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Bernd 11/25/2019 (Mon) 19:00:39 [Preview] No. 32625
>Moscow set on fire
>most of its important landmarks somehow survive unscathed
Why didn't the Kremlin burn down? Why didn't St. Basil's cathedral burn down?

Bernd 11/25/2019 (Mon) 20:40:02 [Preview] No.32627 del
I assume while the rest of Moscow was crammed with buildings they might stood in a fair distance from the Kremlin. So it couldn't spread onto it.
Also many fires were lit and accidentally they very well could have countered each other at places.
The fire of Rome - Nero's - happened the other way around. The original fire, they wanted to stop it's spreading by igniting back fires. But the plan backfired and they accidentally the whole city.

Bernd 11/25/2019 (Mon) 21:02:19 [Preview] No.32628 del
Kremlin was hit by fire multiple times before and rebuilt. In 1704, after big fire, Peter I forbid construction of wooden buildings inside Kremlin. Stone buildings survive fires better, but even them aren't ideal, so in 1737 another fire severely ruined Kremlin (even bells fell from towers).

>somehow survive unscathed

Why do you think so? Kremlin also experienced some devastation in 1812, especially considering that French used explosives to destroy some walls. Stone buildings and distance between walls and other city prevented heavy destruction from fire (it also had a moat at one side and river at other), but it still happened. Then it was repaired, and repairs finished in 1836.

Bernd 11/26/2019 (Tue) 16:55:52 [Preview] No.32642 del
According to Wikipee arson happened inside Kremlin too. I guess that was put out by Napper's soldiers.

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