City of Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation
View Larger Map Yekaterinburg (Екатеринбу́рг, also Romanised as Ekaterinburg ), formerly Sverdlovsk (Свердло́вск) is a major city in the central part of Russia, the administrative centre of Sverdlovsk Oblast. Situated on the eastern side of the Ural mountain range, it is the main industrial and cultural centre of the Urals Federal District. Between 1924 and 1991, the city was known as Sverdlovsk (Свердло́вск), after the Bolshevik party leader Yakov Sverdlov. Yekaterinburg International Airport Koltsovo International Airport ( Аэропорт Кольцово ) (International Airport Code: SVX ) is an international airport located 16 km (10 miles) SE of Yekaterinburg, Russia. The airport was opened in 1928 as a military airbase and became a civilian airport on July 10, 1943. In October 1993 it acquired international status.