Oktyabrskaya Hotel

S. Kovalevskoy 17, Yekaterinburg, Urals, 620066, Russian Federation | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $126.00

Travel Blogs from Yekaterinburg

Boris Yeltsin and the Last Tsar of Russia

A travel blog entry by bdsaly


... he found buried deep in Soviet archives even managed to uncover the grave site in the forest outside Sverdlovsk. He sent some of the bones to Moscow for forensic testing, but he couldn’t find anyone “brave” enough to take on the testing and the bones were returned to the burial site. In 1977 in an attempt to prevent the Ipatyev house from being turned into a shrine to the Romanovs (the house had been a museum to atheism ...

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 ...


A travel blog entry by johnnym


... in. He became my friend by virtue of his discovering and using the light switch. All dark, all ahead. Apparently it was quite a long stop, so I must have slept through most of it. Knowing I was getting off later meant I had time to worry, and check several times, that I had my timings right. How would I know if they were running two hours late and announced it? In the event, the carriage monitor wandered down, checking bedding was all rolled away just before the stop, so I ...

A City of 'Bloody History'

A travel blog entry by thelongroadhome


... a little odd here I think, hmmm. We also decided to have a spot of food for lunch on the train and were joined by Deb and Mike. We sat around chatting for a while and then thought it might be nice to have a wine. Well that was a struggle, apparently they didn’t have any wine or didn’t understand what we were saying anyway.

So we have now entered the start of Siberia. We experienced the sellers of goods on the station who were yelling up to ...

King of the Road

A travel blog entry by stuart.snyder


... br>
Glad I broke up the trip with a stay at Yekaterinberg. This is a beautiful city, with European style architecture. I noted they have many theaters, and the arts is big here. This is Boris Yeltsin's home town and an important city in WWII for making the arms that eventually repelled the Germans. It is also near where the last Csar and his family were killed and there are several churches ...


This 3 star hotel, located on S. Kovalevskoy 17, Yekaterinburg, is near Eburg circus, Yekaterinburg War Memorial, Rastorguyev-Kharitonov's House, and Arbad.
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