About the City

Yekaterinburg is the fourth-largest city in Russia and the administrative center of Sverdlovsk Oblast, located on the border of Europe and Asia. It has a population of about 1.4 mln.

Yekaterinburg was founded in 1723, named after Russian emperor Peter the Great's wife, Yekaterina (Catherine I). It served as the mining capital of the Russian Empire as well as a strategic connection between Europe and Asia. During the 18th century, the city became known as Russia’s iron making center, and it is now a modern city with world-class infrastructure that includes an efficient metro system and an excellent airport. The city is also one of Russia’s most well-known centers for the arts, science, education and sports. Yekaterinburg has the third largest number of diplomatic missions in the country (after Moscow and St.Petersburg).

Yekaterinburg is one of the Host Cities for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

Koltsovo International Airport (SVX) is one of the largest airports in the country. It was awarded by the National Aviation Infrastructure Show (NAIS) as the best passenger international airport with passenger traffic below 7 mln. and as the best cargo airport.

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