Polski  |
www.odyssei.com - home pageOdyssei VIDEOOdyssei FORUM
www.odyssei.com/en/ - home page

Home » Russia » Moscow - Red Square

Moscow - Red Square, Russia

Skillful wayfarerSkillful wayfarerSkillful wayfarer Ben Parker
Rating 4/5Rating: 4.00 out of 5.00. 1 members have rated this tip
Displayed:   times.

Red Square (Russian Красная площадь, Krasnaya ploshchad) is the famous square in Moscow which used to house huge military parades during the Soviet era.

Red Square in Moscow has several notable buildings within or framing the space. One of these is Lenin's Tomb, where the embalmed body of the founder of the Soviet Union is displayed. Nearby is the elaborate gold-domed building of Saint Basil's Cathedral and also the palaces and cathedrals of the Kremlin. On the eastern side of the square is the GUM department store, and next to it the State Historical Museum. The square itself is around 695 meters long and 130 meters wide.

The land that Red Square is situated on was originally covered with buildings, but was cleared in Moscow's great fire of 1493. The newly-opened area (originally known simply as the Pozhar, or "burnt-out place") gradually came to serve as Moscow's primary marketplace. Later, it was also used for various public ceremonies and proclamations, and occasionally as the site of coronation for Russia's tsars. The square has been gradually built up since that point, and has been used for official ceremonies by all Russian governments since it was established.

The name of Red Square derives not from the colour of the bricks around it, nor from the link between the colour red and Communism. Rather, the name came about because the Russian word Красная (krasnaya) can mean either "red" or "beautiful". The word was originally applied (with the meaning "beautiful") to Saint Basil's Cathedral, and was subsequently transferred to the nearby square. It is believed that the square acquired its current name (replacing the older Pozhar) in the 17th century.

Rate this tip:
Add Comment >>
Submit
???????? ????, ???????????. ?????? ?????? ??????, ??????? ???????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????? ???????. ??????????!


Beckham, 2010-08-19 12:17:46
?????????? ????. ?????? ??? ????????? ??????? ????? ?? ??? ?????????? :)


http://florabio.ru, 2010-08-10 22:31:32
??, ??? ???????, ??????????? :) ???? ? ??? ????? ?????? ?? ?????. :)


??????, 2010-06-22 17:35:43
???... :) ?????? ?????? ????????, ? ?? ??? ??? ??? ????? ??? ??? ???????? :)


?????, 2010-06-16 09:18:41
?? ??? ????, ?????????? ?? ??????????.


???????, 2010-05-29 10:52:39
??????????, ??? ??????????. ??????? ?? ?? ??????? :)


X????AH, 2010-05-25 07:07:57
????? ??? ??? ? ?????????. ?????? ??????? ?????????? ????.


????????, 2010-05-04 01:06:39
????? ???? ????????????. ???????? ??????.


???????? ???????, 2010-04-24 14:10:10
? ???? ?????? ????? ? ????????? ????? ??????????, ?? ? ???? ??? ????????? ? ?????? ????? ? ?????? ???????? ?? ?????????? ????!


????????, 2010-04-06 16:34:47
?? ????? ????????? ??????, ???? ???????? ??????? ??? ??????? :)


??????, 2010-04-01 12:12:22
?? ??, ???? ?? ???????????? ??? ?? ?????, ?????? ?? ???????? ?????? ???? ?????????? ???? ?????, ???????????? ?????????? ??????, ???? ?????????? ? ????? ??????... :)


karr, 2010-03-30 09:13:47
????????????????, ? ????? ????????? ??????????? ???????????? ?? ????, ? ?? ?????? ???????? ???? ????? ??????? ? ?.?.


??????, 2010-03-21 07:08:41
?????????? ??????, ?? ? ??? ???? ? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ????. ????? ???? ?? ?????? ?? Google, ????? ? ???????? :)


????? ????????, 2010-03-08 01:05:12
? ??? ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ??????? ?? ????????? ?????? ???????, ?? ??????? ????? ??????????, ?? ??? ? ?? ????? ????????? ?? ???????? :)


????????, 2010-02-10 10:49:01
?????? ??????? ????? ?? ??? ????, ?????? ?????? ???? ?????? ???????, ?? ???????? ?? ???? ??????????. :) ? ????????? ?????? ?? ?? ?????? ???? ??? ???? ?????????? :(


????????, 2010-01-15 05:34:33
?????? ???????????? ???????????? ???? ???????? ???????? ????????? ????? ? ?????????? ?????????.


B??o????, 2010-01-11 19:26:13
?????????. ??????????? ??????? :)


????? ????????, 2010-01-01 03:32:14
??????? ??????. ??????????? ???? ????? ???????????. ???? ??????? ?? ????????? ????.


????, 2009-11-06 22:40:36
?? ?? ?? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??????, ???? ??? ??????????? ??????-??! :)


?a???a?4??, 2009-11-06 01:17:22
?????:) ???????? ????, ?????? ???? - ? ??? ??????? ?????????? :)


??????????, 2009-10-22 05:42:19



General Tips about Russia

» Required travel documents for Russia
» Electric power
» Area code to Russia
» Weather
» Public Holidays
» Prohibited exports
» Prohibited imports
» Duty Free
» Travellers cheques
» Currency restrictions
» Credit cards
» Currency exchange
» Currency
» Money
» Moscow - transport
» Moscow - dining
» Moscow - costs
» Vyborg
» Izmailovsky Souvenir Market
» The Moscow Metro
» Moscow State University
» The Arbat
» Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery
» The Tretyakov Art Gallery
» The Cathedral of Christ the Savior
» The Bolshoi Theater
» Lenin's Mausoleum
» State Historical Museum
» The Resurrection Gate
» Lobnoye Mesto
» GUM Department Store
» Kazan Cathedral
» St. Basil's Cathedral
» Red Square
» The Tsar Bell and Tsar Canon
» The Senate Building
» Presidium
» The Arsenal
» Terem Palace
» Faceted Palace
» Patriarch's Palace and Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles
» State Kremlin Palace
» Great Kremlin Palace
» Church of the Deposition of the Robe
» Ivan the Great Bell Tower
» Cathedral of the Annunciation
» Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel
» Cathedral of the Assumption
» The State Armory
» Kremlin Walls and Towers
» The Kremlin
» Zaikonospassky Monastery
» Vagankov Cemetery
» The Trinity Church in Nikitniki
» Simonov Monastery
» Novospassky Monastery
» The Metropolitan's Residence at Krutitsky
» Ivanovsky Convent
» Church of the Intercession at Fili
» Danskoi Monastery
» Danilov Monastery
» Andronikov Monastery
» Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery
» Kazan Cathedral
» The Cathedral of Christ the Savior
» St. Basil's Cathedral
» Museum of Modern Art
» Roerich Museum
» Museum of Private Collections
» Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
» The Central House of Artists and the new Tretyakov Gallery
» Tretyakov Gallery
» Museum of Oriental Art
» Glinka Museum of Musical Culture
» Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art
» Bakhrushin Theater Museum
» Zoological Museum
» Politechnical Museum
» Darwin Museum
» Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics
» Museum of the Security Service
» Lenin's Mausoleum
» Krasnaya Presnya Museum of the Revolution
» Central Museum of the Revolution
» Borodino Panorama Museum
» Armed Forces Museum
» State Historical Museum
» Shchusev Architectural Museum
» Metro Museum
» Museum of the History of Moscow
» Archeological Museum of Moscow
» Yermolova Museum
» Tolstoy Estate-Museum
» Tolstoy Museum - Prechistenka Branch
» Tolstoy Museums
» Stanislavsky House-Museum
» Scriabin House-Museum
» Pushkin Memorial Apartment on the Arbat
» Pushkin Museums
» Pasternak Dacha-Museum
» Ostrovsky Estate and Museum
» Meyerhold Apartment Museum
» Mayakovsky Museum
» Lermontov House-Museum
» Dostoevsky Museum
» Chekhov House-Museum
» Andrey Rublyov Museum of Early Russian Culture and Art
» Aksakov Museum
» Tsarytsino
» Peredelkino
» Ostankino Estate
» Kuskovo Estate
» Kolomenskoe
» Klin
» Borodino
» Arkhangelskoe Estate
» Abramtsevo Estate
» The Volga
» St Petersburg
» Sochi
» Novgorod
» Moscow State University
» Moscow - The State Tretyakov Gallery
» Moscow - The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
» Moscow - Saint Basil's Cathedral
» Moscow - The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
» Ostankino
» Ostankino Tower
» Moscow Manege
» Kuskovo
» Moscow - Bolshoi Theatre
» The Trans-Siberian Railway
» Moscow - Red Square
» Moscow Kremlin

   More travel tips about Russia






Jeżeli chcesz otrzymywać nasz Newsletter, wpisz swój adres:

REKLAMA

Regsiter Now!

Odyssei.com Community - see who's been there










  Odyssei.com forum - latest posts

   Odyssei.com travel forum

  Questions?!
  » Russia

   Become an advisor!