"The Resurrection gate" Moscow Things to Do Tip by call_me_rhia

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  The Resurrection gate
by call_me_rhia
 
 

The Resurrection Gate - the one that you can see today - is sadly not the original one, but a replica. In the 16th century the gate was built with two passages (one for people and one for carriages) and a chapel which housed a legendary miracle-working Icon of the Mother of God of Iver.

In 1931 Stalin, however, gave orders to tear down the building - not much because it was a religious building, at least not officially, but more to ease tank access to parades on Red Square. The building that you can see now, therefore, is of recent construction.

Directions: next to the State Historical Museum

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  • Written Aug 28, 2005
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