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Moscow Kremlin in the 19th century.
Moscow Kremlin in the 19th century.
A wall of Smolensk Kremlin in 1912.
A wall of Smolensk Kremlin in 1912.
Remains of the Kolomna Kremlin.
Remains of the Kolomna Kremlin.

Kremlin (Russian: Кремль, IPA: [krʲɛmlʲ]) is the Russian word for "fortress", "citadel" or "castle" and refers to any major fortified central complex found in historic Russian cities. This word is often used to refer to the best known one, the Moscow Kremlin, or the government that is based there. Outside Russia, the name "Kremlin" is sometimes mistakenly thought of as being Saint Basil's Cathedral because of its distinctive shape, although this is not a part of the Moscow Kremlin. A Kremlin is a kind of Russian citadel. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (452x659, 117 KB) 19th-century postcard of St Basils Slope in Moscow. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (452x659, 117 KB) 19th-century postcard of St Basils Slope in Moscow. ... The Moscow Kremlin (Russian: Московский Кремль) is a historic fortified complex at the very heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River (to the south), Saint Basils Cathedral (often mistaken by westerners as the Kremlin) and Red Square (to the east) and the Alexander Garden (to the west). ... Image File history File links File links The following pages link to this file: Kremlin ... Image File history File links File links The following pages link to this file: Kremlin ... A view of Smolensk in 1912. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (896 × 672 pixel, file size: 119 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Tower of Kolomnas Kremlin Маринкина и грановитая башни Коломенскго кремля Turm of Kreml in Kolomna File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (896 × 672 pixel, file size: 119 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Tower of Kolomnas Kremlin Маринкина и грановитая башни Коломенскго кремля Turm of Kreml in Kolomna File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Kolomna (Russian: Коломна) is an ancient Russian city, founded in 1177 on the Moskva River and Oka River. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... The Moscow Kremlin (Russian: Московский Кремль) is a historic fortified complex at the very heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River (to the south), Saint Basils Cathedral (often mistaken by westerners as the Kremlin) and Red Square (to the east) and the Alexander Garden (to the west). ... á¹¢ St. ...


List of Russian cities and towns with kremlins

Many Russian monasteries have been built in a fortress-like style similar to that of a kremlin. For a partial list, see Category:Monasteries in Russia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... The Moscow Kremlin (Russian: Московский Кремль) is a historic fortified complex at the very heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River (to the south), Saint Basils Cathedral (often mistaken by westerners as the Kremlin) and Red Square (to the east) and the Alexander Garden (to the west). ... Novgorod Kremlin The Detinets (Young Mans Compound, from the same root as the Russian word deti = children) is the ancient name for the Kremlin or fortress in Novgorod the Great, which stands on the left bank of the Volkhov River about two miles north of where it empties out... View of the Spasskaya (Savior) Tower in the early 20th century. ... Solovetsky Monastery Solovetsky Monastery (Соловецкий монастырь in Russian), a monastery on the Solovetsky Islands in the White Sea. ... For other uses, see Astrakhan (fur). ... Kolomna (Russian: Коломна) is an ancient Russian city, founded in 1177 on the Moskva River and Oka River. ... Nizhny Novgorod (Russian: ), colloquially shortened as Nizhny, is the fourth largest city in Russia, ranking after Moscow, St. ... The Trinity Cathedral (1682-99) is a symbol of Pskovs former might and independence. ... Rostov (Russian: Росто́в; Old Norse: Rostofa) is one of the oldest towns in Russia and an important tourist centre of the so called Golden ring. ... A view of Smolensk in 1912. ... View of Tobolsk in the 1910s Tobolsk (Russian: ; Tatar: Tubıl) is a historic capital of Siberia, now an ordinary town in Tyumen Oblast, Russia. ... Places named Tula include: Tula, Tula Oblast, Russia Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico Tula, Tamaulipas, Mexico Tula, Mississippi, USA Tula, Sardinia, Italy Tula, Kenya Other uses: Tula is the professional name of transsexual model/actress Caroline Cossey. ... Zaraysk is a town in Moscow Region, Russia, center of the Zaraysky district, which is situated about 100 km south from Moscow. ... Gdov (Гдов) is a Russian town in the Pskov Oblast, which stands on the river Gdovka, just 2 km from its outflow into Chudskoye Lake. ... General view of the fortress Inside the fortress of Izborsk Izborsk (Russian: ; Estonian: ) is a village in Pechorsky District of Pskov Oblast, Russia. ... Porkhov (Порхов in Russian) is a medieval fortress and town in the Pskov Oblast, Russia. ... Serpukhov (Russian: ) is an old town in Moscow Oblast, Russia, which is situated at the confluence of the Oka and the Nara Rivers. ... Velikiye Luki (also transliterated as Velikie Luki, Russian Великие Луки) - city in Russia, in Pskov Oblast. ... General view of the town in the 1910s. ... In the kremlin of Dmitrov: Cathedral of the Assumption was built in 1509–1523. ... , Ryazan (Russian: IPA: ) is a city in the Central Federal District of Russia, the administrative center of Ryazan Oblast. ... St. ... Yaroslavl (Russian: ) is a city in Russia, the administrative center of Yaroslavl Oblast, located 250 km north-east of Moscow at . ... Borovsk Monastery of St Paphnutius. ... Opochka (Опочка in Russian) is a town in the Pskov Oblast in Russia. ... One of Rublevs icons from Zvenigorod. ... Starodub (Стародуб in Russian; could be translated as old oak), a town in the Bryansk Oblast in Russia. ... Tvers coat of arms depicts grand ducal crown placed on a throne. ... The Golden Horde (Mongolian: Altan Ordyn Uls; Turkish: ; Tatar: ; Russian: ) is a Russian designation for the Mongol[1][2][3][4] — later Turkicized[3] — khanate established in the western part of the Mongol Empire upon its breakup in the 1240s: present-day Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and the Caucasus. ... Sknyatino is a former village in the Tver Oblast of Russia, situated at the confluence of the Nerl River and the Volga, about halfway between Uglich and Tver. ... Ostrov - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Volokolamsk (Волокола́мск in Russian) is an administrative center of the Volokolamsky District of the Moscow Oblast in Russia. ... Monastery of St. ...

Kazan Kremlin harmoniously combines elements of Eastern Orthodox and Muslim cultures.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x347, 134 KB)A Superview of Kazan Kremlin from the Volga River. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x347, 134 KB)A Superview of Kazan Kremlin from the Volga River. ... View of the Spasskaya (Savior) Tower in the early 20th century. ...

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