Ekaterinburg is the third largest city in Russia, the administrative center of the Sverdlovsk region and the capital of the Ural.
Situated on the eastern side of the Ural Mountain range, Ekaterinburg was founded in 1723 as an iron foundry along the Iset River.
The city has now become the main industrial and cultural center of the Ural Federal District. It forms a natural border between Europe and Asia at the crossroads of the two continents. Its geographical location as the “Gateway to Asia” determined its political, economic, and cultural peculiarities.
Ekaterinburg today is a beautiful city and rich in sights — you may visit a wide range of museums, theatres, cinemas, clubs, and restaurants for your enjoyment. People here are more traditional, open, and friendly.The specialties of Ekaterinburg are Geological and Mineralogical Museums representing different stones from Ural mountains.