The present Moscow displays the image of highly organized and well-planned city. It is an iconic and global city and is the key political, economic, cultural and scientific centre of not only Russia but of Eastern Europe as well. A unique blend of Asian and European, Moscow truly has something for everyone.
Moskva (Russian name) was founded by Prince Yuri Dolgoruky in 1147.
Moscow’s population is over 16 million, and it’s in TOP 10 most populous cities in the world. This is the population of 2 European countries.
Though Moscow is the capital city of Russia today, it wasn’t always so. Almost 200 years (1712 – 1918) Saint Petersburg was the capital of Russia.
During the Great Patriotic War (WWII), Metro was used as a bomb shelter underground. Even during the war, new metro stations were built.
Moscow boasts the largest number of billionaires in the world. According to the Forbes, there are 84 billionaires in the city with the combined wealth of 367 billion dollars.
The Patriarch’s Ponds is a mystical place, which became the starting point of the cult novel “Master and Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov’s.
The Russian Public Library is the largest in Europe and second in the world after the US Library of Congress.
The Moscow Metro is considered as the most beautiful underground on the earth.