The fourth largest Russian city, Yekaterinburg plays the role of Ural region’s capital, located in the lowest part of the Ural mountains which in turn sit on the border between Europe and Asia. Historically a major industrial and railway hub, Yekaterinburg is a key destination of the Trans Siberian railway route — the longest railway in the world. The city itself is a sight of constructivist architecture surrounded by spectacular natural parks and the Ural mountains. Yekaterinburg is a unique blend of contrasts between Europe and Asia, industrialism and nature.