Moscow Kremlin Museum
Музей Московского Кремля
State Historical-cultural Museum-preserve “The Moscow Kremlin” was formed in 1991 on the basis of State Museums of the Moscow Kremlin. It is located in the center of Moscow, on the territory of the Moscow Kremlin. The Moscow Kremlin is one of the largest architectural ensembles of the world, including monuments built over the time from late 15th to 20th centuries. Historically the Moscow Kremlin has been the residence of power and in our days it is the residence of the Russian President. It is a unique museum complex including cathedrals-museums: The Assumption Cathedral, the Archangel Cathedral, the Annunciation Cathedral, the Church of the Deposition of the Robe of the Holy Virgin, the Palace of Patriarch of the 17th century with the Church of the Twelve Apostles, the bell tower of Ivan the Great with the belfry and the State Armory Chamber – the treasury. A special exposition located in the basement of the Annunciation Cathedral displays the materials on the archaeology of the Kremlin. The Museums of the Kremlin preserve unique works of art of different genres, which illustrate parade ceremonial of secular and clerical rulers’ courts. Buildings, which host the museums, are unique architectural edifices of different schools and epochs erected by distinguished architects and masters. These buildings preserve splendid interiors of 16th-17th and mid-19th centuries.