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Life in Ekaterinburg

With the population of 1.5 million people, Ekaterinburg is the third most populous city in Russia after Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Ekaterinburg is the main administrative, cultural, scientific and educational center of the Ural region. That is why Ekaterinburg has received its well-deserved name “The Capital of Ural”. Moreover, being a city of “borderless opportunities” (according to its location – between Europe and Asia), it is the official center of the Ural Federal District, which ranks the 2nd according to the Forbes list of Russian regions with the best environment for investments, business and education.

   Ekaterinburg is one of the best cities for education and life.
There are numerous reasons.
  • First of all, a plenty of scientific research institutes and establishments are located in Ekaterinburg. There are 16 state-owned universities and educational academies, as well as a number of private higher educational institutions. Ekaterinburg is the leading educational and scientific center of Ural. Due to this fact, Ekaterinburg has all sufficient resources for students: libraries, research centers, laboratories, conference-halls, etc. About 100,000 people are involved in the educational sphere.
  • The second reason is the high cultural level of Ekaterinburg. This is the city with rich historical background, which will undoubtedly be interesting for all people. They will have a great opportunity to visit numerous museums, theatres, monuments, churches, and other places of interest. Besides, Ekaterinburg itself as well as its suburbs would also be of a tremendous interest for people. Ganina Yama (the place of last Romanovs’ burial place), the border between Europe and Asia, Kungur Ice Cave, the Leaning Tower of Nevyansk, Verkhoturye (Orthodox Christianity Center of Ural), mineral springs in Obukhovo, national preservation park “Deer Creeks” and many other places are worth visiting.
  • Third, Ekaterinburg has sufficient experience in international relations. This city attracts foreign guests by various events that are held here: the BRICS Summit, World Expo, INNOPROM, etc. Ekaterinburg is one of the most significant investment sites in Russia: its financial, business and educational institutions take an active part in the development of Russia, making a substantial contribution to the expansion of international cooperation.
  • The fourth reason refers to Ekaterinburg’s well-developed infrastructure for living. There are more than 1,000 shops, cafes and restaurants. In addition, there are about 60 comfortable hotels for the city guests. Owing to these facts, many people call Ekaterinburg “The City of the Youth” because of the vibrant student life and many opportunities offered by our dynamically growing city.