All posts filed under “novosibirsk

Michael Shalenko-Jackson

A Russian woman from Novosibirsk region [has decided to name](http://en.rian.ru/russia/20090701/155402377.html) her newborn son after Michael Jackson.

Jackson fan Yevgenia Shalenko, 29, gave birth to a boy on the day of the pop legend’s death.

“My son’s birthday is both the happiest and the saddest day of my life, as the first thing I learned after recovering from labor was that Jackson had died”, Shalenko told.

The woman has already filed a request to register her son as Michael Shalenko-Jackson.

Siberian Exiles

“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

IKEA decorates subway train in Siberia

IKEA

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.

IKEA

IKEA

IKEA in subway

IKEA

[More photos here](http://flickr.com/photos/nokato/sets/72157608711068244/).

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Civil Defence

Civil defence exercises

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.