Friday 23 January 2009

Red Square, Moscow

Postmarked Mockba, dated 1 June 1982.

View over Red Square

Various buidings in Red Square are shown in this picture.  At the far end at the right, and moving towards the left:

The State Historical Museum of Russia.
The Nikolskaya Tower is a tower, the tallest in the picture, with a through-passage on the eastern wall of the Kremlin, and overlooks the Red Square not far from the State Historical Museum.
Lenin's Tomb with the wall of the Kremlin behind it.
The Necropolis, which I took to be tiered seat, but it is in fact many prominent local and international communist figures were buried.
Behind that, the Kremlin Wall.
In the foreground a bronze statue of Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky, who helped to defend Moscow from Polish invaders in 1612.

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