Old photos of Yekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Sverdlovsk Oblast
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History of city Yekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Sverdlovsk Oblast in photos

A small historical reference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.

Yekaterinburg. Panorama of the city
Panorama of the city (street March 8)
Yekaterinburg. Profitable house Dmitriev, circa 1890
Profitable house merchants brothers Dmitriev, circa 1890
Yekaterinburg. Pokrovsky avenue
Pokrovsky avenue
Yekaterinburg. Railway Station
Railway Station
Yekaterinburg. Pontifical street
Pontifical street
Yekaterinburg. The Main avenue
The Main avenue
Yekaterinburg. View of the dam
View of the dam
Yekaterinburg. View of the dam and pond
View of the dam and pond
Yekaterinburg. House for workers of Uralmash Zavod
House for workers of Uralmash Zavod
Yekaterinburg. Main Post Office
Main Post Office on Lenin Street
Yekaterinburg. Movie theater Colosseum
Movie theater "Colosseum"
Yekaterinburg. Railway Station
Railway Station
Yekaterinburg. Nurovsky public garden
Nurovsky public garden
Yekaterinburg. Monument to Yakov Sverdlov
Monument to Yakov Sverdlov in front Opera Theatre
Yekaterinburg. Panorama of mechanical factory
Panorama of mechanical factory
Yekaterinburg. Park of pioneers
Park of pioneers
Yekaterinburg. Pokrovsky Avenue
Pokrovsky Avenue, Church of Maximilian
Yekaterinburg. Tikhvin female monastery
Tikhvin female monastery
Yekaterinburg. The corner of Lenin and Tolmachev streets
The corner of Lenin and Tolmachev streets
Yekaterinburg. Uktusskaya street
Uktusskaya street
Yekaterinburg. View at city center
View at city center with the Ascension hill
Yekaterinburg. Lenin street
Lenin street
Yekaterinburg. Weiner Street
Weiner Street
Yekaterinburg. Assumption street, the Marketplace
Assumption street, the Marketplace

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