Omsk (Russian: Омск; IPA: [omsk]) is a city and the administrative center of Omsk Oblast, Russia, located in southwestern Siberia 2,236 kilometers (1,389 mi) from Moscow. With a population of 1,154,116, it is Russia's second-largest city east of the Ural Mountains after Novosibirsk, and seventh by size nationally.

During the Imperial era, Omsk was the seat of the Governor General of Western Siberia, and later of the Governor General of the Steppes. For a brief period during the Russian Civil War in 1918–1920, it served as the capital of the anti-Bolshevik Russian State and held the imperial gold reserves.

Omsk is the administrative center of the Siberian Cossack Host. It also serves as the see of the bishop of Omsk and Tara, as well as the administrative seat of the Imam of Siberia.


Omsk stretches along the banks of the north-flowing Irtysh at its confluence with the smaller Om River. The city has an elevation of 87 meters (285 ft) above mean sea level at its highest point.

Omsk is an important railroad hub, and is the junction point for the northern and southern branches of the Trans-Siberian Railway. The city also serves as a major hub for the regional highway network. River-port facilities handle both passengers and freight, giving the city access to navigating the extensive waterways of the Irtysh and Ob River. The waterways connect Omsk with the coal and mineral-mining towns further up the river in Kazakhstan, as well as with the oil, natural gas and lumber operations of northern Siberia. Omsk is served by the Tsentralny Airport, which offers access to domestic and international (primarily, German and Kazakh) destinations, making the city an important aviation hub for Siberia and the Russian Far East.

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Ex-head of Siberian hospital that treated Russian opposition figure Navalny found alive after 'disappearing' while ...

Russia Today 10 May 2021
The former chief doctor of Omsk’s Emergency Hospital No.1, the medical facility that housed Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny following his alleged poisoning last year, has been found alive after going missing in the woods ... He has since been promoted to the post of health minister for the Omsk region ... Bear hunting is legal in the area....

Comatose Russian activist Navalny departs for Berlin for treatment

Herald Mail 22 Aug 2020
German medical personnel examined Navalny in Omsk left the hospital early Saturday morning after Russian health officials said on Friday they had granted permission for him to go abroad ... Authorities in Omsk said the departure for Germany had been delayed by several hours, allegedly because the pilots had to observe legal rest periods....

Russia will not allow desperately ill Alexei Navalny to be moved to Germany, critics says

Business Day 21 Aug 2020
OmskAllies of stricken Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny accused Russian authorities of thwarting his medical evacuation to Germany on Friday, saying the decision placed his life in mortal danger because the Siberian hospital treating him was under-equipped....

Doctors say Putin critic can't be moved to Germany

Graphic 21 Aug 2020
Russian doctors say leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny - who supporters believe was poisoned - remains too ill to be moved to Germany for treatment ... The head doctor at the hospital treating Mr Navalny in Omsk in Siberia said the patient was too unstable to be transferred and that legal questions would need to be resolved before any move ... ....