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Sverdlovsk Oblast is the largest region in the Urals; it lies in the foothills of mountains stretching across the whole country from north to south. The Ural Mountains reveal the secrets of Pavel Bazhov's tales. Yekaterinburg is a city that gave birth to the Russian iron and steel industry. The popular Silver Ring of the Urals tourist route starts here. However, Sverdlovsk Oblast is not just home to iron and steel production, but also to exquisite folk crafts: Kasli iron sculpture, Tagil painting, and copper embossing.More about the region