The Tsar Bell, Kremlin, Moscow
The bell was commissioned by Empress Anna Ivanovna, niece of Peter the Great. It is now located between the Ivan the Great Bell Tower and the Kremlin Wall. Made of bronze, the bell was broken during casting and has never been rung. The bell is currently the largest bell in the world, weighing 201,924 kilograms (445,170 lb), with a height of 6.14 meters (20.1 ft) and diameter of 6.6 meters (22 ft), and thickness of up to 61 cm (24 in). The broken piece weighs 11,500 kilograms (25,000 lb). The bell is decorated with relief images of baroque angels, plants, oval medallions with saints, and nearly life-size images of Empress Anna and Tsar Alexey, who was reigning at the time the previous Tsar Bell was cast.