Russia Novosibirsk Mission


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Description

Within Russia there are seven missions, 21,709 church members, and 99 congregations. The Novosibirsk mission was reorganized last year to cover a larger geographical area (including most of Russian Siberia, Central Asia, and the entire nation of Kazakhstan). So vast is the Novosibirsk mission that you would have to take 42-hour train ride to get to Novosibirsk the city from certain areas still within the mission boundaries.

The Church

The church is currently working on creating a stake in the area within the next 2-3 years.

Food

Beets, cucumbers, dinya (a kind of melon that is a hybrid of cantaloupe and honeydew melon), cabbage salad, bread, chicken, pasta, but no seedless grapes like you would find in America. There are also lots of ice cream vendors in Russia, one at practically every bus stop.  Ice cream is very popular in Russia and includes a wide selection of flavors such as cheese.

Transportation

Generally travel via public transportation, usually by bus.

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Local Lingo

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Essential Equipment

Russian-made fur coat

 

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Contrary to what you may think, the Novosibirsk mission is made up, almost exclusively, of very large cities with populations of about 1,000,000+.  Novosibirsk is the third largest city in Russia with a population of nearly 1.5 million people. In addition to traditional contacting LDS Novosibirsk missionaries often set up an English Club where they meet regularly with those who wish to learn or improve upon their English language skills.

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Profile

Russian Federation
President Michael G. Williams

46 Kirova Street
Novosibirsk
Novosibirsk oblast 630102
Russia

Fax: 8-383-266-6761

Office Phone: 8-383-200-3527

Russian
1.5+ million in Novosibirsk
Russian Orthodox
Temperatures in this region are extreme, ranging from humid summers in the 70s and 80s to winters in the single digits. Because winter lows can get as cold as -30 and fifty percent of the winter is met with snow, clothing items such as winter coats are advised to be purchased in Russia as most American coats will not withstand the harsh winters there.
Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk, Krasnoyarsk, Kemerovo, Novokuznetsk, Barnaul, Almaty, Astana

Experiences

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