Omsk, Russia

city, southwestern Siberian Russia, at the confluence of the Irtysh and Om’ rivers. Population (1992 estimate) 1,168,600.

The city is a major commercial and industrial center of the steppe region.

Manufactures include processed grain, refined petroleum, forest products, agricultural machinery, and textiles.

Omsk was founded in 1716 as a Russian fortress.

Novosibirsk is served by the Trans-Siberian Railroad.

Major cities near Omsk:

Moscow

Novosibirsk

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