". A second fortified wall guarding the main gates from the inside and called the "zakhab" was built near the Pershi wall.
Perhaps due to its position inside the gates were called "Dark".
The Persi wall combined two towers with two traps - or so-called "zakhabs" of the Great or Dark Gates and Smerdy - for people of low origin.
The road turned slightly uphill from the gates leading into the Krom and the interior of the Krom gradually came into view. By contrast with the narrow passageway of the "zakhab" the impression: inside was magnificent - and this is the effect the architects aimed to create.
At time went on, architectural ensembles of the land of Pskov were exposed to decay and ruin and to later alterations. Nowadays they all under state protection. Many of them have been raised out of ruin, carefully restored out of ruin, carefully restored, and are now an attraction for numerous tourists.