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Dear Augustine in the Moscow Kremlin

Moskva Kremlo Rusio
The most famous of the towers of the Moscow Kremlin, The Spasskaya, has seen many clockworks in its history. In 1737, after a fire at the Spasskaya and Trinity Towers, the watch was seriously damaged. The new clock was installed only in 1767 by decree of Empress Catherine II, when a giant English-made watch mechanism was found in the Kremlin’s The Palace of the Facets. No one remembered how he got there, but it was decided to install it on the Spasskaya Tower.

Moskva Kremlo Rusio

It was installed by a German watchmaker, and it lasted for three years, ending at the end of 1770. And then suddenly it turned out that the clock on the tower played the melody “Oh, my dear Augustin” (Oh du lieber Augustin) and it lasted for about one year. It was the first time in the history of Russia when the clock on the tower would play a foreign tune.

Now the clock on the Spasskaya Tower plays the Russian anthem:

Se vi trovis eraron, elektu ĝin kaj premu Shift + EnterKlaku ĉi tie! por sciigi nin.



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