After six years of living in Moscow I finally found a time to visit the Kremlin ad see what's behind the Kremlin Wall. I had a nice stroll from the Kutafiya Tower (through which Lenin entered the Kremlin in 1918) all the way to the Spasskaya Tower, passing by the Cathedral Square. I attempted to approach the Senate Building as well, but the Federal Security Service people signalled that I can't come closer. It also turned out that you can only walk on the pedestrian walks and sidewalks, otherwise you are wistled and even shouted at, which I bet is quite a shock for international tourists walking around.
I was curious about the Senate Building because it is now the office of the President and I have always wanted to know which windows he looks out of. The building was built in the 1770s, when Moscow was not the capital of the Russian Empire, the capital instead was Saint Petersburg. However, Catherine the Great decided to split the Senate into several departments and moved two of them from Saint Petersburg to Moscow, where this building was constructed specifically to cater for these administrative needs. In the XXth century Lenin and his government occupied the Senate Building. Unfortunately, this time, I could not find out in which windows I should watch out for the President. Maybe next time.
This time though I spotted several gorgeous views of the cathedrals and the nature, that, combined, seem very Russian to me. I will just leave the pictures here as a reminder for the next time I become nostalgic when abroad.