Thursday, December 14, 2017

Yekaterinburg celebrates 400 years of Romanov Dynasty

Yekaterinburg is celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Romanov House this week.

The last Russian emperor - Nicholas II - and his family were executed in Yekaterinbug in 1917, Voice of Russia reports.

The Romanov's rose to power after the election of 16-year-old Mikhail Romanov as Russian tsar by the national assembly in February 1613. Romanov's reign signified the end of the Time of Troubles in Russia.

The Yekaterinburg celebration features an outdoor exhibition dedicated to the Romanov dynasty, which opened with a divine liturgy.

The exhibition focuses on the last Russian emperor Nicholas II and his family, who were executed by the Bolsheviks in the cellar of the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg on July 17, 1918.

The family was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church in 2000, according to Voice of Russia.