2017-03-08 / Front Page

Everyone Wanted Photo At Tsar’s Cannon & Bell In The Moscow Kremlin

By Catherine Tsounis

Tsar’s cannon.
Tsar’s cannon.             Our excursion group, through the unique explanation of our guide Irina Chetina, was mesmerized with the Tsar’s Cannon in Moscow’s Kremlin. Oversized and unable to fire a cannon ball, it continues to fascinate persons since its creation in 1586. The Cannon weighs 39 tons, surrounded with heavy cannon balls. It is one of the largest and oldest cannons in the world. The official history is that it was intended as a powerful weapon to defend the Kremlin. It is displayed in an imposing location. Tsar Fedor Ioanovich on horseback is displayed. Smaller cannons were displayed in the Kremlin that shoot. We all had our photo next to this gigantic weapon of  supposed destruction. It is a highlight of Moscow that tourists must see.
Tsar’s cannon.
Tsar’s cannon.             This unique artillery piece was cast at the Moscow Cannon Foundary in 1586. A Tsar’s cannon.
Tsar’s cannon. bronze cannon more than five meters long with a calibre of 890 millimetres, it was made by the court craftsman Andrei Chokhov. This gigantic weapon weighs more than 39 tons. Since 1960 it has stood on a gun-carriage in Ivanovskaya Square surrounded by vast cast-iron cannon balls, each of which weighs about a thousand kilos. The cannon balls are purely decorative, as the Tsar Cannon has never been used in military action, although it was originally intended as a powerful weapon in the Kremlin's defences. It was most likely designed to fire grape-shot, hence its other nickname: "Russia's Shotgun". The gun's barrel is decorated with figurative reliefs and a portrait of Tsar Fedor Ioanovich on horseback. Thanks to its unusual measurements this is one of the largest and oldest cannons in the world, and has earned the proud name of Tsar Cannon. 1

“The Tsar Cannon (Russian: Царь-пушка, Tsar'-pushka) is a large, 5.94 metres (19.5 ft) Writer with Tsar’s cannon.
Writer with Tsar’s cannon. long cannon[a] on display on the grounds of the Moscow Kremlin. It was cast in 1586 in Moscow, by the Russian master bronze caster Andrey Chokhov. Mostly of symbolic impact, it was never used in a war. However the cannon bears traces of at least one firing.[1] Per the Guinness Book of Records it is the largest bombard by caliber in the world,[2] and it is a major tourist attraction in the ensemble of the Moscow Kremlin.”2  
Every country believes "through strength peace" This Cannons.Cannons.was Tsarist Russia's answer for the defence of its people. The Russian people have suffered in millions of casualties through the hands of Sweden, Poland, France and Germany. This instrument of “mass destruction” gave comfort to a population that endured through their intense patriotism and belief in the Russian Orthodox faith.
References:
1.      http://www.moscow.info/kremlin/palaces/tsar-cannon.aspx
2.      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Cannon
 
 
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