Первый слайд презентации: A place in Russia, that I love
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Red Square - the main square in Moscow, located in the center of the radial-circular layout of the city between Moscow Kremlin (to the west) and China Town (to the east). From the square to the Moscow River is receding Vasilevsky descent. Vehicular traffic on the area has been banned since 1974. Also operates an unofficial ban on the movement of bicycles. The total length of Red Square - 330 meters, width - 70 meters, the area of 23 100 m ².
Until 1924 part of the modern Red Square, which lies south of the Spassky Gate, called и Vasilievskaya area. Former names - Intercession and Trinity Square area. This part of the Red Square to the early XX century was densely built up. In Soviet times, its area was increased at the expense of demolition. May 28, 1987 German athlete pilot Mathias Rust, made an unauthorized flight from Helsinki to Moscow and landed in Red Square. More precisely, the landing itself actually took place on a bridge across the Moscow River, after which the aircraft drove almost to St. Basil's Cathedral is on the chassis, and stopped there.