National Geographic : 1917 Mar
Photograph by H.S.Cresswell VIEW OF THE KREMLIN FROM THE BRIDGE OPPOSITE THE CATHEDRAL OF OUR SAVIOUR: MOSCOW This ancient, fortress-like triangle, occupying an entire quarter of Russia's second city and medieval capital, isthe historic center and sacred shrine, the very heart of the great Slav empire. The palace of the Tsar, surrounded by government buildings and churches, isgirded byabattle mented brick wall a mile and a quarter in circumference and 65 feet high. Nineteen towers stud this wall and five great gates afford access tothe conglomerate mass of buildings which constitute a great nation's treasure-house of sacred, historic, andromantic associations. The Kremlin isto Russia what the Roman Forum and St. Peter's combined are to Italy.