The picturesque city of Ekaterinburg stands as a gateway to Siberia, the point of passage from West to East, from Europe to Asia, on the Trans-Siberian Railway.
The attractive architecture and easy-paced life of the city conceal a dark past. It was here, in Ekaterinburg, that the last royal family of Russia, the Romanovs, met their cruel end at the hands of the Bolshevik revolutionaries.
Today, at nearby Ganina Yama, a church has been constructed at the wooded site where their bodies were hidden. The city, close to the Ural Mountains, can be accessed by direct flight from the UK or a 24-hour train ride from Moscow.
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