TODAY | February 13, 2014
>>> miles north of here is the giant fortress known as the kremlin . the kremlin is also the store house for russian riches. keir simmons is back with more. good morning to you.
>> reporter: good morning again. weep showed you yesterday how the kremlin is a fortress that towers over moscow. prepare yourself for the details of the smallest of treasures. the kremlin , a treasure house of wealth and riches. we had unique access to this fabulous palace, the fabulous faberge eggs . only 50 ever made, only 42 still survived. given by the czar to his family on easter, every egg had a gift inside, intricately detailed. some feature portraits of russia 's last royals, the romanovs. the eggs are worth millions each, a miniature monument to russia 's past.
>> this is a clock.
>> so we have 5 past 2.
>> i'm not sure it has been wound up properly.
>> and some of the kremlin 's treasures are actually alive.
>> once the sport of czars, falconry is still practiced here.
>> no tv crew outside of russia has been given the chance to do that. imagine czars holding a bird just like this in these surroundings. they are just majestic.
>> it takes 3,000 light bulbs to illuminate one room. and imagine how it could feel to sit on one of these golden throwns, one of the most opulent in the world.
>> and this was made especially for katherine the great.
>> she was a woman and she likes diamonds. that's an answer that has continued through the century. i have to tell you, i am so grateful my wife isn't here. i would never be able to buy her a present again.
>> reporter: earrings so heavy they had to be looped over the years, jewels too expensive to be valued and a reminder that for centuries russians have loved their bling. and it was really special to be given the keys to the kremlin , if just for a little while.
>> keir, thank you so much.