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Kremlin's Spasskaya tower: restoration of Moscow city symbol

March 26, 2015, 18:12 UTC+3
Restoration of Moscow Kremlin's Spasskaya Tower is nearly finished
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Spasskaya Tower was built in 1491 by an Italian architect Pietro Antonio Solari and is the main tower of the Moscow Kremlin, overlooking the Red Square. Photo: Spasskaya (Frolovskaya) Tower, 1915
Spasskaya Tower was built in 1491 by an Italian architect Pietro Antonio Solari and is the main tower of the Moscow Kremlin, overlooking the Red Square. Photo: Spasskaya (Frolovskaya) Tower, 1915
Spasskaya Tower was built in 1491 by an Italian architect Pietro Antonio Solari and is the main tower of the Moscow Kremlin, overlooking the Red Square. Photo: Spasskaya (Frolovskaya) Tower, 1915
© Fotokhronika TASS
In 1935 a red star instead of a two-headed eagle was installed on top of the Spasskaya Tower by the Soviet government. Photo: Top of the Spasskaya Tower, 1957
In 1935 a red star instead of a two-headed eagle was installed on top of the Spasskaya Tower by the Soviet government. Photo: Top of the Spasskaya Tower, 1957
In 1935 a red star instead of a two-headed eagle was installed on top of the Spasskaya Tower by the Soviet government. Photo: Top of the Spasskaya Tower, 1957
© Fotokhronika TASS
The tower's name comes from the icon of Spas Nerukotvorny (The Saviour Not Made by Hands), which was placed above its gates in 1658 and the wall-painted icon of Spas Smolensky (Smolensk Saviour ), created in the 16th century. Photo: Belfry of the Kremlin's Spasskaya Tower clock. Reconstruction of Kremlin's buildings, 1974
The tower's name comes from the icon of Spas Nerukotvorny (The Saviour Not Made by Hands), which was placed above its gates in 1658 and the wall-painted icon of Spas Smolensky (Smolensk Saviour ), created in the 16th century. Photo: Belfry of the Kremlin's Spasskaya Tower clock. Reconstruction of Kremlin's buildings, 1974
The tower's name comes from the icon of Spas Nerukotvorny (The Saviour Not Made by Hands), which was placed above its gates in 1658 and the wall-painted icon of Spas Smolensky (Smolensk Saviour ), created in the 16th century. Photo: Belfry of the Kremlin's Spasskaya Tower clock. Reconstruction of Kremlin's buildings, 1974
© Fotokhronika TASS/Alexey Stuzhin
Restorers applying gold plating on the watch dial of Spasskaya Tower, 1974
Restorers applying gold plating on the watch dial of Spasskaya Tower, 1974
Restorers applying gold plating on the watch dial of Spasskaya Tower, 1974
© Fotokhronika TASS/Alexey Stuzhin
Stonemasons during repair work on the Spasskaya Tower of the Moscow Kremlin, 1974
Stonemasons during repair work on the Spasskaya Tower of the Moscow Kremlin, 1974
Stonemasons during repair work on the Spasskaya Tower of the Moscow Kremlin, 1974
© Fotokhronika TASS/Alexey Stuzhin
View of the Kremlin from Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge, 1975
View of the Kremlin from Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge, 1975
View of the Kremlin from Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge, 1975
© Fotokhronika TASS/Naum Granovskiy
View from the belfry of Ivan the Great Bell Tower on the Spasskaya Tower and St. Basil's Cathedral, 1978
View from the belfry of Ivan the Great Bell Tower on the Spasskaya Tower and St. Basil's Cathedral, 1978
View from the belfry of Ivan the Great Bell Tower on the Spasskaya Tower and St. Basil's Cathedral, 1978
© Fotokhronika TASS/Boris Klinchenko
Kremlin clock on the Spasskaya Tower, 1995
Kremlin clock on the Spasskaya Tower, 1995
Kremlin clock on the Spasskaya Tower, 1995
© ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Velengurin
Restoration of the Kremlin clock, 1999
Restoration of the Kremlin clock, 1999
Restoration of the Kremlin clock, 1999
© ITAR-TASS/Vitaliy Sozinov
The icon of Smolensk Saviour was uncovered and restored above the gate of the tower in August 2010
The icon of Smolensk Saviour was uncovered and restored above the gate of the tower in August 2010
The icon of Smolensk Saviour was uncovered and restored above the gate of the tower in August 2010
© ITAR-TASS/Valeriy Sharifulin
The height of the Spasskaya Towerwith the star is 71. Photo: Visitors at the Red Square, with Spasskaya Tower behind
The height of the Spasskaya Towerwith the star is 71. Photo: Visitors at the Red Square, with Spasskaya Tower behind
The height of the Spasskaya Towerwith the star is 71. Photo: Visitors at the Red Square, with Spasskaya Tower behind
© ITAR-TASS/Artyom Geodakyan
St. Basil's Cathedral and Spasskaya Tower of Moscow Kremlin
St. Basil's Cathedral and Spasskaya Tower of Moscow Kremlin
St. Basil's Cathedral and Spasskaya Tower of Moscow Kremlin
© TASS/Artiom Korotaev
Spasskaya Tower on the renovation and surrounded by scaffolding
Spasskaya Tower on the renovation and surrounded by scaffolding
Spasskaya Tower on the renovation and surrounded by scaffolding
© TASS/Mikhail Japaridze
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Spasskaya Tower was built in 1491 by an Italian architect Pietro Antonio Solari and is the main tower of the Moscow Kremlin, overlooking the Red Square. Photo: Spasskaya (Frolovskaya) Tower, 1915
© Fotokhronika TASS
In 1935 a red star instead of a two-headed eagle was installed on top of the Spasskaya Tower by the Soviet government. Photo: Top of the Spasskaya Tower, 1957
© Fotokhronika TASS
The tower's name comes from the icon of Spas Nerukotvorny (The Saviour Not Made by Hands), which was placed above its gates in 1658 and the wall-painted icon of Spas Smolensky (Smolensk Saviour ), created in the 16th century. Photo: Belfry of the Kremlin's Spasskaya Tower clock. Reconstruction of Kremlin's buildings, 1974
© Fotokhronika TASS/Alexey Stuzhin
Restorers applying gold plating on the watch dial of Spasskaya Tower, 1974
© Fotokhronika TASS/Alexey Stuzhin
Stonemasons during repair work on the Spasskaya Tower of the Moscow Kremlin, 1974
© Fotokhronika TASS/Alexey Stuzhin
View of the Kremlin from Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge, 1975
© Fotokhronika TASS/Naum Granovskiy
View from the belfry of Ivan the Great Bell Tower on the Spasskaya Tower and St. Basil's Cathedral, 1978
© Fotokhronika TASS/Boris Klinchenko
Kremlin clock on the Spasskaya Tower, 1995
© ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Velengurin
Restoration of the Kremlin clock, 1999
© ITAR-TASS/Vitaliy Sozinov
The icon of Smolensk Saviour was uncovered and restored above the gate of the tower in August 2010
© ITAR-TASS/Valeriy Sharifulin
The height of the Spasskaya Towerwith the star is 71. Photo: Visitors at the Red Square, with Spasskaya Tower behind
© ITAR-TASS/Artyom Geodakyan
St. Basil's Cathedral and Spasskaya Tower of Moscow Kremlin
© TASS/Artiom Korotaev
Spasskaya Tower on the renovation and surrounded by scaffolding
© TASS/Mikhail Japaridze

Restoration of Moscow Kremlin's Spasskaya Tower, built in 1491 by an Italian architect Pietro Antonio Solari, is nearly finished. Research and restoration work on the walls and towers of the Kremlin is carried out from 2014. Kremlin's Spasskaya tower, which has been overlooking the Red Square for more than 500 years - in photo gallery by TASS.

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