Orientation & Geography

Asia, Russia, городской округ Краснотурьинск

Krasnoturyinsk (Russian: Краснотурьинск) is a town in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, located on the Turya River (Ob's basin), 348 kilometers (216 mi) north of Yekaterinburg. Population: 64,878 (2002 Census); 67,324 (1989 Census). It was one of the copper mining settlements established in 1758 on the Turya River. At the time, it was known as Turyinskiye Rudniki (Турьинские Рудники). Later it was known as Turyinsky (Турьинский). It was granted town status and renamed Krasnoturyinsky in 1944. Mayak plays in the highest division of the Russian Bandy League.