National Geographic : 1943 May
Can This Be Florida? No, It Is Sverdlovsk Basking in Siberia's HotSummer Sun Shortly after Tsar Nicholas II was executed here in 1918, Ekaterinburg was a city of 70,000 people. Now, renamedfor Sverdlov, arevolutionary hero, itnumbers more than 500,000. The marble figure with the oar shows the popularity of water sports.