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Ganina Yama Monastery, Yekaterinburg

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Ganina Yama Monastery stands on the site where the bodies of the last Russian tsar and his family were thrown after their execution by the Bolsheviks. The remains of Nicholas II of Russia and his family remained undiscovered for many years because the Bolsheviks quickly transferred them to a second, secret site, known as Porosenkov Ravine. DNA from living relatives identified the remains as those of the tsar and his family, but the Russian Orthodox Church doubted the validity of the results. Declaring the site holy ground, a monastery was constructed to commemorate the deaths of these political martyrs. Seven wooden chapels now stand on the site, one for each family member killed. Examine the display of photographs to better grasp the personal side of this national tragedy. Add Ganina Yama Monastery and other attractions to your Yekaterinburg trip itinerary using our Yekaterinburg vacation generator.
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  • In silence to feel history. ... We can read a lot, but you have to feel your heart. Yes. You can know a little and read about this place. a peculiar situation ....
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  • Ganina Yama is not the place for entertainment and festivities, namely the rest for the soul. Quietly becomes, after visiting there. The place is very namolennoe, this rest for the soul. Clean and quiet everywhere. Many icons, many historical materials about the Royal family. A lot to learn about King, as he has done for the promotion of and education in Russia. If not a revolution of the seventeenth year, our country was one of the richest and most enlightened countries. Very interesting and mentally. I recommend everyone to go there for sure.
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  • This is the place where they were first buried the remains of the Romanovs. In General, anything that's said about the time not. But this is a story that would not hurt to know. Beautiful countryside, quiet, clean air. Worth a visit, if possible.
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