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  • 11,500 years old wooden sculpture in new spotlight around the globe

    The Shigir Idol exhibited at Sverdlovsk Regional Museum in Yekaterinburg was recently confirmed as one of the oldest pieces of monumental art ever uncovered. The sculpture is at least 4,000 years older than Stonehenge and double the age of the

  • Final decision EXPO 2025: the winner is…

    It’s November 23, 2018, Paris. The 170 member states of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) gathered at the 164th General Assembly to elect the host county for EXPO 2025. Three candidates are in the final round: Japan (Osaka), Russia (Yekaterinburg),

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    The city’s remarkable tv tower  with a height of 220 was erected in 1983, but never went into operation. After long discussions, the decision was made to use the attractive place in the city center for a new sport arena

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Real-live Armageddon of Chelyabinsk: 5 year anniversary

    Five years ago, in February 2013, Chelyabinsk was hit by a meteor explosion coming down from the height of 30-50 km and sending shockwaves which astronomers later estimated at 500 Ktons of TNT, 12 times more powerful than the nuclear

  • 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: