16 Facts About Chelyabinsk


Chelyabinsk is the administrative center and largest city of Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia.

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Chelyabinsk began to grow rapidly by the early 20th century as a result of the construction of railway links from the Russian core to Siberia, including the Trans-Siberian Railway.

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Chelyabinsk remains an important industrial centre, especially heavy industries such as metallurgy and military production.

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In 1782, Chelyabinsk became a seat of the uyezd of Ufa Viceroyalty, which was later reformed into Orenburg Governorate.

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Until the late 19th century, Chelyabinsk was a small provincial town.

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Soon it received the name Sibirskaya, since outside Chelyabinsk it crossed into the Siberian tract leading to Tobolsk.

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The first street to the east got its name from the first Chelyabinsk church, consecrated in 1739 in honor of Nicholas the Wonderworker - Nikolaevskaya street.

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The Chelyabinsk fortress was built in the center of this territory in 1736.

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Chelyabinsk was considered as a center of energy-intensive production, so the main attention was paid to the formation of 4 industrial hubs based on the capacities of existing enterprises.

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Architecture of Chelyabinsk has been shaped through its history by the progression of historical eras in Russia.

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Chelyabinsk is home to the agricultural firm Ariant, which leads in the production of beverages and meat products in the Urals Federal District of Russia.

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In recent years, Chelyabinsk has had a significant role in other sectors of the Russian economy, hosting insurance firms, logistics centers, tourism, And important regional banking firms, such as Chelindbank and Chelyabinvestbank.

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In 2014 in Chelyabinsk began to run electric buses, trolleybuses fitted to run electrically.

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Chelyabinsk started the construction of a three-line subway network in 1992.

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In recent history, Chelyabinsk has hosted several important sporting events, especially in martial arts.

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Chelyabinsk is home to several churches built from the 19th to 21st centuries.

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