This years marks a tragic historic date: the 100th anniversary of the execution of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. After the revolution in October 1917, the royal family was exiled to Yekaterinburg, where the tragedy took place in July 1918 in a house in the city center. Now the place is marked by the Cathedral on the Blood built in 1992.
In July 2018 a series of events will be held in and around Yekaterinburg to commemorate the anniversary with expected 100,000 visitors from Russia and abroad. The Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill confirmed his participation.