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Images of Cities: Russia - Moscow, Volume 3, Images by Wernher Krutein, Sam Wooten, and PHOTOVAULT®

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See also: Russian Coup Attempt, CITIES, TRANSPORTATION, Republic of Georgia, Armenia, Slovenia and Craotia, Zagorsk, Siberia, Uzbekistan, People: From the Streets, Religion Churches and Temples, Clocks, In Celebration Of Doors, Poland, Aeroflot Airlines
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MOSCOW CATHEDRALS AND CHURCHES:
Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed, (the Pokrovsky Cathedral), Archangel Cathedral, Cathedral of the Annunciation, Cathedral of the Dormition, Ivan the Great Bell Tower, Church of the Deposition of the Virgine's Robe, Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles, Terem Churches

MOSCOW PALACES AND BUILDINGS:
Senate Building, The Residence of the President of Russia, Arsenal, State Kremlin Palace, Amusement Palace, Armoury, Great Kremlin Palace, Palace of the Facets, Terem Palace, Tsar Cannon, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Lenin's Mausoleum, Necropolis, The old KGB headquarters, Ostankino TV Tower, Moscow State University, Kutuzov district, Kolomenskoe, Novodevichy Convent, Sputnick Monument

Aadjacent to the Kremlin is the famous Red Square. Red Square dimensions are an average length of 400 m (440 yd) and width of 150 m (165 yd). Since the time of Ivan III (15th century),Red Square has been the scene of great public events, mainly political - rallies, demonstrations, and processions.

The use of the word red does not refer ot communism nor to the red color of the bricks that lie on the square, nor the red blood shed there. In Russian, the square is called Krasnaya Ploschad. In Old Slavonic "Krasny"("red") also meant "beautiful" and the latter, referring to Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed (the Pokrovsky Cathedral), at the southern end of the square, is the origin of the word red.

North of the cathedral is Lobnoye Mesto, or "Place of Skulls," a circular raised platform on which public executions were carried out in the days of the tsars. Beyond that, across from the Lenin Mausoleum, is the GUM department store. GUM's interior is an interesting blend of neo classical architecture and a more modern decrotive motif. A staff of about 8,000 employees serve the more than 300,000 customers that visit the store (mall) daily.

At the north end of the square is the Historical Museum, the largest museum of Russian history in the world. The Kremlin's Nikolaskaya Tower dominates over the square. Thr Kremlin walls border the Red Square. Now the Moscow Kremlin is one of the greatest museums of the world.The Kremlin palaces and chambers store this nations invaluable icons and treasures of the tsars.


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