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Friday 14 Oct 2011: Red Square = Beautiful Square
The name of Red Square in Moscow does not derive from the colours of the surrounding buildings or communism, but from the Russian name for the square: Красная площадь (Krasnaya ploshchad), where Красная can mean either "red" or "beautiful" in 17th century Russian, which was when the square got its present name.

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