Definition of kremlin
1 : the citadel of a Russian city
2 capitalized [the Kremlin, citadel of Moscow and seat of government of Russia and formerly of the U.S.S.R.] : the Russian government
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The highlights of the city are the religious buildings inside the ancient white walls of its 16th century kremlin, or citadel, one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites.
The kremlin is just a short walk away from the lively Bauman Street, which is filled with tourists and students along its many bars, restaurants, nightclubs and souvenir shops.
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Origin and Etymology of kremlin
obsolete German Kremelien the citadel of Moscow, ultimately from Old Russian kremlĭ
First Known Use: 1662See Words from the same year
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