Gems of Russia: Astrakhan Kremlin

The construction of the Astrakhan Kremlin began in 1587. The walls of the Astrakhan Kremlin were equipped with prongs the slots of which allowed to fire from handguns against enemies. In 1974 the Astrakhan Kremlin became a museum and in 1980 became part of the Astrakhan State United Historical-Architectural Museum-Reserve. Nowadays citizens and tourists of Astrakhan have the access to museum exhibits of the lifestyle of the Astrakhan Garrison