Red Square

The Red Square is the central district of Moscow and a famous icon of Russia. Walking through the Red Square, you have access to the most prominent buildings of the capital: The State Historical Museum, Lenin’s Mausoleum, The Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral. Few people know that the Red Square’s name was not meant to represent the known icons of Soviet Russia or Communism. In fact, in Old Russian the word used nowadays for “Red” then meant “Beautiful”, meaning that the original name given to the plaza was “Beautiful Square”.