On the night of 16. – 17. 7.1918, that is, 100 years ago, the last Russian tsar was shot by the Bolsheviks together with his wife and children in Yekaterinburg.
Exactly where the house stood where the execution of the Tsar's family took place, the Russian Orthodox "Cathedral on the Blood" was built in 2002/03.
Yekaterinburg is located east of the Ural Mountains and is thus the border town of Europe to Asia. The time difference to Achim near Bremen is three hours more and the temperature today 9 degrees less. At 13 degrees daytime high and 5 degrees at night we are happy about our thick jackets.
Old and new mix here colorfully mixed up. Tram drivers decorate their cabs with curtains and teddy bears!