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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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(ˈkrɛm lɪn)

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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Noun1.Kremlin - citadel of Moscow, housing the offices of the Russian governmentKremlin - citadel of Moscow, housing the offices of the Russian government
capital of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian capital - a city of central European Russia; formerly capital of both the Soviet Union and Soviet Russia; since 1991 the capital of the Russian Federation
2.kremlin - citadel of a Russian town
citadel, bastion - a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle
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[ˈkremlɪn] N the Kremlinel Kremlin
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[ˈkrɛmlɪn] n
the Kremlin → le Kremlin
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n the Kremlinder Kreml
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[ˈkrɛmlɪn] n the Kremlinil Cremlino
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He invites me to Moscow in order to prove his assertion, and show me his leg's tomb, and the very cannon that shot him; he says it's the eleventh from the gate of the Kremlin, an old-fashioned falconet taken from the French afterwards."
"Well, in a couple of days I was known all over the palace and the Kremlin as 'le petit boyard.' I only went home to sleep.
This project consisted in a proposal to occupy the Kremlin with the whole army; to arm and fortify it scientifically, to kill as many horses as could be got, and salt their flesh, and spend the winter there; and in spring to fight their way out.
He swam the seas before the continents broke water; he once swam over the site of the Tuileries, and Windsor Castle, and the Kremlin. In Noah's flood, he despised Noah's Ark; and if ever the world is to be again flooded, like the Netherlands, to kill off its rats, then the eternal whale will still survive, and rearing upon the topmost crest of the equatorial flood, spout his frothed defiance to the skies.
In Moscow as soon as he entered his huge house in which the faded and fading princesses still lived, with its enormous retinue; as soon as, driving through the town, he saw the Iberian shrine with innumerable tapers burning before the golden covers of the icons, the Kremlin Square with its snow undisturbed by vehicles, the sleigh drivers and hovels of the Sivtsev Vrazhok, those old Moscovites who desired nothing, hurried nowhere, and were ending their days leisurely; when he saw those old Moscow ladies, the Moscow balls, and the English Club, he felt himself at home in a quiet haven.
We take away with us a gold cross from the top of the Kremlin, and every soldier had a little fortune.
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