Don’t Try To Leave the City of Omsk

Located in the south-west of Western Siberia, the city of Omsk is the place to avoid, according to some of its residents. When comparing the wages and cost of living in Omsk and other major cities in Russia – the ratio is not in favor of Omsk. Salaries are clearly below the average in Russia, the cost of goods is also lower, but not enough. A characteristic feature of Omsk residents is the sad look on their faces.

In 2009, the popular internet meme “Omsk bird” (Winged Doom) and the catch phrase “Do not try to leave Omsk!” were created. They still seem to be haunting the Russian social media. Let’s see why.

Winged Doom

Winged Doom

Train destination: Omsk

Train destination: Omsk

Sidewalks in Omsk

Sidewalks in Omsk

Sidewalks in Omsk

Sidewalks in Omsk

Omsk Sidewalks

Omsk Sidewalks

Omsk Sidewalks

Omsk Sidewalks

A stadium in the village of Slavyanka, Omsk region

A stadium in the village of Slavyanka, Omsk region

Roads in the city of Omsk.

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In the spring of 2014, a stray dog tried to leave the city of Omsk.

... on a floating ice.

… on a floating ice.

Playgrounds in Omsk

Playgrounds in Omsk

Farm animal transport in Omsk.

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Backyard decorations

Backyard decorations

Omsk neighbor on Saturday morning

Omsk neighbor on Saturday morning

Commuting in Omsk

Commuting in Omsk

Healthcare in Omsk

Healthcare in Omsk

Bus Stop Signs in Omsk

Bus Stop Signs in Omsk

Will Return Sign in Omsk

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Swimming season in the city of Omsk

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Apartment buildings in Omsk

Apartment buildings in Omsk

Tap water in the city of Omsk

Tap water in the city of Omsk

Kindergarten decorations in Omsk

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Typical neighbor in Omsk

Typical neighbor in Omsk

Work safety standards in Omsk

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Cars in Omsk

Cars in Omsk

Weather in Omsk

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Public events in the city of Omsk.

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In late 2013, “ISS Art Media” studio presented to the public a documentary film “Do not try to leave Omsk!” addressing social issue and convincing young people not to move to Moscow in search of a better life. Instead, people should stay and try to make their city a better and more interesting place to live.

Images via vk.com/omskpub

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