Mikhail Gorbachev in
1988. It is the only camp that had worked until "perestroika".
"Perm-36" is famous by its the very strict regime. The territory of
ex-camp "Perm-36" is the only place that can be called "labor camp
of Stalin's style escaped destruction. In 1995 the camp turned into
a museum conducted by "Memorial center of political repression
history". The museum was created in honor of millions suffering and
murdered people during the years of repression. You can visit an
active exhibit, look round wooden barrack of prisoners, and visit
the most impressive place - narrow cell of solitary confinement.
See "Perm-36" gallery
After breakfast transfer to Belogorsky St.Nicholas Orthodox Male
Belogorsky St.Nicholas Orthodox Male Missionary Monastery
situated at scenic slopes of Ural Mountains, 100km away from Perm.
Long time ago "Belaya Gora" (White Mountain) was the place of
prayers and salvation. Cabins and cells of outlaws (fugitives from
local factories and old believers - staroobriatsy) have been located
here since the18th century. Everybody, who has visited this place at
least once doesn’t know worries, problems, sorrow and anxiety. Peace
and calmness are coming upon your soul. The usual reply of pilgrims
to the question "why are you here?" is - praying and silence.
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Lunch. Return to the hotel. Dinner. Check out. Transfer to the train
station. Departure for Tomsk.
In the train.
morning arrival in Tomsk. Transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation. Breakfast. City-tour with lunch.
founded in 1604 and grew into one of West Siberia's most important
trading posts in the 18th century. Caravans from Bukhara, Samarkand
and Central Asia passed through the city as well as many emigrants
that traveled by the Siberian Tract to Tomsk, which served as a
transit station for exiles. The Trans-Sib, constructed in 1900's,
missed out Tomsk over 70 km to the south. This was, in some way, a
bad thing for Tomsk. It lost out a huge expansion and industrial
development, but had an important significance in camps system and
became the administrative GULAG capital in Stalin's epoch. And even
now Tomsk looks like an old Siberian town. It has treasured its
marvelous charm because of beautiful wooden architecture with plenty
of wooden carvings.
See "The Woodcarving of
After breakfast visiting the museum of Wooden Arts and observing the
most charming pieces of wooden architecture of the city. Lunch.
Visit to the Museum of istory of political repressions.
Museum of history of political repressions "Internal NKVD
placed in an old building where NKVD (People's Commissariat of
Internal Affairs) department of Tomsk took place from the beginning
of 30's til 1944. People were kept in a basement and in cells for
temporary imprisonment there. They were sent either to camps or to
execution from that basement. Many arrested people that had got
there were lost forever. Eyewitnesses say that there were
underground secret passages that connected the basement with the
NKVD building complex. Now cells represent a significant part of
exhibition devoted to memory of Stalin's repressions. Here you can
see documents, pictures, and personal belongings of GULAG prisoners.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Departure for Moscow.
After breakfast transfer to Novosibirsk (240km from Tomsk).
Accommodation in hotel Sibir. Lunch. City-tour, visiting historical
and cultural center of Novosibirsk, Lenin Square, Novosibirsk State
Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, the bridge across the Ob` river,
the building of Railway Station. Boat trip along the Ob river.
See "Novosibirsk city"
breakfast visit to the local museum with its reach ethnographical
and paleontological collections.
Transfer to Akademgorodok - the settlement of scientists.
Visit to the museum of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography.
Here one can admire the unique collection of finds from Altay burial
mounds. The central exhibit of the museum is the mummy "The Princess
of Altay", that was found in Altay Plateau Ukock in frozen earth
high in the mountains and due to this fact the mummy is well
the evening return to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.
to the airport.
Departure for Moscow