Ch elyabinsk <<Welcome booklet> Welcome to Chelyabinsk! This booklet will help you to get used to our city, to adapt and to orient here easily. We hope that due to this booklet, your being in Russia will be as comfort as possible. Your AIESEC Chelyabinsk team пЃЉ Welcome to Russia вЂ“ the most warm-hearted and open-minded country of the world! As you can know, Russia is the largest country in the world. It takes almost 1 week to go from west to east. Except this we have a lot of things of which we can be proud and which we can show for our guests. And everywhere you will find kind reception and warm atmosphere пЃЉ LetвЂ™s open Russia with us! Name: Russia (Russian Federation) Capital: Moscow Government: Federal semi-presidential constitutional republic Official language: Russian Area: 17,075,400 km2 (the largest country) Population: 43,228,000 people Currency: Russian Ruble (RUB) Climate: All types of climate, all kinds of weather and all seasons of the year. Temperature can be in the diapason between -70 and +45. But usual weather in winter is about -15-20, in summer +25-30. вЂў Russia is a transcontinental country, extending h alfway around the northern hemisphere and covering much of eastern and north - eastern Europe and the whole of northern Asia вЂў Russia covers 1/7th of the total land of our planet and neighbors more countries than any other country on earth. вЂў Siberia contains mo re than 25% of the world's forests. вЂў Russian language uses the Cyrillic alphabet instead of the Latin and is one of the 5 most spoken languages in the world вЂў The Russian State Library is the biggest in Europe and second in the World after Library of Congress in the USA. The Russian State Library is located in Moscow and was founded in 1862. вЂў The intelligence level of Russian people is considered up to 99%. There are more than 600 universities in the c ountry . вЂў The father of modern American television was Russia n electronic engineer and inventor, Vladimir Zvorykin, who emigrated to the United States in 1919. вЂў Russians are quite friendly and open. Friends and relatives always come to visit, usually without a phone call. It's normal if a friend or a relative comes o ver without asking. вЂў Hospitality plays a significant role in the Russian mentality and character, once you make friends with Russian people you will surely value this unique feature of the so - called В«Wide Russian soulВ». вЂў Russians usually wear a wedding ring on the right hand. вЂў Russians never shake hands over a door way, they believe it leads to arguments вЂў The Metro of St. Petersburg is the worldвЂ™s deepest subway (about 100 m deep). вЂў The Trans - Siberian Railway (connecting Moscow and Vladivostok) is the longest r ailway in the world вЂў Where is the largest McDonald's in the WORLD? In Moscow and in Beijing (700 seats per each). пЃЉ вЂў The Urals are the oldest mountains in the world and lake Baikal is the worldвЂ™s deepest lake and the largest reservoir of fresh water on earth Chelyabinsk region mainly occupies the eastern slope of the South Urals and adjoining parts of the West Siberian Lowland and only the small part of the territory in the West вЂ“ the so called Mining Area вЂ“ partially covers the western slopes in South Ural. This region is situated on the boundary between Europe and Asia. Chelyabinsk region territory (88,5 thousands sq km) is comparable to the entire European countries territories: Hungary (93 ths sq km), Portugal (92), Austria (83), Czech Republic (78). And some of them, for example Denmark (43), could be placed on the map twice. The climate of the region is moderately continental. Winters are long and cold. Average January temperatures range from -15 to -20 C. Summers are warm and hot in the southwestern part of the region. Average July temperature range from +23 to +27. Nature reserves and national parks occupy 200 km2. There are two national parks вЂ“ Zyuratkul and Taganai. The Ural mountains are a mountain range between the East European and the West Siberian Plains. Because of being in the centre of Russia the mountains are also called вЂњthe backbone of RussiaвЂќ. Chelyabinsk region is also famous as a region of lakes. There are more than 3 thousands lakes with both fresh and salt water. The South Urals is a treasure trove of various useful minerals. Gem-precious, semi-precious and ornamental stones (amethyst, aquamarine, rhodonite, malachite) lay hidden in Ural mountains. The basis of the South Ural industrial potential is ferrous and non- ferrous metal industry, machinery and metal-fabricating industry. Among the leading iron and steel companies of the region you can see the legendary Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Complex, Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Complex and some others. Chelyabinsk Tube-rolling Plant is the first Russian enterprise of the so called вЂњwhiteвЂќ metal work. In the north of region we can find the unique atomic industry centers (Snezhinsk and Ozersk) and the centers of rocket and space engineering in the west. Chelyabinsk is situated on the eastern side of the Ural mountains. Chelyabinsk has its own unique way of developing. For three centuries it has grown from a Cossaks fortress and quite a provincial settlement to one of the 11 biggest cities in Russia with the population more than 1 million people. About one third of the region population lives in it. The number of population is on the second place in the Ural Federal Area and on the ninth place in Russia. Chelyabinsk was founded as a fortress on the bank of Miass river in 1736. In late 19th century the Trans-Siberian Railway ran through Chelyabinsk and it became known as вЂњthe Gates of SiberiaвЂќ. During the II World War Chelyabinsk was called Tankograd. The world famous tanks T-34 as well as the legendary вЂњKatyushasвЂќ (military installation BM-13) were made in Chelyabinsk. In modern Chelyabinsk there are seven districts: Kalininsky, Metallurgical, Sovietsky, Central, Kurchatovsky, Leninsky and Tractorozavodsky. City today is one of the biggest producers of high quality metals, steel and bar iron. Chelyabinsk is also known as one of the biggest educational centers in Russia. Now there are about 30 state and private educational institutions in the city. The biggest is South Ural State University. Chelyabinsk is developing as the cultural center. It is quite comfortable both to work and to relax here. Kirovka, the walking street, is among the main places of interest. The regional Local History Museum also attracts attention. A number of monumental works of Soviet sculpture show the history of the city. Moreover, now city is full of modern buildings, skyscrapers, shopping centers, parks and squares. Chelyabinsk is Motherland for great amount of famous people. National Artist Oleg Mityaev may be called the living вЂњbrandвЂќ of Chelyabinsk as well as the music band вЂњArielвЂќ, pilot-cosmonaut of Russian Federation, the Hero of Russia Maxim Saraev was born in Chelyabinsk, also вЂ“ Vice-champion of the Olympic games judo-player Vitaly Makarov. Famous Russian hochey-players: Evgeny Malkin, Danis Zaripov, Dmitry Kalinin originally are from Chelyabinsk region. In capital city of the South Ural there are a lot of sport-traditions. Here you can find stadiums, swimming pools, Judo Sport Centre, several ice-arenas. The famous Chelyabinsk hockey-club вЂњTractorвЂќ was founded in 1947 as a sport club of the tractor plant. Now вЂњTractorвЂќ is one of the best ice-hockey team in Russia. We have several big shopping centers, where you can find everything you need. Adress: Artillery Str.,136 Phone: +7 (351) 247-17-17 Operating mode: daily, 9:00-22:00 http://gorky74.ru/ вЂў one of the largest in our region hypermarket вЂњNashвЂќ (here you can find all kinds of food and great amount of other products) вЂў the largest household appliances shop вЂў cinema with 9 halls вЂњCinema ParkвЂќ вЂў entertainment center В«РЎrazy ParkВ» вЂў more than 150 shops of international and federal brands вЂў cafes and restaurants with different cuisines Adress: Zwilling Str.,25 Phone: +7 (351) 245-27-27 Operating mode: daily, 10:00-22:00 http://cuba74.ru/ Hundreds of shops all kinds and types, entertainment center вЂњSmileвЂ™s PlanetвЂќ, several cafes and restaurants . Adress: Labor Str., 203 Phone: +7 (351) 216-16-16 Operating mode: daily, 10:00-22:00 http://www.trkrodnik.ru/ Rodnik shopping mall вЂ” the first and only in South Ural a universal city complex with a total area more than 135 thousand sq.m. On four floors over 150 shops of fashionable clothes, footwear , goods for the house and sports, and also an eight- screen multiplex the KINOMAX and the MEGALEND children's game complex. The successfully located вЂ” on an important transport artery of the city вЂ” Truda St., Broadcasting Company the SPRING decorated the river embankment Miass. Today the complex became for residents of Chelyabinsk and city visitors a popular place thanks to the transport availability, a convenient entrance and a huge choice of goods. Anchor brands of Broadcasting Company SPRING: вЂў Auchan - one of the largest hypermarkets of sale of food and goods for the house. вЂў ADIDAS, ADIDAS NEO , REEBOK, Sport master - sports shops вЂў "Coherent" вЂ“ the federal retail network specializing on sale of services of mobile network operators, personal means of communication, accessories, portable digital audio-and phototechnicians. вЂў REDMOND - sale of suitcases and leather accessories. вЂў Toy Store toy store. вЂў RESPECT, ECCO - shoe shops. вЂў The EMPIRE of BAGS - the biggest shop of bags in the Urals. вЂў Fashion: STRADIVARIUS, INCANTO, ZARINA, LOVE REPUBLIC, SAVAGE, MANGO, LACOSTE, SWATCH, MONDIAL, BERSHKA, KIRA PLASTININA, COLIN'S, CONCEPT CLUB, NEW YORKER, WESTLAND, BENETTON, MEXX, MARMALATO, O'STIN, TOM TAILOR, OODJI , Zara. вЂў Food: BRUDERShAFT restaurant, coffee house SUGAR, DZYoDO sushi bar, Middle Eastern kitchen the CARAVANSERAI, EAST MARKET, DAY PIZZA, BLINOFF pancakes, pizza in a format of a horn of CONO MIX, SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN, COUNTRY CHICKEN, CINNABON roll, the MASTER of the LAND, German cuisine of DAS of SAUSAGES, fast food in Russian BAKED POTATO, Italian cuisine of SBARRO, A-KAFE, sandwiches SUBWAY fast food, CHERRY BERRY cocktail bar, the American dayner "Pretty Betty". вЂў Children's amusement park "Megalend", movie theater "KINOMAX", Game Zone вЂў вЂ�вЂ™M Video " вЂ” one of leading Russian retail networks on sale of electronics and the household appliances пѓ� Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 120.00 rub пѓ� Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,150.00 rub пѓ� Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 225.00 rub пѓ� Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 135.00 rub пѓ� Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 150.00 rub пѓ� Cappuccino (regular) 100.00 rub пѓ� Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 25.00 rub пѓ� Water (0.33 liter bottle) 12.00 rub пѓ� Milk (regular), 1 liter 40.00 rub пѓ� Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 18.50 rub пѓ� Rice (1kg) 50 rub пѓ� Eggs (12) 47.40 rub пѓ� Local Cheese (1kg) 287.50 rub пѓ� Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 168.00 rub пѓ� Apples (1kg) 70.00 rub пѓ� Oranges (1kg) 65.00 rub пѓ� Tomato (1kg) 80.00 rub пѓ� Potato (1kg) 17.00 rub пѓ� Lettuce (1 head) 50.00 rub пѓ� Water (1.5 liter bottle) 30.00 rub пѓ� Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 350.00 rub пѓ� Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 40.00 rub пѓ� Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 80.00 rub пѓ� Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 51.50 rub Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,500.00 rub Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 475.00 rub Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 rub One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 15.00 rub One-way Ticket Marshrutka 18.00 rub Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 100.00 вЂ“ 120.00 rub In Chelyabinsk you can use buses, trolleybuses and trams. Also there are a lot of minibuses which are called вЂњMarshrutkaвЂќ. The ticket in bus, trolley and tram is the same price вЂ“ 15 rubles. You can buy it inside, the woman-conductor will be glad to serve youпЃЉ. You will get paper ticket which you should save till the end of your current trip, because on every station controller can check it. One ticket is valid only for 1 trip without any changes. In marshrutka ticket costs 18 rubles. You will not get any paper ticket, but driver always counts people who come in, so it is almost impossible to stay without paying. Marshrutka B us Tr am Trolleybus Also you can use taxi services Oneline taxi 278-87-77 AutoChel 223-33-51 Leader 245-55-55 вЂў Voltage: 220-240 Volts (U.S./Canada are 110-120 Volts) вЂў Primary Socket Type: Europlug, Schuko вЂў Multi-voltage appliances (laptops, etc.): Plug adapter вЂў 110-120V electronics: Plug adapter + step-down transformer вЂў Hair dryers, curling irons, etc.: Plug adapter + voltage converter Electrical sockets (outlets) in Russia are one of the two European standard electrical socket types: The "Type C" Europlug and the "Type E" and "Type F" Schuko. If your appliance's plug doesn't match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug in. Travel plug adapters simply change the shape of your appliance's plug to match whatever type of socket you need to plug into. If it's crucial to be able to plug in no matter what, bring an adapter for all three types. But the shape of the socket is only half the story! Electrical sockets (outlets) in Russia (the Russian Federation) usually supply electricity at between 220 and 240 volts AC. If you're plugging in an appliance that was built for 220-240 volt electrical input, or an appliance that is compatible with multiple voltages, then an adapter is all you need. But travel plug adapters do not change the voltage, so the electricity coming through the adapter will still be the same 220-240 volts the socket is supplying. North American sockets supply electricity at between 110 and 120 volts, far lower than in most of the rest of the world. Consequently, North American appliances are generally built for 110-120 volts.