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Siberian Cats Park, Tyumen

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Dedicated to Tyumen's fearless felines, Siberian Cats Park commemorates one of the city's contributions to Russia during World War II. As the siege of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) starved the citizens of Russia's second city in the West, cats began to disappear as people captured and ate them just to stay alive. This caused an explosion in the rat population there, threatening food supplies and the priceless national treasures of the Hermitage Museum. Visit this memorial park and see the gold-plated cats representing those that were shipped from Tyumen to St. Petersburg to help hunt down rats and protect the nation's most precious artifacts from destruction. The site teaches that although the cats hardly had a say, the several hundred that made the journey played a huge role in Russia's postwar cultural recovery. Plan your visit to Siberian Cats Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Tyumen tour planner.
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  • Not much more to say about these than what's in the title. Quite nice to look at for a couple of minutes, I think the information engraving on the stone is in Russian.. so fine if you can read and und...  more »
  • Did you know there's a whole pack of cats in cellars under the Hermitage? They protect the massive collection of books and documents from mice and are crucial to their preserving. There's about 75 cat...  more »
  • Not far from the main square in the city center. I recommend anyone who visits Tyumen to spare a few minutes walking through the park. It shows how much Russians really like cats.  more »

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An economic, educational, and cultural hub, as well as one of the centers of the Russian oil and gas industry, the city of Tyumen is frequently visited both by tourists and business travelers. Together with the economic boom has come an increase in the number of places to stay, and today the city offers everything from luxurious to economical accommodation, including hotels, hostels, and bed and breakfasts. You'll find many of these lodgings around the historical city center, but there is also a good selection of lodgings in more peaceful neighborhoods and outside the city limits. There are also quite a few apartments available throughout Tyumen.
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