Moscow

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Moscow (, in US mainly: ; ) is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with approximately 15.1 million residents within the city limits, 17 million within the urban area and 25 million within the metropolitan area.wikipedia
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List of cities and towns in Russia by population

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Moscow (, in US mainly: ; ) is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with approximately 15.1 million residents within the city limits, 17 million within the urban area and 25 million within the metropolitan area.
The city of Zelenograd (a part of the federal city of Moscow) and the municipal cities/towns of the federal city of St. Petersburg are also excluded, as they are not enumerated in the 2010 Census as stand-alone localities.

Moscow Oblast

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By its territorial expansion on July 1, 2012 southwest into the Moscow Oblast, the area of the capital more than doubled, going from 1091 to 2511 km2, resulting in Moscow becoming the largest city on the European continent by area; it also gained an additional population of 233,000 people.
Moscow Oblast, or Podmoskovye (, literally "around/near Moscow"), is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast).

Saint Basil's Cathedral

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The city is well known for its architecture, particularly its historic buildings such as Saint Basil's Cathedral in Russian architectural style with a richly decorated and multicolored facade.
The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, commonly known as Saint Basil's Cathedral''', is a church in Red Square in Moscow, Russia and is regarded as a symbol of the country.

Saint Petersburg

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The city has served as the capital of a progression of states, from the medieval Grand Duchy of Moscow and the subsequent Tsardom of Russia to the Russian Empire (for the short period of time taking that title from Saint Petersburg in 1728–1730) to the Soviet Union and the contemporary Russian Federation.
With 5 million inhabitants in 2012, it is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow.

Russia

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Moscow (, in US mainly: ; ) is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with approximately 15.1 million residents within the city limits, 17 million within the urban area and 25 million within the metropolitan area. The city has served as the capital of a progression of states, from the medieval Grand Duchy of Moscow and the subsequent Tsardom of Russia to the Russian Empire (for the short period of time taking that title from Saint Petersburg in 1728–1730) to the Soviet Union and the contemporary Russian Federation.
Russia's capital, Moscow, is one of the largest cities in the world and the largest city in Europe; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod.

List of urban areas by population

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By broader definitions, Moscow is among the world's largest cities, being the 14th largest metro area, the 18th largest agglomeration, the 14th largest urban area, and the 11th largest by population within city limits worldwide.
This is evident, for example, in Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Seoul and Moscow, where the UN data are for political jurisdictions, rather than urban areas.

List of European cities by population within city limits

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Moscow is a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific center of Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as the largest city (by area) on the European continent.

Moscow Kremlin

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Moscow is a seat of power of the Government of Russia, being the site of the Moscow Kremlin, a medieval city-fortress that is today the residence for work of the President of Russia.
The Moscow Kremlin, or simply the Kremlin, is a fortified complex in the center of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River to the south, Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square to the east, and the Alexander Garden to the west.

European Russia

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Moscow is situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of European Russia, making it Europe's most populated inland city.
European Russia includes Moscow and Saint Petersburg, the two largest cities in Russia.

Grand Duchy of Moscow

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The city has served as the capital of a progression of states, from the medieval Grand Duchy of Moscow and the subsequent Tsardom of Russia to the Russian Empire (for the short period of time taking that title from Saint Petersburg in 1728–1730) to the Soviet Union and the contemporary Russian Federation.
The Grand Duchy of Moscow, or Grand Principality of Moscow (Великое Княжество Московское, Velikoye Knyazhestvo Moskovskoye, also known in English simply as Muscovy from the Moscoviae ) was a Rus' principality of the Late Middle Ages centered around Moscow, and the predecessor state of the Tsardom of Russia in the early modern period.

List of largest cities

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By broader definitions, Moscow is among the world's largest cities, being the 14th largest metro area, the 18th largest agglomeration, the 14th largest urban area, and the 11th largest by population within city limits worldwide.

Red Square

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The Moscow Kremlin and Red Square are also one of several World Heritage Sites in the city.
Red Square is a city square in Moscow, Russia.

Moscow Metro

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The city is served by a transit network, which includes four international airports, nine railway terminals, numerous trams, a monorail system and one of the deepest underground rapid transit systems in the world, the Moscow Metro, the fourth-largest in the world and largest outside Asia in terms of passenger numbers, and the busiest in Europe.
The Moscow Metro is a rapid transit system serving Moscow, Russia, and the neighbouring Moscow Oblast cities of Krasnogorsk, Reutov, Lyubertsy and Kotelniki.

Ostankino Tower

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It is home to the Ostankino Tower, the tallest free standing structure in Europe; the Federation Tower, the second-tallest skyscraper in Europe; and the Moscow International Business Center.
Ostankino Tower (Останкинская телебашня, Ostankinskaya telebashnya) is a television and radio tower in Moscow, Russia, owned by the Moscow branch of unitary enterprise Russian TV and Radio Broadcasting Network.

Moscow International Business Center

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It is home to the Ostankino Tower, the tallest free standing structure in Europe; the Federation Tower, the second-tallest skyscraper in Europe; and the Moscow International Business Center.
The Moscow International Business Center (MIBC), also known as Moskva-City,, is a commercial development located just east of the Third Ring Road at the western edge of the Presnensky District in the Central Administrative Okrug of the city of Moscow, Russia.

List of tallest freestanding structures

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It is home to the Ostankino Tower, the tallest free standing structure in Europe; the Federation Tower, the second-tallest skyscraper in Europe; and the Moscow International Business Center.

Globalization and World Cities Research Network

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According to Forbes 2013, Moscow has been ranked as the ninth most expensive city in the world by Mercer and has one of the world's largest urban economies, being ranked as an alpha global city according to the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, and is also one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world according to the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index.

Russian Empire

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The city has served as the capital of a progression of states, from the medieval Grand Duchy of Moscow and the subsequent Tsardom of Russia to the Russian Empire (for the short period of time taking that title from Saint Petersburg in 1728–1730) to the Soviet Union and the contemporary Russian Federation.
He moved the capital from Moscow to the new model city of St. Petersburg, which featured much European design.

Moscow metropolitan area

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Moscow (, in US mainly: ; ) is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with approximately 15.1 million residents within the city limits, 17 million within the urban area and 25 million within the metropolitan area.
It consists of the city of Moscow and parts of the surrounding Moscow Oblast.

Moscow, third Rome

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Moscow has acquired a number of epithets, most referring to its size and preeminent status within the nation: The Third Rome, the Whitestone One, the First Throne, the Forty Soroks ("sorok" meaning both "forty, a great many" and "a district or parish" in Old Russian).
Moscow, third Rome is a theological and political concept asserting that Moscow is the successor of the Roman Empire.

Federation Tower

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It is home to the Ostankino Tower, the tallest free standing structure in Europe; the Federation Tower, the second-tallest skyscraper in Europe; and the Moscow International Business Center.
The Federation Tower is a complex of two skyscrapers built on the 13th lot of the Moscow International Business Center (MIBC) in Moscow, Russia.

State Duma

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Both chambers of the Russian parliament (the State Duma and the Federation Council) also sit in the city.
The Duma headquarters are located in central Moscow, a few steps from Manege Square.

Moskva River

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Moscow is situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of European Russia, making it Europe's most populated inland city.
It rises about 140 km west of Moscow, and flows roughly east through the Smolensk and Moscow Oblasts, passing through central Moscow.

Volga River

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Although the Volga river was a place for adventurers and pirates in earlier times and became a destination for them, mainstream in Western Europe only had vague ideas about Moscow and other parts of today's European Russia until the first half of the second century and partly even beyond this time.
Eleven of the twenty largest cities of Russia, including the capital, Moscow, are located in the Volga's drainage basin.

Federation Council (Russia)

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Both chambers of the Russian parliament (the State Duma and the Federation Council) also sit in the city.
The council holds its sessions within the Main Building on Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street in Moscow, the former home of the Soviet State Building Agency (Gosstroy), with further offices and committee rooms located on Novy Arbat Street.