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Nicholas II and his wife, Alexandra walking along the Tsar's Trail during one of their visits to Livadia
The famous Tsar's Trail which stretches along the Black Sea coast of the Crimea has been closed due to a landslide.
Laid more than a century ago, Tsar Nicholas II and his family often walked the 6-km trail between Livadia and Oreanda, enjoying the spectacular views of the Black Sea and the mountain slopes.
Heavy rains contirbuted to the collapse of a 10-metre portion of the historic trail earlier this week. Local officials are blaming the development of high-rise apartments which aided with the erosion of the slopes since their construction in 2006.
Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Crimea Anatoly Mogilev is holding the construction company who build the high-rise apartments liable and has ordered them to restore the trail.
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 19 September, 2012