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Moscow Kremlin

fortified complex in Moscow, Russia

The Moscow Kremlin is a fortress in the center of Moscow, where most of the government works. It is where the President of Russia lives. But Moscow Kremlin is usually simply called the Kremlin. It is on the left bank of the Moskva River and southwest of Red Square.

Moscow Kremlin
Native name
Russian: Моско́вский Кремль
Moscow 05-2012 Kremlin 22.jpg
Moscow Kremlin is located in Central Moscow
Moscow Kremlin
Location in Central Moscow
LocationMoscow, Russia
Coordinates55°45′6″N 37°37′4″E / 55.75167°N 37.61778°E / 55.75167; 37.61778Coordinates: 55°45′6″N 37°37′4″E / 55.75167°N 37.61778°E / 55.75167; 37.61778
Area27.7 hectares (0.277 km2)
Built1482–1495
Official name: Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow
TypeCultural
Criteriai, ii, iv, vi
Designated1990 (14th session)
Reference no.545
State PartyRussia
RegionEastern Europe

The Kremlin and Red Square are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.