If on your next trip to Russia you plan to visit the city of Yekaterinburg, we have some interesting data to share. Many people on their trip to Russia are limited to Moscow and St. Petersburg, but this huge country has so many interesting cities, with a cultural and historical richness that you must experience if you really want to know Russia. So if you have crossed Yekaterinburg by the mind, we bring some interesting facts that will end up convincing you.
Interesting facts about the City of Yekaterinburg
The geographical location
This is an interesting city from its geographical location, because it is a natural border between two continents, Europe and Asia. This is where the Europe - Asia monument is located, where tourists can have a foot in Europe and another in Asia at the same time.
It is the fourth largest city in Russia
Yekaterinburg was founded in 1723 and basically it was a mining city, but it has been growing not only at the population level, but also at the level of economy and transportation systems.
A city with a woman's name
The name of the city was assigned to him by the Emperor Peter the Great, in honor of his wife Catalina (Yekaterina). But it would change between 1924 and 1991 by Sverdlovsk, in honor to the Soviet politician Yákov Sverdlov, resuming then its original name.
The mystery of the car of Chelyabinsk
Chelyabinsk is another city in Russia, very small, which became very famous in 2013 due to the fact that it was the scene of a large meteoric event. A meteorite overflew the city of Chelyabinsk overflew the city and exploded at a height of 20.000 meters generating an energy of 500 Kilotones (30 times the nuclear bomb of Hiroshima). The reason why this fact is related to the city of Yekaterinburg is because the meteorite also passed by and was about to impact in that place.
Study in Russia
If you are interested study in Russia, this is a very good city, because it has a great academic development. In Yekaterinburg, universities (between public and private universities) converge around 30, granting titles to approximately 140 a thousand students per year.
The end of the Russian Tsars
Yekaterinburg was the last place where the last Russian emperor lived because there ended the life of the Romanov family. And the place where they were murdered is now an Orthodox temple to which thousands of visitors come every year to pay homage to the "Martyrs of the imperial family".
The first monument to a fictional character
In this city a monument to the actor was built Guena Bukin, known for his leading role in the TV series "Casado con Hijos" (in English) Married with Childrens), which had a great impact on Russia. The actor was honored with this monument because he lived a simple life in a small house on Calle Váiner, despite his success.
We hope that these data give you a better idea of what life is like in the city of Yekaterinburg and that it is a desired destination for your next trip to Russia. Also, you are one step away from Asia, so you can also visit that continent.