The monumental central avenue, squared functionally planned streets, famous University, large railway station, and village like suburbs, helpful people and reasonable prices all in one city. During World War II, many industries were evacuated here from the western regions of the Soviet Union. Among the goods manufactured here are chemicals, textiles, and mining machinery.
Rich cultural life of Novosibirsk is provided by six theatres, a local orchestra and a musical conservatory. The Novosibirsk Opera House is an architectural masterpiece itself and includes two ballet and opera groups well-known in the world.