Tyumen is located 2,144 kilometers east from Moscow on the Tura River. It is the largest city and the administrative center of Tyumen Region (Tyumen Oblast) in the Urals Federal District. Tyumen was the first Russian town in Siberia. It was founded in 16th century to support Russian expansion to Siberia. The town rapidly developed from a small military settlement to a large industrial and commercial city. Nowadays Tyumen is one of the most important business centers of Russia. It is home of many Russian oil and gas companies. The town is also a cultural centre of Tyumen Region. There are numerous museums and art galleries in Tyumen, including Tyumen Museum of Local Lore, Tyumen Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Kolokolnikov estate, House of Merchant Masharov, Museum of Tyumen Agricultural Academy and others. The climate of Tyumen is humid continental. The summers are warm and humid and winters are long and cold. The weather in town is very changeable.