Ganina yama or Hole of Ganya is the resting place of the last Russian emperor Nicholas
II with his wife Alexandra, son Alexi and daughters Olga, Tatiana, Maria and
Anastasia. All were executed on 17 July 1918 in Yekaterinburg. Their bodies
were burned and then buried here on a site of an
abandoned mine. White Guard (anti- Bolshevik army) captured the city and its
surroundings shortly thereafter, but special commission that was launched
failed to retrieve or find the location of the burial.