Wednesday, September 5, 2012

RUSSIA ~Yekaterinburg~

... Great views of a a very modern looking beautiful city (RU-1166078)... But also with a lot of monuments of great historical and cultural value... Thanks a lot Alexandra!

With a set of great stamps and a clear!! postmark. WWII Military Vehicles,(Issued16-04-2012) and definitives stamps "Hare" (Issued 29-08-2008)
Views from the card:
1.Cathedral of the Blood
2.City Pond
3.City view
4.Ural State University
5.Monument of the city founders
6.Old Railway station
Yekaterina, the 4th largest city of Russia is located on the border of Europe and Asia,in the Ural mountains. It is the main industrial and cultural center of the Ural region.
The city was founded in 1723 by Vasily Tatischev and named after Saint Catherine, Tsar Peter the Great's wife Empress Catherine I (Yekaterina).

The city has quite a bloody history. It was, of course, the place where Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, four daughters Olga, Tatyana, Maria, Anastasia and young son Alexey, were brutally murdered by the Bolsheviks in July 1918.

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