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    Moskow's Kremlin is growing more beautiful and complete with every coming day.

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    Background: Moskow's Kremlin is growing more beautiful and complete with every coming day.

    The t restorers are taking pains-taking efforts to uncover the original beauty of this ancient monument.

    Much work is being done to bring the buildings of the former Patriarch's residence back to their initial appearance.

    This is now the Cathedral of the 12 Apostles looked after the discovery of the arches which provided the main entrance into the court-yard.

    After detailed research the testoration is now being completed of the ornaments that decorated the entrance in the 17th century.

    In addition the foundations of all the buildings restored had to be reinforced. This required digging up to 24 feet into the Kremlin hill.

    The work of the restorers is full of the unexpected.

    Unusual discoveries were made in the Cathedral of the Assumption, which was the main church of ancient Russia.

    While studying the floors - from the iron to the brick layers-the scientists discovered ancient stone tombs.

    See for yourselves how the work of the restorers is perfecting. The southern columns of the Cathedral of the Assumption were restored in the 20s, restoration work was completed on the northern ones only recently. How distinctly the ornaments stand out in the latter case, how vivid are the designs and colours.

    The scaffolding on the Armoury and the Grand Kremlin Palace is more than 15 hundred feet long.

    Ornaments of later periods have to be scraped of to reveal the original architectural forms. Missing stone carvings must be reconstructed.

    Architectural monuments are not the only domain of the restorers working in the Kremlin.

    In the Kremlin museum workshops experts are reviving many unique exhibits.

    This blue satin tunic belonged to Peter the First,
    Ancient icon painting...

    Specimens of ancient metal-work...

    Hundreds of visitors daily inspect the structures in the Moskow Kremlin, which is becoming more perfect thanks to the efforts of highly experienced restorers.

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