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Statue of Minin and Pozharsky

Statue of Minin and Pozharsky

Statue of Minin and Pozharsky Kazan Cathedral Lenin Mausoleum Resurrection Gate

Metro: Okhotny Ryad, Teatralnaya or Ploshad Revolutsii

St. Basil's Cathedral
Arguably Russia's most famous landmark, Saint Basil's Cathedral was built from 1555–61 on orders from Ivan the Terrible to commemorate the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan.

Statue of Minin and Pozharsky
Bronze statue on Red Square, in front of Saint Basil's Cathedral, commemorates Prince Dmitry Pozharsky and Kuzma Minin, who gathered an all-Russian volunteer army and expelled the forces of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from Moscow, thus putting an end to the Time of Troubles in 1612.

Kazan Cathedral
Also known as the "Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan", the current building is a reconstruction of the original cathedral, which was destroyed at the order of Joseph Stalin in 1936.

Lenin Mausoleum
Lenin's Tomb is the mausoleum that serves as the current resting place of Vladimir Lenin. His embalmed body has been on public display there since shortly after his death in 1924.
website: Virtual Mausoleum

Built in the style of Russian Revival Architecture in 1893, Moscow's Glavny Universalny Magazine (which literally means the "main universal store"), is Moscow's version of one of many GUM department stores which are found in the center of all towns and cities of the former Soviet Union.

Lobnoye Mesto
A 13 meter long stone platform situated on Red Square, it is believed to have been constructed in the 1530s. It was first mentioned in 1547, when Ivan the Terrible addressed the Muscovites from there.

Resurrection Gate and the Iberian Chapel
Gate that adjoins the ornate building of the Moscow City Hall to the east and the State Historical Museum to the west. The Resurrection Gate connects the north-western end of Red Square with Manege Square. Demolished in 1931 to make room for heavy military vehicles driving through Red Square during military parades, both structures were completely rebuilt in 1994-1996.

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