Bely Gorod (Russian: Бе́лый го́род, that is, "White Town") is the central core area of Moscow, Russia. The name comes from the color of its defensive wall, which was erected in 1585-1593 at the behest of tsar Feodor I and Boris Godunov by architect Fyodor Kon'. Bely Gorod had 28 towers and 11 gates, the names of some of which are still preserved in the names of squares, namely: Trehsvyatsky, Chertolsky (Prechistensky), Arbatsky, Nikitsky, Tversky, Petrovsky, Sretensky, Myasnitsky, Pokrovsky, Yauzskiy, Vasilievsky. The length of the wall - 10 km, width up to 4,5 m. The walls were cogged, like the Kremlin walls, loopholes allowed to keep a continuous fire.
Semiverhaya (Seven-tops) angular tower. By Apollinary Vasnetsov
Myasnitsky Gate. By Apollinary Vasnetsov
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