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    Tsar Cannon

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Mar 13, 2015

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    The Tsar Cannon is an interesting specimen of sixteenth - century foundry work. It was cast of bronze in 1586 by the Russian master Andrei Shchokhov. Itweighs nearly 40 tons and has a barrel 5.34 m (17 ft) long and a bore of 890 mm (35 in). This is the largest bore of any cannon in the world. Its ornate carriage and the cannon balls lined up near it are decorative and were cast of pig-iron in 1835 at the Berd works in St.Petersburg. The cannon balls weigh a ton each.

    You can watch my 4 min 24 sec Video Moscow Kremlin Arsenal and Ivanovskaya Square out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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    Tsar Cannon

    by kris-t Updated Jul 29, 2012

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    The Tsar Cannon is an interesting specimen of 16-th century foundry work. It was cast of bronze in 1586 by the Russian master Andrei Shchokhov.

    It weighs nearly 40 tons and has a barrel 5.34 m (17 ft) long and a bore of 890 mm (35 in). This is the largest bore of any cannon in the world.

    Its ornate carriage and the cannon balls lined up near it are decorative and were cast of pig-iron in 1835 at the Berd works in St.Petersburg. The cannon balls weigh a ton each.

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    Tsar Cannon

    by Mikebb Updated Jan 5, 2011

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    Walking around the Kremlin buildings we came to the Czar Cannon, a huge 5 metre cannon with huge cannon balls weighing around 1,000kg each. The Czar Cannon was built in 1586, but was never fired in anger.

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    The Tzar Cannon

    by vichatherly Updated Aug 26, 2008

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    The cannon is within the walls of the Moscow Kremlin next to the Tsar bell, which is similarly massive and the largest bell in the world, but it has never been rung. The cannon was last restored in 1980

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    The Tsar Canon

    by MikeAtSea Written Apr 7, 2008

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    The impressive bronze Tsar Cannon is one of the largest canons ever made and was cast in 1586 by the foundry man Andrei Chokhov. The canon is 5.34 meters long, weighs an impressive 40 tons and has an incredible caliber of 890 mm. It was originally created with the purpose of defending the Kremlin's Savior Gate, which leads to Red Square, but the canon was never actually fired and has remained on display in the Kremlin as a fine example of Russian workmanship ever since.

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    Tsar Cannon

    by aukahkay Written Jul 2, 2006

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    The impressive bronze Tsar Cannon is one of the largest canons ever made and was cast in 1586. The canon is 5.3 meters long, weighs 40 tons and has an incredible caliber of 890 mm. It was originally created with the purpose of defending the Kremlin's Savior Gate, which leads to Red Square, but the canon was never actually fired and has remained on display in the Kremlin as a fine example of Russian workmanship ever since. Its bronze barrel bears a relief of Ivan the Terrible's son, Fyodor.

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    Tsar Cannon

    by luiggi Written Nov 20, 2004

    The impressive bronze Tsar Cannon is one of the largest canons ever made and was cast in 1586 by the foundry man Andrei Chokhov. The canon is 5.34 meters long, weighs an impressive 40 tons and has an incredible caliber of 890 mm. It was originally created with the purpose of defending the Kremlin's Savior Gate, which leads to Red Square, but the canon was never actually fired and has remained on display in the Kremlin as a fine example of Russian workmanship ever since.

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    The Tsar Cannon inside the Kremlin

    by easyoar Written Nov 7, 2004

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    This cannon is massive, and is one of the largest ever made. It weighs 40 tons, and the barrel is over 5 metres long. Its original purpose was to defend the Saviours Gate of the Kremlin, but it has never been fired.

    The large cannonballs in front of it are purely ornamental (you'd probably need a crane to load them!). The cannon was intended to only fire stone shot.

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    Kremlin - Tsar Cannon

    by don_kam Written Jan 10, 2004

    This cannon was cast in 1586 by the blacksmith Ivan Chokhov for Fyodor I.

    You can see Fyodor's potrait on the barrel.

    Though this cannon weighs around 40 tonnes, its bore walls are still too thin for doing any shooting!!

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    Tsar Cannon

    by SirRichard Written Jan 12, 2003

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    Inside the Kremlin you can find this huuuge cannon built in 1586 and never used.
    It's the largest cannon in the world, sixteen feet long, weighing 85,000 pounds.
    But if you think this is big, wait to see the bell next to it...

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    Tsar Cannon

    by mvtouring Written May 26, 2004

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    Built in 1586 by gunsmith Andrey Chokhov, this cannon never fired one shot. It was built for war efforts, but the cannon balls were too heavy to be fired, it did however deter the enemy

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    Tsar Cannon

    by Canadienne Updated Oct 15, 2003

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    The Tsar Cannon (1586), sister to the Tsar Bell, is over five metres long and each of its accompanying cannonballs weigh a tonne on their own.

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