The Urals is a common geographical name of the area of Russia around the Ural Mountains that divide Russia into 2 parts: Europe and Asia. That's why people usually say - Ural mountains are the natural border line.

Length of the Ural mountains more than 2,500 miles - from the Arctic Ocean to Kazakhstan. The highest mountain in the Urals - Mountain Narodnaya.  The Urals industrial area (751,100 sq km), a major Russia metallurgical region, is in the central and South Urals and the adjacent lowlands. 

West and east foothills of Urals and neighbor plains often have deep river valleys. Urals has a lot of rivers and lakes. Several hundreds of ponds and water storage basins are created on rivers. The composition of mountains, forests, rivers and lakes makes Urals one of the most beautiful regions in Russia.


In winter average temperature is about −  15 - 20 °C. In summer average temperature is about +25 °C.

Main cities

Ufa, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Tchelyabinsk, Kurgan, Tyumen, Tobolsk, Khanty-Mansiysk, Salekhard

Main people and events

The Ural meteorite was found in 2013 near Tchelyabinsk.

Ural old-beleivers found first Russian gold near Yekaterinburg.

First world bicycle was invented near Yekaterinburg etc.

How to get by train

  • To Yekaterinburg train 016 Moscow – Yekaterinburg (the duration of the trip is 25 h 20 min)
  • To Perm train 002  Moscow -  Perm  (the duration of the trip is 19 h 35 min) or train 056 Moscow – Perm (the duration of the trip is 20 h 40 min)
  • To Chelyabinsk train 014  Moscow -  Chelyabinsk  (the duration of the trip is 34 h 12 min) or train 072 Moscow – Perm (the duration of the trip is 35 h 40 min)
  • To Tyumen train 056 Moscow – Tyumen (the duration of the trip is 32 h 20 min)
  • To Ufa train 014 Moscow – Ufa (the duration of the trip is  25 h) or train 040 Moscow – Ufa (the duration of the trip is  25 h 50 min)
  • To Kurgan train 084 Moscow – Kurgan (the duration of the trip is 39 h 50 min)
  • To Tobolsk train 110  Moscow – Tobolsk (the duration of the trip is 37 h)
  • To Khanty-Mansiysk train 084  Moscow – Khanty-Mansiysk (the duration of the trip is 42 h 40 min)


How to get by plane

Companies which fly: Fly Dubai, Alitalia, Aeroflot, Turkish airlines and others.

Companies: Ural airlines, Aeroflot and others.