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Old 09-05-2018, 02:35 PM
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Default Re: What the hell is the origin of this? (18" Crescent)

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Originally Posted by Gilnar View Post
The iconic domes of Kremlin in Moscow are supposed to represent the turbans of defeated Turkish sultans. So they are deliberately kinda middle-eastern, even though Russia is a different animal altogether.
Not meaning to throw any flames, but I don't think this is correct. From what I've read the shapes come from religious design and have nothing to do with defeated sultans.

As for the middle eastern influence...everyone from Mongols to Nazis' have invaded, occupied or pillaged the people and countryside of Russia. Their buildings show many different influences.
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Last edited by landofahhs; 09-05-2018 at 02:46 PM. Reason: addressing a point I missed and spelling
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