Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land, Yekaterinburg

Tel: (7) 343-371-6168

Address: ul. Tolmacheva, 34, Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovskaya oblast', Russia, 620075

If you have studied modern history, you should know that last Emperor of Russia Nicholas II was taken to the Yekaterinburg by the Bolsheviks. This took him away from the luxurious warm home in Saint Petersburg which was built to commemorate Peter the Great. He spent the last six months of his life in Yekaterinburg, founded to commemorate Catherine I of Russia, the second wife of Peter the Great. Nicholas II, along with his family and servants, was executed which marked the end of the rule of Russian Tsars.

Ipatiev House where Nicholas II and his family were imprisoned has been renovated into the Church on the Blood. The golden domes and white walls commemorate the Orthodox martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the Soviet era. This is why the church is also called “Church of All Saints”. You can find more about Nicholas II and the history of the Romanov family in the museum of the church too.