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Ekaterinburg

Once there lived a giant. He had a magic belt (‘ural’ in Turkic) full of gold and other marvellous treasures. One day he took it off and put it on the ground and the belt rolled from the cold seas of the North to the Caspian Sea on the South. Thus the Ural Mountains were born

old Bashkirian tale

Uniquely located on the geographical borderline of Europe and Asia, and at the foot of the Ural Mountains, Ekaterinburg has a population of 1.4 million.

  • Founded in: 1723
  • Population: 1.4 million
  • Distance to Moscow: 1755 km

The city was founded by a decree of Peter I the Great.

Ekaterinburg is the fourth largest city in Russia in terms of population, and is one of twelve Russian cities with a population of over a million.

During the 18th century, the city became known as Russia’s iron making centre, and it is now a modern city with world-class infrastructure that includes an efficient metro system and an excellent airport.

The city is also one of Russia’s most well-known centres for the arts and one of Russia’s leading sports centres. Ekaterinburg has the third largest number of diplomatic missions in the country (after Moscow and St Petersburg).

FIFA Fan Fest™

Ekaterinburg
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Location: Mayakovsky Central Park of Entertainment and Culture

Venue Capacity: 17,000*

Cultural and Historical Value: Mayakovsky Central Park of Entertainment and Culture is one of the unique locations and important cultural heritage sites of Ekaterinburg. The Park is located in the central area of the city. It occupies an area of 97 hectares, 70 hectares of which is woodland.

The venue offers plenty of entertainment options and more than 50 different amusement rides. In order to provide a relaxing atmosphere and positive emotions for every visitor, special consideration is given to cultural and entertainment programs.

New facilities, pavilions, and playgrounds are added annually. Today, the park is popular among the residents of Ekaterinburg.

*The number above indicates the anticipated gross capacity for this site. Please note that the FIFA Fan Fest's official capacity for the 2018 FIFA World Cup may vary due to specific infrastructure set-ups and legal requirements.