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Chelyabinsk – the view from above

Chelyabinsk, a city with a population of about 1.2 million people, is the seventh most populated city in Russia, the administrative center of the Chelyabinsk region.

One of the largest industrial centers of the country, Chelyabinsk is located on the eastern slope of the Ural Mountains, on the border of the Urals and Siberia, almost in the center of the continent of Eurasia. Photos by: Slava Stepanov.

Chelyabinsk, Russia - the view from above, photo 1

fly over Chelyabinsk


People living in the South Urals chose five of the best projects of the monument to the meteorite “Chelyabinsk”. We have added a special page about these projects.

Falling meteorite fountain - Chelyabinsk meteorite monument




Unique photos of Chelyabinsk meteorite explosion

February 15, it was a frosty morning in Chelyabinsk (about -17 degrees Celsius), windless and cloudless. The previous day was very warm (the temperature was near zero), and so the next morning all the trees were covered with frost.

Photographer Marat Ahmetvaleev (marateaman) decided to take some landscape pictures on his favorite point near his home. Around 9:00 am he was at the place and made the first shots.

Chelyabinsk meteorite explosion, Russia photo 1



Today, at approximately 09:20 local time, there was a powerful explosion in the sky over Chelyabinsk city. According to the officials, it was the result of a meteor rain.

About 1200 people sought medical attention. Most of them were injured by fragments of broken glass. According to NASA, the power of explosion was about 300 kilotons. This is 20 times more than the power of A-bomb that exploded over Hiroshima, Japan during the Second World War.

Meteorite explosion, Chelyabinsk, Russia





Chelyabinsk city special food for birds photos

Serious food for serious birds :)