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Red Square in Moscow

Red Square is the main square of Moscow and Russia. Red is Krasnaya in Russian. Krasnaya means beautiful ("krasivaya" in Russian). After the fire in 1493 Ivan the Third ordered to use 240 meters before the Kremlin as a fire-protection area. People called this area Pozhar (fire in English). Then in 15th century Red Square was the main Moscow Sales Area. It was also used for ceremonies by Soviet and Russia government. Coronation of Russia's Kings (Tsars) were in Saint Petersburg, not in Moscow.

Victory Parade in June 24, 1945

One of the most significant ceremony on the Red Square was the Victory Parade in June 24, 1945.
Victory Parade in 1945 in Red Square, Moscow, Zhukov and Rokossovsky Red Square Parade

Red Army in the Red Square
Red Army threw down the flags of Nazi Germany.

Victory Parade in 2005, 60 years later

Military parade dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of Victory in the Grate Patriotic War. Arrival of heads of states to the Red Square from Kremlin gates and taking their places on the VIP-stand.

Head of the States on the Red Square

Bush, Putin on the Red Sqaure Russia Army  on the Red Sqaure
Putin kissed little boy Nikita on the Red Square
Putin kiss the boy on the Red Sqaure

By accidental coincidence Vladimir Putin's famous boy's stomach kiss was on the Red Square.

Lenin's Mausoleum

Lenin's Mausoleum on the Red Square
Lenin's Mausoleum is Lenin's Tomb, where Lenin's embalmed body has been on public display since 1924. Stalin's body were in Mausoleum since 1953 till 1961. In Soviet Union Mausoleum was open for visitors, but now its closed.

Saint Basil's Cathedral

Saint Basil's Cathedral on the Red Square

Saint Basil's Cathedral is one of the most beautiful church in Russia. It was built in honour of victory over Khanate of Kazan. It was so beautiful that Ivan the Terrible ordered to make architects blind that they couldn't build another similar Cathedral.

Red Square Restaurant and State Historical Museum

Red Square Restaurant

Aristocratic Russian food. Ancient Tsar and Diplomatic dinners. Average price for dinner (without spirituous) $35-$50. The restaurant is located in the building of State Historical Museum. So all ancient Russian recipes are real.

State Historical Museum
Open: Wed-Mon, Tuesday is off day. 10AM-6PM. Ticket price: foreigners - 150 rubles ($6), foreign students - 75 rubles ($3).


GUM is State Universal Store. This is the main store of Russia is located in the Red Square.
GUM on the Red Square