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Offline Robert_Hall

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Re: The Kremlin - general information
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2006, 03:15:37 PM »
The State Reception Rooms are  in this palace, but they are not generally open to the public.  I think once a month and that is through a special arrangement which has to be booked  far ahead of time.
 I was recently reading that private apartments were done for N&A, for their coronation, but were rarely used after that, as they spent very little time in Moscow. Can't say that I blame them, either.
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« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2006, 05:24:44 AM »
The Kremlin has a great site with a virtual tour of the palaces and churches.  I don't remember if it has a floorplan, but I think it does.

the site is: http://www.moscowkremlin.ru/IE3/english/

There is a lot to see on the site, but the virtual tour is especially rewarding.

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« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2006, 02:53:36 PM »
FYI: Some of the links don't work. (at least for me -- I'm on a MAC)

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« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2006, 09:15:21 PM »
Here you can find some information & photos.

http://kremlin.ru/eng/articles/atributesEng10.shtml

There is also one great site "Opening of the Kremlin"; unfortunately, it is in Russian only.

http://www.openkremlin.ru/index.html
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« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2006, 12:05:10 PM »
This book has probably been mentioned before in other posts but I will repeat it here. I highly recommend The Kremlin and its Treasures, written by Irina Rodimzeva, Nikolai Rachmanov and Alfons Raismann. It was published by 1986 and 1987. ISBN: 0-8478-0856-4.
It contains some wonderful full color pictures of the grand halls, the state parade apartments, the private apartments, the churches, the treasures, the Terem palace, the Senate building and the general Kremlin area. It also had a very readable text.

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Re: The Kremlin - general information
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2006, 02:05:54 PM »
I've come home from Russia almost brokenhearted that I wasn't able to see anything of the Terem Palace except for its small golden domes.  Photos quite a few years ago ( in National Geographic, I think ) inspired my imagination with the beauty of their subject.  Lo and behold, the average visitor is not allowed to see this wonderful palace because of some obscure reason having to do with President Putin's having his office in the Kremlin. 
Has anyone on this forum every had the good luck to tour the Terem? Does anyone know if appointments can sometimes be arranged?
Thanks for any information you all might be able to share.
Linda

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Re: The Kremlin - general information
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2006, 04:48:10 AM »
Hi Linda,

Yes, one can tour the Grand Kremlin Palace, Facet Palace and Terem Palace but only with a special visa, which must be obtained months in advance sometimes.
Usually, Mondays are reserved for small groups to go through them but that can change too If there's a government reception or diplomatic function going on.
I went through in 2002 with a special guide who arranged everything - but 4 months before I even arrived in Moscow.  So, you have to plan way ahead.....

BTW, each of those palaces are out of this world gorgeous!
Hope you had a good trip there.

Larry

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« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2006, 02:16:46 AM »
PATRIARSHY DOM (http://russiatravel-pdtours.netfirms.com/) gives Excellent tours of the Kremlin Palace complex. Check their website for their tour schedule, and then tell them what tour you want & when you will be arriving in Moscow. It doesn't seem possible to book a place in one of their tours from outside Russia, but if you let them know ahead of time of your interest in a tour, and then contact them as soon as you arrive in Moscow, it works out. I've done this several times, with great success.
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Re: The Kremlin - general information
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2006, 06:06:34 AM »
I've just found Grand Kremlin Palace watercolour

Hall of the Order of St. Andrew
http://http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ef/Ukhtomsky_1849.jpg

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« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2007, 03:16:45 AM »
This sounds fantastic. On my recent visit to the Kremlin in January 2007, I found it the most incredible place full of the most magnificent treasures. I would well recommed it. I stayed at the Metropol which is in perfect walking distance of the New Bolshoi Theatre, the Russian History Museum, Red Square and of course the Kremlin. St.Basil's Cathedral just had to be seen to be believed.

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Re: The Kremlin - general information
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2008, 01:45:46 PM »
http://www.gustaff.ru/post34988469/

I don't know if this link has been posted yet, in this case here it is.

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Re: The Kremlin - general information
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2008, 04:27:24 PM »
We recently obtained an original first edition 1912 Visitor's Guide to the Great Kremlin Palace.  I am about 70% through translating the french to english and scanning the original 1912 photographs.  I hope to have it up on the main APTM site this week or next at the latest.


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Re: The Kremlin - general information
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2008, 06:04:37 PM »
Hi Rob,

Thank you for your efforts in advance.

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« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2008, 06:08:10 PM »
Thanks also Rob. It should be a great addition! Dmitri

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Re: The Kremlin - general information
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2008, 05:45:26 PM »
All I can say, is COOL....