Thursday, June 4, 2009

Moscow, Russia

The first Russian reference to Moscow dates from 1147 when Yuri Dolgoruky called upon the prince of the Novgorod Republic to “come to me, brother, to Moscow". Nine years later, in 1156, Prince Yuri Dolgoruky of Rostov ordered the construction of a wooden wall, which had to be rebuilt multiple times, to surround the emerging city. Since then, he is considered the Moscow's founder. This postcard depicts the monument to Yuri Dolgoruky.

Kremlin from the Moscow River.
From Wikipedia: Kremlin "is a historic fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River (to the south), St. Basil's Cathedral and Red Square (to the east) and the Alexander Garden (to the west). It is the best known of kremlins (Russian citadels) and includes four palaces, four cathedrals, and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin Towers. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of Russia." Kremlin is a UNESCO World heritage site.

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