Is this Russian tourist spot HAUNTED?!


hey everyone welcome back to my channel
for the first video of 2020 happy new year
I hope you guys all had a great new year I was sick but that’s okay I am back and
ready to make some hopefully good videos in 2020 so Russia is a country that’s
been in the news quite a bit lately at one point a year or two ago it seemed
like you couldn’t even go a day without hearing words like Russia gate or
collusion but that’s not what we’re here to talk about the Kremlin has been the
seat of Russian government for centuries but some of its former
residents may have never left let’s check out the hauntings
at the Kremlin so in order to do this as efficiently as possible I’m gonna have
to give a brief overview of the history of the Kremlin and Russia in general if
you’re not a history person I’m so sorry I’m gonna try and keep it brief and only
go over the details that are important to the hauntings so first off what is
the Kremlin Kremlin comes from the Russian word kreml which means
Citadel or fortress the Kremlin is an area in central Moscow which is of
course Russia’s capital city the term is often used generally to refer to the
government buildings in Russia which are there but there’s a lot more there too
including churches a bell tower palaces museums and offices the first building
in the area was a fortress built in the 1100s by Yuri Dolgoruky by the way
Russian is not my strong suit so I might butcher some of these pronunciations but
I’m gonna do my best so please bear with me
walls towers and two churches followed in the 1300s but it wasn’t until the
reign of Ivan the great that the Kremlin really began to grow by the time Ivan
the great or Ivan the 3rd was born grand Prince’s in the area had been warring
and feuding for decades in fact Ivan himself was born right in the middle of
a civil war he ruled as Grand Prince of Moscow from 1462 until his death and
1505 and he’s often credited with laying the foundations for a centralized
russian state by the time ivan actually took the throne all of the warring and
feuding had caused the Kremlin to fall into decay he rebuilt a lot of the
buildings that were already there and added even more new ones a lot of them
are now famous such as the ivan the great bell tower can’t imagine where he
got that name from he was also responsible for the construction of the
Cathedral of Assumption built to be the Kremlin’s main church and terem palace
which was the royal residence and now serves as home of the russian president but the history of Russia much like a
lot of countries wasn’t all sunshine and roses upon the death of Ivan the great
in 1505 his son Prince Vasily the third took the throne he died in 1533 leaving
the throne to his three year old son Ivan the fourth Yelena Glinskaya Prince
Vasily’s wife and Ivan’s mother ruled in his place until her death in 1538 Ivan
was 8 years old at the time and didn’t officially take over the role as Grand
Prince until 1547 at the age of 16 he also became Russia’s first Tsar which is
basically their version of emperors a tradition that would continue for about
400 more years more on that later during his reign or maybe even before
Ivan the fourth earned the nickname Ivan the Terrible and from everything I’ve
read it was pretty well deserved after his first wife’s death in 1560 Ivan went
into a deep depression became paranoid and it became convinced that she had
been murdered he left Russia and threatened to renounce his title as Tsar
he eventually agreed to return but only if he was given complete control of the
region surrounding Moscow as well as to be allowed to execute traitors and
confiscate the property of other criminals Ivan was also known for fits
of rage one of which caused the death of his own son and heir in 1581 he also
caused his pregnant daughter-in-law to miscarry by kicking her in the stomach
he would plunder cities or get other people to do it on his behalf and would
often kill the citizens just because he could his victims severed heads would
often be thrown at the feet of their families anyone who stood in his way was
kidnapped or killed the wives and children of the members of his court
were often killed in his palace which is still in the Kremlin today he’s also
said to have blinded the builders of the famous st. Basil’s Cathedral because he
didn’t want them to be able to build anything that beautiful
again however it’s not true if this is a real thing or just a legend over the
course of his reign Ivan the Terrible is thought to be responsible for the deaths
of 450,000 people Ivan died in a 1584 and was buried
within the Kremlin at the Cathedral of Saint Michael the Archangel he was
succeeded on the throne by his son Fyodor but fear were proved to not be
a very good ruler either after Fyodor’s death in 1598 a
political crisis called the Time of Troubles began this would eventually
lead to the start of the Romanov dynasty in 1613 so let’s skip ahead about 300 years to
the early 1900s once again Russia was in the midst of
political turmoil people weren’t too happy with imperial rule in Russia which
had become one of the most impoverished countries in Europe food shortages had
led to strikes among industrial workers and a new political party called the
Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin believed that the country should be
controlled by the peasants and workers this is a gross oversimplification of
what they believed but we’re here to talk about ghosts and not politics and
we will get to the ghosts I promise long story short tsar nicholas ii and
his entire family were killed in 1917 bringing an end to the over 300 year
Romanov dynasty in 1923 the Bolsheviks who would later
become known as the Communist Party took over the country which then became known
as the Soviet Union the world’s first communist state in 1918 Lenin had
survived an assassination attempt doctors operated and were able to
recover the bullet he’d been shot with but after the operation he became ill
and he was left partially paralyzed and unable to speak he did make a partial
recovery but his health continued to go up and down until his death in 1924
Lenin was famously embalmed and buried in a mausoleum in Red Square which is
adjacent to the Kremlin Lenin’s body is still on display today and his tomb is a
pretty big tourist attraction with a decent amount of upkeep his body has for
the most part managed to maintain its appearance and look relatively the same
as it did when he died almost 100 years ago can you really believe it’s been
that long it seriously seems like the year 2000
ended like yesterday or maybe I’m just old after Lenin’s death a power struggle
began in the Soviet Union and in 1929 leadership went to an administrator in
the Communist Party Joseph Stalin another name you’ve almost certainly
heard before Stalin was notoriously horrible he wanted control of the farms
in the country because he thought that would help him gain control of the
economy of course the farmers weren’t too thrilled about handing over their
livelihoods to him but any who stood in his way were killed or exiled this also
led to famine across the country and millions of people died
Stalin’s practices also weakened the Soviet Army during World War two which
made it easier for the Germans to invade though they were driven out later on he
also killed people he believed to be political threats more on that later as
well he is estimated to be responsible for the deaths of 20 million people
during his rule a number that makes Ivan the terrible’s reign
look like nothing Stalin’s rule ended when he died in 1953 he was embalmed
like lenin and originally buried in Lenin’s Mausoleum
his body was later moved and is now buried in the Kremlin walls the Soviet Union collapsed on New Year’s
Eve of 1991 Boris Yeltsin took over as president and remained there until he
resigned in 1999 and handed over power to Vladimir Putin Putin left office in
2008 but was re-elected in 2012 and of course he is still Russia’s president
today and at least my house these subjects of many many fart jokes so now
that you know a little bit about Russia’s history at least the history
relevant to this video let’s talk about ghosts there are a lot of people buried
at the Kremlin and a lot of people who died there some of these people have
reportedly been spotted wandering the grounds but nobody really knows their
names the three main people who are said to haunt the grounds are Ivan the
Terrible Lenin and Stalin Stalin is supposedly the ghost with the most
sightings but I couldn’t find any specific ones he’s believed to appear
during times of crisis in Russia and it’s said that he wants to reestablish order
the room he’s in is said to get cold when he appears which is pretty common with
ghosts in general people have claimed to see Ivan the Terrible’s shadow and hear his
footsteps as they walked the halls I’m not really sure how they know it’s him
though maybe he has a distinct shadow and walk his ghost is also said to
appear engulfed in flames though again I’m not really sure why
there’s another legend that said Ivan had so-called black books where he
recorded the names of people he tortured or killed as the story goes
Ivan enlisted the help of a monk to put these books together and then buried the
monk alive in the walls with the books so that they could be bound together
forever seems like kind of a dick move to someone who helped you out but this
is Ivan the Terrible we’re talking about you shouldn’t be too shocked but the most
famous ghost story surrounding Ivan the Terrible is his supposed appearance to
tsar nicholas ii and his wife the night before Nicolas’s coronation years later
when Nicolas’s reign and his legacy all went to hell this was seen by
a lot of people as a bad omen so the ghosts we’ve talked about so far
and most ghosts in general have to die in order to appear as you know ghosts
but I guess lenin was a special case because he was supposedly appearing as a
ghost before he even died the first supposed paranormal sighting of lenin
was by a security guard at the Kremlin in 1923 lenin was still alive at this
point but in pretty bad health some sources said he actually walked with a
cane but I couldn’t confirm this when the security guard first saw lenin he
just assumed it was actually him but at the time lenin was actually in gorky a
park about eight miles from the Kremlin depending on what part you go to and how
you get there later on that night when this story came out other witnesses came
forward and said they’d seen lenin at the Kremlin that night as well
what’s more the sickly lenin who had trouble walking was said to have been
walking normally and appeared in pretty good health in general he ended up dying
a few months after this sighting lenin’s ghost has been spotted in various
buildings after his death as well some people believe that lenin will continue
to haunt the Kremlin as long as his body is in his mausoleum in a 2017 survey 58%
of Russians said they thought Lenin’s body should be moved and reburied
elsewhere though 32% of those thought he should be buried in the Kremlin walls
maybe one day his body will be moved but it’s been there for almost a century
so I don’t think that’s going to happen anytime soon
there are smatterings here and there of other ghost stories on the grounds I
read sources that said the area where the Kremlin is today used to be a pagan
healing ground I guess people think the involvement of
pagans contributes to the paranormal activity personally if the Kremlin’s
ghosts are real I think the country’s history of
violence and all of the political turmoil is more than enough to explain
why some ghosts have unfinished business I’ve also read that the grounds are
supposedly haunted by another communist leader named Sergei
Kirov Kirov was assassinated in 1934 and there’s speculation his assassination was
actually ordered by Stalin who saw him as a political threat the source I read
said Kirov was assassinated in the Kremlin but he was actually assassinated
in the communist party headquarters in Leningrad which is now Saint Petersburg
but he is buried at the Kremlin so maybe he’s still hanging around the
last thing I want to mention is UFOs a UFO was sighted over the Kremlin
sometime in the 1800s this strange object stopped moving before a flash of
light lit up the sky another UFO was sighted above the Kremlin in 2009 so
before we go I want to mention this book that I got some of the historical
information from and it’s Moscow history art and architecture by kathleen berton
murrell if that sounds like something you’re interested in i will leave a link
below so that’s just about all I have for you today on the hauntings at the
Kremlin so let me know do you think the Kremlin is really haunted and have you
ever been there or have you ever been to Russia I’ve never been but my parents
have a few times and all the pictures they bring back are absolutely gorgeous
I’m so jealous of anyone who got to see them in person
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thanks so much for watching and have a creepy day bye guys [music]

7 thoughts on “Is this Russian tourist spot HAUNTED?!

  1. Happy new year Mary. We were all sick but it didn't start until boxing day. It was only yesterday that I felt able to housework xxx

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