Yekaterinburg, Russia – Home of Russia's First President

Yekaterinburg has several very important stories that you need to know about, that ultimately culminate in the Russia you know, see, and hear about today.

Where Is Yekaterinburg, Russia?

A Brief Story of Yekaterinburg

Founded in 1723, it was named after the wife of Tsar (Caesar) Peter the Great – Yekaterina, whom eventually became Catherine, The First Queen of Russia.

After many years, the Yekaterinburg was developed into a major metal working city, and a power house for trade between the European, south, and Siberian Russia.

Eventually, the Bolsheviks (communists) took over Russia, sent the royal Tsar family for a permanent house arrest near Yekaterinburg.

The communists were concerned that the ‘tsar' army might still try to save the royal family, so they executed everyone, including the wife and kids in the forest, and poured acid on the bodies to prevent recovery.

After communist victory of Russia in 1924, the city was renamed to ‘Sverdlovsk' after the communist party leader at the time (not Lenin).

In this same city, emerged a man named ‘Boris Yeltsin', who was in charge of most of the industry in the region, and an important member of the communist party.

And Now Some Photos of Yekaterinburg, Russia

Yekaterinburg City Administration, 1928

Yekaterinburg city administration

Yekaterinburg City Administration clock

 

 

Central Yekaterinburg

Central Yekaterinburg

Statue of the merchant class in Yekaterinburg

Merchant/Aristocrat House in Yekaterinburg Russia

Merchant/Aristocrat House in Yekaterinburg Russia

Historical Yekaterinburg building

Russian Orthodox church dedicated to the Tsar

Yekaterinburg Administration

Lenin in Yekaterinburg

Communist History in Yekaterinburg

Boris Yeltsin – First President of Russia

Yeltsin Center

Protests against communism in the USSR

Protests against communism in the USSR

Protests against communism in the USSR

A human shield around Boris Yeltsin

Ripping apart the USSR passport

Modernization of Yekaterinburg

Modernization of Yekaterinburg

Walking down Lenin Avenue

Walking down Lenin Avenue

Unfinished TV tower in Yekaterinburg

Birds eye view of Yekaterinburg

Birds eye view of Yekaterinburg

 

University in Yekaterinburg

People crossing the street in Yekaterinburg

Birds eye view of Yekaterinburg

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2 Comments

  1. This is my home city got crowded in the last 10 years since I left.

    Back in a day, climbing this “unfinished” (actually abandoned) TV tower was a kind of a right of passage.

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