Romanovs' Dynasty in Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg, the so-called "the
third capital of Russia", is marked by a number
of crucial historical events, which shouldn't be overlooked
as minor episodes. Moreover, after visiting the capital
of the Urals, one cannot help admiring this great land
due to its wealth of gifted people and a great variety
of traditions. But there are some notorious facts in
the history of the Urals and, particularly, in the history
of Yekaterinburg for in this very place the family of
the Russian Emperor Nicholas II spent its last days.
Since the fates of Yekaterinburg and Romanov's Dynasty
are tightly interwoven, we'd like to communicate the
information about the Emperor's family to the guests
of the Urals.
The tour brings us close to grievous
facts in the Russian history, which are, nevertheless,
characteristic of each country.
Three assassinations of the members of
the Emperor's family are known to take place in the
Urals: Michael, the younger brother of Nicholas II,
was killed in Perm (unfortunately, his burial place
hasn't been identified so far); Princes the Great Romanovs,
the close relatives of the Emperor's family, were assassinated
in Alapayevsk (located 100 km from Yekaterinburg); the
Emperor's family proper were inflicted reprisals in
Yekaterinburg. Interestingly enough, all the three assassinations
happened to have taken place almost at the same time
(during the period of one year).
You'll follow the last way of Romanov's
Dynasty and visit the place of the former Ipatiev's
house, the museum of Yekaterinburg's ethnography, exposing
wax figures and authentic photos of the Emperor's family,
and, at last, the monument nearby the village of Koptyakie
(situated 30 km from Yekaterinburg), notorious for being
one of the places of assassinations.
The tour lasts 3 hours
The price includes :
transportation services (by comfortable minicoach)
services of the professional guide