Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A large open area in central Moscow bordered by the Kremlin, Lenin's tomb, St. Basil's Cathedral, and the GUM department store. Major national holidays, such as May Day and Victory Day (May 9), are marked by elaborate parades in the square.

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  • proper noun A large historical square in central Moscow.

Etymologies

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Translating Russian Красная площадь, originally literally "beautiful square".

Examples

  • Most days, that meant starting with a stroll from our hotel to Vogue Café, a stylish spot near Red Square owned by Russian restaurateur Arkady Novikov.

    Beyond Blini

  • Ptolemy, ensconced in Egypt, hijacked Alexander's embalmed corpse on its way to burial in Macedonia and put it on public display, like Lenin in Red Square, as an endorsement of his rule.

    Babylonian Dreaming

  • The exhibition in the museum on Red Square, near the mausoleum where Lenin's body still lies, also discloses that he was in such misery after suffering a stroke in 1922 that he asked Stalin to bring him poison.

    Moscow museum puts Lenin's Jewish roots on display

  • The parade will take place on Red Square on May 9 to commemorate the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany.

    Photos of the Day: April 20

  • Henry went to Red Square, of which he and the other children made a model with a small doll representing Lenin in his tomb.

    Henry’s Demons

  • William Mauldin for The Wall Street Journal Riot police and trucks blocked access to the Kremlin and Red Square as Russians headed to the protest.

    Protests Swell Across Russia

  • The exhibition in the museum on Red Square, near the mausoleum where Lenin's body still lies, also discloses that he was in such misery after suffering a stroke in 1922 that he asked Stalin to bring him poison.

    Moscow museum puts Lenin's Jewish roots on display

  • Henry went to Red Square, of which he and the other children made a model with a small doll representing Lenin in his tomb.

    Henry’s Demons

  • He declared a Holiday of Love with bouquets for all the married women who came to Red Square.

    Three Stations : An Arkady Renko Novel

  • In 1991, we watched the Red Square barricades on CNN and gaped at Yeltsin perched on an armored vehicle with his arm thrust into the future in front of the Moscow Parliament called the White House.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

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