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 one of the few towns in Russia that have stone fortresses, known as kremlins. 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)