Zero Kilometer of Moscow - Russia

Zero Kilometer of Moscow - Russia

Zero Kilometer of Moscow - Russia
Zero Kilometer of Moscow - Russia


Many capitals have a sign that marks the beginning of all roads in the country. Almost everywhere, the zero kilometer is counted from the main post office or telegraph office. True, there are exceptions when the "beginning of beginnings" is marked with a tablet, a sign on the ground or a stele. The Moscow zero kilometer is located in the very center at the Resurrection Gate in the passage connecting Manezhnaya Square with Red Square.

The sign, installed in 1995 by sculptor A. Rukavishnikov, consists of several bronze plates. The zero kilometer is made in the form of a square with a circle inscribed in it, along the circumference of which the corresponding inscription is placed.

The square is divided into 4 parts, indicating the cardinal points. Each of them bears relief images of characteristic animals. For the north, these are owl, deer and fur seal; for the west - wood grouse, bison and already; for the south - dolphin, mountain sheep and eagle; for the east - toucan, cobra and tiger.

There are always many tourists near the zero kilometer and, of course, they all perform various rituals. For example, they throw a coin. Moreover, this should be done in a special way: you should stand on one foot in the center of the sign, turn to face the Iverskaya chapel and, having made a wish, run the coin with your left hand over your left shoulder so that it does not roll out of the “square” border of the zero kilometer.

Practical Information


Address: Moscow, pr-d Voskresenskie Vorota.

The nearest metro station is Teatralnaya.

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