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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.


The biggest Russian enterprise for the production of mining equipment, Kopeisk Machine-Building Plant is located here. The plant, by the way, is one of the main tourist attractions of the city.


It is visible by the naked eye that the place where the Kamenka River flows into Iset is rich in iron ore: distinctive red streaks can be seen everywhere on the nearby rocks. At the end of XVII century the Abbot of the Dolmatovsky Monastery decided to take advantage of this feature of the local geology and requested this land from the treasury.


The town has a monument to Parasha-the Siberian girl. It is said that the girl walked on foot from Ishim to Moscow to beg forgiveness of Nicholas II for her father who was exiled to Siberia.


Every year in March the town hosts a large theatre Ishim Theatrical Games of the Young People.


Karabash is notorious as the most polluted town in the world. It is said that this definition belongs to the UNESCO Commission; perhaps, this is just a phantasy of journalists. But the fact remains that the environmental situation in the town is terrifying.


The town is rightly considered the centre of the Volga region and the centre of the Russian culture in Chuvashia.


This town was initially called Tanalyk in the name of the eponymous river and was literally razed to the ground several years after it had appeared.


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