It is said that half of all of the steel that went into the making of Soviet tanks during the years of the war was produced at the Magnitogorsk mills. This heroic effort on the part of the Magnitogorsk steel workers is commemorated in typical Soviet style with a tremendous statue depicting the laborer of the city handing a newly forged swoard with...more
The still plant represent the reason why of this city in the middle of the city a river makes the natural distinction between industry which is the plant and the living area.Magnitogorsk plant production is the second in the world.The first batches of steel were smelted in 1932 and things progressed rapidly from that point on. By 1937 the steel...more
I'd say there isn't too much emphasis on animal rights and the like.....you can find a few places to find different animals. This camel was later in the week in front of the shopping mall where you could get your picture taken with it......along with several small horses that you could have your child ride for 30 rubles.more
It is a nice place for a quiet dinner. The theme of the restaurant has something to do with the color green as everything inside was either painted green or the drapes were green, etc.But the service was actually pretty decent and the food was overall good.Ate there twice and one time I definately ended up with some type of local dish that I'm sure...more
Your options are almost all captured in the photo (with exception of the tram).
The Large Busses you see are 5 rubles and they run on predefined routes/stops.
The yellow mini-van you see are 10 rubles (the back of the van has been converted to hold 10 individual seats). They run a predefined route but will stop wherever you want along that route.
Not pictured are the trams (which I quite liked) - they are numbered and run defined routes. the cost is 7 rubles per trip. Note that there are no transfers....change trams and pay again!
The taxis are mainly Lada's and are 50 rubles between two "sections" of the city. A trip to the airport will run you around 180 rubles (about a twenty minute ride), but if your a local you can often negotiate something lower.
From the train station you need to cross the train tracks and there is a dirt walking path that takes you to a suburb of the city. Its an extremely poor area and I wouldn't want to live in most of these houses in the wintertime.
The last picture shows the four shops that are in this community. They aren't open every day and the day I walked through only the first one was open, but there wasn't much really available. If you wanted to shop you had a 15-20 minute walk to the train station and the market across the street from it.