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RUSSIA - THE URALS - YEKATERINBURG

YEKATERINBURG:


Location:

In 1667 km from Moscow, located on the border of 2 continents – Europe and Asia.

Local Time:

Hours of Moscow + 2.

Brief History:

1723 – was founded by Peter the Great in honor of his wife, Ekaterina I. XVIII c. – were developed the heavy industries in region, especially production of cannons and other military products.
1918 – the last tsar Nicolas II and his family here were assassinated by Bolsheviks. During the soviet epoch the city carried the name Sverdlovsk in honor of its first administrator Bolshevik Jacob Sverdlov and didn’t had access for foreign people.
1991 – the city obtained its original name – Yekaterinburg – and was opened for foreigners.

Attractions & Highlights:

The Military museum, here are exposed various types of arms, including the famous tank T-34 and the cannon “Katyusha” (“Kitty”). The edifices of XVIII-XIX cc. in the classic style. Voznesenskaya highland, where is situated the palace of famous merchants of Yekaterinburg (XIX).

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Bolshoi pr. 100, of. 616 Saint-Petersburg, Russia
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