Yekaterinburg is a well known city as a place where Tsar Nicholas II and his family were executed on July 17, 1918.
Only 100 km from Yeketerinburg there is another unique place to visit - Malyshevskoye emerald-beryl deposit. First emerald was found here in 1831. During the tour you will see the mining process, the sorting and evaluating precious stones. You will be even admitted to the fields to try to find precious stones yourself. The mine and the factory was always highly secured object and it opens its doors to the public this year for the first time.