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15.03.2006   EKATERINBURG



Ekaterinburg is one of the biggest cities in Russia. It was founded as the fortress-plant upon the Ural River Iset by the associates of Russian Emperor Peter the Great V.N. Tatichev and V. I de Genin. The day when the test start of swages was put into practice is considered to be the birthday of the city - 7 (18) November, 1723.

The name of Ekaterinburg emphasized the Capital characteristics of the new city. Ekaterinburg is the city of Empress Ekaterina I and St. Ekaterina the patron of mining.

The population of present city is 1 337 000 people, that is 30% of the population of Sverdlovsk Region. It takes the 4th place among the most populous cities in Russia.

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15.03.2006   General description of Sverdlovsk region

Geography

Sverdlovsk region is situated at the boarder of Europe and Asia, at the junction of two large physical-geographical complexes. Its area is 194,8 thousand sq. km (1,1% of the Russian Federation area, that is 20th place in RF). The western part of the region lies mainly on the eastern slopes of the low Ural Mountains, their heights range from 700-800 up to 1569 m (Konzhakovsky Kamen mountain). Extreme southwest of the region is situated on the hilly Foreurals, and the eastern part of the region borders with West-Siberian Plain.

The region is mainly covered with taiga. In the mountain part of the area prevail coniferous trees and the plain is mostly covered with pine forests with birch and aspen forests and forest-steppes in the south. The soils of the region are typical for forest and forest-steppe zones. The southern part of the region is well-developed, while the northern part is poorly populated and barely changed. The biggest rivers of the region are Tura, Tchusovaya, Sosva, Iset. Forests and numerous water sources create favorable conditions for development of tourism. Furthermore, national parks Pripyshminskiye Bory, reserves Visimsky and Denezhkin Kamen' are situated on the territory of the region. More than 1900 different kinds of plants grow within the bounds of the region and nearly 212 species of various animals and birds could be found here.

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11.03.2006   FIDE

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11.03.2006   DIRECTORATE

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04.03.2006   The application for hotel reservation

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04.03.2006   Accomodation

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04.03.2006   The application for issue ofthe invitation for reception of the entry visa to the Russian Federation

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03.03.2006   Accreditation application form for the Mass Media representatives

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03.03.2006   Final List of WWCC 2006 participants

Women`s World Chess Championship 2006 will take place in Ekaterinburg, Russia from 10-27 March 2006. We are publishing herewith the Final list of participants of the Women`s World Chess Championship 2006 as per January 2006 FIDE Rating list, top seeded is World Champion 2004 Stefanova Antoaneta. Also, please have a look at the Pairings of the 1st Round, and Pairings tree. See the Final list of participants and read more information.

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03.03.2006   Transportation

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