Ekaterinburg, the Middle Urals

Ekaterinburg is the fourth-largest city in Russia, located in the middle of the Eurasian continent, on the border of Europe and Asia.

The main areas of the city's industry are machinery, metal processing, and ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy. Even though it could do with modernizing, the region's industries are quite diverse. 12% of Russia's iron and steel industry is still concentrated in the region. Iron and copper are mined and processed here, the logging industry and wood-processing are important. 

Recently the commercial economy has improved, and business centers like Yekaterinburg-City have been planned. The "Vysotsky" is the tallest skyscraper in Russia outside of Moscow.

Population
4 297 700

GRP per capita
$6,300