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Old 19 May 2017, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Beachlife! View Post
It's not just a church, it's St Basil's which is in Red square.
Yes, it's clearly St. Basil's! I can see why they picked it, rather than any building of the actual Kremlin, as a symbol of Russia though.

The actual buildings of the Kremlin aren't nearly so well-known, apart from the big wall, and the standard photo of "The Kremlin" seems to be a photo of Red Square, with the Kremlin along one side but St. Basil's looking far more distinctive in the background, so there must be a lot of people who think it is part of the Kremlin.
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Old 19 May 2017, 01:27 PM
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For a long time in my youth, I thought St. Basil's was the Kremlin.
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Old 19 May 2017, 02:21 PM
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To be fair, the US Capitol building does look a lot like St Paul's cathedral, so not too odd that we'd think a church was a capitol building.
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Old 19 May 2017, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by ganzfeld View Post
I guess it's not a meme that annoys me but a reaction to a meme that triggers the nitpick reflex. Time magazine made a cover of the White House "transforming into the Kremlin" or, as some are putting it, "a Kremlin-like building". People don't know what the Kremlin looks like. That's a church. The Kremlin doesn't look much like it at all. Not that I'll be the first to point this out but, gee.
Does Time refer to it as Kremlin-like? I ask because St. Basil's is a well-established symbol of Russia. (Synecdoche). I would take the visual of the Time cover to mean that the White House is being taken over by Russia, or transformed into something Russian. I guess I'm just asking for clarification--the thing that annoys you is the inaccurate descriptions of the picture, which are from people who are not from Time?
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