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  • Irina Vorzheva in Playboy Girl 2018

    The titles such as Miss Russia and even Vice Miss World were won by beauties from Yekaterinburg in recent years. This time Irina Vorzheva made it to the top in the contest “Playboy Girl – 2018”. In an magazine’s online

  • Yekaterinburg and United Nations come together

    Governor Kuyvashev and his delegation arrived in New York to present Yekaterinburg’s application for EXPO 2025 to member countries of the United Nations. With the expected 30 million visitors it will be a truly global event, to take place from

  • German consulate’s member robbed of 2 million rubles

    Yesterday, much of media attention was directed to a high presence of police and even special police officers at the business center Vysotskiy, apparently investigating a robbery that took place at the entrance of the building.  The victim turned out

  • The Days of Sweden in Yekaterinburg

    The Days of Sweden, a program of business and cultural events organized by the Swedish Embassy in cooperation with the Administration of the Sverdlovsk Region and the Ural Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was held in Yekaterinburg this week. The

  • World Boxing Super Series in Yekaterinburg – a great event night!

    Yekaterinburg was once again in the spotlight of boxing fans around the world tonight.  The second quarterfinal in the Bantamweight field (118 lbs.) featured Zolani Tete vs. Mikhail Aloyan, while the new Cruiserweight field (200 lbs.) matched Andrew Tabiti vs.

  • Final run for EXPO2025 – a world tour with symbolic matryoshka dolls

    Yesterday, ten matryoshka dolls designed to be ambassadors for the Russia’s bid to host the World Exhibition EXPO 2025 were presented in Yekaterinburg, before being sent on a world tour to the UK, Argentina, Belgium, France, Italy, China, the United

  • New Concert Hall to be opened in Yekaterinburg

    The City’s Concert Hall is the host to the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra founded in 1936 by the famous Russian conductor Mark Paverman. The most prominent musicians of that time – conductors, soloists and composers – worked  here. However, as Sverdlovsk

  • Germany’s foreign minister Maas honors friendship ties with Russia

    Yekaterinburg’s State Philharmonic and RCCR Projects have been honored today at the event to mark the end of the Russian-German Year of Municipal and Regional Partnerships for its project “Summer Orchestra Academy” among other 30 bilateral partnerships that were selected from around

  • Mike Tyson attends opening ceremony in Korkino/Chelyabinsk

    Boxing stars Mike Tyson and Konstantin Tszyu attented the opening ceremony of a sports complex in the small town of Korkino located in Chelyabinsk Region. It was a bit surreal to see Mike Tyson in deep Russian province attending a

  • Miss Yekaterinburg 2018

    The final show of the contest “Miss Ekaterinburg – 2018” was held last Friday, with 28 girls competing for the title.  The name of the winner was announced by the head of city administration, Alexander Yakob: “I would like to

  • Carved idol from the Urals shatters expert views on birth of ritual art, the Guardian says

    In its article “Carved idol from the Urals shatters expert views on birth of ritual art” the Guardian recently reported on the latest study with the name Antiquity paper, published by the Cambridge university, on the archeological treasure from Yekaterinburg,

  • FIFA President Infantino visits Egypt vs Uruguay match in Yekaterinburg

    Governor Yevgeny Kuyvashev welcomed FIFA President Gianni Infantino at Koltsovo International Airport. Mr Infantino will attend  the match between Egypt and Uruguay today. “World Championship in Yekaterinburg is for us a “dreams come true” story, here and now. We are

  • Daria Klyukina in final episode of TV show “The Bachelor”

    The tv show concept “The Bachelor” has been a big success in Russia. As previously reported, the sixth season started in March 2018, with Daria Klyukina, a model from Yekaterinburg, among participants. She was trying her luck for the second

  • Local parliament members to lose mandates over hiring wives as their assistants

    As a result of standard supervision activities of prosecutor’s office over the local parliament, ten politicians may lose mandates for employing spouses as their parliamentary assistants. The parliament members did not only hire their wives, they granted them also with

  • Sverdlovsk Region promotes Smart City Solutions

    Yekaterinburg is running the application for hosting EXPO2025, for which a new “smart city district” is envisioned.  The governor Evgeny Kuyvashev is already pushing the development and implementation of available solutions in all cities and towns of Sverdlovsk Region such

  • Festival of Powersports  “Russian Spring”

    Festival of Powersports  “Russian Spring” ended yesterday in Yekaterinburg. The contest attracted about 700 athletes competing in 15 sports disciplines. According to organizers, the bikini contest was similar to beauty contest, but with focus on muscle proportions. In powerlifting, the

  • Head of Traffic Police fired for Scandal with his Deputy

    The Head of traffic police of Sverdlovsk Region, Yuri Dyomin, has left the police service due to the expiration of his contract. So far the official explanation. Interior Minister of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Kolokoltsev, signed the discharge order on

  • Golf Club Pine Creek Golf Resort appoints New Managing Director

    Golf Club Pine Creek Golf Resort appointed Ivan Komatina as a new Managing Director. Previously, Ivan worked as a top manager for several international companies in Yekaterinburg such as British RCS Trading, British KERMAS and Swiss ENRC MARKETING. His new

  • Two traffic police officers sentenced to 8 years in prison for bribe charges

    Two traffic police officers were sentenced to 8 years in prison and a fine of 100k rubles ($1.500) for accepting a bribe of 12,000 rubles ($200) from a driver. The court announced its verdict on April 6, 2018 in Yekaterinburg. 

  • Valeria Garaschenko wins Red Bull Ragnarok kiteboarder race in Norway

    Red Bull Ragnarok is the most prestigious kiteboarder competition in the world. This year the challenge was cut by 25 kilometers because, last year, only eight athletes finished the 130-kilometer course. The event gathered more than 350 snow kiteboarders from

  • Russia is ready to invest $2 B in EXPO 2025

    As part of the bidding process for the organization of World Expo 2025 an Enquiry Mission from the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) visited Yekaterinburg.  On 3 and 4 April, the BIE delegation received detailed presentations of the bid and held

  • Ekaterina Evdokimova “Miss Supermodel Worldwide” 2018

    Ekaterina Evdokimova, a journalism student from Chelyabinsk, was crowned as “Miss Supermodel Worldwide” along with other 4 girls. The international beauty contest took place in India. Ekaterina competed against 49 contenders from around the globe. The girls demonstrated beauty and

  • High ranking traffic police officer detained after 2 hour chase

    Deputy Head of Sverdlovsk traffic police Alexander Yunusov was caught inebriated behind the wheel, after two hours of police chase. The episode started at Okruzhnaya road, on March 28 at 23:30, when Yunusov’s Citroen C4 hit Toyota Land Cruiser, which

  • Russia expells 60 US diplomats, thereof 2 from consulate in Yekaterinburg

    Russia expells 60 diplomats from the US, after the expulsion of its own diplomats over the poisoning of the former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain. Russia denies any responsibility, also inside of EU, UK and Germany the

  • Execution of Tsar Nicholas II and his family: upcoming 100th anniversary

    This years marks a tragic historic date: the 100th anniversary of the execution of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. After the revolution in October 1917, the royal family was exiled to Yekaterinburg, where the tragedy took place in July

  • Rostechnadzor inspector faces 12 years in prison

    The prosecutor’s office in Yekaterinburg convicted a former inspector of Rostechnadzor (technical supervisory body) with bribery charges. He faces up to 12 years of imprisonment. The inspector was responsible for the supervision of gas distribution and gas consumption facilities in

  • Miss Yekaterinburg 2017 ready to become Miss Russia 2018

    Miss Yekaterinburg 2017 Anastasia Kaunova will take part in the beauty contest “Miss Russia” 2018, which will start in three and a half week. She already arrived in Moscow and was immediately involved in backstage preparations: “We arrived, and the

  • TV Tower (220 m) demolished by a controlled explosion

    The Yekaterinburg TV Tower and city’s landmark with a height of 220 m was demolished by a controlled explosion. The TV Tower was believed to be the tallest incomplete structure in the world. It was built in 1983, but never

  • Yekaterinburg chooses architectural concept for EXPO 2025

    Yekaterinburg is working towards the decision to be selected as the host of EXPO 2025. Yesterday, the basic architectural concept for the exhibition infrastructure and facilities was selected among drafts submitted by architects from 10 countries. The exhibition area of

  • World Airport Awards 2018: Yekaterinburg is one of the Best

    Skytrax industry agency revealed the winners of World Airport Awards 2018 in several categories. The ceremony took place on Wednesday 21st March 2018 at Passenger Terminal Expo in Stockholm, Sweden. Yekaterinburg made it into TOP-10 of the best airports in

  • Sofia Nikitschuk inspires and amazes again

    An artist from Kiev, Dmitriy Krestny, painted a portrait of Yekaterinburg’s model and Vice Miss World 2015 Sofia Nikitchuk, in which she appears just amazingly real. Dmitry posted on Instagram his work in stages, and even the unfinished painting was

  • Yekaterinburg the safest city in Zoom Market survey

    The agency Zoom Market conducted a survey with the main question: “How safe do you feel in the city?” 2,900 people from 29 Russian cities aged 19 to 54 provided their assessments. As the safest city the participants named Yekaterinburg.

  • Yekaterinburg Presents Bid EXPO 2025 on the Island of Margarita

    The Russian delegation attended a summit of the Association of Caribbean States and presented the bid to hold EXPO 2025 in Yekaterinburg. The event took place from 14th to 16th of March 2018 on the Venezuelan island of Margarita. The

  • Presidential election: the intrigues are revealed

    Vladimir Putin wins the election with preliminary 76%, which is few percents above expectations. The second and third places went to the Communist Party’s candidate Pavel Grudinin (11%) and Populist Vladimir Zhirinovsky (6%), similar picture to the previous elections. The

  • Presidential election started in Yekaterinburg выборы в екатеринбурге

    The presidential election started in Yekaterinburg at 8.00 a.m. local time, two hours before Moscow. Traditionally, high ranking politicians are voting in the morning, in presence of media and TV. Igor Kholmanskikh, presidential envoy to Ural Federal District, voted at

  • Daria Klyukina is back on TV show “The Bachelor”

    The TV station TNT started a new season of “The Bachelor”, this time with Egor Krid. Daria Klyukova is there again. The Ural model already participated in the 5th season, but left voluntarily, driving the previous bachelor Ilya Glinnikov to

  • Koltsovo airport with significant traffic increase in 2018

    The airport Koltsovo announced the passenger numbers from the last 4-days public holiday weekend, starting with Women’s Day on March 8 and lasting to Sunday 11, 2018. The airport served about 62 thousand passengers, which is 34% more than a

  • Spring is coming. The bears wake up in Yekaterinburg

    In the Yekaterinburg zoo, the bears left hibernation. The Himalayan bear Gai on the photo woke up first. The zoo representative says other bears are more or less active too and begin to eat. However, they don’t leave their lair

  • ITB Berlin Expo: Visit Russia

    One of the world’s largest tourism exhibitions Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) Berlin ended on Sunday in the German capital.  Russian regions, including of course Sverdlovsk Region, presented their touristic destinations and capabilities at the Visit Russia stand with 102-sq-m. In total, the ITB

  • Ural Airlines opens Flight Route to Bologna

    The Ural Airlines announced  the opening of direct flights to Italy’s Bologna. The airline will serve the route from Moscow (DMD), Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Rostov-on-Don and Samara on Saturdays starting April. The tickets sale has been underway by 28,500 rubles ($508) for

  • New Global Forbes List: Four businessmen from Ural with a fortune over $3 billion

    Forbes has published 2018 global rating of the world’s richest people. This year, chairman of the NLMK Group board Vladimir Lisin tops the list for Russia with 102 billionaires. Lisin’s fortune is estimated at $19.1 billion. He ranks the number

  • Rock architecture studio won the concept for the third building in Champion Park

    The one of the leading real estate developer Atomstroykomplex announced the final concept of the third apartment building near Mayakovsky park in Yekaterinburg. The Champion Park compound is drafted with three 37-floor towers, two of them have already been completed.

  • Happy Women’s Day otktytki_8marta-8

    Wishing you a day filled with goodness and warmth, Wishing you happiness… today and forever, Happy Women’s Day!  

  • Maria Mironova Gets “Sochi Ambassador to the Urals”

    Yekaterinburg’s girl wins the Beauty of the Urals award at the Russia Beauty-2018 contest held in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Maria Mironova was among 45 contestants throughout Russia but failed to break even into the top ten. She

  • Head of Kamensk uncovers U.S. spy net in his town. Is he high?

    A major scandal during the meeting of the ruling United Russia party’s Kamensk district branch has sparked after the head of the district Sergei Belousov accused one of the law maker in the local parliament of being an U.S. agent.

  • Three Yekaterinburg’s Hotels among Europe’s Best

    Best Hotels Europe 2018 U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels by taking into account reputation among professional travel experts, guest reviews and hotel class ratings. 21,477 scored high enough to be recognized as Best Hotels in Europe.

  • Ural Airlines eyes route to Bahrain

    The Ural Airlines received permission from the Russian aviation watchdog Rosaviatsia to conduct regular commercial flights to Bahrain, the airline press service says. “Rosaviatsia issued a permit to operate seven flights per week. The airline has got a strategic development

  • New Arena Ready for Kick-Off

    The renovation of sports arena in Yekaterinburg has been officially completed, the developer Sinara Group announced today. According to the company’s CEO Timur Ufimtsev, the reconstruction did not affect the stadium’s historical shapes and overall image while upgrading the arena

  • Anna Lesun is New Face in Cadillac’s Commercial

    Yekaterinburg’s stunning model Anna Lesun has become a face of the new Cadillac advertisement. The recent Cadillac 60-second commercial features a couple of scenes with Anna, one where she is starting a red car using her smartphone. She later posted

  • Mike Tyson Calls Russians ‘Sensitive and Kind’ During Urals Tour

    The former world heavyweight boxing champion had some kind words for the Russian people during his trip to Yekaterinburg, where he attended a mixed martial arts match and visited a local martial arts academy. Read more: