Why Moscow is white stone?

Anna Piskunova
Anna Piskunova
February 24, 2015
Why Moscow is white stone?

The usual Moscow Kremlin was not always red-brick. With a great history, the Kremlin, as the main symbol of Moscow, has undergone many changes. But the phrase "Moscow white stone" remained on the hearing.

Consider in the article how it originated and why Moscow is so called.

The history of white stone Moscow

Initially, the Kremlin was a wooden structure, and it was from its foundation until the XIV century, when the Grand Duke was Dmitry Donskoy. He realized the need to build the Stone Kremlin precisely because there were already quite frequent fires in Moscow, which destroyed everything on their way. A construction was carried out of white local stone.

Archaeological excavations and analysis of the chronicles tell us that Moscow really was a white-stone and remained just like that in history. However, over time, the white stone began to fall into disrepair, which could not fail to have a destructive effect on the buildings of the Kremlin.And because they began to replace the red-brick, to which we are so accustomed. One of the first reformers of construction technology was Tsar Ivan III the Great.