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Kitaygorodskaya wall

In the 1500s, on the site of the current [Kitay-Gorod] (http://kudago.com/msk/place/rajon-kitaj-gorod/), there was a shopping area surrounded by a defensive wall. Elena Glinskaya, the mother of Ivan the Terrible, ordered the construction of a fortress wall instead of an earthen rampart, which was done in a fairly short time — four years under the leadership of Italian Petrok Maly.

The brick wall stood on a foundation of piles, was built in accordance with the latest rules for the construction of defensive structures at that time and could withstand artillery strikes. Several gates and fourteen towers were built in the wall. Today, only [Voskresensky Gate] (http://kudago.com/msk/place/voskresenskie-vorota/) has been restored, passing through which you could get to [Red Square] ( http://kudago.com/msk/place/krasnaya-ploshad/). The Kitaygorodskaya wall played an important role in the defense of Moscow from the Tatar invasion of Divlet Giray, which occurred at the end of the 16th century.

The Kitaygorodskaya wall was rebuilt many times, and Catherine II wanted to completely demolish it. But part of the wall was destroyed only during the reign of Alexander II during the construction of the Tretyakov Passage. Despite the fact that for many years various architects have been engaged in the restoration and restoration of sections of the Kitaygorodskaya Wall, it was completely demolished in the Stalinist era. Today, only a small plot of medieval buildings remains on the territory of Revolution Square and part of the foundation of the Barbarian Tower in the subway near the metro station [Kitay-Gorod] ( http://kudago.com/msk/place/kitaj-gorod-metro/).

In the 1500s, on the site of the current [Kitay-Gorod] (http://kudago.com/msk/place/rajon-kitaj-gorod/), there was a shopping area surrounded by a defensive wall. Elena Glinskaya, the mother of Ivan the Terrible, ordered the construction of a fortress wall instead of an earthen rampart, which was done in a fairly short time — four years under the leadership of Italian Petrok Maly.

The brick wall stood on a foundation of piles, was built in accordance with the latest rules for the construction of defensive structures at that time and could withstand artillery strikes. Several gates and fourteen towers were built in the wall. Today, only [Voskresensky Gate] (http://kudago.com/msk/place/voskresenskie-vorota/) has been restored, passing through which you could get to [Red Square] ( http://kudago.com/msk/place/krasnaya-ploshad/). The Kitaygorodskaya wall played an important role in the defense of Moscow from the Tatar invasion of Divlet Giray, which occurred at the end of the 16th century.

The Kitaygorodskaya wall was rebuilt many times, and Catherine II wanted to completely demolish it. But part of the wall was destroyed only during the reign of Alexander II during the construction of the Tretyakov Passage. Despite the fact that for many years various architects have been engaged in the restoration and restoration of sections of the Kitaygorodskaya Wall, it was completely demolished in the Stalinist era. Today, only a small plot of medieval buildings remains on the territory of Revolution Square and part of the foundation of the Barbarian Tower in the subway near the metro station [Kitay-Gorod] ( http://kudago.com/msk/place/kitaj-gorod-metro/).

In the 1500s, on the site of the current [Kitay-Gorod] (http://kudago.com/msk/place/rajon-kitaj-gorod/), there was a shopping area surrounded by a defensive wall. Elena Glinskaya, the mother of Ivan the Terrible, ordered the construction of a fortress wall instead of an earthen rampart, which was done in a fairly short time — four years under the leadership of Italian Petrok Maly.

The brick wall stood on a foundation of piles, was built in accordance with the latest rules for the construction of defensive structures at that time and could withstand artillery strikes. Several gates and fourteen towers were built in the wall. Today, only [Voskresensky Gate] (http://kudago.com/msk/place/voskresenskie-vorota/) has been restored, passing through which you could get to [Red Square] ( http://kudago.com/msk/place/krasnaya-ploshad/). The Kitaygorodskaya wall played an important role in the defense of Moscow from the Tatar invasion of Divlet Giray, which occurred at the end of the 16th century.

The Kitaygorodskaya wall was rebuilt many times, and Catherine II wanted to completely demolish it. But part of the wall was destroyed only during the reign of Alexander II during the construction of the Tretyakov Passage. Despite the fact that for many years various architects have been engaged in the restoration and restoration of sections of the Kitaygorodskaya Wall, it was completely demolished in the Stalinist era. Today, only a small plot of medieval buildings remains on the territory of Revolution Square and part of the foundation of the Barbarian Tower in the subway near the metro station [Kitay-Gorod] ( http://kudago.com/msk/place/kitaj-gorod-metro/).

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