Moscow

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Clockwise from top left: Cathedral of Christ the Saviour; Spasskaya Tower of the Moscow Kremlin; MIBC; Red Square; Bolshoi Theatre; and Moscow State University.
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Flag of Moscow
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Coat of arms of Moscow
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Historic city centre

History

Prehistory

Early history (1147–1283)

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The principality on the northeastern periphery of Kievan Rus', Vladimir-Suzdal, grew into the Grand Duchy of Moscow

Grand Duchy (1283–1547)

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Spassky Cathedral, 1357 (the oldest extant building in Moscow)
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Spasskaya Tower was built in 1491
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Ivan III

Tsardom (1547–1721)

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View of 17th-century Moscow (1922 drawing by Apollinary Vasnetsov)

Empire (1721–1917)

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A panoramic view of Moscow in 1867. (Image with notes).
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The coat of arms of Moscow Governorate.
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Moskva riverside in the 19th century.
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Book shops at the Spassky bridge. By Apollinary Vasnetsov
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French invasion of Russia in 1812, Fire of Moscow, painting by A.F. Smirnov 1813

Soviet era (1917–1991)

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Plan of Moscow, 1917
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December 1941. Fresh forces going to the front from Moscow.
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Kalininsky Prospekt in New Arbat Avenue, built in 1968.
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Soviet poster, issued on the 800th anniversary of Moscow. The inscription reads: "Glory to you, invincible Moscow, beauty and pride of the Russian people".

Recent history (1991 to present)

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VDNKh, In current times

Geography and climate

Location

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Satellite image of Moscow and suburbs
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Moscow aerial view

Time

Climate

Climate changes

Demographics

Population

Religion

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Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, demolished during the Soviet period, was reconstructed during 1990–2000
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A preserved part of the original Christ the Saviour Cathedral

Religious statistics

Cityscape

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View from the Central Children's Store on Lubyanka Square

Architecture

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Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, the masterpiece of Russian architecture
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Red Square, painting by Fedor Alekseev, 1801
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Ostankino Tower, the tallest freestanding structure in Europe and 8th tallest in the world

Parks and landmarks

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Ascension church in Kolomenskoye, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Victory Park on Poklonnaya Hill

Moscow rings

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The concentric and outward spanning roads of Moscow, as viewed from the International Space Station

Life and culture

Overview

Sports

Football Clubs

Entertainment

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Fountain in Moscow's Square of Europe

Politics

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View from the Seven Sisters in Kudrinskaya Square. The mayor's highrise office (the former Comecon headquarters) is to the left, the Russian government building to the right

Executive

Moscow City Duma

Administrative divisions

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Administrative okrugs of Moscow: 1. Central 2. Northern 3. North-Eastern 4. Eastern 5. South-Eastern 6. Southern 7. South-Western 8. Western 9. North-Western 10. Zelenogradsky 11. Novomoskovsky 12. Troitsky

Economy

Overview

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MIBC, one of the largest financial centres in Europe
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World Trade Center in Moscow

Industry

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The OKB Sukhoi aircraft design bureau is based in Moscow

Living costs

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Triumph Palace, tallest apartment building in Europe.

Science and education

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Entrance to the Moscow Conservatory

Transportation

Air

Water

Railway

Metro

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Moscow Metro route map, 2017, with planned stations

Moscow Central Circle

Bus and trolleybus

Monorail

Tram

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KTM-19K

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VarioLF

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KTM 71-630

Taxi

Roads

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Traffic congestion

Future development

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OKO

Media

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RIA Novosti headquarters in Moscow

Newspapers

TV and radio

Famous people

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Alexander Pushkin, the founder of modern Russian literature
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky was born in Moscow in 1821
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Alexander Suvorov was born in Moscow in 1730

International relations

Twin towns and sister cities

Cooperation agreements

Former twin towns and sister cities

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