Now the Kremlin is one of the largest museums in the world.
The Kremlin in Moscow is the centre of the Russian state, the residence of the Russian tsars. "The Kremlin is a site of great historical recollections," said the Russian historical researcher Nikolai Karamsin. The Kremlin and the Red Square are without double the most important Moscow sites of interest and also symbols of Russia. Since 1992 the residence of the president of the Russian Federation has been located in the Kremlin. The interior design of the cathedrals is rich with frescos, icons, precious stones and adorned with gold.
In the Kremlin in the vicinity of the 81 metre high bell tower, "Ivan the Great", which was once the highest building structure in Russia, rests the largest bell in the world, the Tsar Bell. It weighs 202 tons and is 6.14 metres high.
During centuries of its existence the Kremlin witnessed many famous but also tragic events in history. Now the Kremlin is one of the largest museums in the world. The state insignia of Russia and immeasurable treasures of the Russian Tsars are located in the chambers and cathedrals of the Kremlin. The Spasskaya Bell Tower is described as the most beautiful and harmonious tower in the Kremlin. It was built by the architect Pietro Antonio Solari in 1491. Since then the Spasskaya Gate has been the main entrance to the Kremlin.