Diamond Fund Exhibition
The Armoury dates back to 1511, when it was founded under Vasily III to manufacture and store weapons, imperial arms and regalia for the...
Kremlin Excursion Office
Make advanced arrangements for the ‘One Day at the Kremlin’ tour.
The Annunciation Cathedral, at the southwest corner of Sobornaya ploshchad, contains the celebrated icons of master painter Theophanes...
Kremlin Ballet Theatre
The Bolshoi Theatre doesn’t have a monopoly on ballet in Moscow. Leading dancers also appear with the Kremlin Ballet and the Moscow...
Diamond Fund Exhibition information
Lonely Planet review
This collection, mainly precious stones and jewellery garnered by tsars and empresses, includes such weighty beasts as the 190-carat diamond given to Catherine the Great by her lover Grigory Orlov. The displays of unmounted diamonds are stunning, revealing the real beauty of these gems. There are almost no signs, even in Russian, as the locals are only allowed in as part of a guided tour. No tours are offered in other languages, which is to your advantage, since you do not have to wait as the Russian visitors do. It's in the same building as the Armoury.