“We live in Novosibirsk”. Every day that phrase can deliver almost 1.5 million. Among them are foreigners, who lives in the city becomes a real challenge. They come here to work, learn and observe the solar eclipse. If they want to stay here forever? Hardly. But each of them, we believe, is trying to get some pleasure from being here.
metkere.com discussed with the three foreigners their lives in the city. Read More
Photos by [Maya Shelkovnikova](http://lubitel.su/) & [Ilia Kabanov](http://metkere.com/en).
Last night a subway train decorated in IKEA style was introduced in Novosibirsk (Russia). Four cars were turned into a mobile showroom of the Swedish design.
The redesigned train, which features a colorful seats and fancy curtains, will carry passengers until June 6, 2009.
[More photos here](http://flickr.com/photos/nokato/sets/72157608711068244/).
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Photo: [Valery Titievsky](http://dotfoto.blogspot.com/).
[Civil defence exercises](http://dotfoto.blogspot.com/2008/11/blog-post_2277.html) in one of the local schools. Novosibirsk, USSR, 1989.
Photo: Andreas Herzau.
[HelloHamburg HelloNewYork](http://hellonewyorkhellohamburg.blogspot.com/) is a blog about street photography by [Andreas Herzau](http://herzauonscreen.com/) in Hamburg and [Stefan Falke](http://www.stefanfalke.com/) in New York.
Andreas Herzau currently resides in Novosibirsk, Russia, and makes nice shots every day.
Natalia Vodianova. Photos by [Maya Shelkovnikova](http://lubitel.su/).
Natalia Vodianovas the [Naked Heart Foundation](http://www.nakedheart.org/), which builds play parks for Russian children, has opened its playground in Novosibirsk, Russia, on 20th of September. Natalia Vodianova told at the press-conference the playground was built with the support of local authorities for about 9 millions rubles which were shared between the foundation, city administration and local NGO. Read More