December 1, 2013

Kremlin, Moscow

Photograph by ky lu, National Geographic Your Shot

Snow nearly obscures the Kremlin on a mid-December night. The Kremlin’s tower-studded, walled complex of domed cathedrals and palaces, which dates to 1156 but occupies a site used for far longer, was the religious center of the Russian Orthodox Church and also the residence of the tsars.

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