MOSCOW – RED SQUARE  / ST BASIL’S CATHEDRAL

The central square of Moscow and indeed, all of Russia, RED SQUARE used to be known as Krásnaya Plóshchaď. Krásnaya in archaic Russian meant beautiful. In today’s language it means red.

Its most famous monuments are St Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, Kazan Cathedral, GUM department store, the State Historical Museum.

The Kremlin and Red Square were together recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990, due to their inextricable links to Russian history since the 13th century.

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© 2019 Anita Ruthling Klaussen