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Will appear in Moscow street Kuindzhi and Bilibin20 December 2016Will appear in Moscow street Kuindzhi and Bilibin

This will happen in 2017

There are support floating bridge in the Park "Zaryadye"20 December 2016There are support floating bridge in the Park "Zaryadye"

The bridge will connect the Park and the promenade will be a unique viewing platform.

In honor of the composer Balakirev19 December 2016In honor of the composer Balakirev

Call one of the capital's squares

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29  July  2016

A Walk around the Kremlin

The present day territory of Red Square was once occupied by a bazaar - a place of the flourishing city trade. The second half of the 15th century is the beginning of the modern period in the history of the Kremlin. The old white walls gradually started to deteriorate and soon new walls of red brick were erected by Italian architects specially invited by Ivan III. During the same period, Italian architect Fioravanti built the main piece of the Cathedral Square ensemble, i.e. the Dormition Cathedral (1475-1479). This was the place of coronation of Russian tsars and burial of metropolitans. The stone Tsar’s Palace, the Palace of Facets and the Ivan the Great Bell Tower together with the Kremlin walls and towers are the structures that actually survived to the present day without any alterations. In 1812, part of the Kremlin buildings were blasted, and subsequently they went through a serious reconstruction. In 1918, the Dormition Cathedral held the last Easter service, after which the church monasteries on the territory of the Kremlin were closed. And only in the 1990s the bells of the “heart of Moscow” started ringing again.

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