Magnitogorsk is a city in the Chelyabinsk oblast; it is one of the world's largest centres of ferrous metallurgy.
The city is situated at the foot of the mountain Magnitnaya on the Eastern slope of the Southern Urals on both banks of the river Ural (the right bank is in Europe, the left is in Asia).
Magnitogorsk has been founded in June 1929 at the location of the Cossack village Magnitnaya as the first socialist town in the Urals. It has started as a workers' quarters which appeared when the construction of Magnitogorsk Metallurgical Combine had begun.
Metallurgy and other manufacturing industries are the basis of the economy of Magnitogorsk. The value of the goods shipped, works completed, and services rendered in this sector has been exceeding 250 billion roubles over the last few years.
Culture & Education
The following higher education establishments can be found in Magnitogorsk: a State University and a State Technical University, a Conservatoire, a Business School and a branch of the International Institute of Economics and Law.
There are quite a few professional creative teams of people in Magnitogorsk - the Pushkin Drama Theatre, a Puppet and Actor Theatre "Buratino", an Opera and Ballet Theatre, a philharmonic hall, a House of Music, the S. G. Eidinov State Academic Choir, a circus.
Magnitogorsk is a good city for those who like sports. There are two ice arenas here, a water amusement park, the metallurgical combine's sports centre, and two mountain skiing centres.
|Regions||Project participants||Investment projects||Consulates and Trade Offices||News and Analysis||About the Project|
© RusBusinessNews, 2009.
All rights reserved.
Establishing a hyperlink to RIA RusBusinessNews is required for using any of the material published on this website.
News and analytical reviews are translated into foreign languages by the TRANSLIT Translation Agency
|«Sum of technologies»®