Ok, here is the confession: Barnaul is my favourite city in Siberia. The city center is very compact and you can find everything you could wish for. It's clean and people are both friendly and have a great sense of humor. People from Barnaul sometimes say half-jokingly - "Barnaul is the capital of the world". Obviously, it is not, but in this phrase one could sense a critical self-irony, yet deep love to their city.