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The place of execution is one of the oldest architectural structures on Red Square. It was built in 1786 by architect M Kazakov. This replaced a brick structure which had been a few paces west, and was in use from the 1530's. You will not...More
This is one of those places that I don't think deserve a page on Trip Advisor. It's not that much to look at and doesn't have all that important of a history. Give it a miss unless you happen to just be walking by.
Why list this as an attraction? Because the folklore brands this stone platform as a place for public execution. That's what we would have come out believing had the local guide not enlightened us.
As per her, no executions happened here. Just the announcements or...More
Whilst the history of this place might be interesting, there's not actually that much to see here and it's not really a highlight of a visit to Red Square. If you don't know about the history then the place is even less inspiring. Quick visit...More
So if you wonder about history of wild asian country like Russia, you should visit this place. Here was a place of executions some time ago. No it is just a place, just some picese of stone. But could you imegine all the pain and...More
While this has a place in Russian History, it is easily overlooked in the shadow of St Basil's Cathedral.
When we were there, it was screened off, so unable to get too close to see it, but don't feel that we missed out.
This small yet important neighbourhood is full of state institutions and offices. To understand where modern Russia began, go to the Kremlin and State Historical Museum on Red Square. After satisfying your historical curiosities, indulge in modern pleasures at GUM Department Store - not just for the sake of shopping but for the sake of architectural pleasure as well.