Where to go in Eastern Region
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Ekaterinburg's claim to fame is a bloody one - this is where Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra and their five children were executed in 1918, in the basement of a house belonging to the engineer Ipatiev. The house was turned into the Museum of the Workers Revenge following the assassination, but…
So far east it's almost in China, Vladivostok was off limits for all foreigners and many Russians until 1991. Now it's open to all and a veritable free for all too, as a bustling port city and a final stop on one of the epic Trans-Siberian routes.