in Russia, the citadel of a city
Origin of kremlinFrench from Russian kreml'
- the citadel of Moscow, in which some government offices of the Soviet Union were located: it now contains some offices of the Russian government
- the government of the Soviet Union or, now, Russia
- The citadel of Moscow, housing the offices of the Russian government and formerly those of the Soviet government. The outer walls of the compound date to the 1400s.
- The government of Russia and formerly that of the Soviet Union.
- kremlin The citadel of a Russian city.
Origin of KremlinObsolete German Kremelin from Old Russian kremlĭnŭ separate from kremlĭ a separate place, citadel
- (architecture, Russian architecture) A fortified, central complex found in various Russian cities.
Ultimately from Old East Slavic кремль (kremlĭ).
Special use of kremlin.