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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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Loo-st in translation

Yekaterinburg railway station. 4.08am. Waiting for a train. That will be more than three hours late. Something malevolent is trying to explode its way out of my guts. It’s either a space monster, à la Alien, or (more likely) the … 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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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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