The Sochi torch has made a 43km journey around Omsk as part of the relay stage, appearing on both banks of the Irtysh River.

December 11, 2013

The list of torchbearers for the Omsk relay stage, included two-time Olympic boxing champ Aleksey Tishchenko, 1992 Games-winner in swimming Yury Mukhin, and famous wild-animal tamer Ascold Zapashny, who were all born in the city.

December 11, 2013

The train has brought the Olympic flame to Omsk – Russia’s second-largest city east of the Urals Mountains, which has the population of over 1.1 million.

December 9, 2013

The Omsk stage of the relay completed at the city’s Cathedral Square after visiting the local Pushkin library, drama theatre, the Omsk Arena where double Russian hockey champions Avangard play and other sporting facilities.

December 11, 2013