Siberian Federal District
Siberian Federal District is one of Russia’s regions and occupies almost 30% of the country’s territory. Siberian Federal District is based on the territories of the West Siberian Plain, the Central Siberian Plateau, the mountain massifs of Southern Siberia and the Taimyr Peninsula. In the north the territory of the district is washed by the waters of the Arctic Ocean. A significant part of the territory of the Siberian Federal District is located in the regions of the Far North and permafrost.
In the south, Siberian Federal District is bordered by the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mongolia, the People’s Republic of China.Although Siberia is known for its extremely harsh winters, the region has a lot to offer. Siberia is an ideal location for travellers who want to experience the untouched beauty of nature, mighty mountains, unexplored enigmas and picture-perfect cities like Tomsk, an architectural heaven, or Novosibirsk, the capital of Siberia and the third largest city in Russia, which is also a pulsating city with a thriving cultural scene. Other popular cities include Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Omsk and Krasnoyarsk.
The deepest lake in the world, Lake Baikal is another must-see when visiting Siberia. A spectacular landscape of clear blue water set amid lush green surroundings or breathtaking views of the frozen lake in winter all combine to captivate with its charm. Moreover, Lake Baikal provides the location for the famous Baikal Ice Marathon in March.
Other destinations to explore in Siberia include Ulkok Plateau, the Lena River, Sayan Mountains, Chara Sands and Ergaki National Park.