The mountains lie within the Ural geographical region and significantly overlap with the Ural Federal District and with the Ural economic region. They have rich resources, including metal ores, coal, precious and semi-precious stones. Since the 18th century the mountains have contributed significantly to the mineral sector of the Russian economy.
Ural Mountains in "Les Mortes d'Arthur"Edit
The Urals saw a border skirmish between Muscovite and Siberian ski troops in the 22nd century. Dmitri Shepilov, a Muscovite veteran of the conflict, competed in the five-kilometer ski jump at the sixty-sixth Winter Games a few years later.