on May 17, 2009
Our first stop on our organized tour was Peter and Paul Fortress and Peter and Paul Church, with its 400 foot spire, where so many of the Tsars/Emperors are buried. Here we saw the place where the remains of the last Tsar, Nicolas II and his wife Alexandra and their children (the son, Alexei, and the 4th daughter whose remains have recently been discovered are soon to be interred here) are buried. The bright green interior is startling and is highlighted by the sumptuous gold of the altars.
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