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Russian Railways to show tourists achievements of Demidov dynasty at the Ural

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Russian Railways to show tourists achievements of Demidov dynasty at the Ural



RR Tour company specializing in railroad tourism and services, plans to launch a locomotive tourist tour around the Demidov sights, TASS informs. Those interested can take one-day locomotive trip already at the second half of this year. The itinerary includes Ekaterinburg, Nevyansk and Verkhoturye.

The vintage electric train will make round trips to the Demidov sights. The guests will plunge into the atmosphere of the past and get to know a lot of interesting details about major industrial center built by the Demodov Family at the Urals in XVIII century.

Nikita Demidov is a Russian manufacturer, founder of the Demidov Dynasty. At the beginning of XVIII century, Peter the Great favored him state-owned Verkhotursk iron factories, constructed on the Neyva river. For a considerably short time, the Demidovs managed to create several factories and supply weapons for the Russian troops during the Northern war.

Russian Railways launched Demidov Express in 2003; it made trips between Ekaterinburg and Saint Petersburg. Later this train was acknowledged the best named train of RR.

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