Foundry masterpieces. Moscow edition

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The design of our glasses is strikingly entertaining and each of them has its own story. If you take a look at the range of glasses, you will definitely notice that each of them is individual and exceptional. Each glass is ready to introduce you to a unique story that has left its significance on a global scale. What we want to do is to reveal the secret of what we are guided with choosing the design of our authentic glasses and other alcoholic vessels.

In this short article, you will learn the history of the creation of a vintage crystal cognac glass of the Grand Kremlin Palace, which is adorned with an amazing composition of the Moscow Kremlin. A fortress is depicted on the stem of the glass, while the coat of arms of Russia flaunts on the glass part of the glass.

In addition to everything, the glass comes with a leather gift box lined with velvet inside.

The history of the Moscow Kremlin is very rich in historical events, but we will tell only the most interesting and necessary.

Why Kremlin?

Each capital has its own business card, which distinguishes the landmark, the one to which tourists go first. The Moscow Kremlin is perhaps a world-famous area that keeps many secrets.

The Moscow Kremlin is the largest existing fortress in Europe. There are Kremlin in many cities, but only Moscow remains the historical, political and cult center of the city. Previously, the Moscow Kremlin was a harsh and impregnable fortress, the defense of the city.

Therefore, we hope that by holding this glass in your hand, you will feel strength and courage.

Let’s go back to history of Kremlin.

Unfortunately, history has not preserved the exact year of the appearance of the Moscow Kremlin. In the 11th century, Yuri Dolgoruky (according to the legend, the founder of Moscow) laid eyes on Moscow as an outpost of the principality, for this reason, the construction of a fortress was the first idea.

The first version of the Kremlin, erected under the command of Dolgoruky, was tiny, surrounded by only a wooden wall 1200 meters long.

The fortress received the name of the city, the land around was called the posad(settlement The White City was built in 1331. After that, the fortress became known as the Kremlin. The very word Kremlin means “A fortress in the city center”. Let’s go back to the next versions of the Kremlin.

As time went on, the settlements grew, and take off the fortress too. Ivan Kalita ascended the throne next. He was known for democratic rule as well as for expanding territories.

It was thanks to him that the Moscow Kremlin was rebuilt in the 14th century. This time the fortress was not entirely wooden. Outside, the fortress remained wooden, but it was plastered with clay, but inside the fortress became stone.

The Tatar-Mongol yoke kept Russia at bay since 1240.Each new Moscow prince, being in a state of war, managed to erect more and more new walls.

Under Dmitry Donskoy (after the fire of 1365) it was built of stone. These walls were almost 2 km long.

In 1446 the Kremlin was battered again, namely by fires and an earthquake. And so, at the end of the 15th century, already under Ivan III, the Moscow Kremlin was rebuilt again. This time, Italian architects were invited for the construction – Aristotle Fioravanti, Pietro Antonio Solari, Marco Ruffo.

They were already building more than just a fortress. It is in this form that the Kremlin has survived to this day.

For a clearer example of the above information, provide a graphic.

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Despite numerous attempts to destroy the Kremlin, its walls turned out to be so good and strong that no one managed to take possession of them.

If you compare the Kremlin with any quality, then steadfastness and courage are ideal. Therefore, this particular monument is ideal for a man’s hand holding a glass with such a noble drink as a cognac.

The history of the Kremlin does not end with one construction story, but it has nothing to do with what our products are directly devoted to. Therefore, for interest and cognition, we present a number of interesting facts and myths.

Interesting facts

The walls of the Kremlin have become unwitting witnesses to many historical events.

Coronations of rulers, meetings, decisive trade relations with other countries, executions, weddings, attempts at destruction and much more. Napoleon escaping from Moscow failed an attempt to blow it up.

Of course, the Kremlin, as we have already said, was never conquered. However, its architecture has survived many attacks and suffered greatly, especially during the Soviet era.

At the beginning of the 20th century, there were 54 structures inside the Kremlin walls, and less than half have survived.

With the arrival of each new ruler, part of the buildings that were not pleasing to the eye was demolished. The other part suffered during the bombing during the Great Patriotic War. To avoid constant raids, the Kremlin was disguised. From the sky, it was hard to understand that this is the Kremlin, not houses.

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The red brick walls were repainted. Images of windows and doors were applied to the walls of the fortress to create the appearance of separate buildings. To hide the battlements and stars on the towers and walls, they were covered with plywood roofs. Such camouflage, of course, did not completely save the fortress from bombing, but it made it difficult for the pilots to find the Kremlin.

It was rumored that in Soviet times not a single bomb fell on the fortress. The fortress was damaged by more than 150 bombs. Arsenal was hit by a bomb that weighed a ton. British Prime Minister Churchill, who arrived in the Kremlin after, stopped by the breach and took off his hat in tribute.

Another interesting fact, which for some reason is not written about in textbooks. In the 17th century, there were hanging gardens on the territory of the Kremlin. They grew exotic fruits, nuts, rare flowers, and other exotic specimens. Unfortunately, when creating such a corner, the severe Russian frosts were not taken into account, because of which the hanging structures did not last long. As you can see, time was allotted to romanticism on the territory of the Kremlin.

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Legends

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Like every historically important and ancient building, the Moscow Kremlin is enveloped in its own legends. Some of them make the blood run cold, and some are just like a bedtime story. Let’s take a look at the most interesting ones.

Ghosts are the main component of any legend about the fortress. Rumor has it that the spirit of Lenin (the Russian revolutionary) still hovers within the walls of the Kremlin. The spirit made its first appearance during the life of the leader. Lenin was terminally ill, and his spirit calmly paced his office. The insanely frightened guards became the confirmation of this phenomenon. Modern observers of silence and security in the Kremlin still say that they are afraid to meet the spirit of the departed leader.

To date, all the passages and possibilities of the tunnels are unknown, because their network was kept in the strictest secrecy, keeping many beautiful and terrible secrets. A network of dungeons runs throughout the city because the rulers needed to move through the possessions quickly and unnoticed.

The worst thing is that in these same dungeons, dungeons with the most severe conditions were arranged, where prisoners lived and died in dungeons, deep underground, far from the sunlight, taking with them the secrets that had been revealed to them during this time.

Summary

The history and legends of the Moscow Kremlin can be easily compared with the history of the entire Tower or Buckingham Palace.

The greatest history of the building, many secrets and secrets. Despite all the ominous and sometimes romantic history, the Kremlin is worthy of at least one visit.

If you are not a fan of excursions or the Kremlin has not attracted your attention worthy of a visit, you have another opportunity.

Sit down in front of the fireplace with a glass of “title” and read this article. In your hands, the personification of resilience in the face of difficulties and any obstacles.

Well, if you like sea history and adventures, then a glass of “pirates” and the history of their creation is for you.