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Part of the Kremlin Wall, view from the Moscow river side. In the center - Sentry Tower, one of 15 that were located along the Wall and served as a watch-post for the guards in ancient times;
to the left of the Tower - Annunciation Cathedral (at the time we visited Kremlin it was under renovations and closed for public), built in 1489 by Pskov architects and originally had 3 domes,was seriously damaged by the fire in 1547 and rebuilt in 1564 with an addition of 2 extra domes.
This Cathedral, till 18th century, was the main church of Moscow's Emperors and Empresses,has original ikons,painted by Andrew Ryblev and Feofan Grek in 1405;
to the right of the Tower one can see Archangel Cathedral and Ivan the Great bell tower.
Archangel Cathedral, the orthodox cathedral of Moscow eparchy, was built in 1505-1508 under the guidance of italian architect Aleviz Fryazin Noviy, replacing the old wooden cathedral of 14th century. In 1743-1883, this Cathedral was the main cathedral of Moscow eparchy, in 1895 by the Order of Emperor Nicolas II was taken over by the Crown.
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