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October 17, 2010
From journal Trip to Moscow
Fort Worth, Texas
October 18, 2005
From journal Historic Moscow
May 4, 2004
From journal Walking Around the Red Square
March 29, 2002
Red Square is filled with all sorts of historical images and symbols. St. Basils Cathedral sits on the southern end of the square. It is by far the most recognized building associated with Russia today. Its colorful onion domes and brilliant detail make it a wondrous site for anybody. If at I possible I advise viewing the interior, as it is just as beautiful inside as its exterior. Also located on Red Square are Lenin's Mausoleum, Gum Department Store, A History Museum and even a Pizza Hut! A trip to Moscow could never be complete without stepping foot on Red Square.
From journal The Mysterious Land of Russia: Moscow
New Windsor, New York
October 17, 2001
From journal Majestic Moscow
Nagano, New Zealand
August 9, 2001
At the North end of the Square is the State History Museum which I didn't have the opportunity to see.
At the opposite end is St Basil's Cathedral. St Basil`s is a very interesting example of Russian Orthodox church architecture. It is located at the Southern end of Red Square and was built between 1555 and 1561.
G.U.M. which stands for The Gosudarstevemy Universahy Magazin is located on the North Eastern side of Red Square. It was built in the 19th Century. During the soviet rule in Russia, this store was only for the aristocrats of society. Now anyone can shop here but the goods don`t come cheap! All the major European designers have stores here.
Last but not least is the Kremlin (and Lenin's Tomb in front) on the South Western side. The Kremlin was originally built in the 1950's but has been rebuilt and renovated many times since then. I unfortunately was only able to admire this building from afar as I didn't have the time or money to take a tour inside.
From journal One week in Moscow
New Orleans, Louisiana
August 27, 2000
Across from St. Basil's is Lenin's Tomb. The wax-like corpse former Soviet dictator is housed in a red and black block pyramid-castley thing. We had to wait in line for over an hour to walk thru. Pictures were not allowed, but I was able to catch the changing of the guard outside the temple. The guards march is sooo Russian, straight legged and swinging arm. Inside, we had to keep the line moving, and it was overwhelming to wonder what they saw in this dead dude.
Lenins tomb is located at the end of a line of former Stalinists graves.
From journal Moscow, USSR
Sundsvall, Medelpad, Sweden
August 11, 2000
From journal Moscow - city of contrasts