Kremlin Krem"lin, n. [Russ. kremle.] 1. The citadel of a town or city; especially, the citadel of Moscow, a large inclosure which contains imperial palaces, cathedrals, churches, an arsenal, etc. [Russia]

2. Hence: The government of Russia (or, 1920-1992, of the Soviet Union). [metonymical] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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