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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]].
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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.
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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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[[Image:St. Basil's Basilica.jpg|thumb|left|St. Basil's Basilica or Cathedral of Saint Basil the Blessed.]]
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== References==
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[[Category:Capital Cities]]
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[[Category:Russian Cities and Towns]]
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Revision as of 23:14, 29 December 2012

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]

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