Known for its connection to the Romanov’s and Boris Yeltsin, Ekaterinburg is a city synonymous with gems, execution and gangsters. Capital of the Urals and once an industrial hub, it is a city with a fascinating history. Itself sitting on the border between Europe and Asia, Ekaterinburg is also home to two of the tallest skyscrapers in Russia outside Moscow.

Transport: 28 rubles per journey
Flat for a month: 20,000 rubles
Population: 1,349,722 (2010)



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