Ekaterinburg is one of the largest cities in Russia and is the capital of Sverdlovsk Region. It is on the border of Europe and Asia. Ekaterinburg will be the easternmost host city during the 2018 World Cup.
Police in the Russian city of Ekaterinburg have detained a man who attempted to set fire to a monument honoring one of the most famous natives of the city – the first president of the Russian Federation, Boris Yeltsin.
The first match to be played at St. Petersburg’s World Cup stadium, Krestovsky, will be between Russian Premier League club Zenit St. Petersburg and Ekaterinburg side FC Ural in April 2017, it has been announced.
At least four people have died and 14 were reportedly injured when sections of an industrial plant collapsed in Ekaterinburg, in Russia's Ural region. One worker from the plant is missing, a local police spokesperson said.