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Our train left Moscow a little after lunchtime and arrived in Ekaterinburg early in the evening the next day. We shared our cabin with two lovely middle aged ladies. One in particular was really kind and kept trying to feed us.When we explained that we're vegetarian she produced a bag of tomatoes and insisted that we eat them! Very kind of her.
The scenery was beautiful, but a bit repetitive, basically endless forests.
On our first day ...
The next 90 minutes were a lot more bearable.
On my way back (bus and metro), I stopped at a market and bought gloves and a woolly hat.
Can I call that 7 layers ?
Anyway, I'm all toastie now and set for any weather.
Good job as on the way back there was a snow shower.
I had a good look around Yekaterinburg. It's quite a nice place. Lots of old churches and buildings and the city centre is built around a nice lake.
The sun came back out so ...
... from the observation deck of their 52 story business tower. However, as it was raining and visibility was poor, we didn’t do that. We passed a number of important looking buildings and dutifully photographed what we thought corresponded with the numbers on the map. It is really quite an interesting city with a wide variety of architecture and as usual they love their sculptures and monuments etc.
We came to the main highlight of the ...
... they weren't captured by the monarchist forces. After a few months, the order was given to eliminate them. One night, the Tsar, his family and their servants were told to get dressed and to go into the basement and wait. Expecting to be moved again, they sat calmly and waited. Soon a group of guards came down the basement, spread out, drew their guns and pointed them at the royal family. Nicholas stood up, had time to ask "What?" before they shot him and open fired on the family. ...
... right and then you're in. We were at least now stocked up for the journey, and had another "English! Here!" moment in the queue. So nice to smile at people and have them smile back-it happened rarely if ever in Moscow, and if they say 'people get friendlier as you head east' then they have been proven right so far. We said a farewell and went to get out bags. At the station I swapped my coupon for a real ticket, which was easy, and Ciaran showed that ...