Red Square in Russia, Moscow

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Introduction :
The Red Square is a city square which is located in the capital city of Russia in Moscow. The Red Square is considered by many as the central square of Moscow and all of Russia because all major highways in Russia originate from the Square and has served as the main marketplace in the country for centuries. Attractions in the area include the St Basil Cathedral, the Resurrection Gate, the State Historical Musuem, Lobnoye Mesto, Lenin’s Mausoleum and the Kazan Cathedral

Red Square at night
Red Square at night
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St Basil Cathedral
St Basil Cathedral
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Painting at the resurrection gate
Painting at the resurrection gate
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History :
The Red Square was originally a historic merchant quarter known as Kitai Gorod and was also the site of public ceremonies and proclamations or even coronation for the Tsars of Russia. It has been gradually built up over the centuries and was used for all eras of Russian governments since. During the Soviet Union era, it was renowned for a showcase of military parades

Lenin's Mausoleum
Lenin’s Mausoleum
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The State Historical Museum
The State Historical Museum
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Lobnoye Mesto also known as the Place of Skulls
Lobnoye Mesto also known as the Place of Skulls
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Kazan Cathedral at Red Square
Kazan Cathedral at Red Square

Getting there :
The nearest international airport to Moscow is the Domodedovo airpor (DME) and is around 42km away from the famous city square.

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