The so-called Siberian highway became operational in 1763 and placed the city on an increasingly important transit route, which led to its development as a focus of trade and commerce between east and west, and gave rise to the description of the city as the "window on Asia".
In the early hours of the morning of July 17, 1918, the deposed Tsar, his wife Alexandra, and their children Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and Tsarevich Alexei were executed by the Bolsheviks at the Ipatiev House.
Other members of the Romanov family were killed at Alapayevsk later the same day.
On July 16, 1918, the Czechoslovak legions were closing on Yekaterinburg.
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Views of Yekaterinburg, Top left: Yekaterinburg Administration hall, Top right: Church on Blood in Honour of all Saint Resplendent in the Russian land, Center: Iset River and Visotsky business area, Bottom left: A monument of Tatischev and de Gennin, Bottom right: Sevastyanov's House), alternatively romanized as Ekaterinburg, is the fourth-largest city in Russia and the administrative center of Sverdlovsk Oblast, located in the middle of the Eurasian continent, on the border of Europe and Asia.
The city was one of Russia's first industrial cities, prompted at the start of the eighteenth century by decrees from the Tsar requiring the development in Yekaterinburg of metal-working businesses.
The city was built, with extensive use of iron, to a regular square plan with iron works and residential buildings at the centre.
These were surrounded by fortified walls, so that Yekaterinburg was at the same time both a manufacturing centre and a fortress at the frontier between Europe and Asia.
It therefore found itself at the heart of Russia's strategy for further development of the entire Ural region.