It's easy to get inside this red-wall fortress - all you need is following the instructions. Natalya Nosova The fortress is Russia’s heart indeed, but like any other fortress it may be hard to enter. With these instructions, though, it will be a piece of cake for you. Unlike Red Square, the Kremlin is always guarded and you need tickets to get in. Fair enough: The citadel is basically a collection of architectural treasures and museums as well as the president’s official residence. Here are answers to some of the most popular questions about visiting the Kremlin. What exactly can I see inside the Kremlin? As a museum complex, the Kremlin includes the Kremlin Armory (the Armory Chamber), former royal arsenal built in the 16th century, three cathedrals, two churches, and the Ivan the Great Bell Tower (the highest building in the Kremlin with spectacular panoramic views). All this, of course, is surrounded by the iconic red walls and 20 towers. The … [Read more...] about How to get inside the Moscow Kremlin
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Alexander Novikov/Global Look Press Over two centuries ago, Napoleon planned to obliterate the main symbol of Russia, the Moscow Kremlin. Only thanks to natural forces and the people of Moscow was this tragedy prevented. Traditional Russian fortresses, known as kremlins, are well preserved in dozens of ancient Russian cities. Still, only one has become a symbol and heart of the nation - the one in Moscow. Fyodor Alekseyev/Wikipedia The Moscow fortress did not always look as it appears today, and it has been completely overhauled several times in the past 800 years. Until the 14th century, Moscow princes lived in a wooden fortress that was made of enormous oak logs, whose size even today amazes archeologists. Apollinary Vasnetsov/Museum of Moscow This wooden stronghold, however, couldn’t guarantee Moscow a proper defense, and so in 1367-1368 it was replaced with a fortress made out of white limestone. At this point, the Kremlin became known … [Read more...] about How did Moscow’s Kremlin become Russia’s main symbol of power and authority?
Russia, Moscow. Tverskaya Zastava Square. Konstantin Kokoshkin/Global Look Press Here are the most popular and worthwhile places to visit in Russia’s capital, from museums and theaters to nightclubs and places for kids. Moscow is a great city not just because of its size and population, but also because it has numerous landmarks, historical sites and gastronomical delights. Most people ask the same question when visiting for the first time: Where should I go, and what should I begin with? We are here to give you some advice. Take a look and bookmark the link for later reference. Museums There is a separate museum almost for everything in Moscow. We have highlighted the ones that are most interesting and worth visiting. You can also read our article about the most popular museums of Moscow. The Kremlin’s museums (it’s worth downloading the “Moscow Kremlin Museums” app before visiting and reading this extended guide on Kremlin’s history), State … [Read more...] about Where to go in Moscow
The opening ceremony of an exhibition featuring cultural relics belonging to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) was held at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 16. Titled Ming Dynasty: The Glory of an Era of Intellectuals, the exhibition features 156 showpieces in 83 sets carefully selected by the Shanghai Museum, including bronzeware, lacquerware, porcelain, silk and furniture. Many of the exhibits were unearthed from the area around Shanghai. They are of both great aesthetic and archeological value as testaments to the consummate skills of Ming artists and craftsmen. Olga Golodets, Russian deputy prime minister; Li Hui, Chinese ambassador to Russia; and Elena Gagarina, director general of the Moscow Kremlin Museums, attended the event, along with many other Chinese and Russian officials and almost 100 guests. … [Read more...] about Home/ Cultural ExchangeMing cultural relics on display in Moscow
Subscribe to these Insta pages to stay up to date with the hottest exhibitions in the country’s top cultural establishments. 1. State Tretyakov Gallery The State Tretyakov Gallery is Russia’s main museum of the national art; its treasures vary from ancient icons to modern art objects (New Tretyakov). Paintings from the Holy Trinity by Andrey Rublev and Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square are exhibited here. The museum’s Instagram shows both the work and active social life of the gallery including its visitors, new exhibitions, and social projects. Short lectures and adverts featuring Russian celebrities are also posted, like this one with popular singer Shnur diving head first into the Black Square . 2. Moscow Museum of Modern Art The first Russian state museum of modern art, MMOMA, has a unique collection of 20th century Russian avant-garde works. Many pictures were purchased at auctions and galleries in Europe and the U.S. before … [Read more...] about 10 Instagram accounts of Russian museums you should definitely follow