Chelyabinsk Region

The Chelyabinsk Region is located in the South Urals and shares borders with the Sverdlovsk, Kurgan and Orenburg Regions and the Republic of Bashkortostan, and an international border with Kazakhstan.  The border between Europe and Asia also runs through the region.  The region, along with its administrative centre of Chelyabinsk, became world famous when a meteor flew over the region in February 2013 and was captured on many mobile phones and dash-cams.  


The most interesting tourist destination in the region is probably the city of Zlatoust which is one of the metallurgy centres of Russia and has been producing cold weapons since 1815.  Just outside of the city is the Taganai National Park which is one of the most beautiful areas in the Urals and connected with many mysteries and legends.   Rather surprisingly also found in the region are settlements known as Parizh (Paris), Berlin, Varna and Leyptsig (Leipzig).