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Introducing Tyumen

Founded in 1586, Tyumen was the first Russian settlement in Siberia. These days the city is the youthful, business-oriented capital of a vast, oil-rich oblast (region) stretching all the way to the Yamal and Gydansk peninsula on the Arctic Kara Sea. There’s enough here to keep you (mildly) entertained for a day or so, but if you have limited time you’d be much better off seeing nearby Tobolsk instead.