Interesting facts about Chelyabinsk
1736 is considered to be the founding year of Chelyabinsk. During the Orenburg expedition, a Tatar, Kutlu-Mukhamed Tevkelev, built a guard fortress at the crossroads of several roads to ensure safety. It used to be that the one who controls the roads is the owner of this land. Major General Kutlu-Mukhamed not only successfully participated in the suppression of the Bashkir uprisings in 1735-1740, but was also a Russian diplomat.
Forest forest in the center of a million people. In the central part of Chelyabinsk there is a full-fledged forest consisting of relict pines. The forest is located near the central square of the city, and its area was about 12 square meters. kilometers On the territory of the urban forest is always open Park of Culture and Rest. Gagarin.
Ural or Siberia? Few people know, but Chelyabinsk is located on the border of the Urals and Siberia, on the banks of the Miass River. A peculiar division is the Leningrad bridge. It turns out that the inhabitants of the western part are the Urals, and the eastern part is the Siberians. In fact, most people from Chelyabinsk have to travel a couple of times a day from the Urals to Siberia and back.
During the Russian-Japanese war, hospitals were deployed in residential buildings of Chelyabinsk. One of them is located at the aristocrat Sapegi-Olszewski. Pan Olszewski saw that one of the officers was seriously wounded, and in order to support the patient, he constantly talked to him. The military died suddenly, but before that he handed over 30 seeds of Dahurian larch to the aristocrat. The wounded officer explained to Olshevsky that he wanted to plant seeds at home in memory of the fallen Russian soldiers during the Russian-Japanese battle. The aristocrat fulfilled the officer’s last wish and planted the seeds in his garden. At present, trees that have already grown have become a monument in the south of the Urals to fighters who fell during the Russo-Japanese battle.
Chelyabinsk – Kaganovichgrad. In 1936, the city wanted to be called by the name of the Minister Kaganovich Lazar. At that time, the People’s Commissar wanted to go on a visit to Chelyabinsk, and in order to appease him, Chelyabinsk officials wanted to rename the city. They sent a letter to Stalin, but he briefly replied: “Against.”
February 15, 2013, a meteorite exploded over Chelyabinsk. This news instantly spread throughout the world. The telephone connection was cut off, many residents of the city could not contact their relatives, the city was panic-stricken for some time. The celestial body struck a crushing blow to the city: in many houses glass crashed out of the crushing blow and the walls collapsed, in other buildings the ceilings collapsed. More than a thousand citizens were injured by shrapnel.
Coat of arms of Chelyabinsk. On the first emblem of the city there was a picture of a fire marten. The predatory animal was considered a symbol of the fur trade developed in the Urals. Now there is a camel in the emblem of Chelyabinsk. Why is this animal, what does it have to do with the city? The golden camel has become a reminder of the trade route that passed earlier in the Ural Mountains. The background of the coat of arms is made in the form of a wall, silver color, which means purity of thoughts and protection.
Stalin in the Chelyabinsk prison. Before the revolution, Joseph Vissarionovich, while still an ordinary Georgian revolutionary, spent a couple of days in prison, after which he left for Siberia. Most likely, for this reason, the leader of the proletariat no longer visited the city. Now on this place, in the center of the city, is the Legislative Assembly.
With the weather forecast, Chelyabinsk has no problem, because quite recently they had a predictor brick. He was hung on a string on one of the central streets of the city. Now, residents of Chelyabinsk do not need meteorologists, because the most common brick perfectly copes with the task.