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The bloody saga continues

Forest outside Ekatarinberg

semi-overcast 25 °C
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To continue the Romonov saga, we caught the metro and bus to the forest location where the bodies were dumped. In the 1990's, when the bodies were removed, the area was developed into a major shrine for Orthodox pilgrims (the Romanovs were canonized as saints after the fall of soviet union). A large complex of churches and monestry were built in the forest.

The location in the forst was really peaceful and well done. We spent 2 hours there.

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On a recommendation from the internet we then caught three buses to a large cemetery where Russian mafia characters were buried and had built huge life size head stones and elaborate graves. It was not that interesting unless you know the characters.

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On the way to the station we found a huge shopping complex which had a food court. Sushi ($3) and home made hamburger ($3) for dinner. Then off to the train station again.

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Posted by MikeinCairns 09:10 Archived in Russia

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