Red Square is the main square of Moscow and Russia. Red is Krasnaya in Russian. Krasnaya means beautiful ("krasivaya" in Russian). After the fire in 1493 Ivan the Third ordered to use 240 meters before the Kremlin as a fire-protection area. People called this area Pozhar (fire in English). Then in 15th century Red Square was the main Moscow Sales Area. It was also used for ceremonies by Soviet and Russia government. Coronation of Russia's Kings (Tsars) were in Saint Petersburg, not in Moscow.
Victory Parade in June 24, 1945
One of the most significant ceremony on the Red Square was the Victory Parade in June 24, 1945.
Victory Parade in 2005, 60 years later
Military parade dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of Victory in the Grate Patriotic War. Arrival of heads of states to the Red Square from Kremlin gates and taking their places on the VIP-stand.
By accidental coincidence Vladimir Putin's famous boy's stomach kiss was on the Red Square.
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Saint Basil's Cathedral is one of the most beautiful church in Russia. It was built in honour of victory over Khanate of Kazan. It was so beautiful that Ivan the Terrible ordered to make architects blind that they couldn't build another similar Cathedral.
Red Square Restaurant and State Historical Museum
Aristocratic Russian food. Ancient Tsar and Diplomatic dinners. Average price for dinner (without spirituous) $35-$50. The restaurant is located in the building of State Historical Museum. So all ancient Russian recipes are real.
State Historical Museum
Open: Wed-Mon, Tuesday is off day. 10AM-6PM. Ticket price: foreigners - 150 rubles ($6), foreign students - 75 rubles ($3).
GUM is State Universal Store.
This is the main store of Russia is located in the Red Square.