Yekaterinburg is the administrative center of the Sverdlovsk Oblast and with around 1.3 million inhabitants it is the third largest city in Russia, after Moscow and St. Petersburg. Formerly known as Sverdlovsk (1924-1991), it is the main center in the federal district of the Urals Region.
From the Yekaterinburg Travel Guide
Yekaterinburg to Irkutsk
Yekaterinburg to Irkutsk – 29th September to 1st October I don’t eat Pork, and I haven’t eaten Pork for about 10 years. That is up until this train journey when pork managed to find its way into my stomach. My 50 hour trip from Yekaterinburg to Irkutsk started with a solo occupant in my carriage, when ...
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