National Geographic : 1914 Nov
VIEW OF THE KREMIN, MOSCOW, SHOWING THE HIGH WALL AND LOFTY WATCH-TOWERS WHICH INCLOSE IT The Kremlin is the keystone of Russian history. The men who lived and ruled in it were thosewho, outofacollection ofpetty and weak princedoms, created the mighty Russian Empire. Originally a fort, it is now museum, mausoleum,and treasure house ofthings precious in Russian life and Russian religion. In no other equal area in the world is there crowded such an array ofhistoric cathedrals and monasteries, sacred relics, trophies of war, sacerdotal robes, tombs of human saints and human devils, gold andsilver vessels, precious stones, pearls, and jewels to the value of millions of dollars, etc. The principal buildings, reading from the left, are: (i) Treasury and Museum; (2) Grand Palace;(3)Cathedral ofAnnunciation, where the Tsars are baptized and married; (4) Cathedral of Archangels, where all the Tsars were buried until Peter the Great; (5)Cathedral ofOur Saviour behind the Golden Gate (see page 441); (6) Cathedral of Assumption, where all Tsars are crowned (see page 435); (7)The Bell Tower (see page 436) ; (8) Monastery of Miracles (see page 440).