A walk around the Moscow Kremlin 1.0 review

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A Walk Around the Moscow Kremlin.

License: Shareware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 11K
Developer: iMediaTour, Ltd.
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Price: $14.00
Updated: 21 Apr 2005
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A Walk Around the Moscow Kremlin. A tour including a panoramic walk and beautiful illustrations depicting different stages of the Kremlin's development: from a village to the national museum. The Moscow Kremlin is on the UNESCO's list of the world cultural heritage. We would like to propose you to make a trip to the capital of unpredictable but wonderful Russia. Moscow is one of the most beautiful and amazing cities of the world.

It is an ancient Russian city which during the ages has accumulated a great number of historical, cultural and artistic values that became a component part of its architectural outlook and defined its unique traditional features. For hundreds of years Moscow has been fulfilling the role of the center of the Russian national culture.

Moscow is the museum in the open air. The historical and cultural museum The Moscow Kremlin is the main pearl in the necklace of Moscow's ancient historical monuments and museums. The Moscow Kremlin is the symbol of the Russian statehood, one of the biggest architectural ensembles of the world, the biggest world museum, and the richest treasury of historical relics and cultural monuments.

The Kremlin is the heart of Moscow, as well as the heart of Russia. The unity, completeness and beauty of the Kremlin's ensemble singles it out from the best architectural monuments of the world. It was eight hundred years ago when the city of Moscow originated on the Kremlin's place and then spread out around it.

A multimedia program "A Walk Around the Moscow Kremlin" consists of 51 panoramas, 190 illustrations, a slide-show, 51 well illustrated historical articles including interesting facts from the life of the Kremlin's inhabitants starting from the XIIth century, and 10 unique musical compositions. The trip to Russia has never been so easy and fascinating! Welcome to Russia!

Here are some key features of "A walk around the Moscow Kremlin":
50 well illustrated articles including historical facts, information from chronicles, legends and myths about the life of the Kremlin's inhabitants beginning from the XIIth century;
51 panoramas including three unique ones dated by 1850, 1867, and 1912.
Bright colorful panoramas of the most popular tourist places create a impression of a holiday walk. Every panorama is accompanied by an illustrated article presenting the events related to the objects depicted on the panorama;
A slide-show consisting of 56 high quality photographs;
190 illustrations including the pictures of the Russian and foreign artists demonstrating the stages of the Kremlin's development: from a village to a strong and mighty fortress and residence of Russian tsars and emperors;
A user-friendly 3D-map of the Kremlin. A walk can be performed following the panorama-spots indicated on the map, as well as following the “hot spots” inside the panoramas. If you make a walk following the “hot spots” inside the panoramas, the map makes turns letting you see the place of your location;
10 unique musical pieces specially composed for the tour. The music composed based on the Russian folk melodies accompanies all the Walk's articles. Every segment of the panoramic walk has its own musical theme (Red Square, Alexander Garden, Kremlin Embankment, etc.). The panoramas inside the Kremlin Cathedrals are accompanied by the real church singing.

Full functional version.
Demonstration sessions - 3 sessions, 3 minutes each.

Macintosh PowerPC
Mac OS X 10.2 or later.
256 MB of RAM – more for better performance.
Display size: 800 x 600 minimum.
Display colors: High color (16 bit) minimum, True color (24 or 32 bit) recommended.
About 72 MB of free disk space to install the program.
QuickTime 6.0 or higher strongly recommended (you only need the free version).
Mouse device recommended.

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