Friday, June 23, 2017

Yekaterinburg ranked as one of the most popular Russian cities

Yekaterinburg has been rated one of the most popular cities in Russia according to a poll hosted on the site WeLoveRussia.

The poll, which allowed voters to choose more than one city, showed that 97.9 percent of voters loved Yekaterinburg. Far back in second place was Rostov-on-Don with 23.7 percent. In third place was Nizhny Novgorod with eight percent. Moscow received 3.9 percent of votes, the Euro-Asian News reports.

There are 12 cities in Russia involved in the poll, which is attempting to find out how much Russian citizens love their city. The poll, which can be voted on once a day, takes into account the demographic diversity of the cities.

Yekaterinburg was founded close to 300 years ago on the eastern slopes of the Ural mountains on the banks of the Iset river, according to Yekaterinburg Travel. The center of the town at the time of its founding was the plant-castle of Yekaterinburg and it became a major outpost for metallurgical and mining enterprises in the region.

The city became a large center of industry, commerce and banking in the 19th century and was an important administrative center of the Urals region in the early 1900s. The city celebrated the birth of its millionth resident in 1967 and today has a population of a million and a half.