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Approaching Red Square  
   

Approaching Red Square

The gates under the twin green, red and white towers on the left mark an entrance to the square. In front of them a bronze marks GPO "ground zero" for distance measurements to Moscow. The red building in the middle is a museum and on the right the red tower with yellow walls is part of the Kremlin. Kremlin means fort or town and this was the original 1495 walled fort of Moscow, where the Tzars and government was (and still is, to an extent). Other Russian towns have their own fort or kremlin.
Moscow!

May 26th 2017
Geo: 55.7598, 37.6212What an eye-opener! Moscow is a magnificent European city; right up there with London, Paris and Rome. The streets and architecture around the city centre are imposing and impressive. The traffic alternates between free-flowing on 12-lane boulevards, to severely congested around choke points. The current Mayor is undertaking a program of widening footpaths and reducing p ... read more
Europe » Russia

Russian Flag Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
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