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Moscow is the capital city and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The Moscow is the capital city and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural and scientific center in Russia and in Eastern Europe.

Flag of Moscow The flag of Moscow, in the Russian Federation, is a dark Flag of Moscow The flag of Moscow, in the Russian Federation, is a dark red banner of arms charged as the arms of the city in the centre. It displays Saint George wearing armor and a blue cape with a golden lance in his right hand riding on a silver horse. He is shown stabbing a dragon with the lance.

Coat of Arms The coat of arms of Moscow depicts a horseman with a Coat of Arms The coat of arms of Moscow depicts a horseman with a spear in his hand slaying a basilisk and is identified with Saint George and the Dragon. The heraldic emblem of Moscow has been an integral part of the coat of arms of Russia since the 16 th century.

Moscow is situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of European Moscow is situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of European Russia making it the world's most populated inland city. The city is well known for its unique architecture which consists of many different historic buildings such as Saint Basil's Cathedral with its brightly colored domes.

Saint Basil's Cathedral Saint Basil's Cathedral

Over time, Moscow has acquired a number of nicknames: • The Third Rome, • Over time, Moscow has acquired a number of nicknames: • The Third Rome, • The Whitestone One, • The First Throne. The demonym for a Moscow resident is "москвич" (moskvitch), rendered in English as Muscovite.

Prince Yuri Dolgorukiy Moscow was founded in about 1156 by Prince Yuri Dolgorukiy of Prince Yuri Dolgorukiy Moscow was founded in about 1156 by Prince Yuri Dolgorukiy of Rostov, who ordered the construction of a wooden wall, the Kremlin, to surround the city.

Memorial to Juri Dolgoruky Memorial to Juri Dolgoruky

Moscow is a big cultural and tourist centre of the world. Moscow is also Moscow is a big cultural and tourist centre of the world. Moscow is also the heart of the Russian performing arts, including ballet and film. There are 93 theaters, 132 cinemas and 24 concert halls in Moscow. Among Moscow’s many theaters and ballet studios is the Bolshoi Theatre and the Malyi Theatre as well as Vakhtangov Theatre and Moscow Art Theatre.

The Bolshoy Theatre The Bolshoy Theatre

The Maly Theatre The Maly Theatre

Vakhtangov Theatre Vakhtangov Theatre

Moscow Art Theatre Moscow Art Theatre

Yuri Dolgorukiy One of the most notable art museums in Moscow is the Tretyakov Yuri Dolgorukiy One of the most notable art museums in Moscow is the Tretyakov Gallery, which was founded by Pavel Tretyakov, a wealthy patron of the arts who donated a large private collection to the city.

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts Another art museum in the city of Moscow is Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts Another art museum in the city of Moscow is the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, which was founded by, among others, the father of Marina Tsvetaeva. The Pushkin Museum is similar to the British Museum in London in that its halls are a cross-section of exhibits on world civilisations, with many copies of ancient sculptures.

State Historical Museum of Russia The State Historical Museum of Russia is a museum State Historical Museum of Russia The State Historical Museum of Russia is a museum of Russian history located between Red Square and Manege Square in Moscow. Its exhibitions range from relics of the prehistoric tribes inhabiting present-day Russia, through priceless artworks acquired by members of the Romanov dynasty.

There also two large circuses in Moscow: Moscow State Circus and Moscow Circus on There also two large circuses in Moscow: Moscow State Circus and Moscow Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard named after Yuri Nikulin.