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Commemorating the last of the tsars

Commemorating the last of the tsars

Right now, with all eyes on the World Cup, Yekaterinburg is making the news as one of Russia’s football venues. Its stadium has seen the action as Uruguay and Egypt slugged it out, Peru tackled France, Japan went head to…

Commemorating the 98th anniversary of the death of Tsar Nicholas II

Commemorating the 98th anniversary of the death of Tsar Nicholas II

17 July marks the day almost a century ago when the Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks in the city of Yekaterinburg.  That day in 1918 was to change the course of Russian history…

Yekaterinburg – Heart of the Ural Region

This is our first posting on the Trans-Siberian railway blog detailing some impressions of Go Russia travellers. Yekaterinburg  was founded in 1723 and developed as a fortress, gradually turning into the center of the Ural Region. It was here that…

Happy Birthday, Yekaterinburg!

Being one of the largest, most dynamic and historically rich cities in Russia, Yekaterinburg invites everybody to celebrate its 288th Birthday. The festival will take place all around the city centre on the 20th of August. The program offers various…

Travelling on a Trans-Siberian railway from Vladivostok to Moscow

Walking down the street, I came face to face with a bus heading for downtown Seoul. Normal you might think – except that we were in Vladivostok, not Seoul, and at the start of the Trans-Siberian train route ! Vladivostok’s…