Moscow is the capital and largest city of Russia. The city stands on the Moskva River in Central Russia. Originally established in 1147, Moscow grew to become a prosperous and powerful city. It is the largest city by land area on the European continent, and the northernmost and coldest megacity in the world.
About Moscow, Russia in brief
Moscow is the capital and largest city of Russia. The city stands on the Moskva River in Central Russia. Originally established in 1147, Moscow grew to become a prosperous and powerful city that served as the capital of the Grand Duchy that bears its namesake. Moscow is home to the tallest free-standing structure in Europe, the Ostankino Tower, and was the host city of the 1980 Summer Olympics, and one of the host cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The name of the city is thought to be derived from the name. of the MosKva River, which might signify a wet river at a marshland or in many Slavic countries is a dip in the water. The Moscow International Business Center is one of largest financial centres of Europe and the world, and features some of Europe’s tallest skyscrapers. Muscovites enjoy public digital services more than anywhere else in Europe and have the best e-government services in the world. Moscow has the third-highest number of billionaires of any city in the World, and has the highest number of millionaires in Europe. It is the largest city by land area on the European continent, and the northernmost and coldest megacity in the. world, with over 40 percent of its territory covered by greenery. Moscow serves as the home of numerous Russian artists, scientists, and sports figures due to the presence of its various museums, academic and political institutions and theatres. The Russian capital is also home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and is well known for its display of Russian architecture, particularly its historic Red Square, and buildings such as the Saint Basil’s Cathedral and the Moscow Kremlin, of which the latter serve as the seat of power of the Government of Russia and the Russian SFSR.
Moscow is the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics and 2014 Winter Paralympics, as well as several other major international sporting events, including the Euro 2016 Games and the 2016 Winter Olympics. It has one of world’s largest urban economies and is the most expensive city in Europe to live in. It also has the largest electric bus fleet in Europe,. the largest fleet of carsharing vehicles in theworld, and most notably the Moscow Metro, the busiest metro system in. Europe, and a comprehensive transit network, which includes four international airports, nine railway terminals, a tram system, a monorail system and the largest rapid transit system in the country. It was the hosting city for the 2010 Winter Olympics, which was the first time the Winter Games had been held in such a large city. It is also the home to many Russian companies in numerous industries, and serves as a hub for the Russian economy, with many of them based in the city of St. Petersburg. The capital of Russia, Moscow was the political and economic center for most of the Tsardom of Russia until the Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union. It remains the capital city of today’s Russian Federation and the newly established Russian Federation. The population of Moscow is estimated at 12.4 million.
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