Thursday, May 16, 2013


Received from: Russia
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: April 2013
Distance: 1152 km
Time of travelling: 15 days

The Kremlin stars (Russian: Кремлёвские звёзды) are the pentagonal luminescent ruby stars, installed in the 1930s on five towers of the Moscow Kremlin, replacing the gilded eagles that had symbolized Imperial Russia. The first Kremlin star was installed on top of the Spasskaya Tower on October 25, 1935. During the next week, another three stars were installed on the Troitskaya, Nikolskaya and Borovitskaya towers. These stars replaced the huge copper two-headed eagles, installed in pre-revolutionary times, which were a part of the Coat of Arms of Imperial Russia.

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