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This is an older photo I came across while going through some boxes I had in storage the other day. As it's somewhat historic, taken just a couple of years after the fall of the Soviet Union, I thought I would post it. This elaborate yellow building is in the Kremlin complex in Moscow. There is such a great array of architecture in the complex, dating from many different periods, ranging from 18th-century classical buildings to gilded, onion-domed cathedrals and medieval fortifications. The Kremlin in general was begun in the 1150s but expanded greatly over the centuries. Ivan the Great initiated a great building program and invited Italian architects to Russia to design various buildings, including the Cathedral of the Assumption. Building and expansion has continued until the 20th century. Security around the building was pretty tight; I remember that there were guards with whistles who used them fairly liberally to warn anyone who stepped across a white line painted on the pavement into the square across from the building, so it's pretty evident that something important was in there!

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Additional Photos by Terez Anon (terez93) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 83 W: 78 N: 912] (1707)
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