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!
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.