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Arkhangelsky Cathedral

Arkhangelsky Cathedral

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The Red Square and the Kremlin are the historic nucleus of Moscow, a magnificent stage for political drama, signifying a great sweep of history that includes Ivan the Terrible, Peter and Catherine the Great, Romanovs dynasty, Stalin and Gorbachev.

Here you'll find Lenin's Mausoleum and St Basil's Cathedral, the famous GUM department store, and the Kremlin itself, whose splendid cathedrals and Armory museum head the list of attractions.

The Kremlin is Moscow's heart, symbolically, historically and strategically: Red Square lies along its eastern side and the Moscow River is to the south. From here, Moscow spreads out in four distinctive rings of development, each area having its own collection of monasteries, museums and elegant buildings. Most of the city's sights are within the first circle - an area that can easily be covered on foot.

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Museum of the Seventeenth Century's Life and Appli

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Museum of the Seventeenth Century's Life and Applied Arts displays ecclesiastical regalia, period furniture and domestic utensils.

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Cathedral of the Assumption

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Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspenskiy sobor)is the oldest and most important of the Kremlin churches, which has symbolized Moscow's claim to be the protector of the seat of Russian Orthodoxy ever since the seat of the Church was transferred here from Vladimir in 1326. The cathedral was rebuilt in 1479 by the Bolognese architect Alberti Fioravanti, and its subsequent history reflects its role as Russia's premier church, used throughout Tsarist times for coronations and solemn acts of state. Given the cathedral's exalted status its exterior is remarkably plain, while the interior more..

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Simonov (St. Simon) Monastery

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Tower of Simonov Monastery
Tower of Simonov Monastery
photo by: Svetlana Tikhonova

Simonov monastery was founded by the end of the 14th century. Like the Nowospassky Monastery, it was under the direct control of the Patriarch of All Russia.

The territory of St. Simon Monastery preserves the ancient Church of Our Lady (16th century). It was built instead of the old, wooden church, where the heroes of Kulikovskaya battle, monks Peresvet and Oslyabya were buried. There is also a so called "New" chapel built in 1677-1685 and decorated by white-stoned ornamental details, the angular tower more..

type:Monasteries
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address:Vostochanaya St., 4
openings:"Avtozavodskaya" Metro station

arbat

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In soviet times it was named ulitsa Razina (Razin Street)
It is the most ancient street in Moscow and dates back to the 14th century. In old times it was region where artisans and skilled craftsmen lived. After the 15th centurythis region began to transform into a region of the privileged nobility. Here boyars built their estates and foreign embassies took up residence.
Varvarka goes from one of exits of "Kitai Gorod" Metro station to the Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed. A walk along Varvarka Street will take a short time. You may do it in any direction - more..

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address:Varvarka Street, Metro station "Kitai Gorod"

The Kremlin

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Towers of Moscow Kremlin
Towers of Moscow Kremlin
photo by: Svetlana Tikhonova

Moscow Kremlin is the most famous landmark of Russia.
What is the meaning od word "kremlin"? In old Russia kremlin was fortress, the most protected part of town, it's heart.

If you wish to see and admire the Kremlin as an architectural ensemble go to the opposite bank of the Moskva River and you'll see beautiful panorama of this gem of Russian architecture.
Go from Red Square down to the river and then onto the Moskvoretskii bridge over the Moskva River. Don't more..

type:Landmarks
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url:www.kreml.ru
address:The Kremlin

Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed

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Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed in Moscow. View from Moskvoretskii bridge
Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed in Moscow. View from Moskvoretskii bridge
photo by: Svetlana Tikhonova

Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed (the Cathedral of the Intercession, known as St.Basil Cathedral) is a beautiful and unique creation of Russian national art.

type:Churches and Cathedrals
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address:Red Square

Saviour Cathedral

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Christ the Saviour Cathedral
Christ the Saviour Cathedral
photo by: Jarl Vanden Broeck

The Cathedral was built with the money collected by the people all over Russia in the 19th century. It had been under construction for about 40 years! And it was destroyed (exploded) by communists at one day of 1932. Today the reconstructed dome of the Saviour Cathedral is clearly seen from many places of Moscow. Recently the works completed and now the Cathedral receives its second life. Now it has the official status of the main cathedral in Russia. Aleksiy the Second, the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, performs services in the Cathedral and the sessions of Divine Synod more..

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Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad)

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Monument to Minin and Pozharsky on Red Square, Moscow
Monument to Minin and Pozharsky on Red Square, Moscow
photo by: Svetlana Tikhonova

Everyone visiting Moscow has to visit it's heart - Red Square. It is one of most famous places not only in Moscow but in Russia.

Red Square stretches broadly along the eastern wall of the Kremlin. It is 695 meters long and has average width 130 meters.

The architectural ensemble of Red Square developed gradually over the centures. In 1555-61 the Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed (the Cathedral of the Intercession, known as St.Basil Cathedral) was built on the river side of square. The Cathedral is unique and beautiful creation of Russian more..

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Armoury Palace

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Armoury Palace (Oruzheynaya palata)conceals a staggering array of treasures behind its Russo-Byzantine facade, among them the tsars' coronation robes, carriages, jewelry, dinner services and armor - whose splendor and curiosity value outweigh the trouble and expense involved in seeing them. The palace also houses the State Diamond Fund (Almazniy Fond), which contains the most valuable gems in Russia.

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Tsar Bell

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Tsar Bell (Tsar-kolokol) is the largest bell in the world, cast in 1655.

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Cathedral Square

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Sobornaya ploshchad (Cathedral Square)is the historic heart of the Kremlin, surrounded by a superb array of buildings that give the square its name.

type:The Kremlin
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Cathedral of the Archangel Michael

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Arkhangelsky Cathedral
Arkhangelsky Cathedral
photo by: Svetlana Tikhonova

Cathedral of the Archangel Michael (Arkhangelskiy sobor) was built in 1505-08 as the burial place for the rulers of Muscovii. In the spirit of the Italian Renaissance it has four heavy square pillars take up much of the dimly lit interior, which is covered in frescoes. Around the walls and pillars cluster the tombs of Russia's rulers from Grand Duke Ivan I to Tsar Ivan V.

type:Churches and Cathedrals
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address:The Kremlin

The Church of Ascension

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The Church of Ascension at Kolomenskoye located in the national park "Kolomenskoye" at the high bank of Moskva-River is the best representative of an old architectural style. The Church was built in 1532 in the honour of new-born Crown Prince.

type:Churches and Cathedrals
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address:Metro station: "Kolomenskoye"
openinghours:10.00am-6.00am

Ivan the Great Bell Tower

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Ivan the Great Bell Tower (Kolokolnya Ivana Velikovo is the fourteenth-century the magnificent White Square provides a focal point for the entire Kremlin, being the tallest structure within its walls.

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Novospassky (New Saviour) Monastery

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Novospassky Monastery, Moscow. Corner tower.
Novospassky Monastery, Moscow. Corner tower.
photo by: Svetlana Tikhonova

Monastery was founded in 1462. It was transferred here from the Kremlin and, that is why, received the word New to the old name (Saviour). The Cathedral of Saviour was built there to resemble the Cathedral of Dormition of the Kremlin. This cathedral was the burial place for the family of Romanovs, the family of the last tsars of Russia.

The monastery was built as fortress to protect Moscow but it was never tested in this capacity. Novospassky Monastery is very well preserved monument of Russian history.

Now it is once again functional monastery so if you wish to more..

type:Monasteries
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address:Krestyanskaya sq., 10
accessibility:"Proletarskaya" Metro station

Danilov Monastery

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Danilov Monastery  is the official residence of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Aleksiy the Second. This is the most ancient monastery of Moscow. It was founded by the sacred honourable Prince Daniil Moskovsky, the son of Alexander Nevsky, in 1282. During the time of Soviet rule the territory of Monastery housed the colony of under-aged criminals. Today there are 5 churches and 2 chapels where the religious ceremonies are regularly held.

type:Monasteries
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accessibility:"Tulskaya" Metro station
address:Danilovsky Val, 22

Vysokopetrovsky Monastery

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(Petrovka, 28, the "Pushkinskaya", "Tverskaya", "Chekhovskaya" Metro stations), which preserved nearly all of its structures.

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accessibility:"Pushkinskaya", "Tverskaya", "Chekhovskaya" Metro stations
address:Petrovka, 28

Patriarch's Palace

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Patriarch's Palace is the former residence of the Russian Tzars

type:The Kremlin
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Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles

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Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles is painted flesh-pink and demonstrates adventures of the Twelve Apostles.

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Tsar Cannon

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Tsar Cannon (Tsar-pushka)- cast by Andrei Chokhov in 1586, is one of the largest cannons ever made and was intended to defend the Savior Gate - but it has never been fired.

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