Basic sight-seeings

 The monument in honor of the founders of Yekaterinburg called “To Russia’s glorious sons V.N. Tatischev and V.I. de Gennin, noble Yekaterinburg 1998” is often referred to by the local Yekaterinburg Youth as the Beavis and Butthead monument. Usually skaters get together there, bmxers, roller-skaters, and other kids leisure groups training there and putting on display the various skills that they possess.

 

The House of Sevastyonov in Yekaterinburg is a mansion building the first quarter of the 19th century on the bay of the Iset River. The home of the Ural entrepreneur named Nikolay Ivanovich Sevastyanov is the only building  constructed in gothic Moresque style in the Ural-Siberia Region, which is why it is included on the list of objects of cultural inheritance (historic monuments) of federal significance.

 

The City Pond Dam on Iset River, located on Iset River in Yekaterinburg was built originally in 1723, after which it was reconstructed several times. The dam has produced mechanical energy for the enactment of the newly founded Yekaterinburg plant and served as the beginning of the city’s construction. This is a traditional venue for mass walks around the city and celebrations.

 

Temple-on-Blood is one of the largest orthodox temples in Russia. The temple was built between 2000 and 2003 in the same place where the late Russian emperor Nikolay II and his family were executed on the night of July 16th, 1918. The consecration of the church took place on July 16, 2003.

 

The Vladimir Vysotsky and Marina Vladi Monument was a monument constructed in the city of Yekaterinburg next to the main entrance of commercial entertainment center Anteus. People have formed a habit of portraying Vysotsky as a fighter and a rebel, since he was always resisting and always disagreeing with something. On this monument, however, he is calm, pacified, and infatuated as ever and is singing his song to Marina “I’m a Field Bed Fit for Lovers”.

The keyboard monument was unveiled in 2005 in Yekaterinburg on the embankment of the Iset River. The monument features a copy of a keyboard out of concrete on a 30-1 scale. It consists of 86 keys scattered across the QWERTY layout and the mass of each key is about 80 kg. Each button of the stone keyboard is simultaneously an improvised bench as well and it is considered the largest computer keyboard in the world.

1905 Square is the main square in the center of Yekaterinburg. It was constructed in contemporary style in 1930, after the Bogoyavlensky Cathedral was brought down there, as a junction of two squares that were previously located there. 

The Yekaterinburg Opera Theater is one of the oldest in Russia. It’s been open since 1912. As a result, famous singers of the Bolshoi Theater have brought their own creativity to life in Yekaterinburg named I. Kozlovsky, S. Lemeshev, and I. Arkhipova… The theater still continues to preserve its best traditions to this day.

 

The Kharitonova-Rastorgueva Palace Park Estate is an architectural monument of the 18th century located on Karl Liebknekht Street in the center of Yekaterinburg (Kirovsky District) on Voznesensk Hill. Many people have written about the estate, such as D.N. Mamin-Sibiryak (in the novel Privalov’s Millions), A.N. Tolstoy (in the story Kharitonov’s Gold), and others. The estate is surrounded by a multitude of legends. Rastorguev organized an underground chapel there for Old Ritualists who were then forbidden to do worship. He himself secretly belonged to them and kept old ceremony books and icons in his home.