In 2000, however, Siberia was established as one of seven Russian federal districts, with the district administrative center at Novosibirsk. The administrative units of the district are the Altai, Buryat, Khakass, and Tuva republics, the Altai, Krasnoyarsk, and Transbaykal territories, and the Omsk, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Kemerovo, and Irkutsk regions. The Russian Far East, most of which is commonly considered to be part of Siberia, is treated separately in regional schemes.
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