One of the biggest cities of Siberia is Omsk, situated 2711 km from Moscow. There live about 1,2 million inhabitants. Omsk was established at the initiative of Peter the Great and it was to perform a function of defensive fortress. From the very beginning of the city it was developing quickly. Today it is a very important for Russia industrial area. In Omsk it is worth seeing a lovely Old Town, Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Museum, many Russian Orthodox Churches and a few theatres, from which the oldest is over 130 years-old.