The Isset Hotel
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... of flats. A flat was free in those days and the heating included. Today you have to buy your flat but the authority still maintain the boilers and provide heating from October until May of when the average temperature over four days has passed 9C. As few have fitted thermostatic valves it is jolly warm and the only way to reduce the temperatures to a comfortable level is to open the windows. As you walk down the street braced against the icy blast it is ...
What you might ask do these two figures have in common with one another? And the answer is Yekaterinburg, the city on the eastern side of the Urals, out of Siberia, but not quite out of Asia. In 1918, this area of the Urals and the city in particular, was a Bolshevik stronghold. One of Lenin's closest and most trusted confidants at that time, Yakov Sverdlov came from the region. Lenin knew that he had to get the Romanov family, Tsar Nicholas, ...
... a 'victims of terror' tableau, but that may just be my cynicism. From there we mooched, failing to find the park but finding a spot to sit and read. Both fans of the city by now, after dossing down in the hostel for an hour, we met Katy and Katya back at the same restaurant as the night before. Katya has excellent English (and Italian), with five language diplomas and is a sponge for knowledge, just starting a PhD in linguistics. She guided us to old Yekaterinburg, ...
... team were originally asked to do the killing but refused as they did not want to kill the women and children and there was no official order. So they found 11 inexperience rifle men and had them do the shootings. This was how so many mistakes were made and panic set in. The house was knocked down under order from Boris Yeltsin in 1970. The church is built over the top and they have a small memorial in the church for the family. The lower part of the church ...
... this church was only build in the year 2000. The rest of the day we spent preparing for our trip to Novosibirsk.
We had a good sleep in the train. I (we) just love travelling by train, at least for now, maybe this will change later. The view from the train is so beautifull! Sometimes we go through the middle of the forest, sometimes we can see for miles and miles, it looks as if the landscape is getting less organised ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking