Photograph of the week: A stormy evening in Moscow's Red Square

Located in the heart of the city and surrounded by four of its most iconic buildings: namely the Kremlin, GUM Department Store, the State Historical Museum and St. Basil’s Cathedral, nowhere epitomises Moscow quite like Red Square.

Established in the 15th Century and originally known as Trinity Square after the cathedral that stood on the site of the present day St. Basil’s, the square later became known as Krasnaya Ploschad. Meaning beautiful in old Russian, the word ‘krasnaya’ came to mean red in more modern times, and so the commonly held assumption that the red in Red Square is a reference to either Communism, blood spilt in the revolution or even the colour of the adjacent buildings, is in fact misplaced.

A wet evening in Red Square.

Thank you to Jon Hicks of Jon Hicks Photography for permission to reproduce the image.

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Comments (1)

  1. lida says:

    moscow red square is a great place to for traveling especially in the night it shines just like a star and gives a great view.

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