An aerial view of Yekaterinburg, Russia - Founded in 1723 and named for Catherine I. The largest city in Russia and the industrial city of Russia, lies on the eastern side of the Urals & on the upper reaches of the Iset River. Hometown of Boris Yeltsin.
The University carries the name of Boris Yeltsin, the first President of Russia, elected by popular vote in 1991. Boris Yeltsin graduated from the Ural Polytechnic Institute (UPI, a part of UrFU today) in 1955 as a construction engineer.