Adventure Update from Mini-Sven

Mini-Sven in Yekaterinburg

Ms romanov

My Trans-Siberian trip continues Eastwards.  We've come to Yekaterinburg or Sverlovsk as it used to be known, all these Russian cities have had their names changed at some point!  We're at Ganina Yama, which is the Monastery of the Romanov family.  This is the place where Tsar Nicholas II, his wife and all his children were executed.  It's a really horrible story about how they died and were buried, so I'm not going to dwell long on it. The Russian Orthodox Church built a monastery here and it's now a very thoughtful quiet place.

Back on a happier note, next stop coming up very soon!
lots of love


This update was posted by mini-sven almost 11 years ago.

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