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Offline Vassili_Vorontsoff

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Re: The Kremlin - general information
« Reply #60 on: December 29, 2008, 03:11:03 PM »

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Re: The Kremlin - general information
« Reply #61 on: January 25, 2009, 08:43:46 AM »
Still, the Poteshny palace in the Kremlin on which I always posted before.

On this picture, one can see the building before restoration and actually:







Must probably many have always seen this pics!

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Re: The Kremlin - general information
« Reply #62 on: February 11, 2009, 09:23:51 AM »
Wow! Kremlin is really so great!
Is that really gold on those towers (?) with crosses?

Amazing colored fotos  by the most wonderful Yelena Aleksandrovna. Endless thank you very much!

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« Reply #63 on: February 11, 2009, 11:10:06 PM »
Yes, Ingrid, that is real gold leaf on the domes.  It's very thin though. It is 92% pure gold.  One ounce of gold makes about 200 square feet of gold leaf.  Gold leaf is traditionally made by hand in Burma, India and other third world countries.

Another type of leaf is made of copper,  brass and other metals but it would never be considered for the domes as it does not last in the outdoor elements.

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Wow! Kremlin is really so great!
Is that really gold on those towers (?) with crosses?
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Re: The Kremlin - general information
« Reply #64 on: February 12, 2009, 01:41:14 AM »
Oh, thank you, Sir Douglas.

I think Kremlin is a very expensive project (definitely, it is!)
I also read that Kremlin is haunted with ghosts of Lenin and Stalin, many to mention. That's scary a bit.

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Re: The Kremlin - general information
« Reply #65 on: March 31, 2009, 02:49:30 PM »
Did anyone watch the BBC interview yesterday with President Medvedev? I think that the room where it took place was Nicholas II study or part of the suite, with the window, archway and woodwork:

http://photoarchive.spb.ru:9090/www/showChildObjects.do?object=2500387772
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7970525.stm

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Re: The Kremlin - general information
« Reply #66 on: October 12, 2009, 11:13:07 PM »
Hello, does anyone have information/pictures of the structure that was previously on the spot where the modern Soviet building (giant grey building) stands?

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« Reply #67 on: October 13, 2009, 03:33:50 PM »
According to the article this interview was at a dasha outside of Moscow.  Also the interview room is much wider than the N II Kremlin study.

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Did anyone watch the BBC interview yesterday with President Medvedev? I think that the room where it took place was Nicholas II study or part of the suite, with the window, archway and woodwork:

http://photoarchive.spb.ru:9090/www/showChildObjects.do?object=2500387772
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7970525.stm

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Re: The Kremlin - general information
« Reply #68 on: November 21, 2009, 07:23:28 AM »
According to the article this interview was at a dasha outside of Moscow.  Also the interview room is much wider than the N II Kremlin study.

Douglas



Did anyone watch the BBC interview yesterday with President Medvedev? I think that the room where it took place was Nicholas II study or part of the suite, with the window, archway and woodwork:

http://photoarchive.spb.ru:9090/www/showChildObjects.do?object=2500387772
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7970525.stm

Joanna





This is the presidental palace, called "castle meiendorf", a gothic style palace bulit in 1878 for general kasanov, link are here
http://www.meiendorf.ru/

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Re: The Kremlin - general information
« Reply #69 on: November 22, 2009, 05:38:18 PM »
Why is there always enough money for maintaining and restoring the Presidential palaces, and others that are used by the public are falling apart and in dire need of repair?
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« Reply #70 on: November 23, 2009, 12:05:58 AM »
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Why is there always enough money for maintaining and restoring the Presidential palaces, and others that are used by the public are falling apart and in dire need of repair?
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Because the palaces used by the president are where foreign guests will be received, business conferences will be held etc. which are for the benefit of the country as a whole. palaces are being restored slowly - public ones too.

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« Reply #71 on: November 23, 2009, 03:14:54 PM »
That's true, but there is also the fact that there are so many palaces, and some are really large. A good restoration will also take some time. and if they finished one part, they could start from the beginning. I suppose its also a matter of the very high changes in temperature ( -20C in winter + 30C in summer), not very good for bulidings I think.


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Re: The Kremlin - general information
« Reply #73 on: May 09, 2010, 10:03:09 AM »
Did anyone else notice Andrew Marr's resemblance to Vladimir Putin?  Perhaps Medvedev thought he was reporting to his boss when he was answering, hence the vague answers.
the room looked very dark but no ghosts seemed to appear.

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Re: The Kremlin - general information
« Reply #74 on: May 21, 2010, 05:38:18 AM »
In most paintings the Kremlin's walls are usually white, were they painted this way? ie.

http://www.artsait.ru/art/v/vereshaginPP/img/4.jpg