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The Tsarskaya Tower

The Tsarskaya Tower

The Kremlin Wall

The tower's original look has been preserved. In the lower level of the tower there is an archway.

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The Kutafiya Tower

The Kutafiya Tower

The Kremlin Wall

The tower was named after the Old Russian word «kut» meaning «shelter, corner», «peninsula».

Rating: 3.3
The Troitskaya Tower

The Troitskaya Tower

The Kremlin Wall

The tower received its current name in 1658 from the Trinity Monastery in the Kremlin. Before that, it was called Bogoyavlenskaya, Znamenskaya, and Kuretnaya, according to the churches located in the Kremlin and the Courtyard.

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The Armoury (Oruzheinaya) Tower

The Armoury (Oruzheinaya) Tower

The Kremlin Wall

The Oruzheynaya Tower received its current name in the XIXth century after the Armoury Chamber had been built in its vicinity.

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The Komendantskaya Tower

The Komendantskaya Tower

The Kremlin Wall

The tower's height as seen from the Alexandrovsky Gardens is 41,25 m.

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The Middle Arsenalnaya Tower

The Middle Arsenalnaya Tower

The Kremlin Wall

The tower received its current name in the early XVIIIth century during the construction of the Kremlin's Arsenal.

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The Nabatnaya Tower

The Nabatnaya Tower

The Kremlin Wall

The main function of the tower was to room the bells of the Spasslky's Nabat (the Kremlin's fire brigade).

Rating: 3.3
The Senatskaya Tower

The Senatskaya Tower

The Kremlin Wall

This interstitial tower have been mainly protected the Kremlin's side facing Red Square.

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The Uglovaya Arsenalnaya Tower

The Uglovaya Arsenalnaya Tower

The Kremlin Wall

The most monumental Kremlin's corner tower is the Uglovaya Arsenalnay Tower with a completed fortification line on the side of Red Square. It protected the ferry across the Neglinnaya River.

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The Nikolskaya tower

The Nikolskaya tower

The Kremlin Wall

This is quadrangular tower with with a through-passage on the eastern side of the Kremlin wall, built in 1491 by Pietro Antonio Solari. It has a side-strelnitsa facing Red Square.

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 The Spasskaya Tower

The Spasskaya Tower

The Kremlin Wall

The Spasskaya Tower (former Frolovskaya) was built in 1491 by Italian architect Pietro Antonio Solari.

Rating: 2.93
The Konstantin-Elenin Tower

The Konstantin-Elenin Tower

The Kremlin Wall

The Sts. Constantine and Helen Tower (former Timofeyevskaya) was erected in 1490 by Pietro Antonio Solari in the place of the white-stone Kremlin Timofeyevskiye Gate (1366-1368).

Rating: 3.3
The Borovitskaya Tower

The Borovitskaya Tower

The Kremlin Wall

The Borovitskaya Tower (former Predtechenskaya, the Precursor's) is situated on the south-west side of the Borovitskiy Hill. It was named after the grove («bor» in Russian) that covered this side of the hill.

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The 2nd Bezymyznnaya Tower

The 2nd Bezymyznnaya Tower

Кремлевская стена

The Tower was built in 1480-s between the 1st Bezymyannaya and the Peter Tower.

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The 1st Bezymyannaya Tower

The 1st Bezymyannaya Tower

The Kremlin Wall

In the end of the XV-XVIth centuries it was a gun powder storage. During the 1547 fire the tower was damaged by an explosion of the gun powder kept inside.

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The Blagoveschenskaya Tower

The Blagoveschenskaya Tower

The Kremlin Wall

Its name is connected with the legend of the magic icon of Annunciation once installed on it.

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