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The town of Alapaevsk of Sverdlovsk Oblast is situated on the Neiva River, at the place of its confluence with the Alapaikha River. The settlement emerged in 1702 around the Neivo-Alapaevsky Ironworks being under construction.


Sibai quarry ranks second in the world by its depth after Chiles Chuquicamata.


According to a legend, a hunter from the village of Old Sibai found red clay while digging a martens hole in early XX century.


A large industrial town of Sibai lives on ore mining, and its main attraction is the quarry for copper extraction striking with its size.


Zima City is one of the oldest settlements in the Irkutsk region.


The town has three hotels: Sibai - an old hotel built in Soviet times, Tatiana - a small and comfortable hotel with tea and coffee in rooms, and The Golden Yurt - a new hotel in a European style.


The town derives its name from the features of the local landscape: here massive rocks of spur of Salair mountain range come to the earth surface.


Salavat located in the very heart of Bashkiria is an oil city. Oil literally feeds and nurses it. Thanks to it, Salavat is considered the most favorable small city of Bashkiria.


The official history of Salavat begins in 1948, with the erection of a petrochemical plant and a working settlement next to it. The plant was to recycle heavy oil grades there are plenty of them in the Bashkir land.


Sibay quarry belongs to private secure facilities, so it is impossible to easily approach it.


The town was founded in order to protect Russian borders after the conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.


Winters in Salavat are often quite cold, with dense fogs. In summer the weather is hot, there are many sunny days.


The town of Bakal located in the South Ural is from all sides surrounded by mountain ranges and iron ore quarries, the most part of which have already been drawn up, which is not surprising: Bakal mines (currently Bakal Mining Administration LLC) is one of the oldest Urals companies engaged in iron ore mining.


The most famous page of the history of Degtyarsk contains the ill-fated flight of Francis Powers.


The name of Zyuratkul is often translated as Heart Lake, but this is true only in part. Until early XX century, the Lake had been called differently: Yurak Kul, and the neighboring Ridge was called Yurak-Tau, Heart Mountain.


Highlands leave their mark on the climate. Summer is not very hot (although sometimes temperature rises up to +38 C), winter is not severely cold (although sometimes temperature falls to -50 C). The wettest month with a lot of rain is November. The best time to visit the place is summer.


The factory of Ufaley emerged in 1761, when a major landowner of the noble family of Masalovs, Ivan the Smaller Perfilyevich built a charcoal factory and a hammer factory on the Ufaley River.


Irbit, a town in Sverdlovsk Oblast, is a motor-bike capital of Russia. The foundation of Irbit was associated with the construction of first state ironworks in the Urals in 1630-1631.


Kasli is the capital of the Urals iron casting. The works of the Kasli Foundry include figurines, decorative dishes, decorative lattice that received prestigious awards at international exhibitions in Paris, Copenhagen, Vienna, Stockholm and Milan.


Only by the road signs and brand local billboards Smile, you're in Verkhnyaya Salda, a car-driver traveling along the P-353 road can determine that he is moving in the heart of the global titanium metallurgy.


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