More than Metal: Gold & Iron from Russia's heartland

Now, we're in for some adventurous discoveries, as we take you on a trip to another corner of the largest country in the world, in our Russia Close Up series. Today we travel to the city of Yekaterinburg, which is located at the foot of the Ural mountains dividing Europe and Asia. The mineral-rich mountains have made the region a massive center for metal manufacture. And as RT's Tom Barton discovered, for many locals it's more than a profession - it's a passion. RT on Twitter RT on Facebook

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