to show other nations a symbol of Russian power
There are 27 cities in Russia that have a Kremlin. The word means literally "fortified town center". The Moscow Kremlin - the final stone version - was built under Czar Ivan III at the end of the 15th century, designed and built by Italians.
Ivan the Great was a Grand Prince of Moscow.
Moscow is built around the Moscow Kremlin, which was a fortified city for the Grand Duchy of Moscow built in 1331. There had been people living in the area since the 2nd century B.C. Ivan III organised the reconstruction of the Kremlin. When Peter the Great took power, he chose to leave the Kremlin behind because it had been held by the Polish for two years from September 21, 1610 and to October 26, 1612. The Moscow uprising of 1682, put Peter the Great at risk so he moved his capital to St. Petersburg. Catherine the Great came back to Moscow. She starts the process of rebuilding the Kremlin but money ran out. Napoleon invaded Russia in 1812. Napoleon ordered the Kremlin to be blown up. After the French left, the Kremlin needed to be rebuilt. Nicholas I rebuilt the palace in 1839-49. Moscow changed again with the Russian Revolution. Vladimir Lenin and Josef Stalin removed Tsarist relics. A tomb was built here for Lenin. A helicopter pad was built for Russian officials to avoid traffic.
His father was Grand Prince Vasili III of Moscow his mother was Elena Glinskaya
Early Russian rulers, esp. Ivan III (the Great) and IV (the Terrible)
Ivan IV, the Terrible, was the grandson of Ivan III, the Great.
Ivan III Vasilevich was called Ivan the Great because he tripled the territory of his state, renovated the Kremlin in Moscow, laid the foundations of the Russian State that became a huge Empire, and was had one of the longest reign of any Russian ruler, 43 years.
Ivan III of Moscow finally broke Mongol rule over Russia in 1480
No, his father was Vasili III
Ivan III centralized power by taking advantage of the growing imperial temperaments of the land after the fall of Constantinople, when many began regarding the Grand Princes of Moscow as successors to the Byzantine emperors.
Ivan III is the son of Ivan the VI. ((go to Wikipedia.com for more information))
Ivan III of Russia was born on January 22, 1440.