Why is Moscow white-stone?

Not always the usual Moscow Kremlin wasred brick. Given the great history, the Kremlin as the main symbol of Moscow has undergone many changes. But the phrase "Moscow white-stone" and remained on hearing.

Consider in the article how it originated and why Moscow is so called.

History of white-stone Moscow

Initially, the Kremlin was a woodenconstruction, and it was from its founding and until the XIV century, when the Grand Duke was Dmitry Donskoy. He realized the need for the construction of the stone Kremlin, also because there were frequent fires in Moscow, which were all destroyed on their way. And the building was made of white local stone.

Archaeological excavations and analysis of chroniclestell us that Moscow was really white stone and remained in history just like that. True, over time, the white stone began to deteriorate, which could not but have a destructive effect on the buildings of the Kremlin. So they began to replace the red brick, to which we are so accustomed. One of the first reformers of construction technology was Tsar Ivan III the Great.

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