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Magnitogorsk (Russian: Магнитогорск) is a city in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia. As of 2012, the city has 410,733 people.

Magnitogorsk Gostekh University
Flag of Magnitogorsk
Official seal of Magnitogorsk
Country Russia

History[change | change source]

Magnitogorsk was founded in 1929 and built upon an expanse of iron rich land towards the southern part of the Ural. Magnitogorsk was modeled after its American counterpart in Gary, Indiana, became the largest steel plant in the world.

A documentary believed The Russian Miracle Part II: Into the Future from c. 1961,. The crown jewel of the Stalin’s First Five Year Plan, and one of the historic symbols for what came to be known as the ‘building of socialism’, is one of the achievements that this film profiles.

Geography[change | change source]

Magnitogorsk was both in Europe and Asia. It is 511 kilometers southwest from Yekaterinburg, 302 kilometers southwest from Chelyabinsk and 1,700 kilometers southeast from Moscow.

Climate[change | change source]

Magnitogorsk has a distinct four-season humid continental climate, which is same to those found in the Great Plains with warmer summers than subarctic climates, but Magnitogorsk has severe winters for the latitude. This climate type is typical for southern Russia, far from oceans. The average July high is around 25 °C (77 °F) with lows of 13 °C (55 °F) with January averages is from −10 °C (14 °F) in daytime high to −18 °C (0 °F) in average low. Temperatures approaching 34 °C (93 °F) or above have been measured from May to September with severe frosts below −36 °C (−33 °F) have been measured in all other months than that except transitional months April and October.