Central Squares of Moscow

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The Central Squares of Moscow consists of a chain of squares around the historical Moscow Kremlin and Kitai-gorod areas of central Moscow, Russia, following the historical and now mostly razed down Kitai-gorod wall. These squares and avenues connecting them form the innermost ring road in Moscow open to regular traffic. The names of central squares changed frequently for political reasons and as a result of urban redevelopment; some of these squares are actually city streets (Staraya Square, Novaya Square); other locations are shaped like squares, but have no names of their own.


This is a list of the Central Squares and their connecting avenues, clockwise from Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge:


  • History of renaming squares prior to 1947: Russian: П.В.Сытин, "Из истории московских улиц", М, 1948, pp. 35–67
  • Present-day naming convention: City of Moscow decree N.958, 25.10.1994 text in Russian
  • Architectural landmarks on Central Squares: Bilingual: "Monuments of architecture of Moscow. Kremlin, Kitai-gorod and Central Squares", Moscow, Iskusstvo, 1977