Welcome to the Moscow Kremlin!
The Moscow Kremlin is a symbol of the Russian State, one of the greatest architectural complexes in the world, a treasure house of magnificent relics and monuments of art.
Our website contains all the information required for planning a visit to the Kremlin.
The section "Kremlin map" represents an interactive map with pictures and description of all the towers and architectural monuments in the territory of the Moscow Kremlin as well as information on famous Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon.
The section "Kremlin museums" is dedicated to remarkable expositions in the Moscow Kremlin museums, including the Armoury Chamber, the Assumption, Archangel’s and Annunciation cathedrals, the Church of Laying Our Lady’s Holy Robe, the Patriarch’s Palace with the Twelve Apostles’ Church and the Ivan the Great Bell-Tower complex.
The section "Exhibitions", the rubric "Exhibitions in the Moscow Kremlin" explores exhibition projects carried out in the Moscow Kremlin for you today.
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Ceremonial of the equestrian and pedestrian procession of the President regiment
Dear guests of the Moscow Kremlin and its museums!
From April to October, 2013, on Saturdays, at 12.00, a demonstration of the ceremonial of the equestrian and pedestrian procession of the President regiment takes place in the Cathedral Square of the Moscow Kremlin.
On the last Saturday of a month the ceremonial of the equestrian and pedestrian procession runs in Red Square at 14.00.
The project, incorporating masterpieces from the IVth to XVth centuries, was intended to mark the publication of a fundamental scientific catalogue "Byzantine Antiquities in the Moscow Kremlin Museums" - the result of the interdisciplinary research conducted by art historians, linguists, archeologists and restorers. New and more precise attribution, given to the artifacts during the compilation of the catalogue’s materials and investigation of the Kremlin funds, archeological finds, recovered during excavations within the precincts of the Moscow Kremlin, and the museum’s acquisitions of antiquities have enriched the collection of Byzantine art, which gives a fairly full reflection on the peculiarities of Byzantine culture and includes a number of works that are fundamental for its history.
Only few precious pieces from the catalogue are presented within the display. The exposition includes sacral objects and secular items - icons, crosses, panagias, reliquaries, a gospel covered with gold bindings, as well as coins, steel helmet, silver spoon, bowl and dipper. Each article, as being closely connected with particular events in the history of our country or with certain political figures, is of great artistic and historical value. Some of the masterpieces are being exposed for the first time.
The Art of Restoration at the Moscow Kremlin Museums
A new exhibition, being held in the Assumption Belfry, incorporates outstanding artworks from the Moscow Kremlin Museums’ collection, that have passed through the hands of restorers over the last ten - fifteen years. The exposition serves as a representation of the profound research and scientific work, being carrying out in the museum but still staying a veiled mystery to our visitors.
Ninety five XIVth-XXth century masterpieces, made from various materials and finished with various techniques, are exposed at the exhibition. The museums’ specialists, having mastered to perfection the art of restoration, successfully employ current technologies and innovations in the restoration industry and show an exquisite workmanship in renovating artworks and historical artifacts. Their diligence and proficiency gave us an opportunity to admire the beauty and splendour of the restored items therefore to learn more about our past.
Grand Prince of all Rus Ivan III
The exhibition, being held in the One-Pillar Chamber of the Patriarch's Palace, covers the time under the Grand Prince of Moscow Ivan III (1462-1505). His reign was marked by the overthrow of the dominance of the Golden Horde over the Rus and the gathering of Russian lands around Moscow as a political centre, which laid the foundations of the Russian state. However, the personality of Ivan III and his contribution to the development of Russia was not fully appreciated by his descendants.
Through presenting historical masterpieces, including icons and archival documents, the exhibition is intended to reveal the search for an ideology of the emerging Moscow state and show how the new images and symbols reflected the most significant deeds of the Grand Prince and Sovereign, who had turned the Moscow Principality into a Tsardom and Moscow - into a new capital, that had taken over the glory of the fallen Constantinople. The exposition is based mostly on the artifacts, which are closely related to the Kremlin as the Grand Prince’s residence. Artworks, lent by the leading museums of Russia, serve as a vivid illustration of the new tendencies and intentions of the epoch, which have been spread all over the territories, subordinated to Moscow, and demonstrate the influence of the new capital.
The Romanovs. First Tsars of the Dynasty
The Moscow Kremlin Museums participate in the international exhibition project, carried out by the State Historical Museum to mark the 400th Anniversary of the Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov's ascension to the throne. The founder of the new royal dynasty Romanov witnessed the end of the Time of Troubles and of the Russian medieval period in whole. The first Romanovs proclaimed the beginning of a new epoch in the history of Russia, distinguished by the further political and culture reformations.
The project, supported by the Russian and foreign museums, archives, presents magnificent artworks and historical documents of the period. Remarkable articles of the XVIIth century are on loan from the Moscow Kremlin Museums, i.e. pieces of precious tableware and ceremonial arms and armour, which had belonged to the first tsars of the Romanov dynasty.
Napoleon and Europe
A piece of great historical and cultural value is on loan from the Moscow Kremlin Museums to the Army Museum (Musée de l'Armée, L'Hôtel national des Invalides) in France, Paris, for the international exhibition project, dedicated to Napoleon. Over 300 remarkable items, brought together from the famous museums of the world, reveal the role of Napoleon Bonaparte as a distinguished historical figure who has greatly influenced the development of Europe. The coat of the uniform, exposed at the exhibition, was sewn in Russia in 1802-1806 for Emperor Alexander I.
To learn more about the exhibition please visit the website of Musée de l'Armée.
Treasures of the Royal Courts:
Tudors, Stuarts and the Russian Tsars
The Moscow Kremlin Museums have loaned a large number of precious artworks for the exhibition, being held in London, Victoria and Albert Museum, which is a result of close collaboration between the two world-famous museums in Russia and Great Britain within the cultural exchange programme.
The exhibition project, timed to the 400th Anniversary of the Romanov House, explores the centuries-old history of the close diplomatic, cultural and trade relations between the British Monarchy and the Russian Tsars through more than 150 magnificent objects. Comprising royal portraits, jewellery and precious garments, pieces of ceremonial armour and heraldry, "it reveals the majesty of the courts of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I to Ivan the Terrible and the early Romanovs".* The highlight of the exposition is the collection of artworks by English and French silversmiths, presented to the Russian Tsars by the British royal family.
From the Victoria and Albert Museum's website.
Dear visitors! You are welcome to make a visit to a virtual exhibition "Wooden Sculpture in the Moscow Kremlin’s Fund", which is to introduce a remarkable collection of masterpieces of wooden church sculpture from the Moscow Kremlin museums' funds. The collection includes carved artworks of various types, i.e. statues of saints, relief icons, sculpture for iconostasis, small carved icons, crosses and icon with foldable side flaps of the period from the XVth to the early XXth century.