Perm is the third-largest city in Russia after Moscow and St. Petersburg. It is the major industrial, scientific, cultural and logistical centre of the Urals.
It is a major scientific centre, where many institutes of the Ural branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences are concentrated, as well as tens of scientific research and project institutes.
More than 1 million people live in the city.
Perm is one of the major economic centres in Russia. The leading economic spheres are electrical, oil processing, the motor industry, chemical and petrochemical, timber processing, polygraphy , the food industry, and information technology.
Perm, and the entire Perm Region, is located in the time zone: GMT+5.
The climate in Perm is temperate-continental. In winter there is lots of snow and in summer the city is filled with greenery. The city is situated along the banks of the great Kama River, thanks to which it is connected via waterways to five European seas: the Caspian Sea, the White Sea, the Black Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Azov Sea. The city is not just surrounded by green forest, but has separate forest areas, forest-parks in residential areas and forest occupies around half of the city’s overall territory.