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Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg: the Romanov Family Murder Site
September 30, 2011 16:15


The room in the Ipatiev House, the place of the murder of the Romanovs. There are traces of blood on the wall.

Ipatiev House built in 1880 was a two-storey stone mansion owned by Russian engineer Nicholas Ipatiev. It is as place connected with the tragic event happened to Romanov family. In 1918 when the Bolsheviks came to power, the house was confiscated and the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra and their children were shot down within its walls. In 1977 the building was demolished and the Church on the Blood appeared on the same place in Yekaterinburg. The cathedral was consecrated in 2003 and became a famous pilgrim destination. 

The Church on the Blood – the Symbol of Yekaterinburg
Today the cathedral is one of the most remarkable places in the city. Sixty-meter high building with five domes symbolizes the revival of the orthodox tradition. It has 14 bells, one of which weighs 5 tons. This religious complex standing on the spot of the brutal murder consists of two temples – the lower and the upper one. 
The upper temple, a gold-domed cathedral, is a spacious hall with many windows. Due to the geographic location the church is lit up by the sun in clear weather. There is a white marble iconostasis inside.
The lower temple is situated on the basement floor. It includes a room with the original part of the Ipatiev House, where the Romanovs were killed. The altar is right next to the place of execution.
The Church on the Blood is not just a cathedral, but also a museum. An exposition dedicated to the last days of the emperor's family can be also find here.

Ring the Church Bell Yourself
The best time to visit the Church on the Blood is during the Easter week. At this time the doors of the belfry are open to everyone. You can enjoy the view of the city from above and ring the church bells yourself. Don't be scared – the professional bell-ringer will explain everything and help if necessary. You will be also provided with a pair of earphones.

 

 

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Sources: Wikipedia , EUNnet, www.newslab.ru
Natalia Semicheva


Author: Natalia Semicheva

Tags: Russian tourism Romanov family Yekaterinburg the Urals Region Russian churches 

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