Moscow

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Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits and 17 million within the urban area.wikipedia
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List of cities and towns in Russia by population

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Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits and 17 million within the urban 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 with its colourful architectural style.
The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, commonly known as Saint Basil's Cathedral''', is a church in Red Square in Moscow, Russia and is one of the most popular symbols of the country.

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Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits and 17 million within the urban 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 to the Soviet Union and the contemporary Russian Federation.
Russia's capital, Moscow, is the largest metropolitan area in Europe proper and one of the largest cities in the world; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod.

Moscow Kremlin

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Moscow is the 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 at the heart 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.

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 to the Soviet Union and the contemporary Russian Federation.
The Grand Duchy of Moscow, Muscovite Rus' 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.
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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 to the Soviet Union and the contemporary Russian Federation.
He moved the capital from Moscow to the new model city of St. Petersburg, and led a cultural revolution that replaced some of the traditionalist and medieval social and political mores with a modern, scientific, Europe-oriented, and rationalist system.

List of cities proper 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.

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.

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 (both by population and by area) entirely on the European continent.

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.

Yuri Dolgorukiy

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The first known reference to Moscow dates from 1147 as a meeting place of Yuri Dolgoruky and Sviatoslav Olgovich.
Yuri I Vladimirovich, known under his soubriquet Yuri Dolgorukiy (Юрий Долгорукий, literally "Yuri the Long-Armed"; also known in various accounts as Gyurgi, Dyurgi, or George I of Rus), (c. 1099 – 15 May 1157) was a Rurikid prince and founder of the city of Moscow.

Neglinnaya River

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By AD 1100, a minor settlement had appeared on the mouth of the Neglinnaya River.
The Neglinnaya River, also known as Neglinka, Neglinna, Neglimna, is a 7.5-km long underground river in the central part of Moscow and a tributary of the Moskva River.

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).
Within decades after the capture of Constantinople by Mehmed II of the Ottoman Empire on 29 May 1453, some Eastern Orthodox people were nominating Moscow as the "Third Rome", or the "New Rome".

Mongol invasion of Kievan Rus'

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In the course of the Mongol invasion of Rus, the Mongols under Batu Khan burned the city to the ground and killed its inhabitants.
As part of the Mongol invasion of Europe, the Mongol Empire invaded Kievan Rus' in the 13th century, destroying numerous cities, including Ryazan, Kolomna, Moscow, Vladimir and Kiev.

Dmitry Donskoy

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In 1380, prince Dmitry Donskoy of Moscow led a united Russian army to an important victory over the Mongols in the Battle of Kulikovo.
Saint Dmitry Ivanovich Donskoy (Дми́трий Ива́нович Донско́й, also known as Dimitrii or Demetrius), or Dmitry of the Don, sometimes referred to simply as Dmitry (12 October 1350 in Moscow – 19 May 1389 in Moscow), son of Ivan II the Fair of Moscow (1326–1359), reigned as the Prince of Moscow from 1359 and Grand Prince of Vladimir from 1363 to his death.