Ekaterinburg Culture and Science: History

Culture and Science. Ekaterinburg Historical Facts

From the very beginning, Ekaterinburg has played an important role in the cultural life of the Urals. The first mining school was opened there as early as in the 18th c. A lot of qualified and talented specialists graduated from this educational establishment.

Ekaterinburg History: Churches of Ekaterinburg, Russia

Churches in Ekaterinburg, Russia

Ekaterinburg churches are worthy of notice. There were more then 50 churches in the beginning of the 19th century. Ekaterinburg cathedrals and churches, situated on the hills, formed an amazing outline of the city and made it unusually picturesque. Some of them were unique monuments of architecture.

Ekaterinburg Russia. Ekaterinburg History. Part 3

History of Ekaterinburg, Russia. Part 3. Architecture

At the beginning, Ekaterinburg of Russia, like other cities of plant-fortress type of that time, had regular planning. It was surrounded by wooden-earth fortifying constructions and, during the 18th century, it remained to be a wooden settlement. However, with the time, settlers began erecting stone buildings. There were 13 stone buildings already by the end of the century. At that time the population of Ekaterinburg was estimated at nine thousand people.

Ekaterinburg Russia. Ekaterinburg History. Part 2

History of Ekaterinburg, Russia. Part 2

Ekaterinburg emblem: The upper part of escutcheon depicts a bear with the Gospel on its back. The bear with the Gospel is depicted on the red background thus reflecting the city’s belonging to Permskaya province, The lower part of the emblem represents a silver smelting furnace and a ore mine. These elements are painted on the green background and symbolize rich ore deposits of Ekaterinburg area.

Ekaterinburg Russia. Ekaterinburg History. Part I

History of Ekaterinburg, Russia. Foundation

Ekaterinburg of Russia began its history in 1723. Ekaterinburg was founded as a plant-fortress by the order of Peter the Great.

The main aim was to turn the future city into the mining center. Thus construction of the plant on the Iset River began. So this plant gave birth to a new town, Ekaterinburg. The plant’s construction began in summer, 1723. Except this plant other buildings were constructed on the territory of the fortress. There were rows of shops, a church, a school, about 300 small houses and the building of Mining Chancellery that controlled all the Ural and Siberian plants.

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Ekaterinburg info:
Population: 1 400 000
Area: 1143 sq. km
Divisions: 7 districts
Ekaterinburg Location:
the capital of the Ural Federal District & Sverdlovsk Region
Ekaterinburg Time:
GMT +5 hours
Ekaterinburg Currency:
RUR - Rubles