Best Eastern Fort Hotel

52A, Uralskaya str, Yekaterinburg, Urals, 620041, Russian Federation | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Yekaterinburg

In the Ural Mountains

A travel blog entry by simoncardnell

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... and encouraging me to drink! The second is 26 and works for the Russian army. The boxer gives me some socks as I present?? With nothing else to give, I return him 5 euros that I have left over. After his vodka runs out we use mine and they wish me luck on the 'happy train' I arrive just in time for my train at the station. I suddenly realise that I have two hours to spare and start queuing to rearrange my Irkutsk ticket, until I ...

Not quite according to plan...

A travel blog entry by timthelibrarian

... discovered, and DNA testing confirmed they were those of the royal family. They were then buried in St Peter and Paul Cathedral in St Petersburg, but not before the Russian Orthodox church declared the family to be saints. The house where the executions took place was demolished in 1974 by then mayor of Yekaterinburg Boris Yeltsin. Since their canonisation by the church, a massive Byzantine style church dedicated to the now saintly family was built on the sight. It was this church I ...

Romanov Execution Site - Yekaterinburg

A travel blog entry by kristennoel112

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... Unfortunately, Boris Yeltsin tore down the house they were executed in back in 1977 because of fear of an uprising by religious zealots. Today, there is a church and monestary there comemorating the last royal family in Russia.

We also went to the Boris Yeltsin monument (he was born here). It is the least impressive monument of a political leader I have ever seen. It was a long walk from where we are staying and it was a total dissapointment. Luckily ...

A City of 'Bloody History'

A travel blog entry by thelongroadhome

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... funded and is completely over the top with decoration. The church was built as close as possible to the site in which the Tsar family were inprosiond in April and then killed July 1918. In the small basement there were 22 people in total, there were 11 killed, 7 family members and their helpers and 11 firing squad. The Lithuanian team were originally asked to do the killing but refused as they did not want to kill the women and children and there was ...

MonuMENTAL Russia

A travel blog entry by emandjack

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... seems to take monument mania to the extreme - not only are there the usual war monuments, there are monuments to the Beatles, Michael Jackson, the credit card, Boris Yeltsin, the computer keyboard, etc. We're starting to come to the conclusion that Russians seem to love monuments.

Probably the most striking monument was the monument known as the "Black Tulip". This monument is yet another war monument, with the exception that ...

Location

This hotel, located on 52A, Uralskaya str, Yekaterinburg, is near Eburg circus, Yekaterinburg War Memorial, Rastorguyev-Kharitonov's House, and Arbad.
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