Visit RED SQUARE in Moscow
The legendary Red Square was named in the 17th century using an old, Russian word for 'beautiful' and has been the central square of Moscow ever since. Walk through the recently refurbished Resurrection Gate, which has been the entrance to Red Square since the 16th century. As you walk past the square, you would notice the beautifully ornate St. Basil's Cathedral, built in the 16th century under the rule of Ivan the Terrible. The building with its interiors painted with Russian orthodox depictions was restored in 2004. Right in front of the cathedral lies the 'Lobnoye Mesto', which was used as a stage for the Tsar's edicts, venue for religious ceremonies as well as a platform for making important public announcements. Lenin's mausoleum, in Red Square, is also a great place to visit. It is the tomb where Lenin's body lies mummified in a glass tomb.