Straddling Two Continents

Situated on Russia’s border between Europe and Asia, Ekaterinburg is one of the country’s leading capitals of art and culture.

Be sure to visit Vaynera Street  and Ploshchad 1905, a square in the city center.

You can water ski on Lake Platinka in summer and walk on it in winter when it freezes over completely. 

View the Yekaterinburg cityscape from the special balconies on the Vysotsky skyscraper, one of the     city’s icons.

Visit the symbolic monument on the line that separates Europe and Asia.

Visit the QWERTY sculpture, arguably the city’s most fascinating monument, and see the keyboard whose keys are big blocks of stone.

Among the traditional Russian soups, try borscht (beet soup), shchi (cabbage soup) and fish soup.
Don’t leave without drinking vitamin-rich mors, a beverage made from the local wild berries that gives Russians energy on cold winter days. 

Getting There
Turkish Airlines has Istanbul-Yekaterinburg-Istanbul flights four times a week (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays). For more information: