May 8, 2023
It is one of the world’s most iconic buildings. The imposing fortress is the seat of Russian power, found in the Red Square.
The word ‘Kremlin’ is used to describe a castle or an important Russian fortified complex.
The five stars on top of the Kremlin weigh one ton each and are made of ruby to enhance their shine.
The President of Russia commutes to and from the Kremlin by helicopter. A helipad was completed in 2013 to stop the traffic.
The Kremlin is the largest active fortress in Europe, hosting five palaces and four cathedrals.
Together with Red Square, the Kremlin was elected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990.
It is home to the world’s largest bell, the Tsar Bell, which has never rung as it was unfortunately broken in construction.
The Kremlin was first a wooden building and used to be a city itself, surrounded by ramparts, towers and battlements.
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