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Alapaevsk

Essentials

The city of Alapaevsk has two main claims to fame: the composer Tchaikovsky spent part of his childhood here and, more infamously, members of the Romanov imperial family, including the sister of Empress Aleksandra Fyodorovna, were murdered outside the city. The city can be visited by bus from Nizhny Tagil or Yekaterinburg.

Basic facts
Name in Russian Алапаевск
Status City-municipality in the Sverdlovsk Region
Location On the confluence of the River Neyva and the River Alapaikha
Distance 155km north-east of Yekaterinburg, 1,990km east of Moscow
Time Zone Yekaterinburg Time (Moscow +2)
Population 37,739 people (2016)
First Mentioned 1639
City Day In August
Official Website http://www.alapaevsk.org