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'''Moscow''' (Russian: Москва) is the [[capital]] of [[Russia]] and formerly of the [[Soviet Union]].  It is the home of the [[Kremlin]].
 
'''Moscow''' (Russian: Москва) is the [[capital]] of [[Russia]] and formerly of the [[Soviet Union]].  It is the home of the [[Kremlin]].
  
It is considrerd that Moscow was founded in [[1147]] by konung Juriy Dolgorukiy as a fortress. The first Saturday of September the Founding Day is celebrated.
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Moscow was first mentioned in 1147 when "''the prince of Rostov and Suzdal Yuri Dolgorukiy (Long Arms) invited his ally Svyatoslav the prince of Novgorod Severskiy to visit him in Moscow''"<ref>[http://faculty.oxy.edu/richmond/csp8/history_of_moscow.htm The History of Moscow], Walter Comins-Richmond</ref> . The first Saturday of September is celebrated as the Founding Day.
  
 
It is located in western [[Russia]], and as of the 2002 census, has a population of over 10.4 million.<ref>[http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B07EFDE113FF932A05753C1A9649C8B63 Moscow's Population Passes 10 Million]</ref>
 
It is located in western [[Russia]], and as of the 2002 census, has a population of over 10.4 million.<ref>[http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B07EFDE113FF932A05753C1A9649C8B63 Moscow's Population Passes 10 Million]</ref>

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Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

Moscow (Russian: Москва) is the capital of Russia and formerly of the Soviet Union. It is the home of the Kremlin.

Moscow was first mentioned in 1147 when "the prince of Rostov and Suzdal Yuri Dolgorukiy (Long Arms) invited his ally Svyatoslav the prince of Novgorod Severskiy to visit him in Moscow"[1] . The first Saturday of September is celebrated as the Founding Day.

It is located in western Russia, and as of the 2002 census, has a population of over 10.4 million.[2]

Alternatively, Moscow is a city in Idaho across the border from Pullman, Washington, in the rolling Palouse hill country.


St. Basil's Basilica or Cathedral of Saint Basil the Blessed.

References

  1. The History of Moscow, Walter Comins-Richmond
  2. Moscow's Population Passes 10 Million