The Moscow Kremlin, often referred to as simply The Kremlin, is a historic fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, Russia, overlooking the Moskva River (to the south), Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square (to the east) and the Alexander Garden (to the west). It is the best known of kremlins (Russian citadels) and includes four palaces, four cathedrals and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of Russia.
The name "Kremlin" is often used to reference the government of the Soviet Union, and for the present Russian Federation.
The Soviet Union was ruled from the Kremlin. During his term as General Secretary, Vyacheslav Molotov maintained a separate room in the Kremlin for meeting with the ambassador of the Race, and changed his clothes after each such meeting, fearful that the Lizard had placed an imperceptible listening device on Molotov's person.
In 1963, NKVD chief Lavrenty Beria was gunned down in Molotov's Kremlin office by Marshal Georgy Zhukov, after Beria had kidnapped Molotov and sought to make himself the Soviet Union's ruler by force. It was only by the grace of Zhukov, head of the mighty Red Army, that Molotov was restored to power.