A small historical reference
Geography: Yekaterinburg is the fourth-largest city in Russia and the administrative centre of Sverdlovsk Oblast, located in the middle of the Eurasian continent, on the border of Europe and Asia.
Yekaterinburg is the main industrial and cultural centre of the Ural Federal District. Between 1924 and 1991, the city was named Sverdlovsk in honor of the communist Yakov Sverdlov.
Date of foundation: 1723
History: Yekaterinburg - the center of the Sverdlovsk region, located on the eastern slopes of the Ural Mountains, on the banks of the river Iset. The city history begins with the construction in 1723 by decree of Peter I on the banks of the river Iset, Russia's largest ironworks. When in the middle of the XVIII century near the present town of Berezovsky were discovered rich deposits of alluvial gold, which also gave impetus to the further development of Ekaterinburg. In 1930 in Sverdlovsk begins grandiose construction engineering and metallurgical giant factories.
Population: 1 455 904
Sights: City pond dam on the Iset River and the adjacent historic park, the site of which in the XVIII-XIX centuries were ironworks, mint, Lapidary Works; General Directorate of Mining Works (Mining Office, 1737 - the middle of XIX century); manor Rastorguev - Kharitonov - the vast manor complex of the Ural merchants in the city center with a landscape park and a pond (1794-1836); House superior mining plants (beginning XIX century) and many others.