Drone footage of an abandoned Russian Czar palace in Sarikamis


Sarıkamış is a town in the Kars province of northeastern Turkey.  It came under control of the Russian Empire at the conclusion of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78, in which the Ottoman Empire was defeated and Russia re-established itself on the Black Sea following its defeat in the Crimean War two decades earlier.  During the four+ decades when it was under Russian control, a hunting lodge was built here by Tsar Nicholas II.   Known as the Katerina Mansion, you can see it from above in this drone video by Spyd7r.

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