The border between Europe and Asia Editor's choice

The Ural ridge is the natural border between two parts of the world, Asia and Europe. The administrative capital of the Urals, city of Ekaterinburg, is located in Asia. The boundary is dedicated to several memorial places.

The complex “Europe-Asia”, built in 2004, is located a 20-minute drive from the stadium, which will host the 2018 World Cup matches. This is a wide marble pedestal with a viewing platform and a metal stela. There are also stones from the farthest points of Europe and Asia - from Cape Rok and Cape Dezhnev.

In the Sverdlovsk Region there are several more boundary signs. For example, on the road Chusovoy - Kachkanar, 250 km north of the Urals metropolis. The two most geographically accurate monuments are to the west of the Ural capital, near Pervouralsk. The town is 40 kilometres from Ekaterinburg. As early as 1837 a memorial stela had appeared. The second was built nearby, two kilometres to the north, in 2008.