Pokrovsky Church


This bulbous-domed brick building is the most appealing of the city’s many churches and has a fine, gilded interior.

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3. Regional Museum


Founded in 1823, the reasonably interesting Regional Museum is Siberia’s oldest. Top exhibits include intriguing models of various 18th-century industrial…

5. Lenin the Toreador

0.78 MILES

This unique Lenin monument sees the revolutionary apparently dressed up as a bullfighter.

6. FSB Headquarters

0.85 MILES

The city’s Federal Security Services (FSB) headquarters is worth a peek. The bearded dude in the courtyard is Felix Dzerzhinsky, Cheka (KGB and FSB…