Where in Siberia is the Last Tsar of Russia's 'Missing' Gold? Topic: Kolchak, Admiral
This year sees the 400th anniversary of the House of Romanov, the Russian royal family thrown on the scrapheap of history in 1917 as the Bolsheviks loomed.
The following year Nicholas II and his family were shot by a firing squad in Yekaterinburg, but an intriguing mystery remains in Siberia over the whereabouts of 'hidden' or 'lost' Tsar's gold with claims it could be worth $80 billion at today's prices. The Siberian Times explores the history and the ongoing search for one of Imperial Russia's greatest treasures, and includes some very interesting photographs.
There are people of so many accomplishments living such eventful lives that any attempt to paint their full portrait is futile. One such person was Alexander Kolchak, a naval officer, Polar explorer and an anti-Bolshevik leader proclaimed Supreme Ruler of Russia. Voice of Russia offers this tribute to this outstanding personality.
First Monument to Admiral Kolchak Appears in Omsk Topic: Kolchak, Admiral
Monument to Admiral Alexander Kolchak at Omsk in Siberia. Photo Credit: SuperOmsk.ru
A monument to Admiral Alexander Kolchak (1874-1920) created by the Moscow sculptor Mikhail Nogin is currently sitting unassembled in a storage facility in the Siberian city of Omsk.
While Omsk communists are fighting against erecting Nogin's sculpture, another monument to Alexander Kolchak has already been erected in Omsk. The first monument to the White Russian Army admiral has recently been erected outside the Restaurant Kolchak. The official unveiling has not taken place yet: the workers are applying the finishing touches. The unveiling ceremony is scheduled for November 4th and will coincide the admiral’s birthday.
Communists have tried different ways of fighting against the monument to Kolchak in Omsk, and are trying to ban it through legislation now; so far their attempts have been in vain. Deputies of the Omsk City Council have refused to debate the communists’ bill that forbids setting up monuments to non-rehabilitated persons.