Tobolsk

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The Governor's Mansion in Tobolsk, where the Russian Imperial family was held in captivity between August 1917 and April 1918.

Tobolsk (Russian: Тобо́льск) is part of the Tyumen Oblast in Russia. It is near many rivers. It is the only town in Russia that has a stone fortress. According to the census in 2002, 92,880 people live inside it.[1] Its economy depends mostly on its oil. In February 1917, Nicholas II abdicated the throne, and his family, including his youngest daughter Anastasia, were moved to Tobolsk.[2]

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  • Brumfield, William Tobolsk: Architectural Heritage in Photographs Moscow: Tri Kvadrata, 2006 ISBN 5946070630 (in English and in Russian)