Interesting places: Yekaterinburg

Царский мост
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Царский мост

Царский мост (также известен как Александровский мост) — автодорожный каменный арочный мост через реку Исеть в Екатеринбурге. Расположен по оси улицы Декабристов, бывшего Александровского проспекта. Построен в 1824 году по проекту городского архитектора С. С. Козлова и Р. И. Карвовского. Является объектом культурного наследия России федерального зн

Museum of Narrow Gauge Railways (Ekaterinburg)
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Museum of Narrow Gauge Railways (Ekaterinburg)

The Museum of Narrow Gauge Railways in Yekaterinburg is a unique place dedicated to the history and development of narrow gauge railway transport. It was founded in 2016 and is located in the city of Yekaterinburg, in the complex of buildings and structures of the Sverdlovsk Children's Railway. The initiative to create the museum belongs to the ch

Keyboard Monument
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Keyboard Monument

The Keyboard Monument in Yekaterinburg is a unique land art project dedicated to a computer keyboard. It was opened on October 5, 2005 and became the first land art sculpture in the city dedicated to this topic. The author of the project is Anatoly Vyatkin. The original idea for the project was ironic, viewing the keyboard as a graveyard of ideas.

Monument to the 300th anniversary of the Russian Navy
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Monument to the 300th anniversary of the Russian Navy

A monument dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the Russian Navy was erected in a park near the Dynamo stadium in the city of Yekaterinburg. This monument is a gray granite block with a cast iron slab. The slab depicts the profile of the navigator Tsar Peter I, and on the sides are the silhouettes of two frigates. The inscription on the slab reads

Monument to Vladimir Mulyavin (Ekaterinburg)
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Monument to Vladimir Mulyavin (Ekaterinburg)

The monument to Vladimir Mulyavin, the founder of the Belarusian ensemble "Pesnyary", was unveiled on October 6, 2014 in the city of Yekaterinburg. This monument was erected in the city center, near the Cosmos cinema and concert theater. The 4-meter-high sculpture of the artist depicts Mulyavin in a stage costume, holding an electric guitar. The au

Monument to the group “The Beatles” (Ekaterinburg)
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Monument to the group “The Beatles” (Ekaterinburg)

The monument to The Beatles in Yekaterinburg was erected on May 23, 2009 and became the first such monument in Russia, and the third in the territory of the former USSR after Donetsk (Ukraine) and Almaty (Kazakhstan). The initiative to create the monument was expressed by members of the Ural Beatles Club. The total amount collected for the creation

Historical square (Ekaterinburg)
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Historical square (Ekaterinburg)

The historical square in Yekaterinburg, founded in 1973 for the 250th anniversary of the city, is a significant cultural and historical place. It is located on the site of the former Yekaterinburg plant, which was founded in 1723 and became the starting point for the formation of the city. During its existence, several museums were built here, and

Museum of Nature of the Urals
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Museum of Nature of the Urals

The Museum of Nature of the Urals in Yekaterinburg is one of the significant sites of the Sverdlovsk Regional Museum of Local Lore, which houses a rich collection of artifacts of the flora and fauna of the Sverdlovsk region and neighboring regions. This museum is the oldest department of the local history museum and has existed for more than 150 ye

Museum of Architecture and Design
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Museum of Architecture and Design

The Museum of Architecture and Design of the UrGAKhU in Yekaterinburg is located in a historical park, on Gorky Street, 4a. It was created in 1975 on the basis of the Sverdlovsk Architectural Institute (SAI) and the Sverdlovskgrazhdanproekt Institute. Its history began long before that, in 1973, when the Historical Square was opened in honor of the

Monument to Peter I (Ekaterinburg)
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Monument to Peter I (Ekaterinburg)

The monument to Peter I in Yekaterinburg has an interesting history, starting with its installation in 1885 on the initiative of the Administration of the Yekaterinburg-Tyumen Railway. This bronze bust was installed on identical marble pedestals along with the bust of Empress Catherine I in the park near the dam of the city pond. The inscriptions o

Museum of Ancient Industrial Equipment of the Urals
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Museum of Ancient Industrial Equipment of the Urals

The Museum of Architecture and Industrial Technology of the Urals, opened in 1975 in Yekaterinburg, is a significant cultural institution, part of the Ural State Academy of Architecture and Art (UrGAHA). Its history began with the installation in the museum of five monuments of industrial architecture of the second half of the 19th century, includi

Monument to D. N. Mamin-Sibiryak
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Monument to D. N. Mamin-Sibiryak

The monument to the Ural writer Dmitry Narkisovich Mamin-Sibiryak, erected on Lenin Avenue in Yekaterinburg in a place known as “Plotinka”, is an expressive symbol of respect for the literary heritage and cultural heritage of the Urals. Installed on November 5, 1987 according to the sketches of the sculptor A.G. Antonov. and architect B.A. Demidov

Monument to P. P. Bazhov
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Monument to P. P. Bazhov

The monument to Pavel Petrovich Bazhov, installed on the dam of the city pond in the center of Yekaterinburg, is an important symbol of the city’s connection with the work and personality of the outstanding Ural writer. The opening of the bust of Bazhov took place on March 11, 1958. The monument depicts the writer with his head bowed, which may sy

Shartash granite quarry
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Shartash granite quarry

The Shartashsky granite quarry is an important enterprise for Yekaterinburg and provides a significant portion of the granite used in the construction and renovation of the city. The quarry began development in the mid-20th century, and since then it has played a key role in supplying materials to the construction industry. The quarry operates all

Lake Shartash
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Lake Shartash

Lake Shartash, located in the Kirovsky district of Yekaterinburg, is one of the main natural attractions of the city. Its name comes from Turkic words that can be interpreted as “lake of yellow stone” or “swamp lake”. The water in the lake was formed about a million years ago, and since then it has become a place where traces of human activity can

Tower in Shartashsky forest park
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Tower in Shartashsky forest park

The tower in the Shartashsky forest park, often perceived as an art object due to its unusual appearance, is actually a geodetic triangulation sign. This structure is important for geodetic and construction work, since on its top there is a metal platform to which a ladder leads. Although many city residents may perceive this tower as just an inte

Shartash Forest Park
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Shartash Forest Park

Shartash Forest Park is one of the picturesque and unique places in Yekaterinburg, located in its eastern part on the shores of Lake Bolshoi Shartash. This is a protected natural area, which is part of the Komsomolsky microdistrict in the Kirovsky district of the city. The forest park is adjacent to the Kirov Wholesale Market (KOR) in the south and

Shartash stone tents
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Shartash stone tents

Shartash stone tents are one of the unique natural monuments in Yekaterinburg. Their history goes back a long way, and the area around the rocks has attracted people from different eras for centuries. The rocks, stretching for tens of meters along Lake Shartash, are the result of many years of exposure to natural forces. Their mattress-like shape,

Место катастрофы Ил-18В (СССР-75538)
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Место катастрофы Ил-18В (СССР-75538)

Катастрофа Ил-18 в Свердловске в 1967 году была авиационным происшествием, при котором погибли 107 человек. Произошедшее 16 ноября 1967 года стало крупнейшей авиакатастрофой в СССР в то время. В ночь происшествия небо над аэропортом было покрыто слоистыми облаками, с нижней границей на высоте 150—170 метров, а видимость составляла 6 километров. Ил

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