Today we drive out of the city to Koptelovo village which is located 145 km away from Ekaterinburg and is lost somewhere deep into XIXth century, it is one of the most beautiful ancient Russian villages. Besides, the village proudly keeps a complicated title “the end of Ural mountains, where Siberia starts”. Welcome, you’ve made it!
The village is famous for the museum of the history of agriculture, an open-air museum. Its main building is located in an old merchant's house. The museum has a huge collection of agricultural tools, the richest in the Urals. The main attraction of the village, also related to the museum, is the "hut of Baba Katya." It is an architectural monument. The hut was cut down at the end of the 17th century. In its construction, neither saws nor nails were used; it is cut down with one axe. It is especially surprising that the hut has been preserved in its original form. It looks dark enough, harsh. Inside you will see a floor of logs, a bench, a polati, a large Russian oven, boobs (cradles) in which babies were pumped, various household utensils. From the guide you will learn a lot of interesting things about the life of the past. The hut is named after its last mistress - Ekaterina Timofeevna Kalinina. You will see a traditional Siberian “izba” , visit a local museum and experience the indigenous, remote Russia. Russian lunch is included. Return to Ekaterinburg late afternoon. Return to the city and to XXI century.
Currerntly Sverdlovsk region is one of the most developed industrial areas in Russia. At the end of the 16th century, the Russian kingdom gained control of the region. The presence of strategic reserves of iron and copper ore, as well as large forest areas, predetermined the specialization of the region (ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy, wood processing, mining, etc.). Massive exploration of minerals in the Sverdlovsk region began at the end of the 17th century.