Culture of Novosibirsk

Several professional sports clubs are active in the city:

�    HC Sibir Novosibirsk: ice hockey, Kontinental Hockey League

�    FC Sibir Novosibirsk: football, currently competing in Championship of the National League

�    Lokomotiv Novosibirsk: Men's volleyball team

�    Sibirtelecom Lokomotiv Novosibirsk: Men's basketball team, Russian Basketball Super League

�    Dynamo-GUVD Novosibirsk: Women's basketball, Russian Women's Basketball Super League, former national Champions

�    HC Sibselmash: bandy, Russian Bandy League, former national champions

Novosibirsk is the home town of several former Olympians, including Alexander Karelin, a twelve-time world Greco-Roman wrestling champion who has been voted the greatest Greco-Roman wrestler of the twentieth century by FILA.


Several contemporary classical violinists, such as Vadim Repin, the late Alexander Skwortsow, Natalia Lomeiko, and Maxim Vengerov, are natives of Novosibirsk. Also born in the city were punk legend, poet and singer-songwriter Yanka Dyagileva and folk/folk�rock singer Pelageya Khanova and cellist Tatjana Vassiljeva.

The city possesses a Conservatory (named in honor of Mikhail Glinka), Novosibirsk Academic Symphony Orchestra, and several notable music venues