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Ekaterinburg, third biggest city in Russia: city view

Ekaterinburg, third biggest city in Russia: city view

Vikulova Street, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Vikulova Street, Ekaterinburg - a typical residential area of a big city. The vast majority of Russians live in flats in such blocks.  

Vikulova Street, Ekaterinburg, RUSSIA

This is what Russians are used to call "a private house" - a small wooden construction, most often without water connection or sanitation.

Ekaterinburg, the Square of 1905 year, Russia

Statues of Lenin still can be found in almost every Russian city or town; this one is proudly standing on the central square of Ekaterinburg, the Square of 1905 year (formerly the Cathedral Square), named in memory of the first Russian Revolution of 1905.  

City Council, Ekaterinburg, Russia

City Council, Ekaterinburg (1947-1954) - built on the place of the Cathedral Temple (demolished in 1930), it looks right in the eyes of bronze Lenin statue.

Hotel "Tsentralnaya", Malysheva Street , Russia

Hotel "Tsentralnaya" (1926), Malysheva Street (formely Pokrov Anenue) - this is the hotel where I stayed during my visit to Ekaterinburg. The name of the hotel means "central", and it is in fact situated in the historical heart of the city.

Hotel "Tsentralnaya", Malysheva Street, Russia

Entrance to the hotel "Tsentralnaya"  

Fountain "Stone Flower", the Square of Labor, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Fountain "Stone Flower", the Square of Labor, Ekaterinburg. The small church was built in late 1990's, and is now open to the public. Until 1930's the church - the Temple of Martyr Ekaterina, was on this site but it was demolished by Stalin's administration like many others.

The Palace of Merchant Sevast'yanov, Ekaterinburg, Russia

The Palace of Merchant Sevast'yanov, Lenina Street, Ekaterinburg, Russia (architect Paduchev, 1860-1863). This eclectic 3-storey building is situated in the historical center of Ekaterinburg, right of the dam. Sevast'yanov wanted to plate the roof with gold but the city mayor prohibited it. Sevast'yanov then applied to the Tsar but was told that only church roofs were plated with gold, "So the Lord could notice them more often". For his arrogance Sevast'yanov had to go to church every day in iron shoes and ask forgiveness. Luckily the church - the Temple of Martyr Ekaterina, destroyed in 1930's - was across the road.

The Dam ("Plotinka"), Ekaterinburg, Russia

The Dam ("Plotinka") - the historical center of Ekaterinburg and the popular place of leisure. Ekaterinburg was founded in 1724 according to the directive of Peter the Great.

The monument of Genin and Tatischev, Ekaterinburg, Russia

The monument of Genin and Tatischev - the founders of Ekaterinburg, Plotinka. During the Soviet times only one of them was known - the Russian Tatischev. German Genin was not considered by the Soviet propaganda as an appropriate person for the fame of the city founder. The monument was built for the 275th anniversary of the city (1999), facing the Dam.  

Dam, Ekaterinburg, Russia

The buildings of 1950's facing the Dam from the other side

Palace of Merchant Rastorguev, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Palace of Merchant Rastorguev (1794-1795), Vosnesenskaya Hill, Lunacharskogo Street. In 1935-1937 the palace was reconstructed and became the Palace of Pioneers - the recreational center and school of arts for children.

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