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My visit to Ganina Yama, Romanov burial site, Yekaterinburg

November 2001 “That’s where the Tsar was buried,” K had told me. “That” was a simple wooden Russian Orthodox cross set among snow-sprinkled trees. It was late 2001 and K and I were on the outskirts of Yekaterinburg, the city … Continue reading

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An unexpected treat: St Pancras Old Church, London

“Hmm, I wonder what’s up there?” I thought to myself as I walked from King’s Cross to the Carreras Cigar Factory in Camden. “There” was a flight of steps, stone, characterful and obviously old, probably something like a couple of … Continue reading

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Gangsters’ Graveyard and other highlights of Yekaterinburg, Russia

November 2001 It was in Yekaterinburg that my journey began to get really interesting. Whereas St Petersburg and Moscow had been welcoming foreign visitors for decades, Yekaterinburg was closed to tourists during the Soviet era. The city had been an … Continue reading

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