The Shigir idol – The oldest known wooden sculpture in the world is being exhibited in Yekaterinburg

The sculpture was discovered on January 24, 1894 at a depth of 4 meter in the peat bog of Shigir, on the eastern slope of the Middle Urals Advertisements

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The Murder of the Russian Imperial Family at Yekaterinburg

The last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. In 1914, Russia was drawn into World War I, but was unprepared for the scale and magnitude of the fighting. Russia had the largest number of deaths in the war— over 1.8 million military deaths, and about 1.5 million […]