Topic: A Russian Moment
This week's Russian Moment shows snow falling on the Church on the Blood in Ekaterinburg. Built on the site of the former Ipatiev House (also known as the House of Special Purpose), it is the spot where Tsar Nicholas II and his family were all murdered in the early morning hours of July 17, 1918.
Surrounding the church are large images of members of the Russian Imperial family, including grand dukes and grand duchesses who perished during the Red Terror that swept across the former Russian Empire following the Russian Revolution.
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 16 December, 2012