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1. The citadel of Moscow, housing the offices of the Russian government and formerly those of the Soviet government. The outer walls of the compound date to the 1400s.
2. The government of Russia and formerly that of the Soviet Union.
3. kremlin The citadel of a Russian city.
[Obsolete German Kremelin, from Old Russian *kremlĭnŭ, separate, from kremlĭ, a separate place, citadel.]
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the citadel of any Russian city
[C17: from obsolete German Kremelin, from Russian kreml]
1. (Placename) the 12th-century citadel in Moscow, containing the former Imperial Palace, three Cathedrals, and the offices of the Russian government
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (formerly) the central government of the Soviet Union
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1. the Kremlin, the government of Russia or of the Soviet Union.
2. the citadel of Moscow, housing the offices of the Russian and, formerly, of the Soviet government.
[1655–65; earlier Kremelien < German (now obsolete) < an unattested outcome of Old Russian kremlĭ (Russian kreml') citadel]
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|Noun||1.||Kremlin - citadel of Moscow, housing the offices of the Russian government|
|2.||kremlin - citadel of a Russian town|
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Kremlin[ˈkremlɪn] N the Kremlin → el Kremlin
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
the Kremlin → le Kremlin
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n the Kremlin → der Kreml
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Kremlin[ˈkrɛmlɪn] n the Kremlin → il Cremlino
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