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Around Moscow Kremlin pictures. Sight of interest of the Moscow. Red Square and around.

Around Moscow Kremlin pictures. Sight of interest of the Moscow. Red Square and around.




Red Square is the main square of Moscow, the place of military parades and mass celebrations. It came into being at the end of the XV century. The real name of the square in English must sound not Red, but Beautiful, as the Russian word red meant beautiful in the ancient Russian language. In old times the most important decrees were announced in Red square, the tsars and patriarchs addressed the nation from here. Lenin's Mausoleum - a multigraded building in the constructivist style (arch. Shusev, 1924) - and the Cathedral of Vasily Blazhenny (Basil the Blessed) are situated here. In recent years Red Square has become the venue of concerts of the world famous musicians: Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Moncerrat Cabalie and Mstislav Rostropovich.

  • Lenin's Tomb
    Lenin's Mausoleum is a memorial burial-vault in Red Square in Moscow in the Mourning hall of which there stands a crystal sarcophagus of Vladimir Lenin, organizer of the October socialist revolution of 1917. The first building of the burial-vault (1924) was wooden. The modern Mausoleum was built in 1930 from the design of Alexander Shusev of granite and labradorite in the constructivist style. Above the entrance of the Mausoleum there is a tribune on which, for more than 70 years now, the first persons of first the Soviet Union and now Russian Federation used to stand during military parades and mass celebrations.
  • St Basil's Cathedral (Sobor Vasilia Blazhennogo)
    St. Basil's Cathedral - Cathedral of Pokrov (Intercession) on the ditch is a cathedral in Red square, a symbol of Moscow. It was built in 1555-1561 by architects Barma and Postnik in commemoration of the victory over the Khanate of Kazan'. Each one of the independent pillar-churches symbolizes the most important events of the Kazan' campaign. The Cathedral gained its today's elegant appearance in the second half of the XVIII century when it was somewhat rebuilt and painted.
    There is a legend that architects Barma and Postnik were blinded on an order of tsar Ivan the Terrible so that they could never create a wonder like that.
    In 1936 Lazar' Kaganovich, Stalin's associate, suggested to pull down the Cathedral of Intercession (Pokhrov). They say he made a special model of the Red Square with a removable Cathedral of Pokhrov and brought it to Stalin showing how the cathedral impeded the demonstrations and the traffic. We shall do it once!.. - he said and tore the cathedral away from the square. Stalin looked at him, thought a little and slowly said: Lazar'! Put it in its place.
  • GUM (Gosudarstvenniy Universalny Magazin)
  • Kazan Cathedral (Kazansky sobor)
  • Historycal museum
  • Archeological museum of Moscow
  • K. Zhukov monument
East of Red SQUARE
  • Maliy Theatre
  • Statue of the K.Marks
  • Bolshoi Theatre
    The Bolshoi Theatre is one of the most well-known musical theatres along with La Scala of Milan and Grand Operas of Paris. It was founded in 1776. The building from the design of architect Bove was erected in 1825 and the quadriga at the front was made by sculptor Peter Klodt. Such famous singers as Feodor Shaliapin, Sergey Lemeshev, Galina Vishnevskaya, Irina Arkhipova, Elena Obraztsova, dancers like Galina Ulanova, Maya Plisetskaya, Michail Baryshnikhov, Vladimir Vasiliev, Maris Liepa used to appear on the stage of the theatre. There are always the sold out notices when the Bolshoi tours abroad. (Pictures)
Bolshoi Theatre Okhotny Ryad Shopping Mall Moscow Kremlin
Bolshoi Theatre Okhotny Ryad Shopping Mall Kremlin


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