The church was built on the site of the Ipatyev house, in which Tsar Nicholas II and his family were executed in 1918. Mr Putin and Mr Schroeder lit candles at the icon of the imperial family.
President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder visited the Church-on-the-Blood of All the Saints that Shone in the Russian Land
Russian-German Intergovernmental Consultations
October 8 − 9, 2003