Cheap Flights To Ekaterinburg
Travellers should come to exciting Ekaterinburg for a trip they won't forget. Ekaterinburg is situated on the border between Europe and Asia in the Russian Federation. Although it is in Russia, don't assume it is cold all year round. In the summer, temperatures can reach a balmy 37 degrees. In winter, temperatures can plunge to an average of minus 15.
You may have heard of the town but can't remember why? The town is known as the place where the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II and his family were killed. It was also the home of the late Russian President, Boris Yeltsin. Travellers can visit the Church on the Blood, which is a shrine dedicated to the Romanov family. You can also visit the Presidential museum dedicated to Boris Yeltsin. If you prefer to see the town from above, you can visit the Visotsky business Centre for a view across the town.
The town, which is home to 1.3 million inhabitants, was founded in 1723 and became a city in 1796. It is mainly an industrial town. During the Soviet period, the town was renamed Sverdlovsk after Yakov Sverdlov, a Communist Party Leader. In 1991, the town regained its original name.
Things To Do
Ekaterinburg has several museums and things to do for travellers of all tastes.
Remember the Romanovs!
Tsar Nicholas II and his family were shot dead here during the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917. After the collapse of communism in Russia, an Orthodox Church was built on the site of their murder. The church contains many beautiful icons.
Get a bird's-eye view of the town
If you like to see things from above, head to Visotsky Business Centre, where one can get a bird's-eye view from the 52nd floor.
Visit Boris Yeltsin's museum
The late former President of Russia, Boris Yeltsin, who was born in the region, was the Communist Party leader of this town from 1976 to 1985. A museum to Boris Yeltsin's life, including his important role in defying the 1991 putsch, is remembered in a museum dedicated to him in the town.
Calendar Of Events
There are events throughout the year in Ekaterinburg, where travellers are sure to receive a warm welcome.
Victory Day. This annual event on 9th of May marks the end of World War II. As the War had a significant impact on Russia, Russians remember the lives lost and the sacrifices made. The day is marked with parades and people laying flowers at the various war memorials in the town.
Gastronom Food Festival. This outdoor food festival is held annually in August in one of the city parks. If you think Russian food is heavy and not interesting, think again. This festival will show you what contemporary cutting edge chefs are cooking up in the kitchen. The festival also features talks on healthy eating and presentations of dining ware. For more information, please visit [http://gastronom-fest.ru/].
Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art. This art festival is held every two years in Ekaterinburg. It shows the latest work of modern art artists from the region. For further information visit [http://uralbiennale.ru/].