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Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 14-17th century
Date of Inscription: 1990
Location: Eurasia, Russian Federation, City of Moscow
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Description: The Kremlin was built by exceptional Russian and foreign architects between the 14th and 17th centuries. It has been inextricably linked to all chief historical and political events in Russia since the 13th century; in its time the Great Prince used it as his dwelling, it has also served as a religious centre. St Basil's Basilica sits at the foot of its ramparts, on Red Square; it is among the most striking Russian Orthodox monuments. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  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 Basil's Cathedral (often mistaken as the Kremlin) and Red Square (to the east) and the Alexander Garden (to the west). It is the best known of kremlins (Russian citadels) and includes four palaces, four cathedrals, and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of Russia. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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