Kremlin ( _ru. Кремль, Kreml IPA-ru|krʲɛmlʲ) is the Russian word for "fortress", "citadel" or "castle" and refers to any major fortified central complex found in historic
Russian cities. This word is often used to refer to the best-known one, the Moscow Kremlin, or the government that is based there. Outside Russia, the name "Kremlin" is sometimes mistakenly thought of as being Saint Basil's Cathedralbecause of its distinctive environment, although this is not a part of the Moscow Kremlin.
The name "Kremlin" (or "Kreml") has been allocated to various
Soviet Navyvessels during construction. In each case, the name was changed prior to commissioning. Vessels which have briefly carried this name included "Admiral Kuznetsov" and "Ulyanovsk". [ " [http://www.webcom.com/~amraam/rcar.html A Brief Look at Russian Aircraft Carrier Development] ," Robin J. Lee]
Russia's president administration is located in the Kremlin. During the Soviet era the government of the USSR located in Kremlin, although now it occupies a building outside it.
List of Russian cities and towns with kremlins
World Heritage Sites
Tver– burned down by Muscovites during the Golden Hordeoccupation
Sknyatino– underwater since flooding during the 1930s.
Many Russian monasteries have been built in a fortress-like style similar to that of a kremlin. For a partial list, see .
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In the sense of impregnability and oppressive nature the word Kremlin is applied to other structures and organisations. For example, the regional headquarters on the
Woolworths Group PLCgroup in the UKwere referred to as mini-Kremlins.Fact|date=October 2008
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kremlin — ● kremlin ou kreml nom masculin (mot slave signifiant forteresse) Partie centrale et fortifiée des villes russes anciennes. kremlin n. m. Partie centrale, fortifiée, des anciennes villes russes. kremlin (le) anc. palais impérial et citadelle de… … Encyclopédie Universelle
Kremlin — Kremlin, MT U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana Population (2000): 126 Housing Units (2000): 57 Land area (2000): 0.453638 sq. miles (1.174918 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.453638 sq.… … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places
Kremlin — kremlin. (Del ruso kreml, ciudadela). m. Recinto amurallado de las antiguas ciudades rusas. Por antonomasia, el de Moscú. * * * Kremlin, ciudadela de una ciudad. En las ciudades antiguas de Rusia no habia murallas, sin embargo en la parte central … Enciclopedia Universal
Kremlin, MT — U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana Population (2000): 126 Housing Units (2000): 57 Land area (2000): 0.453638 sq. miles (1.174918 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.453638 sq. miles (1.174918 … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places
Kremlin, OK — U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 240 Housing Units (2000): 112 Land area (2000): 0.252661 sq. miles (0.654389 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.252661 sq. miles (0.654389 sq. km) FIPS… … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places
Kremlin — 1660s, Cremelena, from O.Rus. kremlinu, later kremlin (1796), from kreml citadel, fortress, perhaps of Tartar origin. Originally the citadel of any Russian city, now especially the one in Moscow. Used metonymically for government of the U.S.S.R.… … Etymology dictionary
kremlin — [ krɛmlɪn] noun a citadel within a Russian town. ↘(the Kremlin) the citadel in Moscow, housing the Russian government. Origin C17: via Fr. from Russ. kremlʻ citadel … English new terms dictionary
kremlin — sustantivo masculino 1. Parte fortificada de una ciudad rusa: El kremlin más famoso es el de Moscú … Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española
kremlin — ► NOUN 1) a citadel within a Russian town. 2) (the Kremlin) the citadel in Moscow, housing the Russian government. ORIGIN Russian kreml … English terms dictionary
kremlin — [krem′lin] n. [Fr < Russ kryeml ] in Russia, the citadel of a city the Kremlin 1. the citadel of Moscow, in which some government offices of the Soviet Union were located: it now contains some offices of the Russian government 2. the… … English World dictionary