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Kremlin

The first settlement on the Borovitski hill established somewhere in the late 11 century. In 1147 Suzdal prince Yuri Dolgoruky received here of Prince Svyatoslav II of Kiev, when enemies had been expelled him from a Chernihiv. Since the late 13 century Moscow became the capital of a separate principality, and the Kremlin the seat of its rulers. This role it plays up today.

At the end of 15 century brick walls and towers were built, preserved mainly through today. In 15 17 centuries the main square of the Kremlin was decorated with cathedrals and palaces. In the 18 century erected a grand Senate house, in 19 century Grand Kremlin Palace, in the 20 century Kremlin Palace of Congresses.

So this architectural ensemble enriched over the centuries, adapting to new needs.

A view of Moscow Kremlin from Moscow River, May 7, 1979.

Kremlin panorama from the southwest

View of main square of Moscow Kremlin from the southeast, May 7, 1979.

The central part of the Kremlin

Spasska Tower of Moscow Kremlin, photo July 16, 1986.

Spasska tower

Spasska tower carillon. Photo July 16, 1986.

Spasska tower carillon

Sviblova tower of Moscow Kremlin. Photo of May 7, 1979.

Sviblova tower

View of the first unnamed tower of Moscow Kremlin. Photo August 31, 1981.

First unnamed tower

Kutafya tower of Moscow Kremlin. Photo September 6, 1976.

Kutafya tower

St.Trinity Tower of Moscow Kremlin. Photo August 31, 1981.

St.Trinity Tower

Assumption Cathedral in Moscow Kremlin. Photo August 31, 1981.

Assumption Cathedral

Annunciation Cathedral of Moscow Kremlin. Photo September 6, 1976.

Annunciation Cathedral

Archangel Cathedral of Moscow Kremlin. View from the north. Photo September 6, 1976.

Archangel Cathedral from the north

The Archangel Cathedral of Moscow Kremlin. View from the southwest. Photo August 31, 1981.

Archangel Cathedral from the southwest

Great Bell Tower in Moscow Kremlin. Photo August 31, 1981.

Great Bell Tower

Cathedral of 12 Apostles in the Moscow Kremlin. Photo September 6, 1976.

Cathedral of 12 Apostles

Hranovita Chamber in the Moscow Kremlin. Photo September 6, 1976.

Hranovita Chamber

Tsar Cannon in Moscow's Kremlin. Photo September 6, 1976.

Tsar Cannon

Dome of the Senate against the backdrop of the Moscow Kremlin walls. Photo July 16, 1986

Senate

East defensive wall of the Kremlin in Moscow, turned to Red Square. Photo September 6, 1976.

View of the Kremlin from Red Square

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