Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Russia - Moscow - The Kremlin at Night

Here is the 3rd, very beautiful card from Maxim in Moscow. :)   All 9 photos are of The Moscow Kremlin.  It is also sometimes referred to as simply "The Kremlin".  It is a historic fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River (to the south), Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square (to the east) and the Alexander Garden (to the west). It is the best known of kremlins (Russian citadels) and includes four palaces, four cathedrals and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of Russia.

The name The Kremlin is often used as a metonym to refer to the government of the Soviet Union (1922–1991) and its highest members (such as general secretaries, premiers, presidents, ministers, and commissars), in the same way the name Whitehall refers to the British government, or White House refers to the executive branch of the government of the United States. It is still used in reference to the government of the Russian Federation. "Kremlinology" referred to the study of Soviet policies.

To read more about its history, size, and dates click here :) The Moscow Kremlin

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