Magnitogorsk is the second largest city in the Chelyabinsk Region, located at the foot of Magnitnaya Mountain. Many tourists have the wrong stereotype about the city of metallurgists as a dirty, depressed industrial city, but this is not true. In fact, the city itself is clean and interesting in terms of attractions, and the natural beauty of its surroundings attracts travelers from all over Russia and the countries of the Near and Far Abroad.
Temple of the Ascension
This majestic church, built in 1989, is a whole temple complex in which the traditions of ancient Russian architecture and modern elements are skillfully combined. The beginning of the construction of the temple fell on economically difficult times - 1989, so the construction had to be postponed for 10 years. Thanks to the financial support of the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works and about 300 other organizations, as well as a large number of individuals, active construction of the church began, and in early 2003 the central chapel was consecrated and the first service was held. A year and a half later, on the 75th anniversary of Magnitogorsk, the temple was solemnly consecrated, and since then it has been the main architectural landmark and the center of the spiritual life of Magnitogorsk.
In the interior of the church, the iconostasis, 15 meters high and 25 meters wide, is most striking in its beauty and scale. There are 108 icons in total, made by the best masters of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra. Here you can also admire the picturesque mosaic frescoes.
On the territory of the temple complex there is also a house of mercy with a chapel, a refectory, a first-aid post and a home church where the needy are received. Also here you can see a beautiful 7-meter monument to St. Simeon of Verkhoturye, a separate church where water baptism takes place, and a bell tower. The territory is very well equipped, decorated with many flowers, there is a playground and parking for cars.
In Magnitogorsk, you will also encounter such architectural monuments and sculptural compositions:
We also recommend admiring the light and music fountain near the city administration.
Ecological Park in Magnitogorsk
The Ecological Park is a favorite place of recreation for residents of Magnitogorsk, where you can relax among the spreading trees and breathe in the fresh air. This natural oasis, equipped for recreation of townspeople and tourists in the middle of the 20th century, is attractive at any time of the year. In summer there is a great place for jogging, horizontal bars and other athletic equipment are equipped, there is a football and basketball field. Along the alleys, townspeople ride bicycles, skateboards, roller skates and skis. A playground and a fairy-tale meadow with wooden figures of famous fairy-tale heroes were made for children. In the warm season, residents of Magnitogorsk arrange picnics in the park. In the evening, bright lights turn on and music plays.
And in winter, the city authorities flood ice rinks in Ecopark: on one of them there are hockey battles, and on the other the townspeople go ice skating. High snow slides are built for children, and adults are skiing.
Those who prefer a more relaxing holiday can simply walk in the park or sit on a bench with a newspaper or book. More than 30 species of trees and shrubs have been planted here, among which you can not only wander, distracted from everyday life, but also collect medicinal herbs, of which there are about 25 varieties in Ecopark. You will also be pleased to sit by artificial reservoirs or take a walk in the Rock Garden.
Magnitogorsk is the largest metallurgical center on the map of Russia, called its heart of steel. Through it, along the Ural River, passes the border dividing Asia and Europe, and some of the most popular ski resorts in our country are located nearby.
Magnitogorsk on the map of Russia is geographically located on the slopes of the Southern Urals, near Magnitnaya Gora, and is part of the Chelyabinsk Region. The city is divided into 2 parts by the Ural River.
Large industrial enterprises are located on the left bank (in Asia), the right bank (Europe) is built up with residential areas. The urban population is more than 418 thousand people, most of whom are Russians (over 80%).
The climate of Magnitogorsk is significantly influenced by the Ural Mountains, which block the flow of warm Atlantic air masses. Because of this, the city is under the influence of cold arctic air currents. The harsh continental climate is characterized by cold winters with little rainfall and severe frosts, and hot dry summers.
Due to the harsh winter, the peak of tourist activity occurs in the warmest and driest months - from May to July inclusive.
Magnitogorsk on the map of Russia is located relatively far from the capital, and the distance in a straight line is about 1400 km.
You can get to the city from Moscow both by land and by air:
Children's country camps will help with this. The infrastructure of suburban urban children's recreation in Magnitogorsk is represented by seven suburban health centers: Abzakovo, Karagaysky Bor, Sosnovy Bor, children's cottages for kindergarten pupils Gorny brook and an educational and recreation complex of OJSC MMK, which includes three subordinate summer camps: the most popular among the children of the city the Mountain Gorge camp, the year-round sanatorium camp Uralskie Zori and the Skif sports and tourist camp for teenagers, located at the base of the Mountain Gorge.
On April 25, representatives of ChU OJSC MMK DOOK held a press conference in the social and political center in the form of a kind of presentation. It was said in detail about the direction of each shift of the combine camps, new programs, prices for vouchers and the conditions for their acquisition.
Egor Kozhaev, Head of the Department of Social Programs of OJSC MMK, was the first to speak at the press conference:
Crises are not crises, MMK traditionally supports and maintains two of its children's health and educational centers. And the social investments that MMK makes, they are currently paying off by the fact that our children have a rest in very good conditions, worthy of our employees, - he said in his address to journalists.
Elena Ponomareva, Deputy Director of ChU OJSC MMK DOOK, spoke in detail about the development and rehabilitation programs implemented in the camps. So, according to her, each shift will traditionally have its own focus: 1 shift - sports and tourist shift 2 - intellectual and cognitive shift 3 - creative third traditional and 4th shift - linguistic international.
The second session will be called the Golden Reserve of the Urals for gifted children and winners and prize-winners of the Ural Federal District Olympiads. Young intellectuals will attend classes at the Mathematical School Illumination of Dronov. And also specialized teams of humanitarian orientation, the summer program of which is supervised by the Ministry of Education of the region, and a detachment of young entrepreneurs, curated by the Department of Economics and Commerce of MSTU. As part of the third shift, the international festival Anthology of children's songs will take place at the Gornoye gorge. Dance of little ducklings produced by Yuri Entin's production center.
Within the framework of cooperation between ANO DO Progress and health complexes Uralskie Zori and Mountain Gorge from June 1 to August 31, during the work of all four shifts, the English Club school of foreign languages will operate on the territory of the children's centers, and The 4th session will become international: teachers and volunteer students from abroad will take part in its work, who, in a playful way, will teach children English, Spanish, Italian or Chinese (at the choice of the parents).
In the sanatorium camp Uralskie Zori this year, it is planned to organize a zoo, a tennis zone for 4 tables will open on the territory of the Mountain Gorge, a new art studio and a rope town, as well as on the territory of both children's centers this year it is planned to install two open swimming pools.
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Last weekend I didn’t have a rest, but the methodical team of the municipal institution “Otdykh” worked as well. Methodist of the suburban complex "Karagaysky" Tatyana Ivanovna Grigorieva, organizer Denis Yuryevich Popov and director of the Abzakovo recreation center Larisa Nikolaevna Brigadier attended a large methodological seminar in Moscow. The event was organized by the Federal Center for Children and Youth Tourism and Local History. The event discussed issues of methodological support for children's recreation and the design of modern programs for children's recreation. …
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