Geography:Siberia is the part of Asia extends from Ural mountains to The North Pacific and from The Arctic ocean to the borders of China, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. It's huge with 13,1 million km2 and 77% of the territory of Russia, but only 25% of Russia's population (36 million people). Major cities include:Barnaul, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Novokuznetsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk, Tyumen, Anadyr, Khabarovsk, Yakutsk, Vladivostok, Petropavlosk-Kamchatsky.
The highest points in Siberia are the active volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka, in the Kamchatka peninsula and Belukha mountain, in Altai region.
Climate:Vegetation in Siberia is mostly taiga, with a tundra belt on the northern fringe, and a temperate forest zone in the south.
The climate in West Siberia (Omsk, Novosibirsk) is several degrees warmer than in the East (Irkutsk, Chita). With a lowest record temperature of −71.2 °C (−96.2 °F), Oymyakon (Sakha Republic) has the distinction of being the coldest town on Earth.
Transport:Many cities in Siberia, such as Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, cannot be reached by road from other major cities in Russia or Asia. The best way to tour Siberia is through the Trans-Siberian Railway. The Trans-Siberian Railway operates from Moscow in the West to Vladivostok in the East. The train has 2nd class 4-berth compartments, 1st class 2-berth compartments, and a restaurant car. Cities not nearby the Railway are best reached by air. Offroad cars are preferrable for small cities and villages regarding to season. Last times the roads become better but in some places they are terrific.
In airports taxi takes about 25-30 USD to bring you from airport to the center.
Currency: Russian rubles (RUR) = 0,03 USD, but to the North prices for food and accomodation are higher than in Europe.
Entry: The best way is by air from Moscow. There are many directions to all major cities of Siberia. Europeans could use services of S7 airlines f.e. which flies from Germany to Novosibirsk directly. Habitants of Far east and Asia could use airplanes from China, Japan and Korea to Vladivostok and Novosibirsk. There is cheap and interesting way to get to Siberia by Air Astana to Kazakhstan and then to Novosibirsk by train (visa matters have to be solved)
Accomodation:There are hotels in every town reachable by plane or train. Conditions depend on a town but in major cities you'll find good hotel for your demand. Also in major towns there are bureaus of apartments which can be much cheaper and more convenient than hotels. They keep the reputation but use trusted bureau only.
Safety:The main dangers in cities are fraud, stealing and boozy twerps. When taking taxi in airport discuss the price from A to B, not the price for 1 km, take trusted taxi only. Just be careful and look for your stuff. In deep villages you'll find best hospitality and no danger at all.
Religion:There are a variety of beliefs throughout Siberia including Orthodox Christianity, Islam, Tibetan Buddhism, and other denominations of Christianity. An estimated 70,000 Jews live in Siberia. The predominant group is the Russian Orthodox Church.