Meet your activity leader: Vladimir
Good afternoon! Yekaterinburg is my hometown, and I remember it in different times of its history from being closed city in the late Soviet Union through drastic changes of the 1990's to economic growth and cultural diversity in the new century.
I'm proud to be part of Yekaterinburg cultural community and to contribute to it by organizing events such as musical concerts and festivals with musicians and bands both from Russia and the other countries. One of such festivals is Utopia Club that takes place at the Soviet experimental Flat Unit F and combines excursions, lectures, live music performances, expositions, and movie screenings, etc
I work as a tour guide since I was a history student in 2001, and will be happy to show you the most interesting places of Yekaterinburg, and tell about how history affected lives of the citizens and how people's effort has made Yekaterinburg the capital of Ural and one of the most significant cities of the new Russia.
What to expect
From the start of the Soviet Regime in 1920-s Sverdlovsk (Name of Yekaterinburg during the Soviet period) evolved from provincial town to significant military industrial juggernauth of the USSR. It became a showcase city of the Soviet Utopia in all its controversy.
We will learn how the enthusiasm of the First years of Stalin's industrialisation affected the growth of Sverdlovsk, how the grand Soviet utopia was being brought to reality in various fields such as work, sports, culture, art, family, how it got along with people day-to-day life, and how this utopia got into crisis and came to an end..