- the executive branch of the government of Russia or of the Soviet Union, especially in regard to its foreign affairs.
- the citadel of Moscow, including within its walls the chief offices of the Russian and, formerly, of the Soviet government.
Origin of Kremlin
Examples from the Web for kremlin
The inauguration had to be held in the fortified Kremlin, surrounded by an eerily quiet city.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Tuesday, two senior Kremlin officials, Vladimir Avdeyenko and Boris Rapoport, quit their jobs.
Now the Kremlin will assign more loyal people to rule the region, mostly military leaders.
The Kremlin likes to portray these as sinister Western conspiracies.
The Kremlin is far away—almost 1,000 kilometers away, in fact.
When the French approached the Kremlin they were saluted by a discharge of musketry.Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)|Charles Morris
Then, with his head uncovered, and walking by the side of her carriage, he conducted her to the city and to the Kremlin.
The Boiars form an imperial council and rule in the Kremlin.Demetrius|Friedrich Schiller
The troops, accompanied by ecclesiastics who bore the banners of the cross, passed out at the gate of the Kremlin.
Several were sabered, and the Kremlin was relieved of their presence.
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Word Origin for kremlin
British Dictionary definitions for kremlin (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for kremlin
1660s, Cremelena, from Old Russian kremlinu, later kremlin (1796), from kreml' "citadel, fortress," perhaps of Tartar origin. Originally the citadel of any Russian city, now especially the one in Moscow. Used metonymically for "government of the U.S.S.R." from 1933. The modern form of the word in English might be via French.