Red Square

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by IWW639 on August 27, 2000

Home of St. Basil's Cathedral and Lenin's tomb, I couldn't believe I was actually there. I felt like I was in a story book looking at St. Basil's. The onion shaped towers were awesome. They are that shape for two reasons, I'm told, the snow can't stick and they are flame shaped like a candle offering up to God. I don't know if that's true but it's some useless trivia that I retained.

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.

Red Square (Krasnaia Ploshchad')

Moscow, Russia, 103012

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