Sights of Ekaterinburg (Yekaterinburg)

Sights of Ekaterinburg (Yekaterinburg)

Yakov Sverdlov is a prominent Bolshevik and also an inspiring orator. At one point in history, he was the assumed successor to Lenin. In the city of Ekaterinburg, you can see his statue that has been erected on the boulevard just across from the Opera House. The region is still referred to as Sverdlovskaya Oblast and its railway station is still Sverdlovsk and not Ekaterinburg, for during the Soviet era, this region was named Sverdlovsk after Yakov Sverdlov. Jewish Community Center 'Synagog... [ read more ]