Red Square: home of the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral, the GUM department store, Lenin’s tomb, and Putin.

But what concerned us most was the bell tower of the Kazan Cathedreal. Below are two pictures taken from the that tower where we had a good view of the Cathedral itself as well as the northeast corner of Red Square.

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We got to hear the head bell ringer of Kazan Cathedral ring the conclusion of his 5pm peal and even got to try a bit of the ringing ourselves, before we were hushed by a monk who notified us that the 5pm service had already started. We were perhaps a bit too eager to make ourselves heard. Below you can listen to the tail end of the official Kazan peal!





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