Red Square

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Red Square is the most famous city square in Moscow and is often considered the as the centre of Moscow. During the Soviet years Red Square is where all the important military parades were held with thousands of troops marching along with tanks and missiles in front of giant red flags of Lenin. Today Red Square is marched upon by tourists and performances by the likes of Paul McCartney and Pink Floyd have replaced the performances of tanks. Red Square is home to the Russian Government (the Kremlin), Saint Basil’s Cathedral with its colourful onion shaped towers, the restored Kazan Cathedral, the GUM department store and Lenin’s Mausoleum where the embalmed body of Vladimir Lenin has been on public display since he died in 1924. A visit to Moscow is not complete without checking out Red Square and if you want to check out Mr Lenin make sure you get there early as the lines are often long.

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