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Moscow Panorama with Moskva River and Square of Europe
View of the Moskva River. On the left Bogdan Khmelnitsky Bridge. In center Square of Europe and Kiyevsky Rail Terminal with Moscow City behind. On the right Borodinsky Bridge with the offices of the Government of the Russian Federation behind.

About Moscow

Coat of Arms of MoscowThe map showing Moscow, the national capital and largest city of the Russian Federation.
The city is located on the Moskva River in the center of European Russia.

Moscow became the capital when Ivan the Terrible proclaimed himself the first tsar in the 16th century. Peter the Great moved his capital to St. Petersburg in 1712, but, after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, Moscow was made the capital of the Soviet Union and the seat of the new Soviet government, with its center in the Kremlin.

Red Square in Moscow
Red Square in Moscow seen from Saint Basil's Cathedral (Cathedral of Basil the Blessed)
Image: Christophe Meneboeuf

Today the city is the country’s political, economical, and financial center. More than 10 million people live in its metropolitan area.

Best of Moscow
Just zoom in (+) to see the Saint Basil's Cathedral and the Moscow Kremlin (Кремль, a fortification within a Russian city) at the Red Square, the famous city square in the heart of Moscow, north of the Moskva River. The fortress complex is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. official website

Some other points of interest:

Bolshoi Theatre ( the historic theatre is home to the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet and the renowned Bolshoi Opera.

Novodevichy Convent in Moscow
The Moscow Baroque style Novodevichy Convent nunnery.
Image: Olga & Alexey

Tretyakov Gallery ( the famous art gallery in Moscow is the foremost museum of Russian fine art. The gallery was founded by Pavel Tretyakov in the mid 19th century.

The Kremlin Armoury (, after Peter the Great moved to St Petersburg, the former royal arsenal, a state-of-the-art manufactory at that time, became first an Arms and Master Chamber, and under Alexander I of Russia, the first public museum in Moscow in 1806. The museum is located in the Moscow Kremlin. It is one of the oldest museums of Moscow, home to the Russian Diamond Fund, and it owns unique collections of Russian, Western European and Eastern applied arts. Among the items on display are the Imperial Crown of Russia, the ivory throne of Ivan the Terrible, and the Steel Military Fabergé egg.

Pushkin Museum - ГМИИ ( the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the large museum complex with several buildings showcases fine arts and archaeological collections.
Lenin's Mausoleum on the Red Square is the resting place of Vladimir Lenin, a Russian communist revolutionary and head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924. His preserved body in a glass box is on public display (Mondays closed).

State Historical Museum in front of the Red Square in Moscow
The State Historical Museum (ГИМ) in front of the Red Square in Moscow.
Image: Oleg Tokarev

State Historical Museum - ГИМ (, formerly known as "Tsar Alexander III Imperial Russian History Museum", is Russia's largest history museum, founded in 1872 with the intent to promote Russian history and national self-awareness.
The museum in the heart of Moscow holds an immense amount of priceless artworks, of which only a fraction of its exhibits is on display at the main building. The museum's building on Moscow's Red Square has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the Red Square ensemble.

Kuskovo (, spacious summer estate once owned by the wealthy and influential Sheremetev family. The estate comprises of a twenty-six rooms palace, a French park, a church, a traditional brick Dutch house, an English landscape garden, a Grotto, and an Orangerie. Today the Orangerie houses the State Museum of Ceramics with collections of fine porcelain.

Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics (, the museum displays a wide variety of space-related exhibits and models which shows the history of flight, astronomy, space exploration, and space technology.

Novodevichy Convent, best-known cloister of Moscow and a World Heritage Site official website. The Ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent was built in the 16th and 17th centuries. The convent was directly associated with the political, cultural and religious history of Russia, and closely linked to the Royal Moscow Kremlin.

Ostankino Tower, the 540.1 m (1,772 ft) tall television and radio tower, built in mid 1960s, is still the tallest free-standing structure in Europe.

Moscow Zoo (, the Moscow Zoological Park has over 6500 animals including Russian bears.

VDNKh, translates to Exhibition of Achievements of the People's Economy, a kind of Russian style Disneyland, which opened on 17 February 1935 (

Gorky Park, Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure is a 120 ha eco-friendly recreational zone on the Moskva River.

2018 FIFA World Cup
Luzhniki football stadium in Moscow
View of Luzhniki Stadium, Russia's national stadium. The stadium was opened on 31 July 1956. The arena was also the main stadium of the 1980 Olympic games in Moscow.
Photo: fourlingual

Moscow is one of the eleven Russian cities that will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Matches of the World Cup are played in two stadiums in the city. The Spartak Stadium (aka Otkritie Arena) is the venue for the home matches of FC Spartak Moscow with a capacity of 45,000, and the Luzhniki Stadium, the national stadium of Russia (capacity: 81,000).

The opening match has been held in Luzhniki Stadium on 15 June 2018, Russia played Saudi Arabia (5–0). The Final will also be held in Luzhniki Stadium on 15 July 2018.

Moscow is the absolute political center of Russia, and the largest transportation hub in the country. The city sits like a spider in the center of a cobweb of transportation routes. Highways, air routes, and railway tracks connect the city with the rest of the country. The railway links the city to all parts of Russia. All long-distance trains are operated by Russian Railways and its subsidiaries. Trains are the usual means of intercity transport for the majority of the Russian population. The train stations have a reputation for being unsafe.

There are three major airports around Moscow:
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Domodedovo International Airport
(IATA code: DME) located in a distance of 45 km (28 mi) by road south of the center of Moscow,
Sheremetyevo International Airport (IATA code: SVO) is located in a distance of 30 km (19 mi) north-west of the city.
Vnukovo International Airport (IATA code: VKO) is located in a distance of 32 km (20 mi) by road southwest of Moscow's city center.

The IATA city code for Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo, and Vnukovo is MOW.

Other airports:
Zhukovsky International Airport (aka Ramenskoye Airport; IATA code: ZIA) an international airport 43 km (27 mi) by road south east of the city center. There is no direct railway connection between Moscow and the airport.
Ostafyevo International Airport (IATA code: OSF) is an international business airport located 34 km (21 mi) by road south west of the heart of Moscow.

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Moscow Standard Time (MSK): UTC/GMT +3 hours
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City Coordinates: 55°45′06″N 37°37′04″E
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External Links:
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Official City of Moscow Tourism web site.
Wikipedia: Moscow
Wikipedia article about Moscow.

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