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  • Turgoyak Lake (Vera Island) | The Governor and the Government of the Chelyabinsk region
    deep lake is the most transparent in the Urals There is more than half a billion tons of fresh water under the surface area of 26 4 sq km The length of the lake is 6 9 km its maximum width is 6 3 km the coastline is 27 km long Turgoyak is located in the deep hollow between the mountain ranges Ural Tau and Ilmeny 320 m above sea level The lake has six islands the large rivers of Bobrovka Kuleshovka Lipovka and Pugachevka flow into it and only one river Istok takes its source from Turgoyak Tourists have the opportunity to see Inyshevsk gulf as well as visit the largest island on the lake St Vera Island where a small secluded monastery of Old Believers was once situated The name of the island is closely connected with the legend about a hermitess living on the solitary island surrounded by Turgoyak waters in the early XIX century Old Believers respected her even during her life After her death she was canonized The ancient relics of the island are megaliths big cult constructions out of giant stones similar to famous megaliths of Western Europe Middle East and dolmens of Caucasus

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  • "MOOSE" - the Most Ancient Geoglyph on Earth | The Governor and the Government of the Chelyabinsk region
    there is no doubt that the ancient monument is man made It has been created in the period from the 6 th till the 3 rd century B C during the Neolithic or the Eneolithic era Hence this geoglyph is not the only one in Russia but also the most ancient one on Earth The first excavations are already made near the hoof and muzzle of the animal which made it possible to determine the construction technique To form the contours of the giant moose stones were arranged in a line probably our ancestors took them nearby from the Zyuratkul ridge Along the edges of stony strip 4 7 meters in width large stones are laid having 1 2 meters in diameter Originally the scientists made a supposition that large stones were meant for strengthening of the boundaries of the construction but afterwards it became clear that they form decorative framing of the general pattern Also broken stones and clay were used in the process of construction The contour can be clearly seen only from the height and this means that our ancestors must have monitored the accuracy of the lines from the nearby ridge named Zyuratkul Let us note that the most well known geoglyphs at the Nazca Desert plateau in the southern part of Peru are made using quite different technique by taking off the upper layer of the soil South American figures include straight lines triangles spirals a bird a monkey a spider and flowers The most similar technique to that of the South Urals Moose is the technique used to craft English geoglyphs Uffington White Horse and Cerne Abbas Giant The South Urals geoglyph is of religious sacral nature it is an appeal to Gods this is evidenced by the fact that contours of the moose

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  • Demidovs’ Mansion (White House) | The Governor and the Government of the Chelyabinsk region
    crowned by towers a garden a park and an open work fence All premises were built using natural stone and brick In 1809 after the mansion house estate had been purchased by Rastorguyev a merchant and landowner the main building was rebuilt in a classical style By the end of the 19th century Karpinsky the Kyshtym mining district manager used the estate to establish a museum of ore and mineral specimens and art castings In 1899 Dmitry Mendeleyev a well known chemist visited the museum and later on he admired the artistic casts exhibited in Kyshtym Various state institutions such as the Tradesmen School the Nursing School the House of Pioneers and the School for Working Youth were located in the main estate building in Soviet times The building was retained in its present use as a museum only in 1979 In 1995 the Demidovs Mansion acquired status as a monument of federal significance In the same year the Town Emblem Contest was held and the best emblem was taken as a basis for making the Kyshtym emblem It is the White House that has become a symbol of that old Ural town Address Karl Marx Street 2 Kyshtym Chelyabinsk

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  • "European" Settlements (Berlin, Varna, Leipzig, Paris, Fère-Champenoise) | The Governor and the Government of the Chelyabinsk region
    Varna district of Chelyabinsk region It is located in the south of that region 217 km south of Chelyabinsk on the river Nizhny Toguzak It is named in honor of the winning of the Bulgarian fortress Varna by the Russian troops during the Russo Turkish War of 1828 1829 The highest ranking officers of the Orenburg province and the high ranking Cossacks army officers actively participated in many battles Thus when the point at issue was the names they wanted to give their new settlements they resolved to use the name of Varna in order to p ay tribute to Russian soldiers and officers killed there during the war and to eternalize their memory Paris and Fère Champenoise Paris is a village in Nagaybak district of Chelyabinsk region and the administrative center of the Paris rural settlement The village was established in 1842 as a fortified strongpoint of the Cossack army by the Nagaybaks representing a small ethnic group that had been formed after the christening of Tatars during Anna Ioannovna s reign They emerged victorious from the Patriotic War against Napoleon in the capital of France in 1814 and returned home after the end of the campaign In 2005 a mobile phone tower was opened in Paris of Chelyabinsk region The cell tower manufactured at the Zlatoust Steel Production Plant is a 50 meter reduced copy of the Eiffel Tower It became a sightseeing attraction in the Nagaybak district The Nagaybaks gave the name of Fère Champenoise to the present day administrative center of the Nagaybak district The village of Fère Champenoise is situated on the river Gumbeyka a left tributary of the Ural River in a steppe zone 55 km north east of Magnitogorsk and 210 km south west of Chelyabinsk Upon the termination of military operations the

    Original URL path: http://eng.gubernator74.ru/chelyabinsk-region/brands/evropeyskie-poselki (2016-05-02)
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  • KIROVKA, a Street for Pedestrians (the Chelyabinsk Arbat) | The Governor and the Government of the Chelyabinsk region
    a Governor who formerly preserved peace and order on all town streets are standing not far away The Khodok a sculptural composition showing the figure of a peasant accompanied by a dog looking into a decree is located opposite the Chelyabinsk region Legislative Assembly The Saxophonist is next to the bas relief dedicated to Igor Burko a jazzman playing with the famous Ural jazz band Ural Dixieland The figure of Young Fashionable Woman looking in the glass is placed close to the fashion clothes store while the figure of Shoe Shine Boy is next to a shoe store The Beggar is close to the bank being a keeper of its assets Anyone who rubs his fingers over the Beggar s hairless scalp and throws a coin into its hat is supposed to live a life of ease and flow The Veteran is having a rest on a bench at the Boulevard of Valor A monumental decorative composition dedicated to firemen is opposite to the former Fire Tower which was located in a courtyard between the modern Yelkin and Kirov Streets in the early 20th century The Ural master is personified in the figure of the Lefthander Levsha the left handed craftsman from Tula who allegedly put horseshoes on a flea Rows of local souvenir shopping stalls are on the right and left of the Lefthander The Artist welcomes guests and here you can see your own image reflected in the mirror like artist easel The stela dedicated to the founders of Chelyabinsk is one of the emblematic sculptural compositions illustrating the location of the first Chelyabinsk stronghold The stela contains a bronze group of four figures the Cossack with a lance the Bashkir the Peasant with a two handed saw and the Officer Tevkelev fortress founder The top of the

    Original URL path: http://eng.gubernator74.ru/chelyabinsk-region/brands/arbat (2016-05-02)
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  • Kesene’s Mausoleum (Timur’s Tower) | The Governor and the Government of the Chelyabinsk region
    skull It was obvious that the woman was noble Then a beautiful legend appeared The legend was that the buried woman was Kesene the daughter of the great commander Timur or Tamerlane They say that Kesene loved a simple soldier and escaped with him Furious Timur ordered to catch up with the couple and kill both When the paroxysm of fury was over there came remorse The commander ordered to construct a tomb in the steppe where his daughter was buried The history of the mausoleum construction was also legendary It was built of brick containing red clay eggs of wild birds and camel milk It is assumed that the bricks were made near the Uy river in the area of modern Troitsk and were passed from one soldier to another in chain up to the tower itself The new bricks for the renovation of the tower were made and kilned according to ancient techniques Locals are sure that Timur s tower possesses special invigorating power People who come there are rejuvenated because they are so called immersed in time They say that if you write your name on the wall your life will be happy This explains why Kesene

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  • Verkhneuralsk Prison | The Governor and the Government of the Chelyabinsk region
    Central and Verkhneuralsk Verkhneuralsk prison has not changed over the century 50 cm thick walls narrow cells with the ceilings as high as 6 meters the labyrinth of the Tsar s punishment cell for the most notorious criminals No wonder that nobody managed to escape from this prison It is here that ardent revolutionaries Zinovyev and Kamenev the leader of Comintern Karl Radek the first editor of the Komsomolskaya Pravda Aleksandr Slepkov metropolitan Pyotr Polyansky served their sentence The most well known prisoner was Maria Koppensteiner Hitler s cousin There is a legend that Raoul Wallenberg outstanding diplomat of the Second World War also was imprisoned here The ominous twist of fate occurred with the architect and builder of the prison merchant P Safronov He also constructed many stone buildings in the city In 1918 the architect was arrested by the Red Army for the propaganda of the White Guard He lived the rest of his life within the gloomy walls of the prison he himself built Address Severnaya Street 1 Verkhneuralsk Chelyabinsk Region Russian Federation 457670 Phone 7 35143 2 13 98 Printable version Created December 15 2010 Updated June 26 2012 Path to this page Home Verkhneuralsk Prison

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  • Chelyabinsk Meteor | The Governor and the Government of the Chelyabinsk region
    per second the space rock disintegrated approximately 32 seconds later breaking into small fragments and causing a tremendous blast The shockwave was powerful enough to blow in windows and doors in houses in the Chelyabinsk Region Over 1 600 persons were injured mainly from shattered window glass In this emergency people needed medical aid Fortunately nobody was killed Right after the burst with the energy of around 400 kilotons of TNT according to different estimates various rumors of what happened were circulating from a crashed airplane to meteor shower However a few hours later there was no shadow of doubt it was a huge meteor Facts to compare the energy released from the atomic bomb detonated at Hiroshima on August 06 1945 was 21 kilotons Entering the atmosphere of the Earth the meteor disintegrated into millions of pieces which were then scattered on the whole territory of the region The largest chunk weighing 570 kg fell into a lake not far from Chelyabinsk It has been pulled out and given to a local museum for permanent custody Over 1 thousand visitors come to see it every day Today the damage caused by the blast has been repaired and nothing reminds about its aftermath City residents have decided to preserve the memory of the event for future generations through the construction of a park for lovers of extreme adventure and fun in 2014 Scientists continue researching the lifted meteor chunk They even managed to find out its age the piece is over 4 5 billion years old Thus Chelyabinsk meteor is as old as the Solar system and it traveled to the Earth about 1 2 million of years The meteor is classified as a typical chondrite it is composed of iron olivine sulphites It was discovered that the meteor had

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