Magnitogorsk (Russian: Магнитого́рск muhg-nee-tah-GOHRSK) is a city in Russia. It is named after what was once its chief feature, a mountain that was almost entirely composed of iron ore. the mountain was heavily mined and the iron smelted in Magnitogorsk throughout the 1930s, during the days of Stalin's Five-Year-Plans. The mountain's mines have been mostly exhausted by the present day, but Magnitogorsk still sees heavy smelting activity processing ores from other parts of Russia and former Soviet republics. The years of smelting have taken an ecological toll on the city.
There are two flights per day to Magnitogorsk from Moscow's Vnukovo airport and Domodedovo International Airport (Utair).
There is only one train from Moscow to Magnitogorsk, and only on odd days.
You can reach Magnitogorsk by car by routes M7 or M5 through Ufa.
Magnitogorsk is a very industrial city, and is well known for it's Iron and Steel Works. The city has high levels of pollution so prolonged stay could lead to health issues. Unless you have plans to work here, your stay will cause no harm to your health.
Roads are horrendous, take care when crossing the roads as drivers often don't stop! If your driving, take extra care and always keep an extra eye on everyone!
Despite these factors, Magnitogorsk is a very pleasent city with a welcoming people. Crime rates are much similar to Chelyabinsk, so avoid certain areas at night.