If you ever wondered what happened to Princess Anastasia after her family’s execution, look no further than Peter and Paul Cathedral. Here, the entire imperial family of Nicholas II is buried in its chambers, and Anastasia only joining her family late last year.
Ps. Peter and Paul Cathedral is part of an old fortress. We watched the changing of the guard ceremony at noon marked by a cannon blast. Boys in uniform, armed with old bayonets paraded around a square in formation. Just as I was wondering if those bayonets were real, they sent shots into the sky. And my goodness, guns are loud!