the Ivan the Great Bell-Tower dates from 1508
the front facade of the Dormition Cathedral, designed in 1475 by Italian architect Aristotele Fioravanti
the Tsar cannon from 1586 never fired a single shot
the Kremlin Senate building. Presently Putin calls this home
the cannons in front of the Arsenal originally belonged to Napoleon
we leave fthe Kremlin or the Red Square via the famous Spasskaya Tower (Savior Tower)
in the Kremlin Gardens
an archeological excavation in the Kremlin Gardens
the eastern facade of the Dormition Cathedral
For most tourists the Kremlin tops their to-do list for a visit to Moscow. Moscow.
Kremlin means fort in a city. The
concept goes back to medieval times and was applied in many Russian towns, including Moscow.
When the Grand Duchy of Moscow
in importance, wooden walls were replaced by limestone and by the end of the 15th century Ivan III
brought in Italian architects for
a major reconstruction and enlargement of the Kremlin. Most of today's walls, towers, palaces and cathedrals date from that period.
Kremlin became the residence of the Tsars
until Peter the Great moved his capital to St Petersburg
in 1712. But the Soviet leaders
ruled again from the Kremlin and so does the president of Russia.
the Kremlin in August 2019.
visitors enter the Kremlin via the Troitskaya Tower
in 1959 Nikita Khrushchev ordered the construction of the State Kremlin Palace. It dissonates with the rest
the Tsar Bell from 1737 was destroyed during cooling off
the Cathedral of the Annunciation from 1489 was the personal chapel for the Tsars
the Spasskaya Tower seen from the Red Square
the golden domes and crosses on top of the Church of the Nativity