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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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|co-ordinates  =55.7° N., 37.5° E.<ref>{{Cite book|date=1922|title=World Almanac and Book of Facts for 1923|url=http://archive.org/stream/worldalmanacbook1923unse#page/62/mode/2up/search/munich|series=series: World Almanac and Book of Facts|language=English|location=New York|publisher=Press Pub Co. (''The New York World'')|pages=63}} Rounded down toward zero.</ref>
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[[File:Moscow St Basil Cathedral.jpg|thumb|left|300px|St. Basil's Basilica or Cathedral of Saint Basil the Blessed.]]
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[[File:Moscow International Business Centre 2008.jpg|thumb|270px|The Business Center of Moscow]]
  
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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'''Moscow''' (Russian: Москва) is the [[Capital city|capital]] and the biggest city 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.
  
 
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>
  
[[Image:St. Basil's Basilica.jpg|thumb|left|St. Basil's Basilica or Cathedral of Saint Basil the Blessed.]]
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[[File:Moscow 2008.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Moscow, 2008.]]
 
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== References==
 
== References==

Latest revision as of 00:23, 9 April 2017

Moscow
Cathedral of Christ the Savior.jpg


Country Russia
Settled 1147
Population 11,503,501
Area (sq mi) 970 sq mi
Population density (/sq mi) 11,865.4
Current mayor Sergey Sobyanin
Co-ordinates 55.7° N., 37.5° E.[1]
St. Basil's Basilica or Cathedral of Saint Basil the Blessed.
The Business Center of Moscow

Moscow (Russian: Москва) is the capital and the biggest city 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".[2] 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.[3]


Moscow, 2008.

References

  1. (1922) World Almanac and Book of Facts for 1923, series: World Almanac and Book of Facts (in English). New York: Press Pub Co. (The New York World), 63.  Rounded down toward zero.
  2. The History of Moscow, Walter Comins-Richmond
  3. Moscow's Population Passes 10 Million