The massive Assumption Cathedral was rebuilt after the collapse of the USSR. The Lenin statue that stood nearby was removed in the 2000s – rumour has it a pious official decided the great atheist had no business being anywhere near a house of God.
Nearby Western Siberia attractions
1. Drama Theatre
The ornate Drama Theatre was built in the early 20th century and is one of Omsk's most attractive buildings.
2. Fine Arts Museum
The Art Museum displays a lot of fussy decorative arts but the rectilinear 1862 building is a historical curiosity in itself. It was built as the Siberian…
3. Fine Arts Museum
An offshoot of the Fine Arts Museum, this building is home to changing temporary exhibitions.