Sverdlovsk (Uralsky federalny okrug, Russia)

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Sverdlovsk, Oblast, (Russian: Свердло́вская о́бласть) has a population 4.5 million (2002). The administrative center is the city of Yekaterinburg, (Russian: Екатеринбу́рг). In Soviet times the city was also known as Sverdlovsk but has reverted back to its pre-Soviet name Yekaterinburg (also written as Ekaterinburg). Sverdlovsk is located in Asiatic Soviet Russia and lies mostly on the eastern slopes of the Ural Mountains. Forest and mineral wealth have transformed it into an industrial region. Chief cities are Yekaterinburg, Nizhni Tagil, and Krasnouralsk. Many Mennonites have found their home in this region since the days of the exile and evacuation before and during World War II. They are primarily located in the industrial areas.

See also: Siberia

Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1959

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Krahn, Cornelius. "Sverdlovsk (Uralsky federalny okrug, Russia)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 20 Mar 2018.,_Russia)&oldid=114914.

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Krahn, Cornelius. (1959). Sverdlovsk (Uralsky federalny okrug, Russia). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 March 2018, from,_Russia)&oldid=114914.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1129. All rights reserved.

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