The citadel of a town or city especially the citadel of Moscow a large inclosure containing imperial palaces cathedrals churches a toolbox etc
- citadel of Moscow, housing the workplaces of this Russian federal government
- citadel of a Russian town
- The citadel of a town or city; specifically, the citadel of Moscow, a large inclosure which contains imperial palaces, cathedrals, churches, an arsenal, etc.
1660s, Cremelena, from Old Russian kremlinu, later kremlin (1796), from kreml' "citadel, fortress," possibly of Tartar source. Initially the citadel of any Russian city, now especially the one out of Moscow. Pre-owned metonymically for "government associated with the U.S.S.R." from 1933. The modern form of your message in English may be via French.
(n.) The citadel of a town or city; specially, the citadel of Moscow, a sizable inclosure which contains imperial palaces, cathedrals, churches, an arsenal, etc.
The throne was vacant, the great nobles quarrelling among themselves, the Catholic Poles in the Kremlin of Moscow, the Protestant Swedes in Novgorod, and enormous bands of brigands everywhere.