Moscow Kremlin Facts
10 Amazing Facts about Kremlin Place – Wonder of the World
- The Moscow Kremlin is a historic fort complex situated in Moscow.
- The word Kremlin means a fortress. It is the largest fortress in Europe and includes five palaces and four cathedrals.
- The Moscow Kremlin was originally a wooden structure made of oak wood, founded in the 12th century by Prince Yury Dolgoruky.
- The walls that surround the Kremlin are 1.25 miles long, enclosing an area of more than 90 acres of land.
- The Kremlin boasts of the world’s largest bell, that was never rung, because it was broken during construction; and the world’s largest cannon, which is so big, that it could never be fired on ground.
- The Kremlin Armoury is now a museum showcasing the weapons and collectibles of the Tsars, including the famous Fabergé eggs.
- The Great Bell Tower at the Kremlin is said to mark the geographic centre of Moscow.
- In 1917, the Kremlin became the headquarters of the Soviet government. The complex also serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation.
- Today the Kremlin is used to represent the Government of the Soviet Union, the same way that the White House is used to represent the President of the United States.
- The Kremlin was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1990.
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