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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

Yekaterinburg City Administration, 1928

 

Yekaterinburg city administration

 

Yekaterinburg City Administration clock

 

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.

 

Central Yekaterinburg

 

Central Yekaterinburg

 

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.

 

Statue of the merchant class in Yekaterinburg

 

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

 

Merchant/Aristocrat House in Yekaterinburg Russia

 

Merchant/Aristocrat House in Yekaterinburg Russia

 

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.

 

Historical Yekaterinburg building

 

Russian Orthodox church dedicated to the Tsar

 

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

 

Yekaterinburg Administration

 

Lenin in Yekaterinburg

 

Communist History in Yekaterinburg

 

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.

 

Boris Yeltsin – First President of Russia

 

Yeltsin Center

 

By 1987, Boris Yeltsin submitted a letter of resignation to the communist party, which was the first time ever – causing shock and a massive surge in popularity.

 

Protests against communism in the USSR

 

Protests against communism in the USSR

 

Protests against communism in the USSR

 

By 1991, Yeltsin became the first President of Russia (but not before a failed coup that almost converted Russia back into communism).

 

A human shield around Boris Yeltsin

 

Ripping apart the USSR passport

 

Sverdlovsk was eventually renamed back to Yekaterinburg, yet, it still maintains itself as an industrial powerhouse for metalworking.

 

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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