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TULA FORTRESS

 
 

Here we have some photos taken during a visit to the Tula Kremlin. A history of the place will be posted as soon as possible.Tula is 170 km south of Moscow and easily reached by tour bus as well as railroad. In addition to the fortress built in 1512-21 to defend against Tatar invasions the city is famous for its armory and expert gunsmiths and for manufacture of samovars. There are excellent museums for small arms and samovars.

 
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The outside of the Tula kremlin to the left of the main gate.

 
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The Assumption Cathedral inside the kremlin

 
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The main gate and cathedral inside the fortress.

 
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Stairway interior to one of the corner towers

 
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Close up view of one of the towers showing the brickwork

 
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Cathedral inside the kremlin

 
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The tower over the main gate.

 
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Fortress gate from inside the kremlin

 
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Corner tower from inside kremlin

 
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Walkway along one wall with door into a corner tower

 
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Corner tower from inside kremlin

 
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Corner tower

 
     

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