View of the historical center, city pond with dam, Yekaterinburg-City neighborhood and north-western side of the city from the observation deck on the 52nd floor of the Vysotsky skyscraper at 186 meters above the ground in Yekaterinburg.

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Vysotskiy Viewing Platform

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Take the lift up 52 floors to the viewing platform for one of Russia's best urban panoramas. Children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. The name of the tower is a pun on the Russian word for 'high' and the name of the singer Vladimir Vysotsky. A small museum is dedicated to 'Russia's raspy Dylan' here.

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