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A bridge between Europe and Asia, incredible Yekaterinburg is one of the most significant and multifaceted Russian cities. Being the first major stop on the Trans-Siberian railway route, the city often becomes an insightful pause for many adventurers, taking the long train journey. Spending several days in this amazing city by Russia's Ural Mountains is a memorable experience as this Russian gem is packed with fantastic landmarks, waiting to be explored. For example, did you know that the great Russian Empire ended right there with the Romanovs dynasty's execution? On the spot where this tragic event took place, you can find the famous Church on the Blood, housing the museum of Tsar's family where you can see several original items, belonging to the Romanovs. Also, Yekaterinburg is the homeland of the oldest sculpture in the world, the Shigir Idol, the wood its made of is approximately 11500 years old making it twice as old as Giza's Great Pyramid. Another great place to put on your travel agenda is the renowned Europe-Asia Monument where you can literally stand with one leg in Europe and the other in Asia!