Sverdlovsk Oblast in the Urals is known as the land of miners, as their burning furnaces and busy spades have been adding to Russia's wealth for the past 400 years. It is a land of unusual natural beauty where under the shade of century-old forests rushing mountain rivers sharpen the rocks lying in their shallow waters. It is here that Europe and Asia meet and, like in a true fairy tale, the past seems to meet with the future. Sverdlovsk Oblast's breathtaking natural treasures attract both those that enjoy nature and those that love extreme tourism from all over Russia. The area's climate, mountains, powerful rivers and locals' traditional daily life all help to charaterize the Urals. Get to know more about Sverdlovsk Oblast in RTG TV's new programme.