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Ekaterinburg | 2018 FIFA World Cup Host City

Ekaterinburg 2018 FIFA World CupEkaterinburg also popularly know as Yekaterinburg is one of the 11 host cities for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Ekaterinburg is the fourth largest city in Russia and is the main administrative center in Ural Federal District of Russia. The city is located on the border of Europe and Asia, lying to the east of the Ural Mountains and 1,667 kilometers (1,036 mi) east of Moscow.

General Information
Police Help Line 102
Ambulance 103
General Emergency 112
Currency Russian ruble (RUB)
Drives on the Right
Time Zone UTC+05:00
Distance from Moscow 1800 Kms

History

The city was founded by a Russian historian and an engineer in the year 1723 and the city is named after wife of Russian emperor Peter the Great, Yekaterina. It was one of the industrial cities of Russia at that time and was built with extensive use of iron. The residential buildings which were at the centre of a square plan were surrounded by fortified walls. Much of the credit for development of the entire Ural region goes to Yekaterinburg.

During the Soviet Era the city was named Sverdlovsk after the leader Yakov Sverdlov. After the World War II a number of technical institutions and factories were relocated to this city away from war-affected Moscow.

Climate

The average high temperature in the city during the month of June is 23 degree Celsius or 73.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The average high temperature for the Month of July is 24.4 degree Celsius or 75.9 degrees Fahrenheit. The average low temperature of the city during the month of June is 12.1 degree Celsius or 53.8 degrees Fahrenheit. The average low temperature for the Month of July is 14.4 degree Celsius or 57.9 degrees Fahrenheit.

If you are not from a region of cold temperature then you must take few winter clothes with you because the nights will be very cold in Ekaterinburg.

Hotels

Following are the hotels near the Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg:-

Name of the Hotel Address Distance from Central Stadium (Ekaterinburg Arena)
Price (USD)
Lait On Kluchevskaya 18 Kluchevskaza St. Yekaterinburg 0.7 Kms 30
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Ekaterinburg City Centre
Lenina Avenue 9a Yekaterinburg 0.8 Kms 60
Eurohotel Central Radischeva Street 33 Yekaterinburg Sverdlovsk Oblast 0.8 Kms 60
UralHotel 23 Khomyakov St Yekaterinburg 0.9 Kms 50
Emerald Hotel Sakko St. and Vancetti 38 Yekaterinburg 0.9 Kms 90

Transportation

Rail:- Yekaterinburg Metro is a rapid mass transport system and is serving the city of Yekaterinburg. The nearest metro station is Ploschad 1905 Goda and thereafter there are 4 bus stops to the Central Stadium.

Road:- Ekaterinburg being of the Russia’s mega city is having a vast network of road. The EMPU “Municipal Association of Bus Enterprises and the EMLM “Tram-Trolleybus Office” are the major public transport systems in Yekaterinburg.

Air:- The city is served by the Koltsovo International Airport which is one of the busiest Airport in Russia. The airport is at a distance of 25 Kms from the Ekaterinburg Arena.

Places to visit

There are a lot of things that one can visit while staying in the city for world cup. The famous historic sites includes Church on the Blood, Yekaterinburg War Memorial, Rastorguyev-Kharitonov’s House, Sverdlovsk Film Studio. If you are a Museum lover then you can visit President Center of Boris Eltsin, V. Vysotskiy Museum, Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arms. For the lovers of nature there is Weir on river Iset, Dendropark and Park Green Grove and don’t miss the Visotsky Business Center Lookout.

Stadium

All the matches of Ekaterinburg will be played in the Ekaterinburg Arena or the Central Stadium. The Stadium will host four Group matches of the world cup.

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