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Moscow Kremlin

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The name "Kremlin" means "fortress inside a city." There are many other kremlins (fortified citadels or castles) in Russia outside of Moscow.

Saint Basil’s Cathedral

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The striking Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed is in Red Square. Better known as Saint Basil's Cathedral, it was built from 1555–61.

Red Square

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Red Square is home to many important buildings, such as the Moscow Kremlin, Saint Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum, Kazan Cathedral, and the State Historical Museum.

Lenin's Mausoleum

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Lenin's Mausoleum is the final resting place of the preserved body of the Communist leader Vladimir Lenin. He died in 1924.

UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The Kremlin and Red Square became a joint World Heritage Site in 1990. The Square has been used for concerts by Linkin Park, Paul McCartney and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Five palaces, three cathedrals...

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There are many buildings behind the Kremlin Wall. The Federal Assembly (Russia) does not meet at the Kremlin (it meets at the State Duma & Federation Council).

Moscow Victory Day Parade

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The famous Victory Day Parade celebrates the fall of Nazi Germany. Thousands of military personnel, hundreds of vehicles and dozens of aircraft are usually involved.

Inside Lenin’s Mausoleum

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It is currently free entry to gaze at one of the most important figures in Communism. Millions of people have visited his tomb since 1924.
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