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Central stadium, or Ekaterinburg stadium for the duration of the world cup is the being upgraded from its 27,000 capacity to 44,130. FC Ural Yekaterinburg will continue to play there after the world cup.
It is Russias fourth most popular city with 1.4m people. Koltsovo Airport is 18km from the city centre and the base of Ural Airlines. There is an abundance of flights within Europe and the Middle East. Two stations on the Yekaterinburg Metro second line will be in the immediate vicinity of the station - "Tatischevskaya" and "Uralskih Communarov.
Tsar Nicholas II and his family was imprisoned in Yekaterinburg in 1918 before being executed. Church of the Blood built in 2003 is at the site of the execution. During WWII, the city grew rapidly as industries and people moved to escape the war. The metal industry is still the largest contributor to the local economy. For something a bit weirder, check out the QWERTY monument - I'll let you hazard a guess as to what it is. Limpopo is the largest water leisure park in Europe if you get fed up of monument orienteering.
In June temperatures typically range from 12-23°C.
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