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  Kitai gorod wall  

Fragment remaining of the wall of Kitai Gorod, now just behind the Rossia hotel parking lot. Originally Kitai gorod was completely surrounded by a wall with four gate towers, Sretinski (or Nikol'ski, Troitski or Iliinski, Vsesvyatski or Varvarski, and Kos'mo-damianski. Then over the years more gates were added; Vladimirski, directly with the Nikol'ski openedon Lubyanski square, Novonikol'ski , located between the old Nikol'ski and Il'inski bates, and Moskvoretski, opening directly on the bridge over the Moskva river. Then the wall along the river was torn down and a wide street created along the river bank.


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