|Hello friends. I am Vladminir Lenin.|
My people killed the Romanovs.
Welcome to Yekaterinburg.
From left to right: Olga, Maria, Nicholas II, Alexandra, Anastasia, Alexei, and Tatiana. Livadia, 1913
Fun fact! Alexei was a hemophiliac, and Rasputin used this to gain influence with Alexandra.
|The Church of the Blood (nickname) was consecrated in 2003.|
|A dramatic rendering of the Romanov's final moments|
|A true-life example of what happens when you forget to bring a scarf to a Russian Orthodox Church.|
You either shell out for an overpriced head covering, or you get creative with your plaid.
|This is the living room.|
|This was the bathroom. It was pretty bad.|
It made me long for the bathroom that Boris kept so sparkling clean on the train.
|This meal, served cafeteria-style, cost more than your average mid-mountain feast in Vail.|
|[DSM - Thankfully she covered her head, but not her butt, when she visited the Church]|
|[DSM - what a country]|
|Name says it all|
|A diamond ring sitting in a pile of poop?|
|Hall of the raised comfort|
|Street art under the overpass|
More Yekaterinburg photos here.