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Folov

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The music accompanying this update is curtesy of those greedy capitalist pigs from the London Symphony Orchestra.

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Welcome comrades!

You just got off a Sapsan train after an exhausting journey from Vladivostok into the Thulakian Socialist Republic. You are tired but happy to be back in Novaya Tulsk, the mighty capital of the Thulakian S.R. where people are freer than anywhere else on the planet! Right as you step outside the station you notice the smiling faces of the proletarians warmly welcoming you!

Before you further explore the city, please bow in front of the statue of Our Dear Leader (mandatory).

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Novaya Tulsk's main railway station is gigantic, being the end of the line for many national and international lines, and a massive underground transit hub where 600 000 people commute daily on the 4 metro lines stopping at the station.

Historical Interlude : The Novaya Tulsk Metro system

The Novaya Tulsk Metro (Tulsky Metropoliten (Тулский метрополитен), official name is "Novaya Tulsk Metropolitan N. La Violette of the Order of the Red Flag) comprises the subway and commuter train lines serving the Novaya Tulsk region and its 8 million people.

The network's first line was opened in 1902 and has been expanding ever since. As of today it has reached a fairly large scale, with 9 lines, 98 stations and a route length of 145,02 km (about 91 miles) and has an annual ridership of about 950 million passengers, making it the 12th most-used metro system in the world after the London Underground.

The system operates in an enhanced "spoke-hub distribution paradigm," meaning that the majority of the lines run from the centre of Novaya Tulsk to the outlying areas. Line A and B form two rings which enable passengers to travel between these spokes.

Here is the official schematic transit map of the Novaya Tulsk Metro (click through for a high-resolution version) :

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(Note : It's in French, sorry. I'm in the process of making a newer version of it, as I'm not very satisfied with the quality of this one, it should be in Russian with transliterations to make it more realistic.)

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Behind the station is the City Hall. That's where I'm writing you propaganda these updates from!

Contrary to many government offices in capitalist countries that only are open between 3h25pm and 4h36pm on even-numbered weeks, the Novaya Tulsk City Hall is open 24/7.

There you'll find the grievance committee where the citizens that have something to say about the way the city is managed will receive quick and efficient help along with a free trip to one of the many luxurious People's Corrective Labor Camps of our Republic.

"Gulag"? More like "Fun-lag"! Okay, moving on.

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La Violette Avenue is a prime example of Soviet architecture. Built in 1964, it replaced an entire neighborhood of old, unsanitary and small houses on narrow and dark streets (some "intellectuals" will tell you they were "heritage," don't listen to them!). Nowadays workers can enjoy spacious, modern and comfy apartments (and the army can send tanks in case of a capitalist treachery, that's nice too.)

Line 7 of the Metro goes under the avenue between the stations Dubrovka and Moskvaskaya. It's not covered so that the riders can enjoy the sunlight! (and also because it gets kind of expensive if we have to cover everything)

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But the best way to experience Novaya Tulsk is at night. The Statue of the Motherland, the city's emblem is continually lit up, even during the mysterious power outages that happen in some neighborhoods (probably another capitalist conspiracy!)

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The railroad tracks slip under the city as they approach the station's platforms.

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The Tulsk Arena is the largest indoor arena of the Republic, with 25 000 seats. It is located at the heart of "Blok 25," one of the many high-rise residential areas of the city.

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Blok 52, a more modern residential neighborhood.

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Bridges over the Tulsk River.

From top to bottom, Akademiya bridge ; a railroad line mainly used by freight ; and line 3 (Lyublinskaya) of the Metro between the "Thulakaya" (Thoulakaïa) and "Motherland" (Mère Patrie) stations.

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I hope you liked it ! Please don't forget to leave a comment, and as always, advice is welcome :)

See you soon in Novaya Tulsk ! thoula10.gif

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Folov

Novaya Tulsk | The Harbor

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The Old Harbor

Welcome back comrades!

Novaya Tulsk is built on the shores of a bay connected to the Pacific Ocean. A harbor was built at the mouth of the Tulsk River to open the city to the world.

The harbor considerably grew during the Soviet Era, along with the city's industry and numerous projects of canals to link Thulak to the Siberian basin and Moscow. The harbor was supposed to become one of the biggest of the Soviet Union and the country's main Eastern seaport with Vladivostok.

Unfortunately these projects were never realized and the harbor was never used to its full capacity. Competition with other forms of transport like rail, air or road make it very unlikely that the harbor will ever see an increase in its use.

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The city grew in front of the harbor and the modern skyscrapers clash with the chimneys of the T-02 power station.Tourists (there are dozens of them! dozens!) that visit our Glorious Republic are very fond of seeing the skyline of the city from the bay.

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The flame-shaped Okhta Center, the newest and tallest of Novaya Tulsk's skyscrapers is a striking visual homage to the once-bustling oil refinery of the harbor that would light the night sky with flames from its towering chimneys.

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An artificial island was built for the expansion of the harbor in 1952. Today its docks are only seldom used.

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Novaya Tulsk-Jukovsky Airport (JNA), facing the harbor and 5 minutes from the city-center. This airport is the second biggest of the city but the oldest. It is now mainly used as an outflow for the bigger Friedrich Engels International Airport.

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The Tulsk River, namesake of the city. Shallow and irregular, it dug a canyon around which the city was built.

Floods and mudslides are frequent during the spring when the snow melts, thus its banks were raised and fitted to avoid floods in the city.

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Near the factories are high and impressive works of Soviet architecture. To live that close to their workplace reduces commute time for the Thulakians and makes them happier!

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A "Tulskaya Plastics" factory ; Made with the finest petroleum derivatives, the "Tulskaya" plastics are the pride of the Thulakian industry. These plastics are perfect to make the famous Thulakians beauty creams "Napoleon," and the delicious "Soviet Smax" breakfast cereal. ("Soviet Smax" promotes the communist ideal of an equal repartition of honey between all corn flakes. "Soviet Smax," socialism in every spoon!)

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Thanks for visiting! For the Glory of Our Revolution, please stick around for a few more pictures of the city center. Don't forget to leave a little comment, but remember that online-conversations on this CJ are monitored by the Ministry of Truth, for everyone's safety !

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See you soon in Novaya Tulsk !

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Folov

Sayanogorsk

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Translation of the image above:

27,650 inhabitants

Located in the Novaya Tulsk-West Oblast, Sayanogorsk Raion

Chief of the Raion :

Hector Malshevsky

President of the Administrative Committee:

Mikhail Cherlovek

Supreme Leader:

Napoléon La Violette

Sayanogorsk is a small city in the outskirts of Novaya Tulsk.

Originally a small village in the Sayanogorsk Valley, the city grew as part of a plan to develop the area around the Sayanogorsk Dam (which you can see in the previous entry of this CJ), and became a political entity in 2004.

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Lenin Square, with the mandatory statue dedicated to the Soviet Leader and the State Department Store.

In Thulak, only the government can sell goods and provide services to the people, that way the prices stay out of reach of the greedy hands of the market, and can fit nicely in those of the Leader.

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Small family housing.

According to the Socialist Ideal, all should be provided with comfortable and egalitarian housing (the "Bloki"), even though this type of small houses still exists outside of the cities.

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Thanks to a recent ruling from the Central Committee to Urban Planning, Sayanogorsk keeps growing and new Bloki never stop rising. A new railway connecting Sayanogorsk to Novaya Tulsk is in the works, but the project requires an expensive new bridge across Lake Sayanogorsk, slowing the process down. But the line will probably still open in a few years, gulag prisoners cheap labour, anyone?

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The bridge across Lake Sayanogorsk is the main landmark of the town. Tourists love it! At least 3 tour groups saw it last year.

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I leave you with a glimpse of what Lenin Square looks at night. Night-life isn't really exciting in Sayanogorsk, but hey, the store is open 24 hours!

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Folov

Verkhovsk

Before showing you Novaya Tulsk itself, I wanted to show you some other, more "quaint" cities of the Thulakian Republic. We're going to start with Verkhovsk, a city located about 70 miles north of Novaya Tulsk.

Note : I built that city circa 2008 before losing the files, it had its own CJ on Simland and this is a little summary of all the updates I made throughout 2008-2009, that's why the image quality and the dates on some of the pictures are odd.

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Downtown :

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The Docks :

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The University :

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The Airport :

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The Helena Island, a petrochemical plant near the city :

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The Sayanogorsk Hydroelectric Power Station, a series of three dams :

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I hope you enjoyed it! Sorry for the lack of commentary, there will be a lot more with the updates concerning the actual Novaya Tulsk :yes:

Folov

An introduction

About me :

Hi there! My name is Folokashi and this is my very first CJ here on Simtropolis after many years of idly reading and marveling at some of the other CJs on here. I'm from France and I am pretty active on the french-speaking Simcity community known as "Simland," about which some of you might have heard. I hope you enjoy my cities as much as I enjoy building them ^_^

About the city :

Novaya Tulsk exists since 2006 and was first built by the great Simmania (you can find the original CJ here), who allowed me to build an entirely new version of his city. Novaya Tulsk is the capital city of the Thulakian Socialist Republic, a stalinist dictatorship worker's paradise. I write my CJs from a "Thulakian" perspective, which could seem like soviet propaganda but is, in fact, satire (I hate to have to "babysit" you guys but it's always a good idea to set things straight with the internet :D )

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Welcome to Novaya Tulsk !

Novaya Tulsk (Russian : Новая Тулск) is the capital city of the Thulakian Socialist Republic (former Thulakian SSR). Its mayor is currently Martin Kristianovitch Folov, who was preceded by Frank Zim Makia until his mysterious disappearance in 2010.

The city proper has a population of around 1.6 million inhabitants while the urban area has a population of about 8 million.

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The Flag and Coat of Arms of the city

(For detailed information about Novaya Tulsk you can check out its article on the WikiSimland here, sorry, it's in French :D)

I'll edit this post with further updates.

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