Kremlin Beginnings

Kremlin Beginnings

The Small Wooden Town

The Small Wooden Town

on Borovitsky Hill

The Kremlin in the 13th Century

The Kremlin

in the 13th Century

Residence Fit for Princes

Residence Fit for Princes

The Modern History of the Ancient Kremlin

The Modern History of the Ancient Kremlin

The Kremlin was the place where the Russian state was formed. It was and remains the heart of the countrys political life and the center of its culture and history.

In medieval times, the Kremlin was the place where the issue of succession to the throne was decided, where the Boyar Duma held its sessions and where the Church held its councils. Russian tsars were crowned in the Annunciation Cathedral, even once the capital had been shifted to St. Petersburg. By this time the Kremlins state role had diminished somewhat, but its significance as the heart of the country remained unchanged.

Russias rulers strove to strengthen the Kremlins status as the residence of the sovereigns of a great nation.

After the tumult of the early 20th century, Moscow became the capital once again. From 1918, the Kremlin was once more the center of state and political life and the seat of the highest state institutions. Since 1991, the Kremlin has been the residence of the Russian President.

The White Stone Kremlin of Dmitrij Donskoj

The White Stone Kremlin of Dmitrij Donskoj

The 20th Century Losses

The 20th Century Losses

The Kremlin in the 15th - 17th Centuries

The Kremlin in the 15th - 17th Centuries

Construction Work in the Kremlin in the 19th Century

Construction Work in the Kremlin in the 19th Century

1812 and the Restoration of the Kremlin

1812 and the Restoration

of the Kremlin

The Second Half of the 18th Century

The Second Half

of the 18th Century

The Era of Peter the Great

The Era of Peter the Great

 

Birds Eye View of the Kremlin

 

Moscow Kremlin State Historical and Cultural Museum Sanctuary

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