MOScOw THE RUSSIAN METROPOLISPowerpoint : Loraine
The KremlinA world cultural heritage, the court capital and the centre of Moscow.It dominates the town and is enclosed with a long circle of fortresses ( lenght 2235 m)
The highlights of the Kremlin :- Full decorated palaces : residences, museums with the exhibition of the treasures of the tsars.- The square with cathedrals : the Dormition Cathedral, the Annunciation Cathedral, the Archangel’s Cathedral, the Assumption Cathedral.- The Ivan the Great Bell-towercomplex, the Tsar Bell and the Tsar-canon, the biggest ones of the world.
The highlights of the Red Square :- The Resurrection Gate with within the chapel of the Mother of God- National Historical Museum- Cathedral of the Icon of the Lady of Kazan- Gum : the biggest shopping centre of Russia- Lenin Mausoleum- Pokrovskycathedral : the symbol of Moscow with a criss-cross of towers and onion-shaped cupolas.
Monastery of NovodivitsjyPicturesque, situated not far from the centre. Listed as worldheritage, although the tsarsmisused it as a women prison : tsars that dumpted their spouses sent them to thismonastery in order to find, at ease, another partner !