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|It was given the name of Ekaterinburg, to honour the memory of the martyr Saint Catherine, after whose name the Emperor Peter the Great's wife was baptized.It was nearly three hundred years ago when this town was founded on the eastern slopes of the Urals mountains on the banks of the beautiful Iset river. Ekaterinburg is one among famous business centre in Russia. Its financial and banking institutions take an active part in Russian economy, making a substantial contribution to the development of cooperation with foreign countries. More and more foreign companies are successfully operating representative offices and joint ventures here. Ekaterinburg's unique geographical position on the border of Europe and Asia offers broad opportunities for assuming the role of an important centre of cooperation between East and We...|
|Europe's most populous city is enjoying an unprecedented period of luxury and self indulgence after decades of hardship and austerity, In 2006, Forbes magazine awarded Moscow (Moskva) as world highest number of billionaires city, though much of this money was plundered from the nation during the collapse of communism. Today, well-heeled Muscovites sip champagne with sushi at extravagant 'elitny' restaurants and stock up on brand names at eye-wateringly expensive boutiques - it's a far cry from the days of queuing for bread at state-owned department stores.|
|Omsk is located in southwest Siberia in Russia, the administrative center of Omsk Oblast. The distance from Omsk to Moscow is 2,700 kilometres (1,700 mi). It is the second-largest city in Russia beyond the Urals. In the Russian Empire, it was the seat of the Governor General of Western Siberia, and later of the Governor General of the Steppes. For a brief period during the Russian Civil War in 19181920, it was proclaimed the Capital of Russia, and held the imperial gold reserves.|
|St. Petersburg founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, St Petersburg has been compair with Venice of the North for its winding canals and grand Italianate architecture, yet the city narrowly escaped destruction during WWII. The former capital of Russia has seen some dramatic changes in its 305-year history. Extensive restoration and beautification for the tri-centenary celebrations in 2003 have restored St Petersburg to its original glory. The renovation project was no doubt aided by the fact that former Russian president Vladimir Putin hails from St Petersburg.|
|Vladivostok is situated at the head of the Golden Horn Bay not far from Russia's border with China and North Korea. It is Russia's largest port city on the Pacific Ocean and the administrative center of Primorsky Krai. It is the home port of the Russian Pacific Fleet. The city is located in the southern extremity of Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula, which is about 30 km long and approximately 12 km wide. The highest point is Mount Kholodilnik, the height of which is 257 m. Eagle's Nest Mount is often called the highest point of the city; however, with the height of only 199 m (214 m according to other sources), it is the highest point of the downtown area, but not of the whole city.|
|Yakutsk is a city in the Russian Far East, situated about (450 kilometres) below the Arctic Circle. It is the capital of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic (formerly the Yakut Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic), Russia and a major port on the Lena River. It is served by Yakutsk Airport as well as the smaller Magan Airport. The city has a population of 210,642 (2002 Census); 186,626 (1989 Census).|
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