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View down a grand hall, lined with red carpet and illuminated with huge chandeliers.

"Each chandelier weighs a ton, the ceiling rises to a point fifty-eight feet above the parquet floor, the walls are sixty-eight feet apart and one end of the room lies two hundred feet away from the other. In every way the Great Hall of St. George the Victorious, in the Grand Kremlin Palace, is an impressive architectural accomplishment. [Moscow, 1956.]" The Kremlin, p. 168.