About the Book
Ekaterinburg's story is one of hope and tragedy. Perhaps best-known as the site of the execution of Russia's last royal family, it nonetheless retains an atmosphere of cosmopolitan dynamism that befits its location on the border between Europe and Asia. A true cultural melting pot, this is a city to inspire the imagination.
Nige Burton is a freelance writer, novelist and travel journalist. His work has been featured in numerous national and local publications. A passionate photographer, he has travelled widely throughout the UK, Europe and Asia capturing locales as diverse as the windswept St Kilda archipelago, Chernobyl, Transylvania’s verdant woodlands, the vast plains of Siberia, and the thriving cityscapes of Budapest, Zurich, Prague, Cracow, Copenhagen, St Petersburg, Moscow, Ekaterinburg and Beijing to name but a few. He lives in the sleepy seaside town of his birth on England’s north west coast.