For the eight centuries period of its existence, the Moscow Kremlin has witnessed many great and tragical events of the Russian history. Today it is one of the largest museums in the world. The state regalia, invaluable icons, treasures of Russian Tsars are all kept here.
This excursion is exclusive and these pictures have been shot thanks to one girl who works in the Kremlin. Ordinary tourists don’t have a chance to see all this with their eyes.
All in all there are 20 towers in the Kremlin each having a unique architectural look, its name and history. The excursion begins from the Borovitskaya tower.
Along the whole wall there are 1045 merlons as they say …
Vodozvodnaya tower, here was made the first water supply of the city.
The Kremlin Palace – a place to hold presidents inauguration, other great events, prize distribution etc.
Archangel Cathedral has been a burial vault of Russian tsars and princes. Among the buried here: Ivan Kalita, Dmitry Donskoy, the great prince Ivan III, tsar Ivan IV the Terrible and his sons, first tsars of the Romanovs family etc. There are 46 tombs, 52 burials in the burial vault.
A view of Christ the Saviour Cathedral from the Tainitskaya Tower.
A view of Beklemishevskaya Tower and the Big Bridge of the Moskva River.
A fanciful Tsar Tower looking like a stone marquee from Russian fairytales. Standing here Ivan the Terrible was watching the events happening in the Red Square. Previously it had the Spassky alarm bell inside.
The Spasskaya Tower has ten floors. The decoration details impress with fine workmanship.
The clock is just huge! The dial plate diameter is 6,12 m, the figures height – 72cm, the hourhand length – 2,97 m, the minute hand length – 3,28 m. The clock is located on the 7th, 8th, 9th floors of the tower.
The building of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet and the bells of Ivan the Great.
A view from the Spasskaya Tower.
Memorial plates. It has inscriptions in Russian and Latin.